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The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
The dropping price of silicon coupled with increased demand is causing many solar manufacturers to expand to handle the heightened demand.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
By installing solar power generation, improving the efficiency of appliances, and green retrofitting, a home can become a net zero energy building, producing more power than it consumes.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
As the demand for batteries is expected to rise dramatically, many start-ups hope to gain potential market share of the battery economy.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The price per watt of solar energy is becoming competitive with fossil fuels as the global capacity for solar generation rises.
Date: 07/18/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attempted to accelerate development of a reliable smart grid by setting priorities for work on development of standards for the technology.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Lightweight and efficient LED lighting displays are showcased for the eventual integration into commercial overhead lighting.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Global climate change may be drastically altering cloud formation in the mid-latitude sky, producing noctilucent clouds.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Climate Change
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings

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