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Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
Appliance manufacturer, GE, has partnered with software designer, Tendril, to make a smart grid viable on a large scale. The companies hope that a sophisticated energy management system reaches the consumer level within the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Ultra-low-power (ULP) electronics technology is being designed for energy production devices, not just to reduce the consumption in products anymore. The approach looks at harvesting small energy gains through low-temperature gradient thermoelectrics and solar cells.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: Article
Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The US and China are exploring whether a top-down or bottom-up approach works best in growing an alternative energy industry. The US taking the bottom-up approach is focused on creating incentives for energy start-ups.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Energy efficiency can provide most of the emissions cuts needed in the short-term.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
The emerging smart grid industry is creating partnerships between software companies and appliance manufactures.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems

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