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SunPower has partnered with the California School Boards Association to bring solar power to more than ninety schools across the state
Date: 08/21/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researches at IBM have developed two chip prototypes that intertwine computational power with memory, similar to the how the human brain functions. Not only can these chips take on novel tasks, they require a fraction of the electricity and computing power of conventional computers.
Date: 08/18/2011
Type: News
First Solar has set the new conversion efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells with it's new test models constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials.
Date: 07/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Nanotubes
Researchers at Rice University have improved on a method for making pure nanotubes called amplification that could allow them to turn a nanogram of pure carbon nanotubes into much more.
Date: 07/21/2011
Type: News
Chipmaker Applied Materials claims that the most effective way of producing the next generation of 22-nanometer transistors is through the process of atomic-layer deposition or ALD.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: News
Chinese startup Wuhe is increasing the conductivity of lithium-iron phosphate by milling it into extremely fine nanoscale powders. This could cut battery-cell manufacturing costs by 10 percent.
Date: 07/12/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
MIT engineers have created a tough solar cell that cannot only flex, but still function properly after being bent or folded.
Date: 07/11/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
New ranking shows shows the impact UCSB is having in the areas of materials for energy production & storage, next generation microelectronics, and medically relevant biomaterials.
Date: 07/11/2011
Type: News
Stanford researchers are working on a method of upconversion that increases the conversion efficiency of amorphous-silicon solar cells from 11 to 15 percent.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
Southwest Windpower has announced that their compact, grid-connected Skystream 3.7 wind turbine said to produce up to 400 kWh of clean electricity per month is now available at select Home Depot stores.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News

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