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By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Sharp Corporation will release a series of LED light bulbs for residential use in Japan. The LED lights are set to be competitively priced with similar incandescent lights.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Many HVAC systems run at full power or no power. By designing automated partial power modes, huge energy gains have be achieved with short payback periods.
Date: 06/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
IBM Research is investing resources into lithium metal-air batteries, which have a higher energy density than lithium-ion cells but are also highly reactive.
Date: 06/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
LEDs are more durable and use less energy than conventional lighting, making them a particularly promising technology to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 06/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
Using thin film technology, flexible solar panels could be made into small panels, then applied to a roof like shingles.
Date: 06/08/2009
Type: News
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Institute Newsletter Issue Two. In This Issue: New UCSB Energy Research Center, Sejal Hall Joins Staff, Research Insights: Energy Star Ratings for Servers, The Optical Society Honors John E. Bowers, and Fredrickson Leads New Global Research Institute
Date: 06/02/2009
Type: News
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact

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