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Plastic solar cells are being studied by the UC Santa Barbara researcher and Nobel Laureate Alan Heeger. The lightweight cells are inexpensive to produce, but so far are too inefficient, converting 6.1% of sunlight to electricity, while traditional silicon cells are 15% efficient.
Date: 04/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Institute for Energy Efficiency received a $19 million dollar grant from the stimulus bill for research in energy efficiency.
Date: 04/29/2009
Type: News
An extremely energy efficiency processor chip for cell phones and mp3 players has been developed by a group at UC Davis.
Date: 04/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Intel is creating the compilers that work with many-core processors, which significantly reduce a computers energy use.
Date: 04/21/2009
Type: News
Many IT companies are now building data centers in cool climates, then using the outside air to partially cool the servers instead of energy inefficient air conditioning.
Date: 04/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers

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