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Envia, a company funded by GM and the the U.S. government's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, must overcome a few key issues with their newly developed, high capacity batteries which offer twice the capacity of batteries currently in electric vehicles.
Date: 03/01/2012
Technologies: Batteries
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at the University of Houston, Technical University of Berlin in Germany, and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new catalyst for fuel cells five times as efficient as regular platinum.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
CDW Government surveyed over 600 government agencies to produce the 2010 Government Virtualization Report and found that most state, local and federal governments are implementing at least some form of virtualization, including server, storage and client virtualization.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: News, Report
A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
The Consumer Electronics Show opens in Vegas to reveal a growing focus on energy efficiency.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Electronics
Southern California Edison released a white paper that shares insights to its electric vehicle readiness program as the utility prepares for widespread EV adoption in its service territory.
Date: 08/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News

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