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The U.S. Department of Energy is investing heavily in green building as an energy saving and job creating economic stimulus. The DOE recently announced $106 million in stimulus funding for energy efficiency and conservation activities, aimed at state-level green building priorities.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
Schematic of quantum dot LED
A recent report from Lux Research (”Nanotech’s Answer Key to the Energy Problem”) suggests that six different nanotechnologies could project energy efficiency savings and energy consumption reductions that are the equivalent of shutting off all the coal-fired power plants in the United States.
Date: 11/03/2010
Type: Blog, Report
Researchers at Purdue have demonstrated a nano-laser that may be able to pave the way for highly efficient photonic computers using light instead of electrons to process information.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Photonics
LED droop
Institute faculty members' research featured on DOE energy blog.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
wind turbines
Potential improvements to wind turbine efficiency include (1) using computers to measure the airflow over blade surfaces and adjust the blade angles in real time and (2) adding micro-grooves into the blade surface to reduce the the resistance of blades to incoming airflow.
Date: 11/23/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Programmers and hardware designers look for energy efficiency solutions as data center energy use continues to climb.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Infrared imagery in online maps lets homeowners see their energy efficiency.
Date: 07/09/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
As data centers are becoming significant consumers of electricity, seeking data center efficiency is becoming a big deal.
Date: 10/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says semiconductor technology can help the U.S. economy expand by more than 30% by 2030 while using 11% less electricity than in 2008.
Date: 03/30/2010
Type: Blog
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a report analyzing how the addition of six energy efficiency provisions to two current energy bills would boost the economic benefits of the bills.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Blog, News

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