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Researchers at Georgia Tech have made dye-sensitized solar cells with a much higher effective surface area by wraping the cells around optical fibers.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Xtreme power will employ a "chemical capacitor" battery technology, said to be more efficient and cost effective than lithium ion batteries, to store energy produced by a planned wind farm on Oahu, Hawaii.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: battery, DOE, wind
Yahho's new data center in Lockport, NY.
The design of Yahoo's new data center was inspired by a chicken coop. Its unique structure helps the center achieve a power-use effectiveness ratio of 1.08; only 8 percent of the power consumed goes to lights and operational equipment and less than 1 percent of the power gets consumed in cooling.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Yingli PV Plants in China
Yingli Green Energy has announced that it has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy.
Date: 04/16/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
He has been a driving force in making the state a global leader in efficiency. This week, the 83-year-old nuclear physicist will leave his post on the California Energy Commission.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy is working with the EPA and other federal departments to develop an energy label for homes, scheduled to be launched this fall.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Replacing and upgrading certain equipment in a server room can have large energy cost payoffs, but many owners are unable to do so due to high upfront costs.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
At the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, Dian Grueneich of the California Public Utilities Commission spoke about net-zero energy use for the state through energy efficiency buildings.
Date: 05/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Zeta Communities, a manufacturing start-up, plans to mass-produce energy efficient homes to give an affordable option home buyers wanting to invest in ultra-efficient multifamily housing.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings

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