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The proposed Home Star program will create jobs and provide incentives to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: Blog
By studying the solar absorption properties of pyrite, scientists have discovered chemically similar materials that could replace more rare and expensive elements used in current photovoltaics.
Date: 11/28/2011
Type: News
Results of homes undergoing retrofits are presented at the BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston, revealing energy savings of up to 70 percent.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
McDonough discusses moving towards and environmentally and economically intelligent future by continually recycling material from old products into new ones.
Date: 05/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
3M, Alcoa, GE, Kohl’s, Nissan, Supervalu, Walgreens and dozens of other organizations joined President Obama and former president Bill Clinton today in announcing almost $4 billion in federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.
Date: 12/02/2011
Type: News
Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An enormous utility-scale solar thermal project scheduled to be built in California this year receives loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Date: 02/22/2010
Type: News
Researchers in North Carolina have developed a way to more than double the performance of organic solar cells by adding a layer of upright optical fibers that act as sunlight traps.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: News
Legislation on energy and climate in the U.S. is vital to the global response to climate change, and delays in the Senate mean delays for industry, carbon market participants and policy-makers around the globe.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
A Spanish energy and construction giant is seeking commonwealth support to build a $1 billion, 250MW solar power plant in Australia, one of the largest in the world.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: News
Tags: solar

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