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Although it will take years for renewables to overtake existing energy sources, energy efficiency is one of many strategies to speed this transition.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
A new generation of photovoltaic streetlamps was debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which promise 98% efficiency in converting stored energy to light.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
The first offshore wind project on the Great lakes moved a step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between GE Energy (GE) and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEED).
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
Thomas Friedman explains how green technologies will become more and more profitable in the future as the scarcity of resources and global population increases.
Date: 03/12/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Researchers at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) and the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) attain an efficiency of 2 percent for organic solar cells.
Date: 02/02/2010
Type: News
Spire Corporation, an American global solar company, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Semiconductor, LLC, has matched the current efficiency record for a concentrator solar cell.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News

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