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Energy efficiency features are becoming standard in new home construction due to increasing demand and eco-consciousness.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Infrared scan of a retrofitted building.
A new crop of startups such as Skyline Innovations and Metrus Energy hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing, service contracts and software.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
California is engaged in a major revision of the ways in which its utilities manage their distribution grid.
Date: 01/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
Though large gains are possible, the commercial trucking industry has been hesitant to invest in energy efficient technologies.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Solar tech developers have been busy outdoing each other in breaking records for cell and panel efficiencies. Why is it important and how do these players stack up against each other?
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra is featured in a Pacific Standard article discussing Mishra's work on power conversion. “When gallium-nitride technology manifests itself to its full potential, the savings could equal taking the West Coast off the grid."
Date: 05/24/2013
Type: Article
The rapid growth of the IT sector requires a huge amount of electricity, causing a growing percentage of carbon emissions, but the internet can also be used as a tool to abate carbon emissions.
Date: 10/01/2008
Type: Article
Spurred by California's AB 2514--an assembly bill to to promote energy storage in the state--analysts from StrateGen Consulting provide an analysis that demonstrates the value of energy storage as an alternative to natural gas-fired peaker plants.
Date: 06/28/2010
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities

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