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Korean researchers have developed a new anode that holds three times more charge than conventional graphite anodes. This could lead to Lithium-ion batteries that store more charge and thus last longer.
Date: 08/22/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
Roads that use solar power to melt snow, spell warnings for motorists, or connect to weight sensitive panels that illuminate a crosswalk when activated are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Date: 08/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Venture capitalists are shifting their clean technology investment strategy to focus less on high-risk technologies and more on ideas that could have faster payoffs.
Date: 08/11/2011
Type: Article
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
A new report shows lower module prices and greater incentives will help the US PV market grow over the next five years.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Eurus Energy America's 45MW solar generating facility could generate enough electricity to cater for the energy requirements of 36,000 Kings County homes.
Date: 08/08/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Alberta-based consortium N-solv has developed a new method of extracting oil from deep within the ground.
Date: 08/03/2011
Type: Article
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory experimenting with tin and graphene have discovered a new way of structuring lithium-ion batteries so that they hold more energy.
Date: 08/02/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
As a sign of corn ethanol's growing maturity, ending direct U.S. support for ethanol production is under serious consideration.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information

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