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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
GE's new 530 megawatt power plant integrates wind, solar and natural gas.
Date: 06/07/2011
Type: Article
A research team at the University of Texas has made interesting new structures from graphene. The one atom thick material forms a network of tunnels, leading to high surface areas and potentially high energy storage.
Date: 05/31/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Battery prototype. Credit: Yet-Ming Chiang
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel battery design that features fluid electrodes and will hopefully make electric vehicles go farther and cost less.
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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