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Scientists in India have developed a cheap phase change material that could drastically reduce the need for heating in homes.
Date: 01/20/2012
Type: News
prototype fuel-cell stacks
Solid-acid fuel cells that can be made from relatively cheap materials may someday replace the turbines used in high-efficiency power plants.
Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
By replacing the liquid in dye-sensitized solar cells with a solid iodine-based semiconductor, Northwestern University researchers hope to eliminate the leakage and corrosion issues seen in other prototypes.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
As water heating is the third largest expense in U.S. homes, solar water heaters can significantly reduce costs especially following California's recent launch of a cash rebate program.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article
Despite continued growth and government investment in the clean technology sector, the U.S. may be losing its competitive edge to more proactive countries like China due to the lack of a national clean energy policy.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: News, Video
SRI International claims they can produce a cleaner, cheaper synthetic fuel by combing coal and natural gas and are now exploring the scalability of this technology.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Using specialized pellets with highly porous surfaces, researchers have discovered a method for efficient and lost-lasting storage of thermal energy.
Date: 06/06/2012
Type: News
Thermoelectrics can convert waste heat into electricity, presenting an enormous potential for energy efficiency improvements as nearly half the energy cosumed by the US is dissipated as waste heat.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Sandia scientists successfully test a machine that creates fuel from carbon dioxide.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News

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