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Researchers at MIT have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology using a positive electrode made of carbon nanotubes. The large surface area and porous structure of the nanotubes give the new battery high energy capacity and power.
Date: 06/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Materials
National Grid has opened a Sustainability Hub in Worcester, Massachusetts to educate the public on energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies through hands on exposure.
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Two solar arrays will be constructed on nearly 200 acres of land at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center in Texas. The project is a step closer to reaching Texas utility company, CPS Energy's goal of generating 1500 MW from renewable resources by 2020.
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Titanium oxide negative-electrode material
A Japanese research group developed a new oxide negative-electrode material that can enhance the capacity, lower the cost and increase the life of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that coal-fired electricity generation and its associated greenhouse gases were on the raise at the end of 2012.
Date: 04/02/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Transistors for driving OLED displays.
A new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) electronics that uses stacked component could reduce manufacturing costs, making energy-efficient OLED displays more affordable and better able to compete in the market with LCDs and other displays.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Thermoelectric materials can be used to generate electrical current from waste heat. Researchers have made a new thermoelectric material using lead telluride. This new material produces about 20 percent more electricity from heat than previous thermoelectric materials.
Date: 09/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Thermoelectrics
Work done at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how it may be possible to store natural gas more efficiently in cars using a porous, absorbent material.
Date: 11/13/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Credit: Solar Junction
Startup Solar Junction says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
Date: 02/23/2011
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

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