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US Army prototype of a flexible display worn on the wrist
The U.S. Army is evaluating full-color flexible displays that can be worn on the wrist. The prototypes are built on foil-backed amorphous silicon electronics and use efficient organic light-emitting diode materials that consume one-fourth the power of a conventional OLED.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
Schematic of dye sensitzed solar cell
SolarPrint has developed a process to replace the liquid in dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) technology with a printable electrolyte paste. The fully printable cells can be turned out fast and cost-effectively, and are more efficient due to their nanostructure components.
Date: 10/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A test battery is connected to leads to measure its ability to store charge.
The DOE has funded a factory to produce activated carbon materials that could improve ultracapacitors for batteries and energy-storage devices, but it's not clear that battery manufacturers and automakers will have much use for the material in the next few years.
Date: 10/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Prototypes of the e-Display technology
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and start-up Gamma Dynamics have developed a new e-display design that combines the high-speed, high-color-saturation capabilities of cell phones and laptops with the low-power electrofluidics of e-readers.
Date: 10/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An array of optical filters
Researchers at Caltech have discovered a way to tune optical filters to dynamically control which wavelengths of infrared light they respond to. One potential application of these tunable metamaterials could be thermal photovoltaics that maintain high efficiency regardless of the weather.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Article
A thin film of silicon nanomesh
Researchers at Caltech have demonstrated new nanoscale designs that sever the relationship between thermal and electrical conductivity, potentially boosting the efficiency of thermoelectric materials for harvesting waste heat.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
Lead-sulfide quantum dots
Researchers at the University of Wyoming have demonstrated that quantum dot nanomaterials could be used to create ultra-efficient solar cells that convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Date: 09/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Schematic diagram of a thin film organic solar cell
Stanford Engineers say ultra-thin solar cells can absorb sunlight more efficiently than the thicker, more expensive-to-make silicon cells that are used today.
Date: 09/28/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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