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By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Intel is researching how to get organic photovoltaic cells past the low efficiency stage and into commercial development.
Date: 06/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
The EPA has released more Energy Star specifications to help consumers better identify energy efficient products when purchasing.
Date: 06/30/2009
Type: News
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Appliance manufacturer, GE, has partnered with software designer, Tendril, to make a smart grid viable on a large scale. The companies hope that a sophisticated energy management system reaches the consumer level within the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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