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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
SolOptics has created a thin polymer film for stick-on texturing on glass or film that improves solar panel efficiency.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines has unveiled a new set of guidelines for flight paths and landings that has resulted in fuel efficiency gains of 5 to 15 percent per flight. The new guidelines, called Required Navigation Performance (RNP), could be introduced to all airports and airlines in the coming years.
Date: 01/12/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
LED street lights.
The New York Times reports on the potential for energy efficiency improvements to reduce power consumption and combat climate change.
Date: 09/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle diagram.
Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center has developed a new printing technology that promises to pack more energy into batteries for electric vehicles: the technology could increase battery storage capacity by 10 to 30 percent.
Date: 03/02/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Startup Soraa says its second- generation LEDs will be brighter and more efficient than conventional LEDs, setting a new record in performance.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Sun Catalytix is making a new type of flow battery that could store hours’ worth of energy on the grid.
Date: 09/30/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
A recent study by New York City's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability found that most energy intensive large buildings typically use three to five times more energy than least energy intensive buildings. NYC large buildings account for 45% of the city's carbon emissions.
Date: 08/06/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings

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