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Utility Xcel Energy reports that a huge battery has worked effectively in smoothing out variable wind power, signaling how pockets of energy storage can help create a cleaner grid.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News
A new method of capturing the higher energy sunlight that is usually lost as heat in conventional solar cells could double solar-to-electric power conversion efficiency.
Date: 06/18/2010
Type: Article, News
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
The first offshore wind project on the Great lakes moved a step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between GE Energy (GE) and the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEED).
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
A new concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system has officially been launched at Victor Valley College, a small school near Los Angeles. The 122 array system, made by SolFocus Inc., is North America's largest facility of its type.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
In a few years, an experimental nuclear fusion reactor near Moscow could be the first to yield a self-sustaining fusion reaction. If the Italian-Russian project is successful, it would be a key milestone for fusion power.
Date: 05/25/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Spire Corporation, an American global solar company, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Semiconductor, LLC, has matched the current efficiency record for a concentrator solar cell.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
Microsemi Corporation today introduced the world's first solar bypass solution for photovoltaic (PV) solar module applications which will be demonstrated at the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference, May 20 through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Date: 05/20/2010
Type: News
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced collaborations with the Minnesota-based company 3M for research and development involving thin-film solar photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and biofuels.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News

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