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California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Smart Grid, a technological upgrade to the nation's electricity infrastructure equivalent to switching from rotary phones to cell phones, could transform consumer outlook on energy use, but first has some major obstacles to overcome.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid, the convergence of three industries - power, communications, and IT, has received huge interest with many large companies recently.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Energy could become as abundant as information has become with technological efficiency, demand response utilities, and consumer adaptation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Ultra-low-power (ULP) electronics technology is being designed for energy production devices, not just to reduce the consumption in products anymore. The approach looks at harvesting small energy gains through low-temperature gradient thermoelectrics and solar cells.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: Article
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Some parallels exist between the solar industry and the early PC industry as companies are finding creative ways to produce the cells at lower cost.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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