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National Grid has opened a Sustainability Hub in Worcester, Massachusetts to educate the public on energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies through hands on exposure.
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Sales of bulbs using light-emitting diodes are expected to increase sharply -- partly because some consumers complain about the bluish light produced by another energy-saving variety, compact fluorescents.
Date: 11/01/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
Date: 11/04/2013
Type: Article, News
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), led by material scientists Kristin Denault and Michael Cantore, have combined laser diodes with inorganic phosphors to create efficient, stable sources of white light
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
In most facilities, changing a light bulb is a pretty simple task. However, in a hospital, even minor tasks can be complicated.
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article
Predicting what the energy landscape will look like in 20 years.
Date: 11/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Tags: energy
Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. In his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: Replacing a substantial portion of indoor lights, and the archaic bulb and socket infrastructure on which they depend, with lasers.
Date: 11/13/2013
Type: Article, News
The sun is shining brightly on solar energy providers in California, and for companies like Goleta-based Solar 3D Inc (OTC: SLTD), a cocktail of encouraging news is driving up their value.
Date: 02/07/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Alphabet Energy has designed a generator that uses no fuel. Instead, it uses racks of thermoelectric modules to convert the waste heat from industrial machines into electricity.
Date: 10/22/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Jigar Shah invented the concept of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) while at SunEdison, profoundly impacting the growth of the solar industry.
Date: 10/23/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact

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