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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
A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.
Date: 05/21/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
concentrating solar power (csp)
By arranging the mirrors of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in the pattern of sunflower florets, researchers estimate these facilities could take up 20% less space than with current layouts.
Date: 01/11/2012
Type: News
UC Santa Cruz researchers have developed a novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas and could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
Date: 10/11/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
More efficient solar cells may be possible through modeling after photosynthesis in plants.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
By replacing metal components in solar windows with non-metallic compounds, New Energy has achieved greater transparency for their product.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
Video from the National Clean Energy Summit.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Event, Video
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
NASA is investing $89 million to see if it can achieve limitless flight using solar photovoltaic technology.
Date: 11/08/2011
Type: News

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