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Institute for Energy Efficiency group head comments on new McKinsey report
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: Blog
The Indian government has announced plans to combat climate change through energy efficiency. The move is meant to show India's willingness to contribute constructively to solving the issue.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: Blog, News
The US Green Building Council is attempting to improve the LEED building certification due to inaccurate projections of energy use.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling
Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Programmers and hardware designers look for energy efficiency solutions as data center energy use continues to climb.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Lithium-ion technology has received most the attention in energy storage technology, though several other battery chemistries show promise for large scale energy storage.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
The solar manufacturer 1366 Technologies announced a new 18% efficient photovoltaic cell that utilizes two new breakthroughs of light-trapping honeycomb structure and minimal shading from front-side metallization.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
IBM, which already is deeply invested in the smart grid through numerous software deals, has now created software that links various third-party vendors to a single system called Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE).
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
The California start-up SunRun is selling solar energy to consumers in a unique way. The company installs solar panels on a home and then agrees to sell the electricity to the home for a fixed long-term rate. This enables consumers to utilize solar power without the upfront capital.
Date: 09/17/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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