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The dropping price of silicon coupled with increased demand is causing many solar manufacturers to expand to handle the heightened demand.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
As the demand for batteries is expected to rise dramatically, many start-ups hope to gain potential market share of the battery economy.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attempted to accelerate development of a reliable smart grid by setting priorities for work on development of standards for the technology.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John E. Bowers is the first scholar appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
GE plans to implement a "Net Zero Energy Home" project, where homeowners could achieve net zero energy costs by 2015 by smart energy management and storage.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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