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Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Yingli PV Plants in China
Yingli Green Energy has announced that it has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy.
Date: 04/16/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
He has been a driving force in making the state a global leader in efficiency. This week, the 83-year-old nuclear physicist will leave his post on the California Energy Commission.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy is working with the EPA and other federal departments to develop an energy label for homes, scheduled to be launched this fall.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
At the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, Dian Grueneich of the California Public Utilities Commission spoke about net-zero energy use for the state through energy efficiency buildings.
Date: 05/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Zeta Communities, a manufacturing start-up, plans to mass-produce energy efficient homes to give an affordable option home buyers wanting to invest in ultra-efficient multifamily housing.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
An advance in gallium nitride LEDs boosts the efficiency at which they produce ultraviolet light, with promising applications for chemical, biological, aerospace, military and medical technologies.
Date: 10/31/2011
Type: News
Hemp home.
Dubbed “hempcrete”, the innovative building material is said to act as a “built-in air filter”, which actually helps improve air quality and does not contain any toxic substances. Not to mention, is inexpensive and more efficient than conventional building alternatives.
Date: 09/07/2010
Technologies: Buildings, Materials

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