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Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News
Federal funds could help 15 gigawatts of solar projects move forward.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
California based company BioSolar introduces bio based plastics to be used as an alternative to petroleum based plastics in solar photovoltaic manufacturing.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
Researchers at Caltech use silicon wires to create flexible solar arrays that absorb up to 96 percent of incident light and cost less than photovoltaics.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: News
Diagram of bronchial tubes.
A new fuel cell designed by scientists at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has components that are modeled after the bronchial system in lungs. The fuel cell shows a significant improvement in terms of efficiency and also requires less of the cost-prohibitive platinum catalyst.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
1366 Technologies hopes to cut the cost of solar with cheaper manufacturing.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
Portable renewable energy devices can power electronics and make work possible in remote locations.
Date: 02/08/2010
Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
Innovative silicon-based thermoelectrics could be the key to making waste heat-to-electricity applications cheap and easy to use.
Date: 09/29/2011
Type: News
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article

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