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Many LED companies are reporting large profits as the technology improves and energy efficient lighting becomes more widely adopted.
Date: 12/15/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
GE plans to be a major producer of smart grid appliances and hopes to receive large government subsidies for their efforts.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Global Solar's thin-film cells can be attached to flat roofs without racking.
Global Solar has introduced a line of flexible BIPV solar modules that are designed for flat commercial rooftop buildings. Because the thin-film panels do not need racks, they can cover more roof space, generating more power.
Date: 08/31/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Google PowerMeter screen shot.
Google.org has added an energy-efficiency recommendations feature to PowerMeter, its home energy Web application.
Date: 08/31/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Google releases the application programing interface for Google PowerMeter, a tool to provide users with real time energy use and cost data.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
Frustrated with the lack of recent breakthroughs in solar thermal technology, Google has decided to devote research resources to the area. The company is aiming to lower the production costs by a factor of at least two, but may have underestimated the technology's complexity.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Google is trying to meet its growing energy demands by investing in the clean energy market. The company plans to become a major player in capturing, owning, tracking and trading energy.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: Blog, News
The economic downturn presents an opportunity for economic stimulus through investing in energy retrofits in buildings.
Date: 03/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
By building a data center in a climate where not much cooling is needed, large electricity savings can be realized.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers

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