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A Denver-based inventor aims to eliminate the use of kerosene for lighting in developing countries with his solar-charged light bulb.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: News
Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison says its $2.6B smart grid project will reduce outages and save customers money, but critics have doubts about the technology's potential.
Date: 01/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Scientists in India have developed a cheap phase change material that could drastically reduce the need for heating in homes.
Date: 01/20/2012
Type: News
Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discover a cost-effective way to create theroelectric materials.
Date: 01/19/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says that focusing energy investments on efficiency could reap benefits ranging from 2 million net jobs and $400B per year in energy savings by 2050.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
A new generation of photovoltaic streetlamps was debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which promise 98% efficiency in converting stored energy to light.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
In this Issue: Institute Director John Bowers receives a prestigious award; News from our Technology Roundtable on Energy Efficient Data Centers; Exciting breakthroughs in battery technology; Upcoming and Recent Seminars, and more.
Date: 01/12/2012
Type: News
concentrating solar power (csp)
By arranging the mirrors of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in the pattern of sunflower florets, researchers estimate these facilities could take up 20% less space than with current layouts.
Date: 01/11/2012
Type: News

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