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Philips Electronics announced its plans to pursue the Department of Energy's L Prize, an award to the first company that can create an an energy efficient, commercially-scalable incandescent light bulb. The L prize awards $10 million and potentially lucrative federal purchasing agreements.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Given their unobtrusive nature, building-integrated photovoltaics were once touted as the next big thing in solar power. They are now facing a tough challenge in the market, however, due to their higher costs and lower efficiency compared to competing products.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Reuters – The sun is shown as it rises between power transmission lines
California announced country's most aggressive state plan on energy efficiency, with over $3.1 billion earmarked to retrofits and programs that will result in energy savings
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the first statewide green building code.
Date: 01/24/2010
Type: News
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
Massachusetts places first in a ranking of the most energy-efficient states by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), knocking California out of the top spot.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Utility-scale energy storage.
California's AB 2514, a bill mandating utility-scale energy storage, passes the state Senate, paving the way for viable and cost-effective energy storage systems.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: News
BioSolar developed an absolute moisture barrier, which can significantly aid the production of durable, thin-film solar cells.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order dramatically ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to the state’s economy and well-being.
Date: 04/29/2015
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission has given NREL approximately 3 million dollars to help stimulate their solar power infrastructure.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News

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