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LED lamps embedded within a flexible, printed solar panel could potentially replace the kerosene lamps still used around the developing world.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, solar pv
NREL presents a new and potentially cheaper method for making electrochromic windows which can help reduce the energy use of buildings.
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Suntech Power's process for making solar cells leverages 20 year old technology to increase silicon solar cell efficiency by up to 20 percent.
Date: 06/27/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A silver wafer reflects the face of NREL research scientist Hao-Chih Yuan
A new breakthrough etching technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory can put a trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disc. This technology may lead to more efficient, lower-cost solar cells.
Date: 09/02/2010
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The International Energy Agency announced that China consumed more energy than the U.S. last year, giving it the top spot as the world's number one energy consumer.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: General Information
China and the US have begun preliminary negotiations about greenhouse gas regulations to avoid any issues which could breakdown the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
Date: 08/23/2009
Type: News
China establishes a National Energy Commission to coordinate energy policy related to environmental damage resulting from fossil fuel use and concerns of reliance on foreign energy sources.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: News
China has put concrete numbers on a carbon intensity reduction plan, equating to approximately 4% in greenhouse gas emissions reductions per year, but this will not result in the peaking of emissions anytime soon.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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