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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
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
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
Bilal Bomani, lead scientist at NASA's GreenLab Research Facility, discusses his work to find a plant that will grow in salt water while providing a food source and a bio-fuel.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Researchers at IBM build the smallest carbon-nanotube transistor ever made, measuring nine nanometers.
Date: 01/26/2012
Type: News
Advances in solar technology are making it a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the developing world.
Date: 01/27/2012
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Transphorm, the Santa Barbara startup founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra, is working to boost the electric grid's efficiency using gallium nitride in the power conversion process.
Date: 01/30/2012
Type: News
ArrayPower announces new "sequenced inverter" that may cut costs associated with solar power by up to 10%.
Date: 01/31/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior

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