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Data centers require a large amount of energy and space. In 2006, Microsoft bought 75 acres of bean fields in Washington State to build a giant data center. Since then Microsoft and the local community have disputed over the data center's pollution, electricity use, and impact on the community.
Date: 09/25/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
If utility companies and policymakers work together, they can dramatically reduce the demand for electricity.
Date: 07/01/2007
Type: Article
LED manufacturer Cree announced this week that it had become the first company to meet the California standards on LED bulbs.
Date: 09/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Cree TrueWhite LED bulb
Cree recently announced a new product: the TrueWhite LED bulb, which will provide 800 lumens of light (equivalent to the light output of a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb), use only 10 watts, and likely last over 25,000 hours.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Cree, the LED company best known for their $10 LED bulb, announced a 75W-equivalent, 1100 lumen model, priced at $24.
Date: 12/03/2013
Type: News
CPV
An editorial detailing the findings of the Institute's Technology Roundtable on concentrator photovoltaics has been published in the October 2013 issue of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics.
Date: 10/11/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
As a sign of corn ethanol's growing maturity, ending direct U.S. support for ethanol production is under serious consideration.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials

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