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Using specialized pellets with highly porous surfaces, researchers have discovered a method for efficient and lost-lasting storage of thermal energy.
Date: 06/06/2012
Type: News
Eurus Energy America's 45MW solar generating facility could generate enough electricity to cater for the energy requirements of 36,000 Kings County homes.
Date: 08/08/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The American Institute of Physics' Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy published commentary discussing the Institute for Energy Efficiency's 2013 Summit on Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future.
Date: 06/11/2013
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
A prototype of Qualcomm's Mirasol display.
Companies like Qualcomm, Phillips and LG are developing thin, energy-efficient color display screens for portable electronics that are based on microelectromechanical devices or MEMs.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: Article
Telephone pole.
Echelon has announced two products that would allow for energy distribution and demand management beyond utility sub-stations improving efficiency at the neighborhood scale.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Photonic engineers at Yale University are mimicking the crystal nanostructures of scales on butterfly wings to create more efficient solar cells and optical devices.
Date: 06/14/2010
Type: News
Power generation in the United States relies heavily on water for cooling (coal and nuclear) and energy production (hydro). The switch to renewable energy can drop water consumption by 40%. The Union of Concerned Scientists says that the switch isn't happening fast enough.
Date: 07/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Ice
Ice Energy, a provider of distributed ice-based energy storage to electric utilities, received $24M in venture funding.The firm's ice-based energy storage at commercial buildings has the potential to shift as much as 40 percent of peak energy demand to off-peak hours.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Distributed Energy reviews Dan Reicher's talk at the recent Santa Barbara Summit for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 05/18/2010

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