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Transphorm, a company founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra, recieved $35 million from two prominent Japanese companies to help manufacture Transphorm's power devices, including their next generation GaN power devices.
Date: 10/02/2012
Bowers talks about Institute research and ways research can improve quality of life around the world.
Date: 10/03/2012
In an effort to save energy, major HVAC and thermostat companies have been turning to "smarter" thermostats -- wireless, connected thermostats that can often be set up online. These new smart thermostats are expected to be more user-friendly than earlier versions.
Date: 10/04/2012
Type: Article
By the end of the year, China’s electric grid will become the largest in the world in terms of both installed generation capacity and electricity produced. Additionally, China is expected to have one of the largest energy storage capacities by 2016.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area opened a new net-zero visitor center -- the first of its kind. The building is equipped with LED lighting and solar panels. The article also includes other LED news.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Major retailers -- including IKEA, Home Depot, Best Buy, among others -- have vowed to phase out all incandescent and fluorescent lights in their stores and on their shelves to LED-only lighting.
Date: 10/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
As the population of India continues to grow, the country faces challenges in trying to supply power to all its citizens. Utility companies and regulators will use smart meters to better understand electricity use and distribution in the country.
Date: 10/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
It may not be the end of thin-film solar, some analysts believe that (when the market picks up) thin-film solar may be just as popular as conventional solar panels. Large thin-film factories can have lower manufacturing costs.
Date: 10/12/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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The Institute for Energy Efficiency announces its fourth cohort of graduate student fellows receiving the Frenkel Fellowship.
Date: 10/12/2012
Type: News

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