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Infinite Power Solutions has increased the capacity of its thin-film battery. The device can be combined with micro-harvesting technologies that capture ambient vibrations to capture small amounts of energy.
Date: 03/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
SeaMicro Server
SeaMicro's new computer consists of 256 independently functioning servers; the computer contains about the same amount of computing power as a full rack of standard servers, but consumes one-fourth of the power and one-fourth of the space.
Date: 02/28/2011
Type: Article
GE's new charging station.
Technology Review's latest list of cool new products includes an electric vehicle charger for the smart grid and low-cost solar.
Date: 09/02/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
Video session from the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency discussing the current state of smart grid technology, integrating renewables into the grid, potential opportunities for energy efficiency, and issues including standards and security.
Date: 05/24/2011
Type: Video
Chipmaker Applied Materials claims that the most effective way of producing the next generation of 22-nanometer transistors is through the process of atomic-layer deposition or ALD.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: News
The Obama administration finalized U.S. standards that will nearly double the average fuel mileage of cars and trucks by 2025. This IEEE article looks at 10 cars that show that there are many ways to wring more miles from a gallon of fuel.
Date: 04/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
The US and China are exploring whether a top-down or bottom-up approach works best in growing an alternative energy industry. The US taking the bottom-up approach is focused on creating incentives for energy start-ups.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Solar VC.
The top ten venture capital investors in the solar technology industry are revealed.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
China’s top tier solar manufacturers do have a legitimate cost advantage over U.S.-based solar manufacturers. China’s solar manufacturers are winning for good reason: they’re more competitive than their American counterparts.
Date: 05/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
A research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra uses plasmonics and nanoparticle technology to develop experimental devices that produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article

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