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The Department of Energy is issuing grants to build a battery infrastructure in the United States to prevent a dependence on foreign-made batteries in the coming decades.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The Smart Grid, a technological upgrade to the nation's electricity infrastructure equivalent to switching from rotary phones to cell phones, could transform consumer outlook on energy use, but first has some major obstacles to overcome.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
By designing buildings to be super energy efficient and then generating any energy they need through rooftop solar, net-zero energy buildings are possible.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
The US Government is investing heavily in energy programs to reward energy efficiency at a homeowner level and these programs are likely to grow.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: News
GE plans to be a major producer of smart grid appliances and hopes to receive large government subsidies for their efforts.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid is gaining momentum fast as $4.5 billion in grants is issued in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The smart grid, the convergence of three industries - power, communications, and IT, has received huge interest with many large companies recently.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
A major Smart Meter company, eMeter, has acquired more funding to meet the rise in smart grid product demand.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
BioSolar developed an absolute moisture barrier, which can significantly aid the production of durable, thin-film solar cells.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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