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By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Battery prototype. Credit: Yet-Ming Chiang
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel battery design that features fluid electrodes and will hopefully make electric vehicles go farther and cost less.
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
LED start-up Illumitex launched its first product line earlier this month, a redesigned LED that emits a much more narrow and uniform beam of light than currently available.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Investing in LED lighting could cut electricity use and reduce the US dependence on fossil fuels. The major problem is that LEDs are still too expensive for widespread consumer adoption.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Department of Energy Awards over $37 million in stimulus funds for the advancement of LEDs.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED
1.5 billion people live in the dark. Solar-powered microgrids could help bring power to millions of the world's poorest.
Date: 11/02/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Envia, a company funded by GM and the the U.S. government's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, must overcome a few key issues with their newly developed, high capacity batteries which offer twice the capacity of batteries currently in electric vehicles.
Date: 03/01/2012
Technologies: Batteries
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at the University of Houston, Technical University of Berlin in Germany, and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new catalyst for fuel cells five times as efficient as regular platinum.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article

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