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The price of LEDs has dropped significantly over the past two years. Now the question remains: will the price of LEDs continue to drop, increase, or plateau? The article looks at three market drivers to answer this question.
Date: 08/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at Harvard University and University of Toronto have developed leaf-like sheets that can be applied to existing windows to increase a building's thermal regulation and decrease building temperature.
Date: 08/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
New white paper summarizes the status of LED technology, evolving LED markets and options for greater market penetration.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LBNL and DOE have launched Simergy, a free user-interface for easier and more effective use of the whole-building energy modeling engine EnergyPlus.
Date: 07/25/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), led by material scientists Kristin Denault and Michael Cantore, have combined laser diodes with inorganic phosphors to create efficient, stable sources of white light
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Following the lead of the Large Hadron Collider, companies and research groups are focusing on ways to integrate high efficiency cables made of superconductive filaments into a smart grid.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article, News
Konarka announces its organic photovoltaic modules are the first OPV technology to pass aging tests performed by TÜV Rheinland. Industry partners can now integrate Konarka's Power Plastic solar film in many applications with unprecedented confidence.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Program is working on minimizing the soft costs of distributed solar. The goal is to make distributed solar competitive with the most affordable sources of gird electricity supply.
Date: 06/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Years ago Alan Heeger and his colleagues discovered semiconducting polymers that could be put in a solution and printed on a substrate. Today, printed organic photovoltaics are a reality, but the technology has not yet reached full scale commercialization.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Article

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