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Researchers at Boston College provide experimental evidence of how the novel approach of extracting hot electrons could turn more sunlight into electricity.
Date: 12/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Sun Catalytix has raised $3 million in venture capital as it begins the difficult path of developing a cheap catalyst for producing hydrogen for home energy storage.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Advances in solar technology are making it a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the developing world.
Date: 01/27/2012
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Animated infographic from MIT Technology Review showing how flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Technology Review clean web image
The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
Buildings must emit radically less CO2 during construction and occupation. This often leads to the assumption that we should be delivering ‘Zero-Carbon Buildings’. However, this is the wrong target for buildings, radical energy efficiency is the right target for buildings.
Date: 10/31/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities
Konarka Technologies and Arch Aluminum & Glass plan to pilot a project that creates a solar wall that could eventually be integrated into building design.
Date: 11/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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