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Saline solution battery! Credit: Yi Cui
A new battery device developed by researchers at Stanford draws power from the salinity difference between freshwater and saltwater and can achieve up to 85 percent efficiency.
Date: 05/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
George Washington University and Onyx Solar have teamed up to create the Solar Walk.
Date: 10/14/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Taking a look back at 2009, the author touches upon a variety of issues including energy and climate change policy, the clean tech industry, jobs, and renewable energy.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: Article
University of Arkansas Seal
As part of a larger NSF grant, the University of Arkansas will receive $8.7M over five years to establish two new research centers on campus: the Green Renewable Energy Efficient Nanoplasmonic Solar Cells Center and the Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
Lead-sulfide quantum dots
Researchers at the University of Wyoming have demonstrated that quantum dot nanomaterials could be used to create ultra-efficient solar cells that convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Date: 09/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will?
Date: 11/20/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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