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Although some detractors have already written off amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaics, several companies are still developing the technology and improving its efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
What are OLED's? Why aren't we seeing them in the market? This article provides a background of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and discusses barriers and competition.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, OLED
Aerospace companies are working on hybrid electric airplanes, and the earliest versions will likely arrive before the end of the decade.
Date: 07/08/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Smart grid
The first step in the process of launching a successful global smart grid is the development of next-generation smart grid standards.
Date: 09/22/2010
Type: Article
There are many alternatives to home PV systems, including solar water heaters and solar powered steam engines. Zenman Energy, a nonprofit that focuses on solar research, is developing an inexpensive solar steam engine generator.
Date: 08/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Europe is going to be the next big market for smart meters -- and Germany, the continent’s most populous nation, could be the biggest single customer in that market.
Date: 12/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
The commercial building sector is the largest electric energy consumption segment in the U.S. It currently represents almost 20 percent of all energy use and is growing faster than any other market segment.
Date: 05/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
OPower's 3 channel approach to energy efficiency.
A new software service from OPower based on behavioral psychology encourages consumers to reduce their power consumption and can result in energy savings of up to 3.5 percent.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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