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With a feed-in tariff solar energy policy, Germany has become the global leader in the implementation of solar energy. The country, which does does not have a climate ideally suited for solar power, has shown that what matters more than the solar climate is the government's energy policy.
Date: 12/12/2009
Type: Article
Feldheim, a German town with 150 inhabitants has gone off the grid, becoming energy independent and saving 30 % in electricity costs.
Date: 02/19/2013
Type: Article
http://www.converteam.com/
Industrial equipment uses more than 25 percent of all the energy in the U.S. and industry players are using various techniques to increase industrial efficiency, as evinced by GE's recent purchase of power conversion company Converteam.
Date: 03/29/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
GE jet engine LED bulb
General Electric is reducing the power consumption of its LED bulbs by using dual cool jets to lower the ambient temperature. The company says this technique increases the heat transfer rate by a factor of ten.
Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
GE's new 530 megawatt power plant integrates wind, solar and natural gas.
Date: 06/07/2011
Type: Article
GE "Power Your Home" challenge logo
GE has launched the second phase of its Ecomagination Challenge with the aim of finding the best ideas in energy efficiency and integrating renewables in the residential sector.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article, News
Technologies: General Information
A recent EIA report shows that although home weatherization has lowered energy use from heating and cooling by 10 percent, these gains were completely offset by a 10.6 percent increase in electronics.
Date: 03/25/2013
Type: Article
Filament made of carbon nanotubes.
Using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms), MIT chemical engineers have found a way to concentrate solar energy 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.
Date: 09/12/2010
The electrochemical reactions that occur inside fuel cells to generate electricity could provide a cheap way to selectively remove carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil-fuel power plants.
Date: 05/29/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings

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