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The prominent global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, came out with a new report showing why solar photovoltaics have hit a tipping point. The report highlights three factors that are giving the solar industry so much drive.
Date: 05/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Quantum dot display
A new display technology that uses quantum dots for pixels could be easier to manufacture, brighter, and possibly more energy-efficient than OLED-based displays.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Quantum Dots
With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. Quantum dots may be the answer.
Date: 05/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld, former commissioner of the California Energy Commission, says that legislation and standards created since the 1973 oil embargo have led to drastic energy savings, but much more can be done.
Date: 04/17/2010
Type: Article
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The Institute's research grant to establish the Center for Energy Efficient Materials helped boost UCSB's research funding levels to new heights during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Subway
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority won a grant to install an energy storage system to capture regenerative braking energy when the subway approaches a station. Some excess energy will be stored and made available to the wholesale power market for grid services.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Article
Vendors and local utilities may help the growth of green data centers by providing incentives and rebates and promoting energy efficient products.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers

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