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New York City has publicly posted 2011 energy benchmarking results for over 2,000 large commercial properties. This is the first time any US city has disclosed private-sector building energy data. Results show areas for possible energy improvements.
Date: 09/12/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Phys.org features an article on the Institute's ICT Technology Roundtable report detailing the needed efficiency increases in network technologies to meet future energy demands.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
National Grid has opened a Sustainability Hub in Worcester, Massachusetts to educate the public on energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies through hands on exposure.
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
proposed cross-section of the device structure
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of those designing the devices.
Date: 05/15/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Over a dozen US companies are investing up to $140 billion in tackling climate change by using energy efficient technology.
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
Microsemi Corporation today introduced the world's first solar bypass solution for photovoltaic (PV) solar module applications which will be demonstrated at the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference, May 20 through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Date: 05/20/2010
Type: News
The energy issue presents an opportunity for policymakers and consumers to boost energy productivity.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Diagram of bronchial tubes.
A new fuel cell designed by scientists at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has components that are modeled after the bronchial system in lungs. The fuel cell shows a significant improvement in terms of efficiency and also requires less of the cost-prohibitive platinum catalyst.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reached an agreement to increase the efficiency of most major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News

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