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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
Solar panels
Just a month after making an announcement about a 40.9 percent efficiency multi-junction production cell, Solar Junction has announced an NREL-validated efficiency value of 41.4 percent on a production cell.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
In a comprehensive report, McKinsey & Company outlines the large potential energy savings for energy efficiency upgrades.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Article
The latest news from the United Nations’ climate talks in Doha, Qatar, where representatives from nearly 200 countries are working on a second round of pledges to reduce emissions ahead of the Kyoto Protocol’s expiration.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: Article
Ultracapacitors
Thanks to their electrostatic storage, recharging capacity and high efficiency, ultracapacitors are making energy storage systems more powerful across multiple industries.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
The porous structure of a new electrode material.
A startup called Nanotune has developed a way to make electrodes that result in ultracapacitors with five to seven times as much energy storage capacity as conventional ones. This development could make electric cars cheaper and extend their range.
Date: 05/04/2011
Type: Article
Ultra-low-power (ULP) electronics technology is being designed for energy production devices, not just to reduce the consumption in products anymore. The approach looks at harvesting small energy gains through low-temperature gradient thermoelectrics and solar cells.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: Article
The British government is encouraging UK businesses to invest in energy-efficient technologies with their matching funds incentive, allowing UK businesses to be more competitive with foreign companies that benefit from lower energy costs.
Date: 05/15/2013
Type: Article
The Institute for Public Policy Research recommends that the UK government increases their incentives for low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. Greater manufacturer participation is required for the UK to meet its low-carbon economy goals.
Date: 06/05/2012
Type: Article

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