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A research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra uses plasmonics and nanoparticle technology to develop experimental devices that produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
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
EnerDel develops cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries as engineers figure out how to mass-produce them for today’s hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
As utilities face challenges in implementing smart grids, this article discusses a framework to help utilities evaluate, plan, and deploy smart grid information technologies.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
Energy efficiency features are becoming standard in new home construction due to increasing demand and eco-consciousness.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Applied materials makes the equipment needed to produce the biggest solar panels in the world.
Date: 02/23/2010
Type: Article
TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
As funding for research and development of clean energy technologies is necessary for the future of a clean energy economy, small businesses hold great promise and have been shown to have twice as many innovations per employee as large businesses.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Article
A look at how solar trackers are exploiting motion control and automation technology to boost energy production
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Article

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