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China plans to spend billions on research and on building nuclear and renewable energy plants as part of a plan to have clean energy account for 15 percent of total consumption.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
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
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
By replacing expensive silver with ubiquitous copper for electroplating, researchers have developed a silicon solar cell with higher efficiency and lower fabrication costs.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
A simple, easily fabricated metal-insulator-metal device has the ability to create electricity from a range of infrared and visible light.
Date: 11/09/2011
Type: News
The Organic Photovoltaics Summit will bring together experts to address key issues in the industry.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Event
Technologies: Energy Conversion
International leaders discuss the status of renewable energy in their countries as well as future goals at the World Future Energy Summit.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
In a few years, an experimental nuclear fusion reactor near Moscow could be the first to yield a self-sustaining fusion reaction. If the Italian-Russian project is successful, it would be a key milestone for fusion power.
Date: 05/25/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
concentrating solar power (csp)
By arranging the mirrors of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in the pattern of sunflower florets, researchers estimate these facilities could take up 20% less space than with current layouts.
Date: 01/11/2012
Type: News
UC Santa Cruz researchers have developed a novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas and could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
Date: 10/11/2013
Type: Article

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