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Researchers at Caltech grow a silicon microwire solar cell array with a copper catalyst that are twice as efficient as prior nanowire cells grown with a gold catalyst.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Boston College use nanotechnology to develope a new anode material which could improve lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Southwest Windpower has announced that their compact, grid-connected Skystream 3.7 wind turbine said to produce up to 400 kWh of clean electricity per month is now available at select Home Depot stores.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
Researchers at IBM build the smallest carbon-nanotube transistor ever made, measuring nine nanometers.
Date: 01/26/2012
Type: News
A new "Smart Appliance Report" projects the global household smart appliance market to grow from $3 billion to $15 billion by 3015.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The paradigm of the "smart grid" has been embraced eagerly by everyone from staid old utilities to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but if the electric grid is to become a smart network, the storage concept pioneered by the internet revolution will need to be emulated.
Date: 05/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
Japan, South Korea, and China are investing billions for smart grid infrastructure and information technology.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The federal government release its draft of smart grid standards, laying the foundation of the regulations that will accompany the emerging industry.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Sustainability leader UCSB sets new goal to reduce potable water use by 12 percent by next spring.
Date: 07/17/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Nanoelectronics technology is improving the way that batteries and motors in electric vehicles are controlled, giving them a longer range on each charge.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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