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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Envia, a company funded by GM and the the U.S. government's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, must overcome a few key issues with their newly developed, high capacity batteries which offer twice the capacity of batteries currently in electric vehicles.
Date: 03/01/2012
Technologies: Batteries
1.5 billion people live in the dark. Solar-powered microgrids could help bring power to millions of the world's poorest.
Date: 11/02/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Department of Energy Awards over $37 million in stimulus funds for the advancement of LEDs.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED
Investing in LED lighting could cut electricity use and reduce the US dependence on fossil fuels. The major problem is that LEDs are still too expensive for widespread consumer adoption.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED start-up Illumitex launched its first product line earlier this month, a redesigned LED that emits a much more narrow and uniform beam of light than currently available.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Battery prototype. Credit: Yet-Ming Chiang
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel battery design that features fluid electrodes and will hopefully make electric vehicles go farther and cost less.
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Using nickel as a catalyst rather than platinum could also mean less-expensive fuels cells.
Date: 12/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The United States emitted the smallest amount of energy-related carbon dioxide in a January-to-March stretch since 1992.
Date: 08/22/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities

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