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Xtreme power will employ a "chemical capacitor" battery technology, said to be more efficient and cost effective than lithium ion batteries, to store energy produced by a planned wind farm on Oahu, Hawaii.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: battery, DOE, wind
India announces a $1 clean energy tax per ton of coal and a 5 percent import tax reduction on renewable energy in order to boost cleantech investments.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
Beacon Power Corporation has installed a flywheel energy storage system in order to optimize the output of a wind farm in California.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
A Spanish energy and construction giant is seeking commonwealth support to build a $1 billion, 250MW solar power plant in Australia, one of the largest in the world.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: News
Tags: solar
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
A simple chemical treatment could replace expensive antireflective solar cell coatings, bringing down the cost of crystalline silicon panels.
Date: 04/02/2010
Type: News

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