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Appliance manufacturer, GE, has partnered with software designer, Tendril, to make a smart grid viable on a large scale. The companies hope that a sophisticated energy management system reaches the consumer level within the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
The EPA has released more Energy Star specifications to help consumers better identify energy efficient products when purchasing.
Date: 06/30/2009
Type: News
Two companies are working together to integrate smart meters, communications gear, networking and software so utilities could power down home systems by remote control, or they can let the homeowner decide which devices will shut down when the utility asks for it.
Date: 06/24/2009
Type: News
Intel is researching how to get organic photovoltaic cells past the low efficiency stage and into commercial development.
Date: 06/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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
Sharp Corporation will release a series of LED light bulbs for residential use in Japan. The LED lights are set to be competitively priced with similar incandescent lights.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
IBM Research is investing resources into lithium metal-air batteries, which have a higher energy density than lithium-ion cells but are also highly reactive.
Date: 06/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling

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