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Bloom Energy's new fuel cell system can run on a variety of fuels and is said to cut carbon dioxide emissions in half compared to conventional power sources.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
Tags: fuel cell
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
Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member Dan Morse leads the development of a high-power, nanostructured battery with extraordinary capabilities.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
UC Santa Barbara researchers set efficiency records through a new method of producing organic solar cell materials. Two faculty members in the Institute's Production & Storage Solutions Group, Guillermo Bazan and Alan Heeger, explained their breakthrough in a recent paper in Nature Materials
Date: 03/12/2012
Type: News
EnerNOC
Demand response company EnerNOC has launched EfficiencySMART, a line of business software designed to help companies better control their spending on energy. EnerNOC’s move comes as part of a general shift among demand response aggregators into the broader fields of energy efficiency and management.
Date: 11/17/2010
Type: News
Energy Star label
The Department of Energy plans to roll out a new "Most Efficient" Energy Star rating for products in the top of their categories. The initial product categories to receive the labels will likely be water heaters, TVs, and appliances.
Date: 11/09/2010
Type: News
Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government are partnering to establish a research centre in Melbourne, Australia that will be devoted to innovation in energy efficient networks and technologies.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
At a UN meeting yesterday, the Chinese government pledged to substantially improve the energy efficiency of its buildings. Though seen as a positive step for China, some governments found the lack of specific targets disappointing.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
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
Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy hopes to bring electricity to developing nations across the globe without using the grid.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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