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Zeta Communities, a manufacturing start-up, plans to mass-produce energy efficient homes to give an affordable option home buyers wanting to invest in ultra-efficient multifamily housing.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
By connecting homes to the smart grid, consumers cut electricity use by 15 percent on average by managing appliances through a networked meter.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
IBM is providing technology to help cities and utilities build a smart grid infrastructure. The company is currently focused on modeling for communities of 200,000 and under, where 40 percent of the US population resides.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Power tool batteries could be the key to creating better electric vehicle batteries since they can handle a large power output, unlike cell phone batteries.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
A new report shows implementing energy efficiency practices on a utility scale has become less expensive.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact, Utilities
Frustrated with the lack of recent breakthroughs in solar thermal technology, Google has decided to devote research resources to the area. The company is aiming to lower the production costs by a factor of at least two, but may have underestimated the technology's complexity.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
RoseStreet Labs Energy announced the development of a new double-layered nitride/silicon solar cell with a practical efficiency of 25 to 30 percent. The company plans to produce the cells commercially in the fourth quarter of next year.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Exelon is the latest utility to leave the US Chamber of Commerce over opposition to the Chamber's negative stance on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog, News
The U.S. Department of Energy is investing heavily in green building as an energy saving and job creating economic stimulus. The DOE recently announced $106 million in stimulus funding for energy efficiency and conservation activities, aimed at state-level green building priorities.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling

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