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Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Researchers at Caltech have designed materials that can bend visible light at precise angles regardless of its polarization. These materials could improve transparent solar-cell coatings so that solar cells can more fully utilize sunlight.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
Nearly a decade after the 2001 proposal, a slew of court victories and state approvals, and a largely favorable environmental impact analysis report by the federal government, the Cape Wind project was approved for construction yesterday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
Years ago Alan Heeger and his colleagues discovered semiconducting polymers that could be put in a solution and printed on a substrate. Today, printed organic photovoltaics are a reality, but the technology has not yet reached full scale commercialization.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Article
Berkeley, California based Alphabet Energy announced that it will receive $1 million in seed money to further develop its proprietary thermoelectric technology expected to be on the market in 2-3 years.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Blog
Google is trying to meet its growing energy demands by investing in the clean energy market. The company plans to become a major player in capturing, owning, tracking and trading energy.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: Blog, News
Researchers at the University of Houston, Technical University of Berlin in Germany, and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new catalyst for fuel cells five times as efficient as regular platinum.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Award winners will receive more than $13 million to develop transformational manufacturing processes and technologies, an important step in increasing the energy efficiency of the American industrial sector which accounts for more than 30 percent of the energy used nationwide.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News

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