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The Department of Energy just announced $82 million in funding for advanced nuclear reactor research and development. The projects that will receive funding will attempt to jump start technology that could provide zero-carbon energy.
Date: 06/20/2016
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
This report from REN21, a United Nations affiliate focused on renewable energy technology, highlights an extraordinary year for clean energy investment in 2015.
Date: 06/03/2016
Type: Report
Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels. The system can convert solar energy to biomass with 10 percent efficiency, far above the 1 percent seen in the fastest-growing plants.
Date: 06/02/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A startup in California has raised $500 million to chase the elusive dream of fusion power. Is this crazy, or is the company on to something?
Date: 06/01/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Watch President Obama award the recipients of the National Medals of Science and Technology, including Institute and UCSB faculty member Arthur Gossard for his contributions to high-performance semiconductor materials.
Date: 05/20/2016
Type: Video
Despite advances in monitoring building energy efficiency, homeowners just aren't concerned with how much energy they're saving.
Date: 05/11/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Hyperloop Technologies is testing a radical alternative to modern freight and transportation, where metal capsules traverse magnetic tracks at incredible speeds.
Date: 05/10/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Because so much energy is generated in remote areas of the Great Plains, it is difficult to bring clean energy to the major cities in the East and West.
Date: 04/29/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Sunworks, (formerly known as Solar3D) a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers.
Date: 03/03/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
This paper features a "node-by-node measure of grid stress, a prediction of the largest nodal voltage deviation, and an estimate of the distance to collapse," which can be used to increase grid stability.
Date: 02/23/2016
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid

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