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The Cleantech Forum highlighted two recent trends: (1) big corporations have become increasingly active by opening their infrastructure and investing in later-stage start-ups, and (2) in the last year, Energy Efficiency has taken over Solar as the hottest sub-sector within cleantech.
Date: 03/15/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
GreenTech Media highlights five cleantech achievements reached in the first five months of 2013.
Date: 06/03/2013
Type: Article
The Estádio de Pituacu is the first football stadium in Latin America to install solar panels
Date: 08/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California surpassed one gigawatt of solar power production last month. One gigawatt can meet the instantaneous demand of at least 750,000 California homes. This milestone shows how far California has come with solar power and how far it has to go.
Date: 09/11/2012
Type: Article
Wind and solar accounted for all 433 megawatts of new electrical generating capacity installed in the U.S. in September.
Date: 10/29/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Unite to Light demo in classroom
A solar-powered LED light developed at UC Santa Barbara does more than reduce energy consumption.
Date: 05/19/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Animated infographic from MIT Technology Review showing how flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
windmill
A new $2 million study will examine the use of nanoengineered ceramic materials in capacitors to store energy, particularly from wind turbines and solar arrays.
Date: 09/29/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Pentagon has a strong interest in using renewable energy and alternative fuels to improve U.S. energy security. U.S. Defense Department will encourage solar and wind companies to build facilities around military bases, making each base less dependent on the nation's electricity grid.
Date: 08/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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