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UMass Amherst researchers develop an efficient, lightweight, and low-cost organic solar cell

Organic solar cell

For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electrodes, including their instability and susceptibility to oxidation. Now for the first time, researchers at the University
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09/20/2014
From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting
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09/19/2014
Dresser-Rand, a leader in environmentally-friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, welcomed more than 50 clients, industry experts and other guests to Olean, N.Y. for “Echogen Technology Day” to introduce its
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09/16/2014

Paultre on Power - Lee Swindall of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp on the US grid (Podcast)

Lee Swindall of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp

In this podcast Lee Swindall, VP of Business & Industry Development for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the future of the US power grid. Recently officials from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) joined Wisconsin Governor
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09/15/2014
Out of the energy harvesting technologies being commercialized, thermoelectric generators have received significant attention with several new products having been launched in the past few years. Most significant market segments have been building and industrial automation so far, with the interest in waste
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09/12/2014
From Oregon to Rwanda, the 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will take geothermal leaders around the world in geothermal development. The Expo, co-held with the GRC Annual Meeting, is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. In 2013, the GEA Expo and GRC Annual Meeting
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09/12/2014
The Energy Department announced $7.25 million for six organizations to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio. Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity that can be used by homes and businesses,
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09/11/2014
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09/10/2014
Toshiba announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra, a leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The fleet will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate
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09/10/2014
Cree SiC MOSFETs help drive Japan's solar infrastructure

Cree C2M 1200V 80mOhm SiC MOSFET

Cree has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market. "Through this
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09/08/2014
VARTA Microbattery and HÃganÃs collaborate on novel electric bike drive system

Eclino drive systems are engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes

VARTA-Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and Höganäs, a world-reknown producer of metal powders for the automotive components industry, today announced the Eclino™ series of drive systems engineered
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09/04/2014
Paultre on Power - Dan McGahn of AMSC on superconductor-based grid resilience (Podcast)

AMSC President and CEO Daniel P. McGahn

In this podcast AMSC President and CEO Daniel P. McGahn talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on superconductor-based resilient systems and their role in the developing Smart Grid. AMSC recently announced that ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon, has agreed to develop a deployment plan for AMSC’s
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09/03/2014
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its Energy Saver System (ESS) Plus technology in the Americas, featuring a novel Harmonic Reduction System engineered to detect and automatically correct harmonic currents before they affect valuable data center hardware and business continuity. As part
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09/02/2014
Japanese on biogas discovery tour in Germany

The Japanese delegation with former head of government Koizumi (right) is interested in the benefits of a biogas system

Due to the phasing out of nuclear energy, the transformation of the energy system is one of Germany's most vital challenges of the 21st century. The total withdrawal from atomic energy in Germany is intended to be completed by 2022. The plan provides for electricity and heat generation through alternative fuels
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09/02/2014
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