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In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create
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09/30/2014
Shmuel De-Leon Energy will hold a seminar program focused on the present and future needs for portable energy, and highlighting the latest technological developments. The seminars offer a novel opportunity where battery and fuel cell developers/ engineers/ Users/ Pack assemblers/ manufacturers/ raw & battery
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09/30/2014
NTC announced that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. NTC was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading product, Trickle Up! Customer Engagement
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09/30/2014

NREL software tool a boon for wind industry

In the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) Insight Center, NREL Senior Engineer Pat Moriarty, left, and NREL Senior Engineer Paul Fleming review velocity (blue) and turbulence (yellow) in a simulation of the Lillgrund Wind Farm in Denmark.

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with
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09/29/2014
The Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Emerging Water Heating Technologies provides recommendations to the Building Technologies Office (BTO) on R&D activities to pursue that will aid in achieving BTO’s energy savings goals. For water heating, BTO targets 19% and 37% primary energy savings
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09/26/2014
The World Energy Forum 2014 will take place October 20 - 23, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. When much of the world’s attention is focused on economic and social development and the pursuit of human well being, the world’s leaders will join together in Spain to meet the challenges of the 21st century, epitomized
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09/26/2014
The premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, the 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will run Sunday, Sept. 28, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Portland, Oregon. Each year, the Expo serves as a world-class gathering of geothermal companies to learn about the latest developments in
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09/25/2014
ViZn Energy Systems, a pioneer in large-scale energy storage technology, has announced the appointments of David Mintzer and Del Allison to the roles of Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Sales respectively. With over 50 years in combined business development and sales leadership experience
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09/25/2014
American Vanadium announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently commissioning the first CellCube vanadium flow energy storage system to arrive in North America. While there are more than 65 CellCube systems commercially installed globally, this will
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09/24/2014
The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce
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09/24/2014
Magnolia Solar announced it signed a Share Exchange Agreement ("SEA") with Solar Silicon Resources Group Pte Ltd ("SSRG") to merge their business interests and assets. The SEA was entered into between Magnolia Solar and SSRG, and the parent of SSRG, Auzminerals
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09/24/2014
They come from diverse backgrounds and have varied plans for the future, but all have unique interests in renewable energy and energy efficiency—and a drive to leave the planet better than they found it. These common traits bring students from across the country to Colorado and the Energy Department's National
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09/23/2014
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Assistant Secretary David Danielson together with thought leaders from manufacturing, universities, national laboratories, and government will summarize key developments and recent successes in driving innovation and competitiveness for clean energy products
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08/29/2014
Crystal Solar and NREL team up to cut solar manufacturing costs

NREL researchers Harin Ullal, left, Steve Johnston, and Bhushan Sopori were part of the team that won the R&D 100 award with Crystal Solar

A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013. Crystal Solar's approach to growing high-quality,
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08/28/2014
Energy Storage North America (ESNA), an influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, announced finalists for its 2014 annual Innovation Award, recognizing excellence in energy storage project development. The nine Innovation Award finalists represent excellence in installed
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08/27/2014
Transphorm announced that it is partnering with Tata Power Solar to introduce what will be India’s most efficient solar inverter using Transphorm’s patented EZ-GaN technology. This collaboration enhances Tata Power Solar’s position as a solar solutions and technology leader, by launching inverters based
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08/26/2014

 

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