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Renewable Energy

March 2014
Tracing paper may boost solar cell efficiency

A piece of transparent paper made from wood-based cellulose fibers

A piece of transparent paper made from wood-based cellulose fibers is an unlikely addition to a solar cell that actually increases its efficiency. The work by US and Chinese scientists builds on recent developments in paper-based electronics that could offer a green and sustainable future for electronic devices
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03/28/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, Germany on April 1 - 2. This annual conference and tradeshow event focuses on the latest developments in energy harvesting technologies for applications in
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03/28/2014
New York State’s Advanced Energy Conference, Advanced Energy 2014, will hold its 8th annual conference in the Capital District this year. Based on past success, this will be a not-to-be-missed event. Advanced Energy 2014 is the ideal venue for your company to meet and interact with the researchers, technology
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03/28/2014

Third-generation photovoltaics forge ahead

Transparent solar cell by Heliatek

As developments on organic photovoltaics continue worldwide, the amount of attention paid to this 3rd generation photovoltaic technology remains unwaning, with many important announcements from all over the world keeping the levels of interest high. This week, Heliatek in Germany announced a new world record
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03/27/2014
The lithium-ion battery business is growing rapidly to many tens of billions of dollars yearly, thanks to billions of dollars continuing to be invested in the industry. Their use is widening well beyond e-readers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones with vehicles being particularly important for the future; mainly
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03/27/2014
Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop
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03/26/2014
One day we could have conductive materials that grow, evolve, and self-repair. Researchers at MIT have taken the first steps to creating them. A new study (paywall) describes “living materials” that combine bacterial cells with nonliving materials that can conduct electricity and emit different colors of
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03/25/2014
This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with over 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration includes: Full access to a four-day agenda (May 19-22) packed with opportunities
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03/25/2014
Delegates from 23 countries will converge in Berlin on 1-2 April at Energy Harvesting & Storage - Europe's leading event on the topic. The event features end users across multiple verticals presenting and attending to discuss their key energy harvesting needs. The conference and tradeshow looks
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03/21/2014
In order to further spur innovation in solar energy, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Award Program
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03/20/2014
Research shows potential to create flexible, semi-transparent solar cells

Thomas Müller, Marco Furchi, Andreas Pospischil (left to right)

It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties. As it turns out, there are other materials too, which can open up intriguing new technological possibilities if they are arranged in just one or
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03/12/2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review. This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with more than 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration
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03/11/2014
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