Tag: United States Department of Energy

May 03

Power-Blox uses swarm power to create intelligent autonomous energy grids

The ‘Plug and Power’ technology behind Power-Blox enables anyone, anywhere in the world, to create an autonomous, decentralized, Swarm Grid to power schools, hospitals or an entire village without any management, configuration or maintenance Swiss startup, Power-Blox, has developed a new technology that mimics complex systems in nature to create fully autonomous power grids anywhere …

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Dec 28

Accelerating hydrogen refueling stations

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Drivers are seeing more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, but  hydrogen refueling stations for those vehicles are still few and far between. This is about to change, and one reason is a new testing device being validated at California refueling stations that will greatly accelerate station commissioning. Developed by U.S. Department …

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Dec 18

Solar Power To Reduce Energy Expenses

Solar Power the Choice of Boonsboro, Maryland to Reduce Energy Expenses   Empower Energies and RER Energy Group Announce Construction of a 936.5 kilowatt Solar  Array to Generate Low Cost, Renewable Energy for the Town of Boonsboro FREDERICK, MD – December 17, 2015 – Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company, announced the construction of a 936.5 …

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Nov 03

Invisible Wires Start ‘Disappearing’ on Transparent Electricity-Generating SolarWindow

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Latest SolarWindow process breakthrough revolutionizes the transmission of electricity on glass with wires as thin as human hair.     Columbia, MD – November 3, 2015 – SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDW), a leading developer of first-of-their-kind transparent electricity-generating coatings for commercial windows on skyscrapers and tall towers, today announced that a process breakthrough has …

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Nov 12

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely will …

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Nov 12

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

  The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely …

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Apr 01

Biofuel Alternative For High-Energy Rocket Fuel Produced From Engineered Bacteria

Image Caption: By placing colonies of E. coli engineered to produce pinene into test tubes containing glucose, researchers were able to determine which enzyme combinations produced the hydrocarbon most efficiently. Credit: Georgia Tech/Rob Felt John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium …

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Mar 30

Wind Power Can Be Cost-Comparable

This chart shows the production tax credit at its most recent level (dashed lines). The credit is currently worth 2.3 cents per kWh for ten years, or about 1.6 cents per kWh when levelized over the 20-year life of a typical wind contract.    The costs of using wind energy and natural gas for electricity …

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Mar 27

Solar Windows – Close to Reality?

New Energy Unveils Company?s Largest and Highest-Performance See-Through SolarWindow? Capable of Generating Electricity on Glass New Energy Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), developer of see-through SolarWindow? coatings, capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, today made public never-before-seen images of the Company?s largest area, high-performance SolarWindow? arrays.  These SolarWindow? arrays measure over 232 cm2 …

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Nov 04

Biofuels faster? Enzyme could unlock research

Crafting a better enzyme cocktail to turn plants into fuel faster Tapping fungus to unlock energy Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, …

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Aug 15

Energy Dept Invests $22 Million in Biofuels Projects

Hawaii Bioenergy and Sapphire Energy have each received $5 million investments from the Energy Department, part of some $22 million in new investments by the agency to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomassfeedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. The Energy Department has invested $16.5 million in four projects — Hawaii Bioenergy, Sapphire Energy, New …

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Aug 02

Solar Energy could supply one-third of power in U.S. West

Low-cost solar power could supply more than a third of all energy needs in the Western U.S., if the nation can hit its targets for reducing the cost of solar energy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.   The UC Berkeley scientists used a detailed computer model they …

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Feb 28

US Solar Modules Endure Severe Testing Better

US-Made Silicon Energy Modules Outperform Top Photovoltaic Companies in Severe Environmental Testing Silicon Energy’s double-glass Cascade Series Photovoltaic (PV) Module outperformed standard PV modules for durability under extreme environmental conditions, in an experimental testing process by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Sustainably manufactured in the US, the company’s Cascade Series PV Modules are built …

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Feb 22

EnergySage Launches Online Solar PV Marketplace

Automation, Transparency Transform Solar Photovoltaic Shopping for Homeowners, Businesses and Non-profits   EnergySage, a free-to-the-consumer online marketplace for solar photovoltaic and other clean energy technologies, announced the release of the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive platform for researching and shopping for solar PV (also referred to as solar panel and solar power) systems for …

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