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Solar panels achieve conversion rate of 16.5%

October 19, 2010 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is expanding its portfolio of energy-harvesting components with new monocrystalline solar panels for portable applications. Compared to their predecessors, the new solar panels of the models LR0GC11 and LR0GC13 achieve a one-third better efficiency and a conversion rate of 16.5%.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Coming soon to a City Near You

October 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I recently attended AARP’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida as an exhibitor with the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The event hosted over 20,000 attendees, several of whom provided great feedback at the exhibit booth - just...

Lighting Science Group wins bid to relight Salt Lake City

October 18, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lighting Science Group’s (OTCBB: LSCG) high-performance PROLIFIC series LED street lights will soon line the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah. Compared with traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights, the PROLIFIC LED series street lights are 50% more efficient...


Winter Is Coming. Get Busy Saving Energy!

October 18, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It's been a long, hot summer in Washington, D.C., but we're finally starting to slide into autumn and cooler weather. You might have noticed that we've already changed our seasonal tips page over to "Stay Warm, Save Money," so now is a good time to look at your house and car and think about winter.

Energy Metering Chip Provides 32-bit ARM-based Solution

October 14, 2010 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP unveiled the EM773 energy metering IC – presented as the world’s first 32-bit ARM-based solution designed specifically for non-billing electricity metering applications.

Which Energy Resources Would You Like Translated to Spanish?

October 14, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon told you about some of the EERE, Energy Savers, and federal government resources that are available in Spanish. We know that many other resources would be useful to Spanish speakers, but we want to know which are the top priorities. So tell us:

Sailing into the Mainstream of Energy and Water Efficiency, Affordably

October 13, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I took off work on Friday, September 10, to have a 3-day weekend with my wife visiting a research center in Virginia Beach. After consulting Virginia's green lodging Web site, my wife and I jotted down nearly a dozen participating hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts not far from the...

Saving Energy in Spanish

October 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments



Power Film Capacitors Enable Advancements in Hybrid Vehicles

October 8, 2010 8:02 am | by Chris Reynolds, Technical Marketing Manager, AVX Corporation | Articles | Comments

Within the last few years, designers have established a solid powertrain foundation for hybrid vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). All major auto manufactures see the hybrid and electric vehicle market as one continuing to enjoy steady growth.

Air Force officials kick-off energy awareness month

October 7, 2010 9:44 am | by 2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

The undersecretary of the Air Force helped launch the federal government's energy awareness month at the U.S. Air Force Academy here Oct. 1. Erin C. Conaton, accompanied by Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, chose the Academy as the location to highlight the Air Force's energy efforts...

How Are You Observing Energy Awareness Month?

October 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

October is Energy Awareness Month, and we think a great way to celebrate would be to make an improvement that gets you a tax credit. But there are plenty of other ways you could observe Energy Awareness Month help spread the word about saving energy. So tell us:

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution

October 6, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of illumination. Now, a new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to bring these tiny but brilliant devices into your home...

USB adapter complies with Energy Star EPS version 2.0

October 6, 2010 5:59 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21 mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is compliant with the new ENERGY STAR EPS version 2.0 requirements...


Power Supply Exceeds Platinum Efficiency Levels

October 5, 2010 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its PFE1100 1100W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12VDC output with 5V or 3.3V pin-selectable standby. Exceeding CSCI Platinum targets, the new PFE1100 product line has the world’s lowest power dissipation.

Educating a New Generation of Energy Influencers

October 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

OK. Sometimes I just want to feel like a kid again. Is that so wrong?

Northwire introduces industry’s first UL 62-approved HFFR power cord

October 5, 2010 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Northwire Technical Cable has introduced EcoPower, an environmentally friendly power cord that is halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) (PVC free) and UL listed. It is the industry’s first HFFR power cord that is UL 62 approved.

Inverter Reference Design Lowers Cost and Improves Efficiency in Solar Power Systems

October 4, 2010 11:45 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month and Get a Tax Credit!

October 4, 2010 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, fall is a great time to make energy improvements - not just because of the change in seasons, but because October is Energy Awareness Month. I'm sure you all spent the weekend celebrating and throwing energy-efficient parties, maybe with a nice CFL-shaped cake.

Improved Labs Energize Biomass Research

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.

NREL Bridging the Gap for Entrepreneurs and VCs

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

Cleantech ventures are sharpening their business plans, polishing their presentations for NREL's 23rd Industry Growth Forum.

Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

A rooftop solar electric system on NREL's new office building embodies the ideals of energy efficiency and renewable energy advocated by the Lab.

Solar Combiner sports top weight to KW ratio

October 1, 2010 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bentek Solar introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.

Home Depot Launches New Line of LED Bulbs

September 30, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The wait is over—starting today Americans can buy a full line of ultra-efficient LED bulbs from The Home Depot that are brighter and longer-lasting at a dramatically lower retail price than similar products on the market.

How Do You Go Green When You Travel?

September 30, 2010 5:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about green travel and a program in his area that allows lodging facilities to verify that they are practicing green activities. Many of the activities, however, require that travelers take the step to be green. Choices such as less frequent linen service are...

STMicroelectronics Demo of Low-Power Microcontrollers

September 29, 2010 8:56 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.

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