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%.
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’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...
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.
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.
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:
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...
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.
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...
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:
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...
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-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.
OK. Sometimes I just want to feel like a kid again. Is that so wrong?
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.
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.
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.
Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.
Cleantech ventures are sharpening their business plans, polishing their presentations for NREL's 23rd Industry Growth Forum.
A rooftop solar electric system on NREL's new office building embodies the ideals of energy efficiency and renewable energy advocated by the Lab.
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.
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.
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...
This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.