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Absopulse Converter Chosen for SRZero Electric Supercar

July 6, 2010 4:05 am | News | Comments

The Absopulse HVI 300-600/14 DC/DC converter/charger was selected by the Racing Green Endurance team of Imperial College London for use on-board their SRZero, a proof-of-concept all-electric supercar.

How Do You Save Energy When Entertaining in the Summer?

July 1, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The Independence Day holiday weekend is almost here! If you're like many Americans, this is a favorite weekend to gather up family and friends, cook a delicious meal, and enjoy the outdoors. Saving energy during these summer gatherings can be a little trickier in the summer than in the winter.

Bentek Solar Supplies Schneider Electric with Solar Re-combiners

June 29, 2010 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Bentek Solar, a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries, announces that it will provide Schneider Electric with solar re-combiners for a 60MW solar project in Ontario, Canada.

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Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics Promise Improved Performance

June 29, 2010 12:34 pm | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.

Save Money and Stay Cool with an Efficient, Well-Maintained Air Conditioner

June 29, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

OK. It's officially summer here in Washington, D.C. I'm seeking the coolest, shadiest places possible as I get ready for the hottest few months of the year. It's already been a hot June in much of the country, and it may end up being one of the hottest Junes on record in DC.

Energy Challenge Four: The Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge

June 28, 2010 6:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We've already seen over the past three Mondays how cooperation among the public sector, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit private sector firms can produce some real benefits. We've also seen how the success of a project or program can depend on the ability to mobilize the local community.

White Light LED Arrays Deliver 4100K Color Temperature

June 25, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced the commercial availability of its ES and award-winning RS LED Array products in a neutral white color temperature (4100K).

What Steps Do You Take to Be an Energy-Conscious Citizen?

June 24, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Sean discussed consumers' responsibilities to be energy-conscious and contribute to solutions to global and national problems. Tell us:

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Regional Photovoltaic Markets Display High Growth in 2010

June 23, 2010 9:43 am | News | Comments

According to the latest photovoltaic (PV) market analysis from Solarbuzz, an international solar energy market research and consulting company, nine countries are forecast to exceed 250 MW in 2010, up from six countries in 2009.

Georgia World Congress Center Achieves 64% Diversion Rate During Microsoft Event

June 23, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) worked with the Microsoft Corporation in April during their Microsoft Dynamics customer conference, Convergence, to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. Fifty-seven tons of waste were produced during the four-day event.

Sharp Unveils New LED Lamps for U.S. Market

June 22, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp enters the U.S. LED lighting market with the introduction of LED PAR38 and PAR30 lamps for the commercial and industrial markets. The four new PAR38 LED lamps (models DL-L20P3830A and DL-L16P3830A in warm white, and DL-L20P3840A and DL-L16P3840A in cool white)...

Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I want you to be responsible

Energy Challenge Three: The Greenbelt Green Neighborhood Challenge

June 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Lore Rosenthal, a principal leader behind the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, attended a meeting in Greenbelt, Maryland, on an energy purchasing cooperative more than a year ago. Also attending the meeting was Lore's neighbor, Sylvia Lewis, on the board of both the Greenbelt Community...

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Vibration Energy Harvester Powers Portable Devices

June 21, 2010 4:54 am | Videos | Comments

Perpetuum's free-standing vibration energy harvester converts unused mechanical vibration into useable electrical energy to power wireless sensor systems.

How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

Solar Light Bulb 'Time-Shifts' Light

June 16, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

Nokero International announced the release of the N100, presented as the world’s first solar light bulb.

Summertime Energy Savings

June 15, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze.

Energy Challenge Two: The WeatherizeDC Campaign

June 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

In my quest to learn what other local groups are doing to help the environment and hopefully avoid reinventing the wheel, I attended a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, a local chapter of the grassroots, nonprofit organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network. There I met...

Kinetic Hydropower Emerges as a Viable Energy Solution

June 10, 2010 5:32 am | by Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power | Blogs | Comments

Energy captured from the natural flows of tides and rivers, without the use of dams or large civil structures – kinetic hydropower – has begun to emerge as a viable, low-impact clean energy option.

How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings?

June 10, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about community efforts to save energy. John works with various organizations in his community to promote energy savings, and he has found that none of these organizations can do it alone; many local groups are now partnering with nonprofits, volunteers, community...

The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management

June 8, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance today announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications...

What's Up With Fuel Cells?

June 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We hear a lot about renewables like wind and solar these days, but what's the deal with fuel cells and is there a future in them? The truth is, fuel cells have been around for some time now; the idea originated in the 1840's.

Energy Challenge One: Greenbelt, Maryland

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden kicked off Earth Day in April by announcing the selection of 25 communities to receive up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to "ramp-up" energy efficiency building retrofits. Under the Department of Energy (DOE) Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, communities,...

Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

June 3, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it’s almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...

OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

June 3, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.

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