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Changing How You Choose Light Bulbs

July 12, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced that light bulbs will have a brand new style of packaging, starting in 2011.

Integrated LED Driver Improves System Efficiency

July 8, 2010 5:55 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced an offline LED driver that integrates power factor correction (PFC) and isolated step-down AC-DC power conversion in a single stage.

What Changes Are You Willing to Make to Save Energy at Work? What Aren't You Willing to Change?

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

On Tuesday, you read about some of the innovative features that make the new Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab highly energy efficient. Some of the features require employees to change how they work and collaborate on a daily basis.

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New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings

July 6, 2010 11:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

A few weeks ago, our entire communications office was lucky enough to be among the first to move into the new Research Support Facility (RSF) here at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Moving into a new building may not sound all that exciting, but this was a momentous day for...

Department of Energy Announces $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research

July 6, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors.

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...

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...

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