U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says renewable energy will create jobs, empower women and combat climate change.
This week, Erin shared the results of a major energy efficiency retrofit at her local library. Efficiency improvements over several years include installing 250 solar panels on the roof, upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, and others. The library has been saving over $57,000 per year...
Working in the communications office at the Department of Energy, I’m always researching, writing, and talking about our latest initiatives. Topics run the gamut - from student-led solar competitions to engineering breakthroughs in electric vehicle design. I’ve learned that...
Emerson Network Power today announced a new series of high efficiency power supplies for LED lighting, the LDS25 series. The new 25 watt series joins the company's LDS70 series 70 watt products for this fast-growing market.
So, I recently purchased my first smartphone. For the most part, I love the daylights out of it. But you know what? Its battery life is horrible
The benefits of LEDs are driving adoption in a wide range of general illumination applications due to the unique characteristics of this novel light source. The reasons for choosing LED are many, but the deciding factor is strongly dependent on where the fixture is used.
This week, Andrea showcased the new Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) incentive search widget, which people can use to quickly find rebates and other incentives for purchasing renewable energy or energy-efficient items for their homes and businesses....
IR was founded on the principles of energy efficiency back in 1947, and our founder’s 1912 Baker electric car (which IR modified to become the world’s first solar-powered car in 1958) is still on display at our Temecula wafer Fab.
National laboratory researchers put advanced vehicles through their paces and give consumers a taste of promising technologies.
Molex Incorporated enthusiastically endorses the University of Michigan Solar Car team (UMsolar) in its bid to win the 2011 World Solar Challenge. Hosted in Australia, the biannual competition takes place October 16-23, 2011.
Summer is one of the best times of the year to get motivated to make those energy efficiency upgrades on your to-do list, and the Department of Energy can point you to some incentives to make the initial investment more affordable. Energy-saving products will save you considerable money...
The Energy Savers mailbox gets requests for the latest in tax credits, appliance rebates, and other energy efficiency incentives on a regular basis. So when the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) released its new incentive search widget, we were thrilled...
CEVA announced that the Israeli Smart Grid (ISG) Consortium which it helped spearhead has received the backing of the Israeli Chief Scientist under its MAGNET R&D Program. The group consists of seven industrial partners and five academic institutions.
Excelitas Technologies envisions a broad spectrum of promising application areas that will benefit from the integration of solid state lighting but perhaps the most exciting and promising area is in the specialized medical illumination arena.
This week, Andrea compared the energy use of TVs with traditional incandescent light bulbs and talked about the heat coming off her TV set.
What application area will benefit most from the integration of solid state lighting?
Duke Energy released a new white paper, Developing the Communications Platform to Enable a More Intelligent Grid, which outlines an innovative approach for modernizing our electricity grid.
Student interns at NREL have a unique opportunity for hands-on research and their mentors learn a thing or two along the way.
FZLED reveals a stunning new range of 22-Watt LED Spotlights featuring cutting edge long-lifetime high power Cree LEDs. The PAR38-03 series is a simple money-saving plug-and-play replacement for inefficient traditional lights in E27/E26 sockets.
How many light bulbs does it take to equal the power output of a TV set? Or is it the other way around?
Sungrow. It’s not a name you hear all the time at solar conferences at the moment, but give it a few years. The Hefei, China-based company is the first of what could become a wave of inverter makers from China using that time-tested formula...
If you haven't seen the Energy Savers Facebook page in a while, you'll want to check it out.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that it achieved ZigBee Certified status for its ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 standard implementation, recently introduced by the ZigBee Alliance. TI is pleased to announce the availability of its new Z-Stack 2.5.0 with support for ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1, geared towards home area networks (HAN).
The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...
Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1 GW and predicts more than 22 GW of new PV capacity will be added in 2011.