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Can nuclear waste be handled safely?
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1/29/2010   14 comments
A blue-ribbon panel convened by the Obama Administration must answer within two years the question of how the latest science and technology can provide safe methods to handle the waste from nuclear power plants. We'd like to hear what you think.
Semprius partners Siemens to develop solar energy solutions
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Semprius, Inc., and Siemens Industry, Inc., have entered into a joint development agreement to co-develop and deploy plug-and-play demonstration systems based on Semprius' Solar Module Arrays and Siemens' automation and control components.
Stuck Mars Rover to become 'stationary science platform'
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
After months of trying to free the Mars Rover "Spirit" from Martian quicksand, NASA engineers have given up the attempt and designated the spunky Rover a "stationary science platform."
Electric vehicles earn cash for owners
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Delaware becomes the first state to integrate electric vehicles into smart grid.
Members of the Cleantech Community " the ACE Awards needs you!
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
1/26/2010   Post a comment
The ACE Awards are looking for nominations in for the MOST PROMISING RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD.
ZigBee Retail Services standard to focus on the retail experience
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
The ZigBee Alliance has started the development of ZigBee Retail Services, a new standard focusing on the retail experience from point-of-manufacture to point-of-sale.
Java Essentials for Embedded Networked Devices - Part 1: Windows and Linux set up
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Designing Embedded Internet Devices" (2003) discusses how to obtain and set up Java for both Windows and Linux personal computers.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Optical RAM on chip, set to reduce telecoms power
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Researchers from IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) and the department of information technology at Ghent University (INTEC) have published a paper on an optical random access memory integrated on a silicon chip with record low power consumption.
Rise of the Embedded Internet
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
This Intel white paper looks at how breakthroughs in computing performance per watt, along with advances in wired and wireless broadband connectivity, will enable the development of billions of new intelligent embedded devices - the embedded Internet.
IEEE creates Web portal on smart grids
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
The IEEE has launched a new Web site that consolidates information about smart electric grids from it various societies. The portal is one of many activities from an IEEE smart grid initiative coordinating the organization's work on the transition to digital, networked power systems and services.
German solar power policy threatens German PV market turn-off by 2013
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
PHOTON Consulting (Boston, Massachusetts) has released a new PV market demand report that emphasizes the need for solar companies to explore end-markets outside of Germany as a response to the proposed revisions to Germany's solar power feed-in tariff (EEG).
Bridgelux appoints CEO, raises $50 million
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
Bridgelux, a provider of technologies to the solid-state lighting industry, has appointed William D. Watkins chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Consortium drives development of innovative OLED lighting systems
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1/12/2010   2 comments
Companies BASF, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Philips and Aixtron are to receive funding for the joint project TOPAS 2012, the second phase of the OLED 2015 initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany.
Solarfun to expand capacity in 2010
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1/8/2010   Post a comment
Anticipating higher demand, China's Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, said it intends to increase its production capacity in 2010.
Strong solar growth to resume in 2010, says analyst
1/6/2010   Post a comment
Demand trends for solar products that began in the third quarter of 2009 will extend into 2010 and solar installation will see strong year-on-year growth, according to Needham & Co. LLC (New York).
Singapore leads investment in silicon ink for solar
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1/6/2010   Post a comment
Innovalight Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) , a startup focused on developing low-cost, printed solar cells, has raised $18 million in additional capital. This new round of capital will be used to expand the company's proprietary silicon ink production for customers.
Patience will be a virtue in the next decade
Power Management DesignLine Blog  
1/4/2010   Post a comment
The new decade has dawned and it promises to be a big one for the power management sector.
ST, Sharp, Enel partner to produce thin-film PV panels
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1/4/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV, Sharp Corp. and Enel Green Power SpA have joined forces to manufacture triple-junction thin-film photovoltaic panels at ST's M6 facility in Catania, Italy.

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A Book For All Reasons
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