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Energy R&D agency flooded with tech proposals
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7/22/2009   1 comment
A new Energy Department research agency has been inundated with "transformational" technology proposals, receiving about 3,500 submissions since April.
Wind power on track for 20% share by 2030
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy's annual report Wind Power Report claims that with $16 billion invested in 2008 that U.S. wind power development was leading the world, and is on track to contribute 20 percent to U.S. electricity generation by 2030.
Stirling engine solar dish farms also seek to restart Detroit
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7/15/2009   1 comment
The solar power industry could help put Detroit back to work, according to Sandia National Laboratories and their commercial collaborators who plan to break ground next year on the first commercial Stirling engine-based solar energy collectors.
Woven optical fibers seek to replace lens
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7/15/2009   2 comments
By combining semiconductor layers and metal electrodes within optical fibers, researchers have demonstrated a distributed camera lens that can be woven into a fabric.
Analyst: Solar approaching grid parity in U.S.
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7/13/2009   7 comments
By 2015, two-thirds of the U.S. will have achieved grid parity, the point at which electricity generated from photovoltaics is equal in cost or less expensive than grid power, an analyst said.
NETWORKING - IDT's new PCIe Gen2 switches include temperature sensors
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced PCIe Gen2 switches that that provide system-level thermal management. The new switches include high-performance networking and storage controllers.
Applied jumps to top of solar equipment rankings
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7/10/2009   Post a comment
Applied Materials zoomed to the top spot among providers of photovoltaic manufacturing equipment in 2008, its first full year in the market, according to market research firm VLSI Research.
China solar panel makers make U.S. sales bid
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7/9/2009   Post a comment
Centron Solar, a consortium of 30 Chinese solar panel makers, aims to set up a network of solar panel assembly sites across the U.S. and has set up a small sales office in Eugene, Oregon as the first step in its plans to penetrate the U.S. market.
China boosts renewable energy targets
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7/6/2009   1 comment
China is ratcheting up the target of how much of its energy it obtains from renewable resources such as solar and wind to 15 percent by 2020, according to a report in today's China Daily.


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