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Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 11, 2014)

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

New Eaton Energy Storage Technology Advances Resiliency of Alternative Energy Installations to Help Power a More Sustainable Future

by Eaton Corporation  (Feb. 26, 2014)

Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its new 2-and 2.25-megawatt (MW) Power Xpert energy storage grid-tied inverters. Designed to increase electrical resiliency in utility-scale applications, the inverter works with a wide variety of battery chemistries to store and transmit power when needed. The robust inverter design ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate ...

Eaton’s Complete Line of Solar Circuit Protection Solutions Help Safeguard Vital Components in Commercial, Utility and Residential Applications

by Eaton Corporation  (Jun. 17, 2014)

Power management company Eaton’s Circuit Protection division is helping original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contractors and system owners protect vital photovoltaic (PV) power systems by offering a complete range of reliable solar circuit protection solutions. With Eaton’s complete portfolio, from fuses and circuit breakers to ...

Solar Expectations Rise for Brazil as Auctions Announced

by IHS Global Inc.  (Jul. 8, 2014)

Brazil’s plan to auction 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity through 2018 comes as welcome news for the global solar industry as the ambitious plan is expected to catalyze solar growth in Latin America, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) ...

ARPA-E Announces 13 New Projects at New York Energy Week

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Today at New York Energy Week, ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin announced $33 million in funding for 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation. The projects, which are funded through ARPA-E’s new Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) ...

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