Pilot program in Abu Dhabi's planned carbon-neutral city will test grid coordination with appliances to run nonessential functions during off-peak hours.
Another 210 megawatts of thin-film solar capacity is set to go online in two years from Abu Dhabi clean-tech fund.
A model of Masdar City--a zero-waste, zero-emissions city--will be shown on Monday. The plan includes banning cars.
Last year the government of Abu Dhabi made a splash in energy investment circles by anchoring a cleantech fund - one of a number of their initiatives in clean energy in solar, hydrogen, carbon capture, and others.
A lab to develop solar power, seawater desalination, and recyclable materials is the latest clean-tech investment from Middle East countries.
Konarka Technologies' flexible solar panels find their way onto backpacks in Europe and shade structures in Middle East and North Africa.
Feed-in tariff for Florida, U.S. way off on next-generation biofuels goals, pondering Google's energy plans, podcars in Ithaca, and more.
Roundup: solar-powered batteries in Japan; water utilities for climate change; looming solar-industry shakeout; Cleantech Forum news; and newspapers vs. online reading.
The IP-based GridRouter might give cautious consumer electronics companies more confidence about jumping on the smart-grid bandwagon.
Specialist in nanomaterial manufacturing will use its process to develop silicon cells.