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Next-generation solar electric outfits win NREL awards

Looking for a breakthrough in solar cell efficiency, Wakonda Technologies and Bandgap Engineering get recognition from National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

By November 9, 2007


Chevron, NREL to research algae fuel

Algae has been the terrain of start-ups, but now Chevron is interested too.

By November 1, 2007


Studying a second life for electric-vehicle batteries

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is teaming up with the California Center for Sustainable Energy to determine lifespan and viable alternative uses for used lithium ion batteries.

By April 7, 2011


Novel design yields energy-efficient air conditioner

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are working on an energy-efficient air conditioner that breaks with conventional mechanics.

By June 17, 2010


Tiny solar cell dots printed for powerful array

Start-up Semprius blasts 1,000 suns worth of light onto dot-size solar cells assembled by machines to bring down the cost of concentrating photovoltaics.

By December 15, 2011


Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power

Researchers seek third-generation solar cells able to capture high-energy photons normally wasted as heat to boost solar efficiency and lower costs.

By December 17, 2011


Google SketchUp 'plug-in' offers energy analysis

OpenStudio, a free tool from a Department of Energy lab, has combined software for estimating building energy-use with the search giant's 3D-modeling program.

By October 14, 2009


Boston's wind site to test giant turbine blades

World's largest commercial testing site for wind turbine blades opens on the shore of Boston's harbor. U.S. companies will no longer need to go beyond U.S. borders for testing.

By May 19, 2011


First Solar touts record-setting cell efficiency

Company says a test cell using its cadmium telluride solar technology set a new world record of 17.3 percent efficiency.

By July 26, 2011


As money flows to wind power, will jobs follow?

In a tale of dueling jobs studies, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that polices to support wind and solar industries deliver positive economic results.

By September 2, 2009