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    • NREL Quantifies Significant Value In Concentrating Solar Power (CleanTechnica)- May 6, 2013
    • The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). NREL used a commercial production cost model called ... More...
    • Berkeley Lab Startup Brings Fuel Cells to the Developing World (Berkeley Lab)- April 30, 2013
    • In some parts of the developing world, people may live in homes without electricity or toilets or running water but yet they own cell phones. To charge those phones, they may have to walk for miles to reach a town charging station—and possibly even have to leave their phones overnight. Now a startup company spun off technology developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a simple, inexpensive way to provide electricity to the 2.5 billion people in the world who... More...
    • Innovative Self-Cooling, Thermoelectric System Consumes No Electricity (Science Daily)- April 11, 2013
    • Researchers at the UPNA/NUP-Public University of Navarre have produced a prototype of a self-cooling thermoelectric device that achieves "free" cooling of over 30ºC in devices that give off heat. It is a piece of equipment that acts as a traditional cooler but which consumes no electricity because it obtains the energy it needs to function from the very heat that has to be dissipated. More...
    • Team provides new insight into photosynthesis (Phys.org)- April 4, 2013
    • Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that. Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they ... More...
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: National Security Implications (Energy Collective)- April 1, 2013
    • ocean thermal energy conversion The Department of the Navy states, =E2=80=9CSeafarers have always respected the power of wind and water. This is especially the case during storms at sea, where ships run the risk of damage or sinking from strong winds and high ... More...
    • Nanoscale Heat Transfer Research Earns Air Force Grant (AZoNano.com)- April 1, 2013
    • Wang is doing nanoscale heat transfer research that could improve thermoelectric devices and thermal barrier coatings. Their proposals to address research challenges related to Air Force missions were among 40 recently selected for funding from among ... More...