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    • Storing More Energy in Less Space (Solar Novus)- September 16, 2010
    • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced six energy research and development projects that could change how the country uses, stores, and produces energy. Funded with $9.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the projects round out the selections made by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The funded projects are aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings by reducing loads on air conditioners, reducing costs associated with generati... More...
    • Multifunctional Materials (University of Dayton)- September 15, 2010
    • September 15, 2010 - The University of Dayton Research Institute has been awarded a six-year, $44.5 million-ceiling contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory. The grant will fund research, development and technical transition on advanced composite, hybrid and thermally engineered materials and organic and organic-hybrid materials systems and devices for future Air Force systems. Work performed by the Research Institute will support the in-house research effort at the Nonmetallic Materials ... More...
    • KD-2 Pro Thermal Properties Instruments from Decagon (AZ Sensors)- September 10, 2010
    • The KD2 Pro is a fully portable field and lab thermal properties analyzer. It uses the transient line heat source method to measure thermal diffusivity, specific heat (heat capacity), thermal conductivity, and thermal resistivity. Sophisticated data analysis is based on 30+ years of research experience on heat and mass transfer in soils and other porous materials. AThe compact KD2 Pro controller is much more than a simple readout for time and temperature. A proprietary algorithm fits time and te... More...
    • California sees big costs to renewable power plan (Reuters)- September 1, 2010
    • The Public Utilities Commission in a draft report nails down the most populous U.S. state's price of going green at a time of economic turmoil and as Congress considers federal legislation to address global warming, which is the impetus of the California push. The report is a litany of challenges facing California, including environmental conflicts over building transmission and power plants in pristine areas, dependence on largely untested technology called solar thermal, and conflicting state ... More...
    • Solar thermal plant approved for California (IVN)- August 30, 2010
    • The 250-megawatt Beacon Solar Energy Project has been approved by the California Energy Commission. When built, it will be the first large-scale solar thermal plant in the US in over 20 years and will generate enough power for 100,000 homes. This is first of many such solar thermal projects planned for the Mojave area. Twelve more may be approved by the end of the year with a total of 34 being planned. If they all are built, then 300,000 acres of the Mojave Desert will be used to generate 2.4 g... More...
    • Politics aside, natural gas is beating up on clean coal (CNNMoney.com)- August 30, 2010
    • Coal has always been cheap and dirty. And the dirty part was justifiable because it was so cheap. Now, gas prices are dropping, threatening coal's dominance in the North American energy market. Which means gas could take over before coal gets a chance to clean up its act. Natural gas dropped in price last week, trading at under $4 per million British thermal units-the unit used to measure energy output. The price is competitive with coal on a Btu basis, David L. Goldwyn of the U.S. Department of... More...
    • Digital Combustion Analyzer (AZ Materials)- August 27, 2010
    • Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. We are proven experts in the fields of temperature measurement and control, electrochemistry, and fluid handling. Our products are sold throughout the world through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers. We boast an on-site, A2LA-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration, repair, and NIST-traceable ce... More...
    • Dow Showcases New Photovoltaic Solutions at European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Business Wire)- August 24, 2010
    • The Dow Chemical Company will showcase its new solutions designed for photovoltaic manufacturers at this year's 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain (stand L3/H4/B4, Hall 4, Feria Valencia). Dow's photovoltaic solutions can help increase solar cell efficiency and solar module durability, improve device performance at lower cost, and enable widespread adoption of solar energy. Solutions being showcased include: -- Dow's ENLIGHT(TM) cleaning,... More...
    • New Approach to Apply Nanostructure Coatings for High Tech Devices (AZ Nanotechnology)- August 23, 2010
    • These coatings can remove heat four times faster than the same materials before they are coated, using inexpensive materials and application procedures. The discovery has the potential to revolutionize cooling technology, experts say. This nanoscale-level coating of zinc oxide on top of a copper plate holds the potential to dramatically increase heat transfer characteristics and lead to a revolution in heating and cooling technology, according to experts at Oregon State University and the Pacifi... More...
    • Oil prices slide on US energy report (RTE Business)- August 18, 2010
    • Oil prices sank this afternoon as investors locked in recent profits and reacted to news of a lighter than expected drop in crude reserves in top energy consumer the US. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in October dived $1.04 to $75.89 a barrel in London trade. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for September, shed $1.27 to $74.50. Prices had jumped yesterday to snap five days of losses in a row on the back of a weaker dollar and rising equities. But the market fell again today as man... More...