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Over 200 M Pounds Boost for Renewables

Renewable energy projects to compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of reforms to the electricity market. From October, renewable energy projects will compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of the government’s reforms to the electricity market, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today. The funding is for the first allocation round for the new Contracts for Diff...

General News - Energy Efficiency - Jul 24, 2014


Image - Magnolia Is Using Nanotechnology to Develop High-Efficiency Film Solar Cells

Magnolia Is Using Nanotechnology to Develop High-Efficiency Film Solar Cells

Magnolia Solar announced that it is pioneering the application of nanotechnology for both flexible CIGS and III-V solar cells in order to boost performance and lower costs. Magnolia Solar has developed nanostructured optical coatings that can minimize reflection losses and enhance light trapping when applied to the surface of either CIGS or III-V solar cells. Magnolia Solar is also developing the technology to apply novel nanostructured design...

Solar - Energy Efficiency - Jul 22, 2014


Image - Google Offers Big Prize for Small Power Box

Google Offers Big Prize for Small Power Box

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses. Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a device no bigger than a laptop that can efficiently convert direct current to alternating current commonly used in home...

Energy Efficiency - Jul 23, 2014