End Use Research

September 21, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University has launched the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, a major research and education initiative focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources

June 4, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced plans to invest up to $120 million over five years to launch a new Energy Innovation Hub, establishing a multidisciplinary and sustained effort to identify problems and develop solutions across the lifecycle of critical materials.

April 25, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University researchers report that a competing direct current electrical power system, pioneered by Thomas A. Edison in the 1880s, may be the most economic way to power lights in commercial buildings, especially in buildings using solar photovoltaics.

February 14, 2011

As consumers phase in the use of CFLs, they are also dealing with a number of misconceptions about the technology. The Electric Power Research Institute has addressed a number of these myths or misconceptions.

December 31, 2010

Consumption of energy in India has grown steadily over the past decades, with the exception of the last two years of economic slowdown.

December 30, 2010

The California Energy Commission has approved $724,998 for energy research projects involving making high-tech windows more efficient and creating an analysis for energy storage technology.

August 20, 2010

The BIRD Foundation will invest $4.2M in five clean energy cooperative projects, between U.S. and Israeli companies, under its "BIRD Energy" program

August 3, 2010

An arc flash is an electric current that passes through air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. Arc temperatures can reach 35,000°F, and, as a result, can cause severe burns.

July 19, 2010

GE's researchers have demonstrated illumination-quality white OLEDs using “solution-coatable” materials and producing 56 lumens per Watt.