Utility Generation Research

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November 27, 2012

The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight’s energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a “solar energy funnel” that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain.

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August 30, 2012

The Energy Department has announced five new research projects to accelerate innovations that could lower the cost of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.

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July 30, 2012

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have announced the availability of revised guidelines for potential marine hydrokinetic energy developers interested in pursuing technology testing and commercial development activities on the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf.

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April 16, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selections for three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC).

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December 22, 2011

The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.

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November 20, 2011

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority has selected OTEC International LLC to build a 1-megawatt demonstration plant that will use ocean thermal energy conversion technology first tested in Hawaii in the 1970s.

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September 30, 2011

Arun Majumdar, Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has announced 60 cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy

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September 5, 2011

A study by a University of Tennessee assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering found that solar power heavily reliant on lead batteries has the potential to release more than 2.4 million tons of lead pollution in China and India.

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May 4, 2011

The Department of Energy has dedicated the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an advanced research facility that will accelerate the advancement of nuclear reactor technology.