Daily Archives: April 23, 2014

Panasonic Sets New Solar Cell Efficiency Record of 25.6%

Panasonic has a long history of breaking solar efficiency records. The company recently announced that it has broken an efficiency record again. Its HIT solar cell has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6%, a new world record and “a major … Continue reading

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Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?

Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation. It isn’t given sufficient credit for that and is even unfairly attacked by those opposed to it as old technology. Every aspect of construction, operation, and … Continue reading

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Hybrid Cars Significantly More Fuel-Efficient In India & China Than US

Hybrid vehicles are significantly more fuel-efficient in India and China than they are in the US, according to new research from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This disparity in efficiency between the different markets is down … Continue reading

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7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, … Continue reading

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