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2011-09-01 09:40:25

  Berkeley Lab researchers develop inexpensive technique for making high quality nanowire solar cells Solar or photovoltaic cells represent one of the best possible technologies for providing an absolutely clean and virtually inexhaustible source of energy to power our civilization. However, for this dream to be realized, solar cells need to be made from inexpensive elements using low-cost, less energy-intensive processing chemistry, and they need to efficiently and...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

AirTap hybrid water heaters that use energy-efficient heat pump technology have undergone several successful tests by leading industry organizations like NEEA and NREL. Some of these results were shared with industry experts at ACEEE Hot Water Forum last month. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 AirGenerate announced today that the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently tested the AirTap hybrid water heater. NEEA shared the results at the ACEEE Hot Water Forum, a top draw...

2011-06-13 06:42:49

With the completion of a successful prototype, engineers at Oregon State University have made a major step toward addressing one of the leading problems in energy use around the world today "“ the waste of half or more of the energy produced by cars, factories and power plants. New technology is being developed at OSU to capture and use the low-to-medium grade waste heat that's now going out the exhaust pipe of millions of automobiles, diesel generators, or being wasted by factories and...

2011-04-26 00:00:27

Sylvan Inc. introduces the expansion line in its gas tankless water heater catalogue with the latest in condensing innovations in their new JSC Series condensing tankless water heater. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- April 19, 2011 "” The popular reception of their initial offering of gas tankless water heaters has prompted the release of a new line of innovative products from Sylvan. Now, the company proudly presents its latest, the JSC Series. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April...

2011-03-21 05:30:00

JACKSON, Mich., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of Spring in Michigan, Consumers Energy encourages customers to save money by including energy efficiency in their "spring cleaning" plans. "There's never been a better time to save money by making your home energy efficient. With improved weather now in Michigan, we encourage customers to embrace Spring by taking practical, simple steps on energy efficiency," said Teri Van Sumeren, manager of energy efficiency for...

2011-02-15 04:59:00

BERLIN, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses from industry and production who have put exemplary projects for increasing energy efficiency in their own operations into practice have until 15 July 2011 to enter the international dena Energy Efficiency Award. The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - is announcing the award with total prize money of EUR 30,000 as part of its "Initiative EnergieEffizienz" campaign in cooperation with the Premium Partners...

2011-01-07 09:45:00

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America, is proud to announce that four offerings from its energy-saving product portfolio are featured in the HGTV Dream Home 2011. Located in Stowe, Vt., the HGTV Dream Home 2011 is a "ski-in, ski-out" mountain lodge that blends rustic mountain appeal with modern architecture and state-of-the-art appliances. Rinnai's Q205S condensing...

2010-11-10 17:32:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The THINK! ENERGY with Efficiency United Program is launching a month-long green initiative to educate students grades four through six about increasing energy efficiency in homes throughout Michigan. The program is provided by Efficiency United, which consists of 11 utility providers in Michigan committed to providing energy efficiency programs, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education and National Energy Foundation. THINK!...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'