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2013-05-08 17:56:36

CSP with thermal energy storage boosts California electric grid Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). NREL used a...

2013-02-20 12:41:03

Surprising breakthrough could bolster quantum photonics, solar cell efficiency Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other labs have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough that could improve solar cells, quantum computing, and lighting devices. A paper on the new technology, “Self-assembled Quantum Dots in a Nanowire System for Quantum Photonics,”...

2013-01-09 05:03:34

A2LA has been granted recognition by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Design Lights Consortium, to accredit testing laboratories for the DoE Lighting Facts and Design Lights programs. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 A2LA has been granted recognition by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Design Lights Consortium, to accredit testing laboratories for the DoE Lighting Facts and Design Lights programs. The LED Lighting Facts program requires testing laboratories to gain...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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