News tagged with energy efficiency

New SiC diodes make converters more efficient

Using new silicon carbide (SiC) diodes, Siemens and its research partners have succeeded in increasing the power of frequency converters by almost ten percent. In the recently ended project MV-SiC, these ...

Oct 02, 2013
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Campus showcases high-performance buildings

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are transforming the way the world uses energy—and those transformations become apparent the moment one sets foot on the NREL campus in ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Nation could double energy productivity

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy more ...

Feb 20, 2013
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Remote traffic pollution detection system created

A group of research centers and companies in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participates has created the first infrared and remote system able to detect pollutants from cars on highways up to ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Lighting the way to the future

The highly inefficient incandescent light bulb is now a thing of the past, banned from European supermarket shelves in favour of more efficient lighting. The ban is part of the EU's strategy to reduce overall ...

Sep 03, 2013
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NRC panel advises US DOD on green buildings

New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance ...

Apr 02, 2013
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