New Technology

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Have you ever treated your windshield with Rain-X or bought eyeglasses with an antireflective coating? A new technology combines the benefits of both in a unique glass coating that can improve tomorrow’s solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows and many other products. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory looked to some surprising… Keep reading →

Greenspan Warns Of Danger Of High Natural Gas Prices

Methane hydrates are getting increased attention as a major new source of clean hydrocarbon energy. These enormous deposits of natural gas have never been developed commercially, but research and development has been promising, and expectations are that the gas could begin coming to market within a decade. Known as flammable ice, methane hydrates are molecules… Keep reading →

The power industry can use information technology to handle the volatility of renewable energy resources rather than having to back up renewable generation with duplicative fossil fuel power.

“Don’t spend twice by building renewables and then building spinning natural gas reserves on top of that,” Honeywell Vice President of Global Energy Services Jeremy Eaton told Breaking Energy. “It’s a little more complicated than saying ‘just add renewables.'” Keep reading →

Honeywell is making a major play in the smart grid and demand response world, building on its already enormous client base of more than 100 utilities – with millions of customers – that the company says has already resulted in more than a gigawatt in saved electricity.

The company is building out a global footprint in smart grid with both large and small projects it says will underpin efficiency efforts and support end-user control of the systems that consume energy. Keep reading →