...on energy, climate, research. From MIT's Technology Review:
Companies to Watch: Private Companies
Company: NanosolarMany more. With funders, descriptions of tech, links.
Company: Deepwater Wind
» Companies to Watch: Public
Project/Principal Institutions: Energy Storage Systems Research Program
Sandia National Laboratory
Is investigating ultracapacitors and flywheels, along with zinc-bromine, sodium-sulfur, vanadium redox flow, and lead-acid batteries, to more efficiently store electricity on the grid.
Project/Principal Institutions: Energy Smart Miami
General Electric, City of Miami, Cisco Systems, Silver Spring Networks, Florida Power and Light
A two-year, $200 million smart-grid project, rolling out a million smart meters to consumers.
Project/Principal Institutions: Upwind
A consortium of 40 European universities and businesses, led by the Technical University of Denmark
Is developing the components need for large wind turbines, each able to generate 8 to 10 megawatts; also investigating new materials for rotor blades and improving generator designs.
Project/Principal Institutions: Large-Scale Wind Generation Analysis
Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center
Is studying how the grid can cope with the intermittent nature of wind power as it becomes responsible for a bigger portion of generated electricity...MANY MORE