Tag Archive for 'ARPA.E'

GE researching and developing lower cost wind turbine technology

December 31st, 2012 by GE Global Research

GE, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will begin work on a project that could fundamentally change the way wind blades are designed, manufactured and installed. With most of the cost of electricity from wind energy tied up in the initial capital investments made in the […]

Sophisticated estimation of lithium ion battery performance allows for greatly improved efficiency

October 5th, 2012 by UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed sophisticated estimation algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to run more efficiently, potentially reducing their cost by 25 % and allowing the batteries to charge twice as fast as is currently possible. In one instance, electric batteries could be charged in just 15 minutes. Professor Miroslav […]

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gives keynote address to the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy Innovation Summit

March 6th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Advanced Research Projects Agency.Energy (ARPA-E) is the USA agency devoted to transformational energy research and development. Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director of  ARPA-E, states “we are living in challenging times, but are surrounded by opportunities. The widespread use of fossil fuels has long driven the engine of economic growth, and yet our dependence on these fuels […]