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DOE Announces $17 Million to Advance Highway Transportation Technologies

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.6 million for 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the U.S.


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Kyocera Solar Modules Achieve “Performance Leader” Rating

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Kyocera Corp. recently announced that it is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in GTM Research’s July 2014 “PV Module Reliability Scorecard.”


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Readers Most Interested in Vesuvius Acquisitions

Last week, readers were most interested in two acquisitions by Vesuvius.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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All-Inorganic Ceramic Performance Coatings

Ceramic coatings have been developed that can provide the benefits of polymer coatings without their inherent shortcomings.
By Greg Dicosola and Arun S. Wagh
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In the coatings world, all products are polymer based. In fact, it is almost impossible to think of coatings without polymers.


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DOE Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems.


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DOE Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country.


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Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory

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Panasonic Corp. and Tesla Motors have recently signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the U.S., known as the Gigafactory.


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SPCG and Kyocera Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

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SPCG Public Co. Ltd. and Kyocera Corp. recently announced the full operational launch of what is reportedly one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar power projects.


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U.S. Lags Behind Australia and Germany in Solar Photovoltaic Costs

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Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report with Georgia Tech Research Institute entitled “Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency,” which identifies on-the-ground opportunities for the U.S. market to reduce solar photovoltaic system costs and accelerate residential and commercial customer adoption.


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Inside CI: Something from Nothing

Researchers are working to harness waste heat from cars, planes and industrial processes in order to produce electricity.
By Susan Sutton
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It’s the dream of flea market aficionados everywhere—to find something of value in what otherwise might just get thrown away. Similarly, cars, airplanes and industrial processes throw away waste heat every day, and researchers are working to harness that energy in order to produce electricity.


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