Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made right here in the U.S.
Kyocera Corp. and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp. recently announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir.
Supporting the administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced more than $9 million in funding for breakthrough research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
During the past two years, more flexible sourcing strategies across the wind power supply chain have resulted in cost reductions, enabling greater geographic market access while reducing risk and ensuring profitability for wind turbine vendors and their partners in the component value chain.
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ceramic tile made in North America, certified by sustainability leader UL Environment, is now available for use by architects and specifiers seeking to satisfy green building project requirements.
Murata and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) recently signed a research collaboration agreement that marks Murata’s entry into the EcoCampus research program, led by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N).
Kyocera Corp. recently announced that the company’s Kagoshima Kokubu manufacturing plant has received the 2014 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity in recognition of its environmental protection activities.
Harper International recently finalized a contract for a research-scale, high-temperature reactor to support University of Colorado Boulder’s (CU-Boulder) development of magnesium for lightweight vehicle parts.
Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz recently announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy.