New U.S. DOE Office to Coordinate Critical & Emerging Technology

Office Will Align DOE’s World-Class Expertise on Technologies Like Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Quantum, and Semiconductors WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technology to ensure U.S. investments in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, quantum computing, and … [continued]

Atom Power’s Intelligent Circuit Breakers Lay The Foundation For The Next Generation Electrical System

Ryan Kennedy, the CEO of Atom Power, believes his solid state circuit breaker is primed to disrupt not just the world of circuit breakers, but also deliver realtime energy monitoring, control, with a host of software to tune it. We spoke with Ryan about the new second generation Atom Switch to learn about how they are helping modernize the safety and control of electricity in homes around the world today.

Author John Perlin & The Solar Cell

In a discussion today about solar energy and the coming Year of Light, author John Perlin helped enlighten me about the importance of the solar cell (photovoltaic systems) as a source for renewable electrical energy. What is the single most significant consideration in designing a PV system, as opposed to … [continued]

Solar Energy from Any Semiconductor on the Horizon

  Solar power keeps getting more exciting, more accessible, and more affordable every day. The DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has reported that researchers from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have developed solar cells that can be created from from a wide variety of semiconductors, … [continued]