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MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Introduces New Power-Efficient Converter for Reducing Power Consumption in IoT Devices All About Circuits, July 19, 2017 Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has become a critical concern for designers due to decreasing device sizes and limited energy storage capacities. The majority of IoT devices are usually deployed in hard-to-reach areas, or

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Institutions Collaborate for Largest Renewable Energy Contract on the East Coast

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits The Summit Farms solar facility is a landmark collaboration of three Boston-area institutions to collectively purchase 60 MW of power from a solar farm in North Carolina. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation came together to buy the power from Dominion, which

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MIT Takes Electrochromic Window Tinting to the Next Level

Energy-efficient window tinting goes dark at the flick of a switch New Atlas, August 14, 2016 Current electrochromic window tinting techniques are effective to a point, but there are limitations to the technology. They’re generally slow to change state, struggle to achieve high levels of darkness, and rely on a constant current to maintain their tint. A team at

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Cutting Edge Progress in Flow Battery Technology

“Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar Into Grid Cleantechnica, May 26, 2016 The Intertubes have been buzzing with news of a new “hourglass” flow battery that could provide a durable, low cost energy storage system for the nation’s vast wind and solar resources. The old meme about clean power being

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Energy Efficiency Retrofitting for the Biggest Impact

How to make cities more energy efficient MIT News, April 20, 2016. Image credit: bryanucla New research shows how to identify the buildings where retrofitting for energy efficiency will have the biggest impact on a city’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. The new findings, which require only minimal information about the buildings and their energy use, was

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MIT’s New Toolkit for Wicked Smart Energy Planning

MIT researchers create citywide building energy model for Boston MIT News, February 22, 2016. Image credit: Tafyrn The City of Boston now has a powerful new tool for planning its energy future, thanks to pioneering work done by researchers at the MIT Sustainable Design Lab (SDL) and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, in collaboration with the Boston

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Freight Farms Harvests Efficiency

Could The Future Of Urban Farming Be Found Inside Of An Old Shipping Container? Think Progress, February 4, 2016. Image credit: Freight Farms Freight Farms cofounder Brad McNamara first got the idea for creating farms in shipping containers while working in rooftop farm consulting throughout Boston as a graduate student. McNamara was trying to figure

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Incandescent Lighting’s Hail Mary

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 18, 2016. Image credit: MIT Image/Ognjen Ilic LED lighting is the best we’ve got, and it’ll stay that way for some time. But, our best and brightest physicists have been up to some very neat tricks in the laboratory, making progress on even more efficient lighting. Researchers at Purdue and MIT

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