Cleantech and Energy
PARC is developing an intrinsically safe battery architecture for high-assurance military applications. Utilizing thin film electronic components, the flow of current is controlled locally so that the battery's output stays within safe limits at all times.
At PARC, we have developed a suite of resource and energy management technology aimed at strategic consolidation of resources with no loss of performance.
PARC is developing a commercially viable approach to making carbon- neutral liquid fuel from sunlight and seawater that has the potential to be cost-effective, scalable, efficient, and, most important, realizable within the existing fuel infrastructure.
PARC offers a proven co-extrusion priting technique, CoEx, that can enhance both the energy and power densities of batteries. A cost-effective way to manufacture structured electrodes, this technique can be applied to both cathodes and anodes for most mature batter chemistries.
Power Assure wanted to develop its data center software‐as‐a‐service (SaaS) virtualization offerings to enable both greater energy savings and greater quality‐of‐service for customers.
Recent trends in data center technology have created unprecedented new flexibility in data center configuration and operation, and yet there is still a substantial amount of wasted capacity and wasted energy in current data centers.
The increasing costs and environmental impact of electric power generation are changing the way we view power consumption. It is now far more important for customer loads to be flexible and effective in their power use and to better match their consumption to the availability and quality of power on the grid. These fundamental shifts in the electric power landscape are leading to tremendous business opportunities.
Realizing that solar electricity would be widely adopted if it were cost-competitive with fossil fuel-derived electricity, the entrepreneurs behind SolFocus had developed a promising CPV approach -- in their garage -- and were working to advance their technology.
By combining power usage and public data, PARC EE-Scope increases the effectiveness of EE programs via a set of tools to improve the design, targeting, and monitoring of residential EE offerings.
Right now, utility bills may indicate if a home uses more energy than its peers. EE-Scope goes beyond identifying “who” and asks “why” these homes are consuming so much more (or less) for air conditioning, heating, or other appliances. Combining PARC’s physics-based analytics and increasingly sophisticated power data, EE-Scope can help a utility assess the potential reasons for energy consumption and more accurately assess what home or behavioral modifications will have the most impact for each consumer.
PARC offers a novel co-extrusion printing technique that enables the printing of a full-thickness battery cathode, anode, and separator in a signle pass to dramatically improve battery performance and reduce production costs.
This paper describes a particular high-performance CPV solution which compared to average flat-plate PV, uses 1/500th as much PV material and produces nearly twice as much electricity for a given collection area. The proposed solution is also smaller, cheaper, and easier to manufacture. These improvements enable generating electricity at less than half the cost possible with existing flat-plate technologies, potentially opening large new markets for clean solar energy.
PARC is developing advanced energy management technologies capable of co-optimizing mission-critical energy needs with the economic value of energy assets
PARC, together with Triton Systems and PV Scientific, is developing a flexible solar blanket based on micro-optic solar concentrators and high efficiency III-V solar cells. This combination offers the best possible tradeoff among cost, weight, flexibility and efficiency.