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Solar Decathletes Headed to Washington, D.C.

Applied Materials has sponsored the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, but is also lending its technical and monetary support to two California schools that teamed together for this year’s contest, Santa Clara University and the California College of the Arts. Their entry, Refract House, is a “zero-energy” house that will compete in a number of challenges on the National Mall in October.
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Welcome to Our Clean Tech Blog

Over the past 40 years, Applied Materials has been at the center of two of the biggest revolutions of our time – the computer revolution and communications revolution.  These technology waves have forever transformed the way we live our lives, the way we interact with one another and the way we understand the world around us. 
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Europe Bans the Bulb

Long the symbol of a good idea, tungsten (also known as wolfram – but that’s another story) light bulbs have been deemed a bad idea by the European Union. As of today the EU has officially banned the sale of frosted tungsten light bulbs with the idea of moving to more energy efficient lighting. Also, clear bulbs over 100W must be transitioned to more efficient types by 2012.
Moisture-Resistant Films Investment

Moisture-Resistant Films Investment

Last week we announced that Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, made a strategic investment in Tera-Barrier Films, a newly incorporated spin-off from the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).
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Modern Day Paul Revere Honored

Across the U.S. high school students are taught American history, and who can forget the famous midnight ride in 1775 of Paul Revere sounding the alarm off to early American colonists of British soldiers marching to their towns. Revere’s warning symbolizes the start of the American Revolutionary War.
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Inside the Solar Lab

 President of Applied Solar, Charlie Gay gives GreenTech Media's Michael Kanellos a tour of the company's solar lab to learn more about the benefits of amorphous silicon solar modules and the importance of technology in scaling solar and making it more affordable than other sources of energy such as fossil fuels.