The UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, now in its 4th year, has attracted wide attention as a major forum on energy efficiency and sustainability with an emphasis on the science and technology that catalyzes the field.
The 2013 Summit was held on May 1 & 2 at the Fess Parker Resort, focused on Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future. Over 200 attendees joined the Institute for Energy Efficiency and leaders from industry, academia, national labs and government to hear insights into the materials challenges, opportunities and latest developments relating to key technologies impacting energy efficiency.
- Materials for Energy Technologies -- What are the key issues around extracting, processing and using the materials needed for our increasing global energy demands?
- Innovations in Solid-State Lighting -- Discussions on the latest developments in this rapidly growing field.
- Energy Efficient Information & Communications Technologies -- The future of scalability and energy efficiency for next generation ICT core networks.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies -- What are the latest technologies and materials that will enable more efficient, economical and reliable energy storage?
- Connecting Innovation: The Utilities' Perspective -- The need for, and implementation of, new technologies for energy efficiency.
- High Efficiency Power Electronics -- Using materials to minimize energy loss and make power electronics more efficient on all levels.
Highlights from 2013 Summit:
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