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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.
Date: 05/21/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
California’s goal of merging rooftop solar systems, smart inverters, behind-the-meter batteries, real-time energy management systems and other distributed energy resources with its utilities’ grid plans faces a major challenge before it even gets underway -- the data-sharing challenge.
Date: 05/19/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Fresh off being named the No. 1 public green university in the country, UCSB has won three Best Practice Awards in the annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Awards competition sponsored by the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC).
Date: 05/14/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.
Date: 05/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Shuji Nakamura, inventor of blue LED, and Jaap Haartsen, inventor of Bluetooth, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12, 2015.
Date: 05/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Hawaiian legislature just passed a new bill to set a goal to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources in the state by 2045.
Date: 05/07/2015
Type: News
For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming pollutant that takes centuries to be removed from the atmosphere — surpassed 400 parts per million in March of this year, according to government data.
Date: 05/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
President Obama on Thursday signed into law a measure that is intended to improve energy efficiency in buildings and stop efficiency rules for certain water heaters.
Date: 05/01/2015
Type: News
Tags: energy, policy
Tesla is widely expected to announce that it is offering a home battery product, which people can use to store energy from their solar panels or to backstop their homes against blackouts.
Date: 04/30/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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