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

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A group of scientists from University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new tool that measures a building’s dimensions, locates HVAC systems and ductwork, and maps out the location of electrical sources, all in an effort to improve building energy efficiency.
Date: 05/29/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Kodiak Island in southern Alaska is powered 99.7 percent by hydro and wind.
Date: 05/26/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
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

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