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Watch President Obama award the recipients of the National Medals of Science and Technology, including Institute and UCSB faculty member Arthur Gossard for his contributions to high-performance semiconductor materials.
Date: 05/20/2016
Type: Video
Despite advances in monitoring building energy efficiency, homeowners just aren't concerned with how much energy they're saving.
Date: 05/11/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Hyperloop Technologies is testing a radical alternative to modern freight and transportation, where metal capsules traverse magnetic tracks at incredible speeds.
Date: 05/10/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Because so much energy is generated in remote areas of the Great Plains, it is difficult to bring clean energy to the major cities in the East and West.
Date: 04/29/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Sunworks, (formerly known as Solar3D) a leading provider of solar power solutions, is focused on the design, installation and management of solar power systems for commercial, agricultural and residential customers.
Date: 03/03/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
This paper features a "node-by-node measure of grid stress, a prediction of the largest nodal voltage deviation, and an estimate of the distance to collapse," which can be used to increase grid stability.
Date: 02/23/2016
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid
Residential needs have dominated the LED market for the past few years, and as demand in Asia and Europe increases, the market is forecasted to grow 13% annually through 2020.
Date: 02/23/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, lighting
2015 was a year of success for UCSB Sustainability as our campus works towards reduced water waste, implementing new sustainable programs, and achieving total carbon neutrality.
Date: 02/22/2016
Type: Blog
Last week, Morocco opened the first phase of what may become the largest solar energy plant in the world in an effort to reach their goal of generating 42% of their power from renewables by 2020.
Date: 02/10/2016
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Tags: energy, solar
The power needs of data centers will continue to rise in the future, with cloud storage and data flow speed as the main contributors to this rise. This and more to be discussed at the PIC International conference.
Date: 01/28/2016
Type: Report
Technologies: Photonics

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