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

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The Organic Photovoltaics Summit will bring together experts to address key issues in the industry.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Event
Technologies: Energy Conversion
McKinsey's predictions about energy were broadly on target in 2007. Here's how things could turn out dying the next eight years.
Date: 10/30/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Tags: energy
A simple, easily fabricated metal-insulator-metal device has the ability to create electricity from a range of infrared and visible light.
Date: 11/09/2011
Type: News
By replacing expensive silver with ubiquitous copper for electroplating, researchers have developed a silicon solar cell with higher efficiency and lower fabrication costs.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority won a grant to install an energy storage system to capture regenerative braking energy when the subway approaches a station. Some excess energy will be stored and made available to the wholesale power market for grid services.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Article
China plans to spend billions on research and on building nuclear and renewable energy plants as part of a plan to have clean energy account for 15 percent of total consumption.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
Berkeley Lab researchers approach theoretical efficiency for a solar cell by designing gallium arsenide panels that emit photons to increase voltage, a reversal of conventional industry wisdom.
Date: 11/07/2011
Type: News
wind turbines
Potential improvements to wind turbine efficiency include (1) using computers to measure the airflow over blade surfaces and adjust the blade angles in real time and (2) adding micro-grooves into the blade surface to reduce the the resistance of blades to incoming airflow.
Date: 11/23/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
President Barack Obama discusses clean energy in his State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 27, 2010.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article

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