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

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Rapid advances in computing technology have depended upon Moore's Law, which refers to the ability to scale down transistor size with each generation of technology. A new hybrid approach in computing technology will help develop next generation memory.
Date: 11/19/2013
Type: News
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
With the complexity of future smart grids and the integration challenges posed by renewables, a deeper understanding of the grid’s dynamic network interactions as well as the control of those interactions is increasingly important.
Date: 11/15/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Tags: energy, power, UCSB
Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. In his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: Replacing a substantial portion of indoor lights, and the archaic bulb and socket infrastructure on which they depend, with lasers.
Date: 11/13/2013
Type: Article, News
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
Date: 11/04/2013
Type: Article, News
An editorial detailing the findings of the Institute's Technology Roundtable on concentrator photovoltaics has been published in the October 2013 issue of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics.
Date: 10/11/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Copper Development Association & Gentherm Inc. have joined the Institute's Industry Partners Program.
Date: 10/09/2013
Type: News
John Bowers
In his talk, "The Promise of Silicon Photonics," Bowers, Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discussed the evolution of silicon photonics and what the future holds for this technology. A full video recording of his talk will be available online soon.
Date: 10/04/2013
Type: News
TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, has joined the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) research center as its newest affiliate member. TOEC is a part of the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara.
Date: 09/25/2013
Type: News

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