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

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The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) may have developed a way to run air conditioners on sound waves, which if widely deployed could reduce US energy consumption by 13 percent.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Thermoelectrics can convert waste heat into electricity, presenting an enormous potential for energy efficiency improvements as nearly half the energy cosumed by the US is dissipated as waste heat.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Bloom Energy's fuel cells have been purchased by large companies and are said to generate electricity for 8 to 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Date: 02/24/2010
Type: Blog
Isentropic Energy’s pumped-heat electrical energy storage could disrupt the large-scale electrical energy storage market
Date: 02/23/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
DuPont is developing a prototype that will allow solar cells and OLED displays to protected by thin layers of ceramin and polymer material rather than glass.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Blog
Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog
As the market for lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles is projected to grow rapidly, it remains to be seen which country takes the lead.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
DuPont is expanding its solar business, from ramping up production capacity to the recent release of a new substrate material for thin films.
Date: 02/14/2010
Type: Blog

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