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

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Giving power companies the ability to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure could bolster the EV market.
Date: 06/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Charging station.
By 2020, annual sales of EVs will reach 2 million. But even as these shiny new vehicles take to the road, serious questions remain about the infrastructure--or rather, the lack of infrastructure--to charge them.
Date: 09/11/2010
Power tool batteries could be the key to creating better electric vehicle batteries since they can handle a large power output, unlike cell phone batteries.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
MicroGen Systems is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting chips that convert mechanical energy into electricity from environmental vibrations
Date: 08/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Solar Junction -- a Silicon Valley start-up -- has raised solar cell efficiency to 44 percent. Their triple-junction technology absorbs a broader spectrum of light compared to conventional solar cells.
Date: 12/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The coming wave of battery-powered vehicles has utilities, oil companies and startups preparing for a significant shift. But the push toward an "electrification tipping point" also presents new challenges.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
What does the future hold for cars and our commuting world? Industry leaders weigh in with their predictions on electric and hybrid cars, batteries, and the transportation industry.
Date: 10/25/2012
Type: Article
Large amounts of government spending is about to specifically fund energy efficiency.
Date: 02/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Richard King presents: Raising the Efficiency Ceiling in Multijunction Solar Cells
Date: 03/28/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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