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

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A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
EnerDel develops cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries as engineers figure out how to mass-produce them for today’s hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
A Spanish energy and construction giant is seeking commonwealth support to build a $1 billion, 250MW solar power plant in Australia, one of the largest in the world.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: News
Tags: solar
Participants from government, academic, business, and industry discuss possibilities to fact-track widespread adoption of LED lighting, how to overcome current policy inhibitors of adoption, and create new solutions for accelerating adoption of this energy saving technology.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
While information technology is a significant energy consumer with a worldwide carbon footprint comparable to that of the global aviation industry, IT is also an efficiency enabler and can be used to reduce energy needs.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
Initial speaker lineup includes Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives at Google, Richard Newell, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: Event, News
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
Results of homes undergoing retrofits are presented at the BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston, revealing energy savings of up to 70 percent.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings

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