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

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Verizon and Qualcomm have announced a joint initiative to deliver a wireless monitoring system for the smart grid.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Qualcomm's Mirasol MEM display.
Watch a video about Qualcomm's new energy-efficient display based on microelectromechanical (MEM) device technology.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Video
Quallion is asking for DOE grant money to produce lithium-ion batteries to power commercial trucks while idling. The company hopes to use this product base to break into the rest of the electric vehicle market.
Date: 07/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Quantum dot display
A new display technology that uses quantum dots for pixels could be easier to manufacture, brighter, and possibly more energy-efficient than OLED-based displays.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Quantum Dots
With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. Quantum dots may be the answer.
Date: 05/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channel that has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large scale.
Date: 08/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
Commercial uptake of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is set for dramatic growth. A Johnson Controls study estimates that today's nascent U.S. commercial PACE market could represent around $18 billion each year.
Date: 06/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Event
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things" -- the idea that everything in the human environment could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data.
Date: 02/23/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld, former commissioner of the California Energy Commission, says that legislation and standards created since the 1973 oil embargo have led to drastic energy savings, but much more can be done.
Date: 04/17/2010
Type: Article

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