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The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
UC Santa Barbara-- home to the Institute for Energy Efficiency-- was honored by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry for its environmental stewardship and for taking action on climate change.
Date: 04/05/2012
Soraa thinks it can make LEDs cheap enough to replace regular bulbs. The company was founded by Institute faculty Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Dr. Steven DenBaars, and Dr. James Speck.
Date: 04/05/2012
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED
Computing is becoming increasingly cheaper and more energy efficient. The electrical efficiency of computing has doubled every year and a half.
Date: 04/10/2012
Type: Article
Tags: computing
Last week, Pew Charitable Trusts released a report indicating global renewable energy finance and investment rose to $263 billion in 2011, an increase of 6.5% from 2010.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Konarka announces its organic photovoltaic modules are the first OPV technology to pass aging tests performed by TÜV Rheinland. Industry partners can now integrate Konarka's Power Plastic solar film in many applications with unprecedented confidence.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Find out how much money you could save by purchasing a hybrid vehicle with our new Clean Car Calculator, developed by Institute faculty member Sangwon Suh.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: News
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article
In 2011, utilities interconnected more than 62,000 PV systems, according to new findings by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). These new systems resulted in almost 1,500 megawatts of new utility solar capacity, over twice as much as was added in 2010, which itself had been a record year.
Date: 04/18/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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