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Jeffrey Henley
The LA Times features an article on Jeff and Judy Henley's donation to the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the College of Engineering. Their donation will enhance the quality of research and education at UC Santa Barbara, and they hope to set an example for future private giving.
Date: 05/14/2012
Type: News
The prominent global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, came out with a new report showing why solar photovoltaics have hit a tipping point. The report highlights three factors that are giving the solar industry so much drive.
Date: 05/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Korean cell manufacturer Shinsung Solar Energy has achieved a 20.03% efficiency rate for its crystalline solar cell by using next-generation Laser Doped Selective Emitter (LDSE) technology.
Date: 05/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
China’s top tier solar manufacturers do have a legitimate cost advantage over U.S.-based solar manufacturers. China’s solar manufacturers are winning for good reason: they’re more competitive than their American counterparts.
Date: 05/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Energy efficiency is gaining momentum in states that have traditionally been behind the curve in pushing such technology, according to research by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy. Many of these states are passing legislation and taking steps in improving energy efficiency by 2020.
Date: 05/17/2012
Type: Article
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
54 businesses join the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program. The program places graduate students from around the country to work in businesses and public institutions to find cost-efficient solutions to save energy and reduce emissions.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Institute faculty member, Eric McFarland, is assisting CUNY Energy Institute in the development of a grid-scale battery storage project. This new battery uses nickel-zinc technology that is cheaper to produce and just as long-lasting as lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
By replacing the liquid in dye-sensitized solar cells with a solid iodine-based semiconductor, Northwestern University researchers hope to eliminate the leakage and corrosion issues seen in other prototypes.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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