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A report that details the outcomes of the Institute's Standards for GaN Power Electronics Technology Roundtable, held on March 11-12 at UC Santa Barbara, has just been released.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: Report
Technologies: Electronics
Tesla's CTO JB Straubel, one of the speakers on Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies at the Institute for Energy Efficiency's 2013 Summit, told the MIT Tech Review that Tesla is tackling the challenge of a five to ten minute recharge time for Tesla's electric car batteries.
Date: 07/16/2013
Type: Article
Held on Friday, March 4, 2011 in UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion, the 2011 fair brought together over 140 students from across Santa Barbara County competing for over $4,000 in prizes as well as advancement to the California State Science Fair.
Date: 04/14/2011
Type: News
Here Arthur Rosenfeld describes the story of how he came to switch from doing experimental particle physics to developing efficient uses of energy.
Date: 01/01/2006
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior
Steve DenBaars, head of the Lighting Solutions Group at the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discusses the inefficiency of the incandescent light bulb.
Date: 06/20/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
University centers harness brainpower and technology to stop wasting energy — conserve, baby, conserve!
Date: 01/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems

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