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

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Designers and researchers have come up with see-through solar panels that can be used as windows in buildings, white solar panels that can blend in with building facades or vertical wind turbines that blend into the scenery like these beautiful turbine trees created by New Wind.
Date: 01/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Beacon Power Corporation has installed a flywheel energy storage system in order to optimize the output of a wind farm in California.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
The union between France-based Areva and concentrating solar power start up Ausra may accelerate large scale renewable technology deployment.
Date: 02/08/2010
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
Berkeley, California based Alphabet Energy announced that it will receive $1 million in seed money to further develop its proprietary thermoelectric technology expected to be on the market in 2-3 years.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Blog
Concentrating solar photovoltaic technology has the potential to be low cost and efficient, but production must be scaled up through proven performance in order to bring costs down.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Article
Danish company Floating Power Plant says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves. The power plant could generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Using nickel as a catalyst rather than platinum could also mean less-expensive fuels cells.
Date: 12/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Researchers at the University of Houston, Technical University of Berlin in Germany, and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a new catalyst for fuel cells five times as efficient as regular platinum.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion

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