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

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The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Video session from the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency on The Department of Energy's newest program aimed at reducing the cost of solar power to $1/Watt.
Date: 05/24/2011
Type: Video
NRG logo
Greentech Media's annual list of large companies that will make a difference in green in the coming year includes some big energy players.
Date: 04/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Energy Saving Solutions announced that their popular ‘Forever LED Light’ and induction lighting systems, an energy-efficient, long-lasting LED are now backed by on-site repair or replacement by McCusker & Company.
Date: 11/27/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.
Date: 05/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Zuli Smartplug
The Zuli Smartplug uses Bluetooth Low Energy to let you easily control and monitor lights and appliances from your smartphone.
Date: 05/21/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
smart meter
This blog entry provides a nice overview of today's electricity and transmission grid -- and tomorrow's "smarter" version. It includes primers on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, grid optimization and energy storage.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
Researchers at the University of Toronto have figured out how to make the process of spray on solar cells both cheap and fast. Light-sensitive dots, so tiny they're invisible to the eye, can be sprayed onto a flexible film and then wrapped on anything with access to sunlight.
Date: 12/30/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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