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Using thin film technology, flexible solar panels could be made into small panels, then applied to a roof like shingles.
Date: 06/08/2009
Type: News
The smart grid, though a large upfront investment, would promote the adoption of green technologies like solar and wind power and plug-in vehicles.
Date: 06/04/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Institute Newsletter Issue Two. In This Issue: New UCSB Energy Research Center, Sejal Hall Joins Staff, Research Insights: Energy Star Ratings for Servers, The Optical Society Honors John E. Bowers, and Fredrickson Leads New Global Research Institute
Date: 06/02/2009
Type: News
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Dow Corning Toray Co Ltd exhibited a silicon-containing carbon material for negative electrode of lithium-ion batteries which more than doubles the capacity.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Energy Star specifications are now available for data servers. The servers that receive the Energy Star label will be around 30% more energy efficient.
Date: 05/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
At the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, Dian Grueneich of the California Public Utilities Commission spoke about net-zero energy use for the state through energy efficiency buildings.
Date: 05/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
McDonough discusses moving towards and environmentally and economically intelligent future by continually recycling material from old products into new ones.
Date: 05/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
There is a mismatch of population density and electricity use in the world today.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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