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

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The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
By installing solar power generation, improving the efficiency of appliances, and green retrofitting, a home can become a net zero energy building, producing more power than it consumes.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
The price per watt of solar energy is becoming competitive with fossil fuels as the global capacity for solar generation rises.
Date: 07/18/2009
Type: Blog
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
Global climate change may be drastically altering cloud formation in the mid-latitude sky, producing noctilucent clouds.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Climate Change
Replacing and upgrading certain equipment in a server room can have large energy cost payoffs, but many owners are unable to do so due to high upfront costs.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The US and China are exploring whether a top-down or bottom-up approach works best in growing an alternative energy industry. The US taking the bottom-up approach is focused on creating incentives for energy start-ups.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog

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