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

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Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California is getting serious about distributed energy resources (DER), which include small utility-scale solar, bioenergy and wind generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response and combined heat and power facilities.
Date: 02/03/2015
Type: News
The University of California quietly met an important milestone in 2014: It successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the same level as 14 years ago.
Date: 01/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
In the annals of climatology, 2014 surpassed 2010 as the warmest year.
Date: 01/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
With an impressive history of environmental efforts and sustainability trendsetting, UCSB has now been rated third in the nation in a new ranking of the "Top 50 Green Schools".
Date: 01/07/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
UCSB materials professor and 2014 Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura has been awarded the Draper Prize for Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering.
Date: 01/07/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
the chill off
The Chill Off 2 spent 18 months evaluating cooling technologies from many of the data center industry’s largest vendors. But in the end, tiny startup Clustered Systems stole the spotlight with a prototype that earned the best scores for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/06/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
semiconductor
UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a unique semiconductor with coherently embedded metallic nanostructures, paving the way for new and enhanced applications, especially for energy efficiency.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
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
proposed cross-section of the device structure
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of those designing the devices.
Date: 05/15/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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