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Using specialized pellets with highly porous surfaces, researchers have discovered a method for efficient and lost-lasting storage of thermal energy.
Date: 06/06/2012
Type: News
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
James Speck, a professor of materials at UCSB, member of SSLEC's Executive Committee, and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors, has been named the campus's first Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting.
Date: 07/09/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Seoul Semiconductor Company launched a new LED product. Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura is an advisor to Seoul and was there for the unveiling. Also, Seoul Optodevice Company awarded Institute faculty member James Speck a $500,000 endowment for his work in solid-state lighting.
Date: 07/13/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura and his research group have developed the first violet nonpolar vertical-cavity laser. This breakthrough opens doors to higher efficiency lasers with reduced manufacturing costs.
Date: 07/24/2012
Type: News
We are pleased to announce the selection of architectural firm KieranTimberlake to design a new home for the Institute. The building will be named Henley Hall in honor of Jeff and Judy Henley's lead gift, and will be a symbol of the Institute and UC Santa Barbara's commitment to energy efficiency.
Date: 08/09/2012
Type: News
ComEd, a Chicago based utility company, has introduced an efficiency program aimed at reducing the energy use of data centers. The program will help data centers improve cooling, power delivery, and IT capabilities.
Date: 08/10/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Tags: Chicago, ComEd
The United States emitted the smallest amount of energy-related carbon dioxide in a January-to-March stretch since 1992.
Date: 08/22/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
The Institute for Energy Efficiency and the CEEM hosted a Technology Roundtable on concentrator photovoltaics. 35 key stakeholders participated in a facilitated discussion to identify what it will take for CPV to supply 100 GW of solar electricity in the US by 2030.
Date: 08/22/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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