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

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The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
In this first installment of a three part video blog series from SunPower, Dr. Richard Swanson discusses solar cell efficiency and explains how higher efficiency solar panels benefit home owners.
Date: 07/09/2010
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Bill Gates and Vinod Khosla have provided over $20 million in series B funding to EcoMotors, a startup that is developing a more efficient internal combustion engine called "Opoc."
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Microsoft announced today that it has combined its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application with the PowerCost electricity monitor. Using a broadband internet connection, consumers can then monitor their home electricity consumption from the web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article, Video
Together with Institute Director John Bowers, Intel's Justin Rattner and Mario Paniccia describe the impact and significance of the 50G Silicon Photonics Link.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Photonics
Mario Paniccia holds Intel's 50Gbps silicon photonics link.
This video gives an overview of Intel's 50Gbps silicon photonics link, developed in collaboration with Institute Director John Bowers.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Photonics
Qualcomm's Mirasol MEM display.
Watch a video about Qualcomm's new energy-efficient display based on microelectromechanical (MEM) device technology.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Video
Hemp home.
Dubbed “hempcrete”, the innovative building material is said to act as a “built-in air filter”, which actually helps improve air quality and does not contain any toxic substances. Not to mention, is inexpensive and more efficient than conventional building alternatives.
Date: 09/07/2010
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
LED bulb from Lemnis Lighting.
Greentech Media's Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos compares Lighting Sciences' LED bulb with one from Lemnis Lighting.
Date: 09/13/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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