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

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California’s goal of merging rooftop solar systems, smart inverters, behind-the-meter batteries, real-time energy management systems and other distributed energy resources with its utilities’ grid plans faces a major challenge before it even gets underway -- the data-sharing challenge.
Date: 05/19/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
California's electrical grid has a problem -- a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
Date: 03/31/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
The mayor of Lancaster has required all new homes in the city to either come equipped with solar panels or be in subdivisions that produce one kilowatt of solar energy per house, part of his plant to make Lancaster the solar capital of the universe.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
BioSolar developed an absolute moisture barrier, which can significantly aid the production of durable, thin-film solar cells.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
There is a mismatch of population density and electricity use in the world today.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
With a home PV array, the electricity meter can runs backwards for most of the day putting excess energy back into the grid, but the cells are too expensive.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The 500-MW project at Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert is expected to have the capacity to grow to 1,000 MW, marking the DOD’s largest solar project to date.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Battery breakthroughs could lower costs and improve performance for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, but commercializing these new technologies will be challenging.
Date: 06/29/2010
Technologies: Batteries
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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