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

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Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
A study conducted by Microsoft revealed that the Smart Grid is being adopted much slower than previously thought.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
As utilities face challenges in implementing smart grids, this article discusses a framework to help utilities evaluate, plan, and deploy smart grid information technologies.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Japan, South Korea, and China are investing billions for smart grid infrastructure and information technology.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Google releases the application programing interface for Google PowerMeter, a tool to provide users with real time energy use and cost data.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
Yesterday Attorney General Jerry Brown announced a completely new kind of renewable energy legislation, introduced by State Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D) – designed to add more renewable energy storage to the grid.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
Southern California Edison receives an award in recognition of its leadership in energy efficiency through the promotion of ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics and other programs that help customers save energy.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
The Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy lobbies for transmission expansion costs to be allocated to states consumers that directly benefit as a result.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Utilities
A new law will double the cap on how much energy customers can sell back to utilities.
Date: 02/26/2010
Type: News

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