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

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Danish company Floating Power Plant says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves. The power plant could generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
EnerNOC and ADT deals indicate progress for the startup’s new focus as a commercial property portfolio energy manager.
Date: 04/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
On Tuesday, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute released a report that calls for California regulators to consider entirely new ways for its major utilities to invest in and operate a distributed energy resource-rich grid, and how to get paid for it.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: News
A big change in lighting is about to take place as LEDs become cheaper, governments regulate lighting use more, and consumers become more receptive different light sources.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
data center
Startups and established companies are working to make computers and data centers more energy-efficient through seven main avenues: (1) architecture and design, (2) cooling, (3) DC power, (4) monitoring and management, (5) servers and processors, (6) storage and memory, and (7) lights and sensors.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Article
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has come up with a way to shut down a sizzling lithium battery. Notebooks and cell phones containing the technology maybe released next year with cars to follow.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Researchers at Uppsala University have created an environmentally benign battery using cellulose and salt. The technology is cheap, easy to manufacture, and rechargeable. The battery could be produced commercially within three years.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
The grating filters different colors of light.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an optical film that promises to boost the efficiency of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) by up to 400 percent.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Startup General Compression has been awarded a DOE grant for their compressed air energy storage project.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage

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