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

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Researchers at UC Berkeley have generated visible light in a space smaller than a protein molecule. This lighting is extremely efficient, so the small amount of scattered light produced is clearly visible.
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
Cogentrix secures DOE loan for world's largest concentrating solar photovoltaic plant to be built in southern-central Colorado.
Date: 09/13/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Luminous white lasers look to be the future in lighting and Li-Fi, or light-based wireless communication, in being more energy efficient than LED's.
Date: 08/06/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
The World Bank announced the increase in financing to renewable energy projects, specifically for energy efficiency, which accounts for 40% of the total lending.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The next generation of wireless offers a wider range and larger capacity, though also faces a number of legal hurtles.
Date: 09/20/2011
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a ruling that EV service stations will not be regulated like public utilities. While service companies see this as good news, the state's utility companies are split in their responses.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
There is no doubt that Australia is going to be at the leading edge of battery storage, due to the huge number of solar panels already on household rooftops, high electricity costs (particularly network charges), and excellent solar resources.
Date: 06/05/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Will the world's energy problems be solved in a manner similar to the way that Apple changed computers?
Date: 08/30/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information

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