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

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The deployment phase is underway for UC Santa Barbara's energy-efficient networked lighting control systems.
Date: 12/12/2013
Type: News
Rapid advances in computing technology have depended upon Moore's Law, which refers to the ability to scale down transistor size with each generation of technology. A new hybrid approach in computing technology will help develop next generation memory.
Date: 11/19/2013
Type: News
AES batteries
Power company AES is in the process of scaling up its lithium-ion grid battery projects to a commercial size, and by the third quarter of this year, plans to start operating a 32 MW lithium-ion battery project in West Virginia.
Date: 05/06/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Air conditioners consume a large amount of energy. Nearly all of the world’s booming cities are in the tropics and will be home to an estimated one billion new consumers by 2025. As temperatures rise, they (and we) will use more air-conditioning worrying researchers.
Date: 09/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change, HVAC
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
University of Melbourne
The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment; CEET will be one of the largest research efforts for green telecommunications in the world.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
UC Santa Cruz electrical engineering professor, Ali Shakouri, discusses how nanoscale thermoelectric devices can help the world meet the growing demand for energy.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
The DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon challenges twenty student teams from universities in North America and Europe to design, build, and operate a solar powered house.
Date: 10/10/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
Researchers at Stanford have built the first all-carbon solar cell. These flexible photovoltaics promise low cost and durability, if their performance can be improved.
Date: 11/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Lithium ion battery technology, coupled with advancements in high-temperature superconducting materials could bring an all-electric airplane into reality in the near future.
Date: 06/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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