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

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The Institute for Energy Efficiency hosted an event for the unveiling of Solar3D's 3-dimensional solar cell prototype. Solar3D's approach has the potential to drastically improve the efficiency of solar cells and reduce the cost per watt.
Date: 09/28/2012
Microinverter startup SolarBridge plans to change the way solar panels convert current.
Date: 06/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new report shows lower module prices and greater incentives will help the US PV market grow over the next five years.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
SolOptics has created a thin polymer film for stick-on texturing on glass or film that improves solar panel efficiency.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
With the complexity of future smart grids and the integration challenges posed by renewables, a deeper understanding of the grid’s dynamic network interactions as well as the control of those interactions is increasingly important.
Date: 11/15/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Tags: energy, power, UCSB
The emerging smart grid industry is creating partnerships between software companies and appliance manufactures.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association honors Institute Faculty Member, Shuji Nakamura, with the Inventor of the Year Award for his exceptional contributions in the technical arts.
Date: 09/28/2012
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Billionaire George Soros announced he will be contributing $1B toward the development of clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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