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

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Hydrobee Lets You Charge A Battery From A Fast-Flowing River To Juice Up USB Devices Off-Grid.
Date: 11/22/2013
Type: News
Associate Professor Chandra Krintz discusses the opportunities and challenges with the emerging field of cloud computing.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: Video
Ceres recently released two new reports related to energy efficiency: The 21st Century Electric Utility - Positioning for a Low-Carbon Future, and Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
DuPont is developing a prototype that will allow solar cells and OLED displays to protected by thin layers of ceramin and polymer material rather than glass.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Blog
An ARM microprocessor made by Marvell.
In an effort to reduce the cost of cooling microprocessor chips, data centers are looking to low-power chips used in cell phones and other mobile devices. These chips can generate energy savings, but they also have less processing power, so they may only be used in specific systems or applications.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Article
Graphite-based "heat spreaders" in cell phones could make it possible to build lighter car batteries with the same number of cells.
Date: 06/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Tags: graphite
Shuji Nakamura, inventor of blue LED, and Jaap Haartsen, inventor of Bluetooth, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12, 2015.
Date: 05/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
UCSB'S Institute for Energy Efficiency, UC Davis, and PowWow Energy receive funding from the CEC to measure groundwater use and to help growers deal with the state’s water crisis.
Date: 06/15/2015
Type: Article
In an effort to save energy, major HVAC and thermostat companies have been turning to "smarter" thermostats -- wireless, connected thermostats that can often be set up online. These new smart thermostats are expected to be more user-friendly than earlier versions.
Date: 10/04/2012
Type: Article
Advances in hybrid technology, such as batteries and electric motors, have made hybrid cars cheaper to manufacture. For this reason, automakers are turning to hybrids to comply with fuel-economy standards.
Date: 10/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries

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