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

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A new report shows implementing energy efficiency practices on a utility scale has become less expensive.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact, Utilities
ComEd, a Chicago based utility company, has introduced an efficiency program aimed at reducing the energy use of data centers. The program will help data centers improve cooling, power delivery, and IT capabilities.
Date: 08/10/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Tags: Chicago, ComEd
In the latest round of energy funding, the Department of Energy funded some lesser known energy storage technologies like flywheel, compressed air, and distributed storage.
Date: 11/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Southern California Edison is seeking $65 million in grants for the biggest grid storage battery ever built. The battery system would store wind power generated during off peak times.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Utilities
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approves Southern California Edison's plan to install 500 megawatts of solar systems on commercial rooftops in it's service area.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, SCE, solar pv
A German vanadium flow battery innovator has teamed up with an American vanadium electrolyte producer in a strategic alliance to prove that the VRB-ESS can yield revenue and improve grid performance.
Date: 03/14/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
Venture capitalists are shifting their clean technology investment strategy to focus less on high-risk technologies and more on ideas that could have faster payoffs.
Date: 08/11/2011
Type: Article
Chris Cole
Capacity and Power Efficiency Increases in Fiber Optic Communications
Date: 03/01/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Photonics
Daniel Mahgerefteh discusses the chirp managed laser, an alternative transmitter technology that allows a directly modulated laser to be used in high-performance applications with a smaller size, lower power consumption, less device complexity and lower cost.
Date: 03/28/2011
Type: Slides, Video

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