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

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Soladigm has developed a more cost-effective method for making electrochromic windows that let people adjust light and heat levels with the flick of a switch.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Philips has teamed up with Desso, a leading carpet and flooring company, to create "light transmissive carpets."
Date: 11/20/2013
Type: News
Following the lead of the Large Hadron Collider, companies and research groups are focusing on ways to integrate high efficiency cables made of superconductive filaments into a smart grid.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article, News
As more and more silicon transistors are needed for increasingly complex and efficient computer chips, manufacturers look for alternatives. Carbon nanotubes have promising electrical properties, but haven't been commercially viable up until now.
Date: 10/21/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra is featured in a Pacific Standard article discussing Mishra's work on power conversion. “When gallium-nitride technology manifests itself to its full potential, the savings could equal taking the West Coast off the grid."
Date: 05/24/2013
Type: Article
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
Recently, there has been a boom in green building materials like insulation and energy efficient windows.
Date: 06/30/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Materials
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
Using thin film technology, flexible solar panels could be made into small panels, then applied to a roof like shingles.
Date: 06/08/2009
Type: News

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