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

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The Global Cleantech 100 report is a good way to judge where investors are thinking about deploying their money -- in energy-efficiency companies.
Date: 10/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Dresden, Germany-based OPV thin-film developer Heliatek has achieved a new organic tandem solar cell world record with 10.7% cell efficiency on a 1.1 square centimeter substrate. SGS undertook the testing and has validated the figures.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A thin film of silicon nanomesh
Researchers at Caltech have demonstrated new nanoscale designs that sever the relationship between thermal and electrical conductivity, potentially boosting the efficiency of thermoelectric materials for harvesting waste heat.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
The company, S-RAM Dynamics, was awarded $400,000 through DOE's “Next Generation Energy Efficient Buildings Technologies" program to commercialize an energy efficient heat pump that can save 50% on energy.
Date: 09/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Harvard researches released a database of 35,000 organic molecules that are potentially over 10% efficient in converting solar energy into electricity. One thousand of the molecules are potentially over 11% efficient. The database will assist in the search for new organic photovoltaic materials.
Date: 06/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Gridwise Global Forum.
The inaugural GridWise Global Forum brought together an eclectic group of industry and public officials to discuss the future of the smart grid.
Date: 09/24/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
The demand for energy storage on the grid will grow to $113.5 billion and reach 184 GWh of capacity by 2017. Lux Research developed the "Grid Storage Demand Forecaster" to evaluate and compare opportunities and trends.
Date: 04/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method for quickly and cheaply mass-producing graphene, a carbon material that could improve the efficiency of energy storage.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Article
A research team led by Institute faculty member Chris Van de Walle believes they have identified the source of absorption loss in green lasers.
Date: 08/06/2010
Type: Article

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