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

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California is engaged in a major revision of the ways in which its utilities manage their distribution grid.
Date: 01/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Infrared scan of a retrofitted building.
A new crop of startups such as Skyline Innovations and Metrus Energy hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing, service contracts and software.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
Energy efficiency features are becoming standard in new home construction due to increasing demand and eco-consciousness.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Greentech Media summarizes Americans' 2012 home energy usage and statistics. "Home energy management in 2012, like every other year, finds us somewhere between the Flintstones and the Jetsons."
Date: 12/17/2012
Type: Article
In partnership with Cree, Home Depot has released an new EcoSmart brand downlight bulb that uses white and red LEDs to emit a warm, energy-efficient glow.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A new method of capturing the higher energy sunlight that is usually lost as heat in conventional solar cells could double solar-to-electric power conversion efficiency.
Date: 06/18/2010
Type: Article, News
Institute researchers have recently demonstrated an alternative to light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Date: 10/30/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: droop, LED, UCSB
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

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