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

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Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers study moths' eyes to solve one of thin-film solar technology's biggest problems: light reflection between films that causes light to be lost before it can be harnessed for energy production.
Date: 05/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
Date: 02/09/2010
Type: News
Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
Geostellar wants to map the potential for solar on every residential and commercial property in the US - and eventually the world.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new study from Energy & Environmental Science suggests that solar panels may cost only half as much to produce by the end of the decade.
Date: 02/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Smart grids have the potential to usurer in a distributed electricity grid, but must learn from the mistakes of cities that have already attempted to do this.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Blog
Konarka Technologies and Arch Aluminum & Glass plan to pilot a project that creates a solar wall that could eventually be integrated into building design.
Date: 11/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California uses significantly less energy per capita than the rest of the US because of incentives implemented by the state.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Utilities
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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