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

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two thermal energy storage tanks
CALMAC's ICEBANK technology provides an energy-efficient alternative for cooling buildings by freezing ice at night (when energy costs are lower) and then using cool water from the melting ice to cool the building during the day.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
A Chinese company and its U.S. partner are looking at ways of replacing mass transportation with electrically powered buses that use ultracapacitors to sustain a charge.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Galen Stucky
Professor Galen Stucky's research group is developing an energy storage device for hybrid electric vehicles that combines the properties of batteries and capacitors into one technology.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: News
By layering graphene sheets and silicon, researchers have developed an anode with storage capacity and recharge rates 10x higher than traditional Li-ion batteries.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
French startup McPhy Energy has delivered the first commercial-scale prototype of a solid-state hydrogen storage tank, which it claims could solve the challenge presented to grid operators by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
A new $2 million study will examine the use of nanoengineered ceramic materials in capacitors to store energy, particularly from wind turbines and solar arrays.
Date: 09/29/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Ultracapacitor maker Nesscap has raised initial funding that it says will enable the company to make ultracapacitors with significantly improved performance.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Stanford engineer finds a way to cheaply and efficiently manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors.
Date: 02/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests material could vastly improve performance of lithium-ion batteries for cars and electronics.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Nanowire anodes could let lithium-ion batteries in cars and laptops run twice as long.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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