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

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Adding a coating of graphene or carbon nanotubes is showing promise for improving the energy density of traditional ultracapacitors and may have applications for the lithium-ion battery market as well.
Date: 10/06/2011
Type: News
Award winners will receive more than $13 million to develop transformational manufacturing processes and technologies, an important step in increasing the energy efficiency of the American industrial sector which accounts for more than 30 percent of the energy used nationwide.
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy gives an Energy Leadership Lecture at UCSB presented by the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/15/2010
Type: News
The U.S. Department of Energy awards grants to various clean energy technology projects, including HVAC system efficiency, cool roofs, smart controllers for smart grid applications, and advanced solar technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
Thermostat
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
Although small in size, First Solar's first utility-scale PV plant sets the stage for larger projects to come.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
SolarReserve uses molten salt to store energy in solar thermal plants.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: News
asphalt road
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have identified a number of ways to harvest waste heat from asphalt roads, including embedding water filled pipes or thermoelectric semiconductors in or under the roadways.
Date: 11/15/2010
Type: Blog
Fred Wudl, professor of Chemistry and Materials and Co-Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) at UCSB, discusses the design and synthesis of organic molecules and polymers for applications in organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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