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Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Jeffrey Henley
The LA Times features an article on Jeff and Judy Henley's donation to the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the College of Engineering. Their donation will enhance the quality of research and education at UC Santa Barbara, and they hope to set an example for future private giving.
Date: 05/14/2012
Type: News
DOE Estimates Energy Efficiency Jobs Could Triple in 10 Years, But Training Lags.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reached an agreement to increase the efficiency of most major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Diagram of bronchial tubes.
A new fuel cell designed by scientists at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has components that are modeled after the bronchial system in lungs. The fuel cell shows a significant improvement in terms of efficiency and also requires less of the cost-prohibitive platinum catalyst.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The energy issue presents an opportunity for policymakers and consumers to boost energy productivity.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Microsemi Corporation today introduced the world's first solar bypass solution for photovoltaic (PV) solar module applications which will be demonstrated at the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference, May 20 through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Date: 05/20/2010
Type: News
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
proposed cross-section of the device structure
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of those designing the devices.
Date: 05/15/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
National Grid has opened a Sustainability Hub in Worcester, Massachusetts to educate the public on energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies through hands on exposure.
Date: 10/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid

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