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

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Concentrating solar photovoltaic technology has the potential to be low cost and efficient, but production must be scaled up through proven performance in order to bring costs down.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Article
Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
With a feed-in tariff solar energy policy, Germany has become the global leader in the implementation of solar energy. The country, which does does not have a climate ideally suited for solar power, has shown that what matters more than the solar climate is the government's energy policy.
Date: 12/12/2009
Type: Article
Taking a look back at 2009, the author touches upon a variety of issues including energy and climate change policy, the clean tech industry, jobs, and renewable energy.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: Article
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
Solar tech developers have been busy outdoing each other in breaking records for cell and panel efficiencies. Why is it important and how do these players stack up against each other?
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Fred Chong, Director of the Greenscale computing research group at IEE discusses the energy wasted by computers when they are not in use.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Investment in new transmission lines would eliminate electricity congestion that costs the US billions per year, promote clean energy generation, and create thousands of jobs.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: Article
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
Solid-state lighting holds the promise of huge energy savings and long-lasting light sources. But before it comes to market, the products, like LED lights, have to get better, cheaper and easier to make.
Date: 01/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED

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