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

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Japan, South Korea, and China are investing billions for smart grid infrastructure and information technology.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The federal government release its draft of smart grid standards, laying the foundation of the regulations that will accompany the emerging industry.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Sustainability leader UCSB sets new goal to reduce potable water use by 12 percent by next spring.
Date: 07/17/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Nanoelectronics technology is improving the way that batteries and motors in electric vehicles are controlled, giving them a longer range on each charge.
Date: 01/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
In an effort to make electronic devices more efficient, the SOI Industry Consortium launched an initiative to encourage the use of manufacturing on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology instead of traditional bulk silicon, which has an energy saving of 30%.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Scientists from the American Chemical Society are developing a unique, "green" antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells and make them more affordable.
Date: 08/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Stanford researchers are working on a method of upconversion that increases the conversion efficiency of amorphous-silicon solar cells from 11 to 15 percent.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
By using concentrating sunlight, SHEC Energy has developed a high temperature solar application for residential electricity generation.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Areas hard-hit by the U.S. automakers' slump are pitching themselves to green technology firms. Workers and machines that used to crank out cars are now making parts for solar and wind power plants.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News

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