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The United States emitted the smallest amount of energy-related carbon dioxide in a January-to-March stretch since 1992.
Date: 08/22/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
ComEd, a Chicago based utility company, has introduced an efficiency program aimed at reducing the energy use of data centers. The program will help data centers improve cooling, power delivery, and IT capabilities.
Date: 08/10/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Tags: Chicago, ComEd
We are pleased to announce the selection of architectural firm KieranTimberlake to design a new home for the Institute. The building will be named Henley Hall in honor of Jeff and Judy Henley's lead gift, and will be a symbol of the Institute and UC Santa Barbara's commitment to energy efficiency.
Date: 08/09/2012
Type: News
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura and his research group have developed the first violet nonpolar vertical-cavity laser. This breakthrough opens doors to higher efficiency lasers with reduced manufacturing costs.
Date: 07/24/2012
Type: News
Seoul Semiconductor Company launched a new LED product. Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura is an advisor to Seoul and was there for the unveiling. Also, Seoul Optodevice Company awarded Institute faculty member James Speck a $500,000 endowment for his work in solid-state lighting.
Date: 07/13/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
James Speck, a professor of materials at UCSB, member of SSLEC's Executive Committee, and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors, has been named the campus's first Seoul Optodevice Chair in Solid State Lighting.
Date: 07/09/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Using specialized pellets with highly porous surfaces, researchers have discovered a method for efficient and lost-lasting storage of thermal energy.
Date: 06/06/2012
Type: News
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
By replacing the liquid in dye-sensitized solar cells with a solid iodine-based semiconductor, Northwestern University researchers hope to eliminate the leakage and corrosion issues seen in other prototypes.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News

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