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

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Actively managing energy in data centers through processes such as virtualization and storage consolidation can result in energy savings of at least 40 percent.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Solar start-up HighFlex is building and shipping lightweight and flexible solar panels. Car companies have expressed interest in covering car roofs and hoods with the technology.
Date: 06/02/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
By using flywheel systems to store energy, utilities can coordinate power production and demand.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Flywheels
Ford Focus Electric.
The Ford Focus Electric, due out next year in the U.S., will contain a lithium-ion battery pack with a liquid-based thermal management system that Ford claims will maximize the battery's efficiency and range, as well as elongate overall battery life.
Date: 09/02/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Ford showcased a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles that are set to come on the market in the next couple of years. The company emphasized that the major issue with the electric vehicles will not be the manufacturing technology, but the recharge infrastructure.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Transportation
Ford announced that it intends on its electric fleet to be smart grid compatible. This means that when an electric vehicle is plugged into the wall, it can charge faster when electricity is cheap and slow down charging or sell back electricity during peak demand times.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Transportation
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
DuPont is expanding its solar business, from ramping up production capacity to the recent release of a new substrate material for thin films.
Date: 02/14/2010
Type: Blog
Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog

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