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

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A group of companies, including Eaton Corporation and Triton, are working together to put the first 1-megawatt turbine on the ocean floor. This system can harvest steady, reliable energy from deep ocean currents.
Date: 10/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
A new processor based on probability instead of binary logic functions in a more power efficient way and may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
A New Rotary Engine Design
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
Date: 04/06/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
SmartSynch says its new router can adapt to network protocols and standards. Will this put utilities at ease?
Date: 12/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Danish company Floating Power Plant says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves. The power plant could generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
An energy start-up wants to install energy efficiency improvements in a building and share the energy savings with the building owner.
Date: 06/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
A big change in lighting is about to take place as LEDs become cheaper, governments regulate lighting use more, and consumers become more receptive different light sources.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
data center
Startups and established companies are working to make computers and data centers more energy-efficient through seven main avenues: (1) architecture and design, (2) cooling, (3) DC power, (4) monitoring and management, (5) servers and processors, (6) storage and memory, and (7) lights and sensors.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Article
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has come up with a way to shut down a sizzling lithium battery. Notebooks and cell phones containing the technology maybe released next year with cars to follow.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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