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

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The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
UC Santa Barbara engineering professors Samir Mitragotri and Steven DenBaars have been named to the rank of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Date: 12/17/2013
Type: News
Institute faculty members Chris Van de Walle and Arthur Gossard have been designated Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Date: 01/11/2011
Type: News
Trina Solar announces a monocrystalline-silicon solar cell that could achieve 18.8% efficiency in the lab.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: News
Tres Amigas LLC, the partnership planning a superconducting, direct-current transmission hub to connect the Texas, Eastern and Western U.S. grids, has raised $12 million. There are many wind farms and solar power that could use this new hub.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Awarded to More Than 800 Recipients Nationally.
Date: 10/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing an approach to increase sunlight trapping using silicon nanowire arrays.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: News
Transphorm, the Santa Barbara startup founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra, is working to boost the electric grid's efficiency using gallium nitride in the power conversion process.
Date: 01/30/2012
Type: News
In an effort to train students for jobs of the future, Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska now offers a two-year associate degree in the design and management of energy efficient data centers.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News
A cross-section of David Bradwell's battery.
MIT graduate student David Bradwell has been selected as one of Technology Review's top innovators under 35 for his work on a battery for renewable energy storage that has liquid components.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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