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

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CNBC Techtopia video
Three local tech CEOs talk on CNBC's power lunch clip about about why Santa Barbara is a great place for tech businesses; one asset is UCSB's strong engineering program.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
In the latest rankings by Leiden University in the Netherlands, UCSB ranked 2nd on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. This represents a jump of five places from last year's annual ranking of the top 500.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
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
The Institute's Summit has been selected to feature on UCTV, whose programming can be seen in over 22 million households nationwide via cable and worldwide on the internet.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Phys.org features an article on the Institute's ICT Technology Roundtable report detailing the needed efficiency increases in network technologies to meet future energy demands.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Researchers at Harvard University and University of Toronto have developed leaf-like sheets that can be applied to existing windows to increase a building's thermal regulation and decrease building temperature.
Date: 08/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Google and Energy Inc. provide a free home energy management tool that does not require a smart meter.
Date: 10/06/2009
Type: News
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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