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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
A plethora of start-ups have sprung up to manage data center energy usage, including UC Santa Barbara's recent start-up, Transphorm, founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra.
Date: 09/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Credit: Solar Junction
Startup Solar Junction says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Innovative silicon-based thermoelectrics could be the key to making waste heat-to-electricity applications cheap and easy to use.
Date: 09/29/2011
Type: News
Greentech Media features the Santa Barbara area's leadership in energy efficiency technology, mentioning Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Umesh Mishra: Nakamura for his LED research and Umesh Mishtra for his startup company Transphorm.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
General Electric and a group of venture firms announced a $200 million fund for a “smart grid challenge” for startups and entrepreneurs with new smart grid ideas or technologies. The company also announced two new Ecomagination products.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
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

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