Renewable energy. In one hour we get enough sunlight on the earth to power the planet for a year. The molecular design of new materials for efficient harvesting of photons from the sun is promising. But storing that energy requires the next generation of batteries: sustainable, safe, and high-energy. Alan Heeger, Lon Bell and Jean-Marie Tarason explore new ways to meet our energy needs. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17378]
When you walk into a dark room and flip that switch, you probably dont think much about how or why that light bulb glows the way it does. Or what might replace it in the years ahead. Well, if youre concerned about energy efficiency and wondered where the future may take us, then dont miss this new series from the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara, where leaders from industry, government and academia came together to address progress in energy efficient technologies, commercialization and policy.