When Calit2 researchers launched a large-scale online survey at UC Irvine last spring to learn more about how people manage their computers’ energy usage, more than 2,000 people participated. The respondents included students, staff, faculty and retirees.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced that a UCI-led team of four Orange County colleges and universities was one of 20 chosen to design and build a solar-powered house for the national 2015 Solar Decathlon.
California Energy Commissioner Chair Robert Weisenmiller made a stop at the CalPlug research and demonstration center to see first-hand the numerous energy-efficiency projects underway.
The average American over the age of 2 spends more than 34 hours a week watching live television, says a 2012 Nielsen report – plus another three to six hours watching taped programs. In the meantime, other ways to watch TV programs are gaining popularity, such as video streaming on a computer or a mobile device. What kind of new set-top boxes and new features are being deployed to meet the demand? How does this trend of pervasive “TV watching” impact the energy consumed in delivering the content?
Embertec is the latest member to join CalPlug. Embertec provides energy efficient solutions for consumer electronics and similar appliances.
CalPlug presented its latest progress in energy efficiency research, representing UCI at the Solar Decathlon this past October. The Set Top Box (STB) project was on display, which is focused on developing a prototype of next-generation energy-efficient set top boxes.
The ZottWatt team aims to decrease the overall power consumption of the home entertainment system by changing the power states of the peripheral devices by adapting to predicted user behavior patterns and using innovative sensor technology.
This three session workshop heralds CalPlug’s next phase in plug load energy management research and development.
In early March 2013, over 60 members of the Association of American Universities attended an event at UCI. These university presidents and chancellors were able to tour the CalPlug facilities and see project demonstrations from CalPlug’s student researchers.
With another school year ending, the campus seems to be bustling with students preparing for their final exams. Similarly at CalPlug, students have been busy preparing presentations and demonstrations of the projects and technology they’ve been working hard on to develop. A recent demonstration at CalPlug for a visiting advisory board showcased CalPlug’s latest developments […]