CalPlug's Student Team Zotwatt Competed in 2014 Max Tech Challenge Hosted by US Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mixer Event at CalPlug with Academic Senates from Top Universities of US
Wall of Power Mobile User Interface for the International Consumer Electronics Conference 2012, Las Vegas
CalPlug's Student Researcher Presenting Latest Energy Efficiency Technology to University Vice Chancellors Across the Nation
One of the more popular demonstrations in the CalPlug Center housed at Calit2 is the “Wall of Power.” The living room simulation, equipped with everyday entertainment and household devices that plug into outlets, allows “consumers” to control energy usage by powering devices on and off, while seeing their energy consumption in real-time.
Policy makers, manufacturers, utility representatives and academic researchers joined forces last week at Calit2 to learn from each other in an attempt to advance energy efficiency measures in the rapidly growing plug load sector of electricity use.
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.