By combining never-before–released data from energy utilities with public data, UCLA researchers created a database that provides an unprecedented look at the energy-use landscape.
A team of engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, in partnership with Southern California Edison, has received a $1.62 million grant to build a hybrid energy storage system.
Fuel cells and hydrogen batteries are already important sources of green energy, but further advances will require scientists and engineers to better understand how the technologies work.
A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could redefine the way scientists approach solar cell design.
New research sheds light on the Earth’s climate over geologic time scales.
The study, published in Science, addresses problems that have long stalled the adoption of fuel cell technology.
Despite progress, dirty air and water are just the beginning of the region's environmental troubles. The findings, which are believed to be the most comprehensive environmental report card for any region in the nation, show the county needs tutoring to bring up its grades.
New compact, reliable energy storage devices outperform batteries by holding larger amounts of energy, recharging more quickly and lasting for longer recharge cycles.
UCLA students are going dark for Earth Hour on March 28, by turning off the lights free for an hour to join the international event raising awareness about climate change and energy usage.
The scientists successfully blended different synthetic plastics to enable devices to absorb light from a larger part of the solar spectrum.
As the UC system marches toward its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025, UCLA is doing its part by using less energy in buildings, converting half of its fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles and adding LEED-certified green buildings.
Expanding customer access to energy data can bring cleaner, more efficient power to Californians, save money and boost emerging clean technologies, according to a new report by the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative, a partnership between UCLA and UC Berkeley schools of law.
People told how much cancer-causing pollution they could prevent were more likely to change their power usage than people told how much money they could save.
Using UCLA environmental research, the Los Angeles City Council passed a motion to develop a program to improve energy and water conservation efforts in city buildings that consume the most resources.
UCLA experts will engage with city leaders from around the world to create smarter cities.
Old batteries will likely have 70 to 80 percent capacity remaining after we replace them, potentially providing a future energy source.
Bruins and off-campus visitors tooled around north campus on Tuesday in Teslas and other electric vehicles during UCLA's Drive an Electric Vehicle event, part of National Drive Electric Week. Guests test-drove the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt and other vehicles.
Report by the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at the UCLA and UC Berkeley law schools suggests that used electric vehicle batteries may be a promising solution to California's search for cheap energy storage.
Solar cell film made from kesterite or perovskite absorbs energy more efficiently and is cheaper to manufacture.
Researchers at UCLA have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy by using a unique graphene material to significantly boost the amount of energy supercapacitors can store.
Magnetic topological insulators developed at UCLA are 1,000 times more energy-efficient for switching
A UCLA research team has developed a new class of materials that could lead to more energy-efficient and "greener" electronic devices.
The grant from the California Energy Commission will help to identify and develop new materials, methodologies and software tools for zero-net energy buildings.
The new cells could serve as a power-generating layer on windows and smartphone displays without compromising users' ability to see through the surface.