Archive Tag: Energy

The California state flag.

In 2013, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) set the ambitious goal of transitioning Los Angeles County to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. On September 10, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate State Bill (SB) 100, California’s 100 percent clean energy bill, into law and announced an executive order directing California to achieve Read more

A solar cell developed by UCLA Engineering researchers converts 22.4 percent of incoming energy from the sun, a record for this type of cell.
Oszie Tarula/UCLA

UCLA Newsroom featured a research study published in Science about the successful development of a perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cell by scientists at UCLA led by Yang Yang, UCLA’s Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Professor of Materials Science. This solar cell is the most efficient of its type, converting 22.4 percent of energy from Read more

A team led by Professors Sarah Tolbert (Chemistry and Biochemistry in Physical Sciences) and Bruce Dunn (Materials Science and Engineering  at UCLA Samueli) were awarded $9.75M from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a new research center: Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables center (SCALAR). Their center was one of only four Energy Frontier Read more