smartflower comes to the U.S.

After what the company said is a tremendous start in Europe, smartflower energy technology is now bringing its revolutionary all-in-one solar system, smartflower POP, to the U.S.

Energy Department Announces Participation in Clean Line’s Large-Scale Energy Transmission Project

Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, today U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that DOE will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), a major clean energy infrastructure project.

Award-Winning Manufacturer of Super-Efficient Ceiling Fans Licenses UCF-Developed Fan Blade Design

Versa Drives, an India-based manufacturer of electric motors, drives and appliances, has licensed an innovative fan blade design developed at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) a research institute of UCF.  Under the direction of Danny Parker, principal research scientist at FSEC who developed the design concept, the fan blade is based on aviation propeller […]

FAU to Develop Robotic Boats with a ‘Mind of Their Own’

The notion of robotic boats that can move, think and make decisions on their own to help human supervisors may be closer than you think. A researcher in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University has received a $469,822 grant from the National Science Foundation to advance technology on risk-informed decision […]

UCF Unveils New Smart Grid Lab

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando of 12,000 grid engineers and energy leaders. The 660-square-foot Smart Grid lab, located in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main […]

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FESC Bringing Energy Solutions to Florida,

the Nation and the World

The Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) was created by the Florida State government to promote collaboration among the energy experts at its 12 supported universities to share energy-related expertise. The consortium assists the state in the development and implementation of an environmentally compatible, sustainable, and efficient energy strategic plan. The Consortium was charged to ‘perform research and development on innovative energy systems that lead to alternative energy strategies, improved energy efficiencies, and expanded economic development for the state‘. The legislature appropriated funding for research at five of the universities as well as support for education, outreach, and technology commercialization. The Consortium reports to and provides guidance on an as needed basis to the Florida Legislature, Executive Office of the Governor, and the Florida’s Office of Energy housed in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Overarching to the Consortium’s research strategy is an energy systems approach to identify innovation opportunities, prepare an energy workforce, and guide economic development.

Through collaborative research and development across the State University System and the industry, the goal of the consortium is to become a world leader in energy research, education, technology, and energy systems analysis. In so doing, the consortium shall:

(a) Coordinate and initiate increased collaborative interdisciplinary energy research among the universities and the energy industry.

(b) Assist in the creation and development of a Florida-based energy technology industry through efforts that would expedite commercialization of innovative energy technologies by taking advantage of the energy expertise within the State University System, high-technology incubators, industrial parks, and industry-driven research centers.

(c) Provide a state resource for objective energy systems analysis.

(d) Develop education and outreach programs to prepare a qualified energy workforce and informed public.

 

 

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