SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7.

Making reliable and affordable energy more accessible to everyone.

The transition to clean, affordable, renewable energy has been increasing over the years, but there still is a lot to accomplish to transform the world’s energy system. Green energy jobs in research, building and policy work are all pivotal in democratizing energy.

Take a Deep Dive on SDG 7

Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of renewable energy from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.

Towards a Solar Economy

Rakesh Agrawal is the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He received a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, an M.Ch.E. from the University of Delaware and an Sc.D. in chemical engineering from MIT. 10-4-19. RENEW. 

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision

As the world seeks to find the solutions that will build resiliency in the face of climate change, universities and colleges have stepped up to the plate. Innovation and creativity are pivotal in driving the technology we need to change the current unsustainable system of energy production. In April 2018, five student teams from across New York State shared their ideas now how to change our energy system at the first Transforming our Tomorrow competition at the University at Buffalo.

GRoW Home Reopens on South Campus

In September 2018, the Garden, Relax or Work Home reopened on UB's South Campus in a temporary exhibition mode.

Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors Specialization

This specialization provides an overview of solar photovoltaics (PV), intricacies of solar system design, and a framework for solar PV project management. Targeted for engineers, HVAC installers, architects and building code inspectors, it is also appropriate for anyone considering a career in the growing renewable energy field of solar power. Courses introduce how PV operates and the anatomy of solar electric systems, the economics of solar power, pros and cons of different systems, considerations for designing a PV system, and fundamental code compliance. Materials primarily focus on solar PV in the United States.

Energy Storage: A Keystone in the Renewable Energy Future

Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a leading scientist in energy storage and battery development world-wide. She is a recipient of the Presidential level, National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Charter Member of the National Academy of Innovation. RENEW.

The Future of Energy Storage

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, is a world-renowned, clean energy scientist and technologist focusing on electrical storage for transportation, renewables, and grid-scale applications. 3-19-17. RENEW. 

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