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.
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.
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.
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.
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.