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

Posted on: Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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’

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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 […]