Renewable Energy and Conservation

energy

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center

Funding Amount: 
$12500000.00
Sponsors: 
DOE

REAP - Renewable Energy Systems and Enery Efficiency Improvements

Funding Amount: 
$500000.00
Sponsors: 
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Isotope Production

Funding Amount: 
$330000.00
Sponsors: 
Department of Energy (DOE)

Arizona-Texas Consortium for Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies Arizona State University

Project Objective: 
Develop a new concentration in a BS degree program that focuses on alternative and renewable energy and builds on the community college AAS degrees and advanced certificates in electronics and optics. Develop 400 level new courses for BS degree students.

Operations/Problems Areas Addressed:

  • Prepared necessary documentation to receive approval from the university administration to create new concentrations.
  • Develop brand new courses.

Technology and Impact :

  • Developed and offered new courses in the emerging technology. Brand new laboratory is developed with selected equipment with the support from the ASU research office.
  • New research thrust areas in solar and fuel cell technologies are created.
Project Sponsors: 
NSF
Project PI and COPI: 
L. Munukutla, Richard Newman, Dr. Mani, Dr. kannan, Dr. Petrovic, J.D. Neglia (MCC), Hector Aguilar (ACC), Lazaro Hong (PCC).

Arizona-Texas Consortium for Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies Sub-Contractor: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas

Project Objective: 
Develop two beginning courses, Safety for Power and Energy sources and Elements of Electrical Power Systems. Participate in Capstone project experience at ASU Polytechnic.

Operations/Problems Areas Addressed:

  • Two 100 and 200 level courses were developed for the two-year colleges.
  • Recruited students into the program, offered internship opportunities for students in their local companies.

Technology and Impact :

  • Publicized the program to attract students.
  • Provided industry based internship s for the
    students to gain experience in the field of
    Alternative Energy Technologies.
  • Attained local industry support for the students
Project Sponsors: 
NSF
Project PI and COPI: 
L. Munukutla, Richard Newman, Dr. Mani, Dr. kannan, Dr. Petrovic, J.D. Neglia (MCC), Hector Aguilar (ACC), Lazaro Hong (PCC).

Arizona-Texas Consortium for Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies Sub-Contractor: Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

Project Objective: 
Develop one beginning 200 level course, Energy Conversion and Applications and also develop online delivery of the educational material developed during the grant period. Engage in 2+2 articulation process to develop a pipeline of students for ASU programs in the energy field.

Operations/Problems Areas Addressed:

Online delivery of the course material is developed for national dissemination of the educational material. In addition, developed one course and also took a significant role in executing the capstone project.

Technology and Impact :

  • Web based delivery of the educational material for other educational institutions.
  • Publicized the program to attract students.

Project Web Links:

http://www.atcaret.org/

Project Sponsors: 
NSF
Project PI and COPI: 
L. Munukutla, Richard Newman, Dr. Mani, Dr. kannan, Dr. Petrovic, J.D. Neglia (MCC), Hector Aguilar (ACC), Lazaro Hong (PCC).

Arizona-Texas Consortium for Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies Sub-Contractor: Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

Project Objective: 
Develop two beginning courses, Introduction to Photovoltaics and Introduction to Batteries and Fuel cells. Increase minority student participation in the program and build a pipe line for students to provide 2+2+2 transfer opportunities.

Operations/Problems Areas Addressed:

  • Two 100 and 200 level courses were developed for the two-year colleges.
  • Recruited students into the program and assisted in building pipeline of students to enter the ASU undergraduate program in the Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies.

  • Publicized the program to attract students.
  • Provided industry assisted recruitment activity
    for the students to gain experience in the field
    of Alternative Energy Technologies.
Project Sponsors: 
NSF
Project PI and COPI: 
L. Munukutla, Richard Newman, Dr. Mani, Dr. kannan, Dr. Petrovic, J.D. Neglia (MCC), Hector Aguilar (ACC), Lazaro Hong (PCC)

Appropriate Residential Technologies

Project Objective: 
Adapt or create appropriate technologies, including entrepeneurial and business models for their adoption, which reduce costs, increase sustainability, and increase energy and water sustainability for residences in the USA and around the world.

  • Production of energy and water resources for families
  • Efficiency in usage of materials, money, water, and energy
  • Marketing and Production of innovative appropriate technologies, facilitating adoption and transition to new paradigms

  • Whole-Neighborhood Methods to increase efficiency at community scales
  • Passive Solar and Water production and conservation methods
Project Sponsors: 
DOE through NREL
Project PI and COPI: 
Ben Ruddell, Jim Subach, Gary Waissi, Brad Rodgers, Mark Henderson and GlobalResolve, Rob Hammon (ConSol), Agami Reddy, Harvey Bryan, Pat Phelan, Howard Bashford, Josh Hartmann (Pulte Homes Southwest)
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