September 12, 2008
The National Science Foundation (NSF) named NC State University as the leader of a national research center to focus on the development of technology to revolutionize the nationâ€™s power grid and speed renewable energy technologies into homes and businesses.
NC Stateâ€™s Centennial Campus will house NSFâ€™s Engineering Research Center for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems (FREEDM) Systems Center. The center is supported by an initial 5 year $18.5 million grant from NSF with an additional $10 million in institutional support and industry membership fees. This is a global partnership with over 65 utility companies, electrical equipment manufacturers, alternative energy start-ups and other established and emerging firms.
The center will work to develop technology for an energy â€˜smart gridâ€™ that stores and distributes energy produced from alternative energy sources such as wind farms, solar panels, fuel cells, and other energy sources.
Found on treehugger.com
Image from FREEDM Center website.