High Powered Punch

Think of the energy grid as an open faucet - carrying power in just one direction, and it's always on. The paradigm has lasted over a century because power consumers and power generators occupy opposite ends of the grid - but the world is changing.

IEEE Medal of Honor

Dr. Jayant Baliga has received the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Keystone Science Center

FREEDM Systems Center is located in the Keystone Science Center in the heart of Centennial Campus at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.

Advanced Transportation Energy Lab

In our dedicated chassis dynamometer facility, advanced vehicle systems and controls are tested and validated. Using the Laboratory Rapid Assessment Tool, or LabRAT as it is lovingly known, researchers can test components in real world environments and real world drive cycles.

The FREEDM Systems Center College Education Program was designed to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists to research renewable energy based electric power systems.

For Students

Our Research Program focuses on three thrust areas with ten sub-thrusts. Researchers from across partner campuses provide critical expertise, research capabilities and leadership.

For Researchers

The Industry Collaboration and Innovation Program aims at forming a national and international partnership network to speed center results to practical application.

For Industry

Recent News

Inventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE's Highest Award

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University and founding director of the university's Power Semiconductor Research Center, has received the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Hopkins receives IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dr. Doug Hopkins, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University, has received the IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award. This award is presented by the Executive Council of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS).

Upcoming Events

FREEDM In the News

Wireless Power On the Go

Wireless Power On the Go

Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Researchers at NC State University have come up with a safer and more efficient way to wirelessly transfer power. They're working toward creating a process to charge electric cars that are in motion.

Learning through teaching

Learning through teaching

Monday, November 18, 2013: FREEDM is working on ideas for a 'smart grid' where millions of energy sources, many of them renewable, will put electricity into a system where everyone can tap into it.

NCSU center a jolt for smart grid

NCSU center a jolt for smart grid

Wednesday, May 22, 2013: FREEDM is a research and academic center whose work spans the disciplines of software, computer science and electricity, including technologies that monitor, analyze and control the flow of power in the nation's grid.

ABB, Inc.
Duke Energy
International Rectifier Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
CREE, Inc.
Dongfang Electric Corporation
Eaton Corporation
Elster Group
Florida Power & Light
Fuji Electric
General Electric
Green Energy Corp
LORD Corporation
M.C. Dean
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Petra Solar
PJM Interconnection
Progress Energy
Quanta Technology
RF Micro Devices, Inc.
Schneider Electric
Southern California Edison Company
Advanced Energy
Bing Energy, Inc.
City of Raleigh
Earl Energy
Electric Power Research Institute
Fairchild Semiconductor
HexaTech, Inc.
McKim & Creed
Newport News Shipbuilding
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
Peregrine Power LLC
Sarda Technologies
TE Connectivity
The Digital Grid Consortium
Triangle Technology Ventures