North Carolina’s policies, high-caliber academic institutions, and innovative business environment have spurred deployment, investment, and job growth in the clean energy sector, according to new research by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The state ranked third, nationally, in new solar capacity installed in 2013 and is a leading hub for research and development on smart grids—digital communication infrastructure that improves the reliability of electricity delivery and helps integrate renewable energy into the electricity grid.
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President Obama made a historic announcement at NC State University, establishing the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This new $140M DOE-supported private-public partnership capitalizes on the successful innovation ecosystem pioneered by the NC State University FREEDM Systems Center.
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).
FREEDM In the News
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.
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.
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.