FREEDM Marks Progress in Innovation, Economic Impact

Research advances take center stage at FREEDM's annual industry conference. But the big news is the research center's success in fueling economic development in the cleantech sector.

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.

IEEE Medal of Honor

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

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

World's Most Powerful Electrical Testing System Unveiled

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Florida State University's Center for Advanced Power Systems has unveiled a new 24,000-volt direct current power test system, the most powerful of its kind available at a university research center throughout the world.

Earl Energy Finds Talent at FREEDM Center and NC State

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Developing the next generation of engineers is a critical component of the FREEDM Systems Center and NC State University. Students are encouraged to expand their expertise and gain real-world skills by developing relationships with the FREEDM Center’s industry member companies.

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.

Industry
Members
ABB, Inc.
Duke Energy
Eaton Corporation
Huawei
International Rectifier Corporation
Itron
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Siemens
Total
Cisco
CREE, Inc.
Dominion
Dongfang Electric Corporation
Elster Group
Florida Power & Light
Fuji Electric
General Electric
Green Energy Corp
GridBridge
Hitachi
Infineon
LORD Corporation
M.C. Dean
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PJM Interconnection
Progress Energy
Quanta Technology
RF Micro Devices, Inc.
SAS
Schneider Electric
Sensus
Southern California Edison Company
Toshiba
Vestas
Adelser
Advanced Energy
Bing Energy, Inc.
City of Raleigh
Earl Energy
Electric Power Research Institute
Fairchild Semiconductor
Ford
HexaTech, Inc.
KEMA
McKim & Creed
Newport News Shipbuilding
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation
OPAL-RT
Peregrine Power LLC
Powerex
TE Connectivity
The Digital Grid Consortium
Triangle Technology Ventures
Vacon
NCSU
FAMU
FSU
MST
ASU
ETH