The FREEDM ERC moved into the new 20,000-square-foot Keystone Science Center on Friday, June 11, 2010. This new center home includes ERC offices, computer laboratory, library, and power electronics, energy storage, and motor drive laboratories, as well as a Real Time Digital Simulator lab and the 1MW FREEDM System demonstration hub.
The 1 MW FREEDM System demonstration lab not only demonstrates the Center-developed technologies, it is also used to showcase the third party renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind, fuel cell, battery storage, flywheel storage, and plug-in vehicles. We want to demonstrate the plug-and-play feature of the FREEDM system while at the same time power the Center headquarters and other labs with green energy. We are actively seeking additional corporate sponsors to support these special labs. Once established, center industry partners will be allowed to use this state-of-the-art facility to conduct other research experiements related to future smart grid, smart home, and distributed generations. Please contact us for more information.
In addition to the new facility on NCSU's Centennial Campus, a network of cutting-edge, shared laboratories are in place at the ERC partner universities to support the ERC's diverse research agenda.
Keystone Science Center, North Carolina State University
5 MW Advanced Test Facility at Florida State University
FACTS Interaction Laboratory at Missouri University of Science & Technology