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Side view of white electric car recharging.

Feb 18, 2022

Department of Energy grants will power clean energy research at NC State

Faculty members in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University will receive funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to create a new electric microgrid coordination and control design and to develop cleaner, cheaper processes for industrial production of benzenes. 

Group of students standing among rows of solar panels.

Aug 20, 2021

Student researchers from across U.S. get back in the field through REUs

During the summer, 17 engineering students participated in REUs hosted by ASSIST and FREEDM at NC State. 

A woman holds a circuit board.

Sep 23, 2020

Inside ABB and NC State’s decadeslong partnership

ABB was the first corporate partner to move onto Centennial Campus. Now, 30 years later, the company is still working with NC State to improve the reliability and reduce the cost and environmental impact of electric power systems. 

Dr. Julie Swann and students at minority recruitment event

Oct 24, 2019

Major impact

The College has increased the number of women faculty members over the last decade and promoted them to leadership positions in departments and centers. 

Solar farm in Monroe, N.C., built by Strata Solar

Oct 24, 2019

FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience tools

Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center led by NC State have received a $3.1-million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. 

Solar farm in Monroe, N.C., built by Strata Solar

May 22, 2019

FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience tools

Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center led by NC State have received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. 

Electric car hooked up to Dr. Srdjan Lukic's fast charger

Oct 3, 2018

New electric car charger is more efficient, 10 times smaller than current tech

A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time. 

Graduate student works in FREEDM System Center lab.

Sep 28, 2018

A bright idea

The NSF FREEDM Systems Center marks 10 years of innovation on how we use electricity. 

Student works in lab

Jun 1, 2018

NSF FREEDM Center marks 10 years with celebration

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center led by NC State is celebrating 10 years of work changing how we use, produce and transmit energy. 

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Oct 6, 2015

Scheduling energy a key to the smart grid

A new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices.