Kennesaw State sees bright future in solar power

 

Kennesaw State sees bright future in solar power

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 6, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: It’s not unusual to find alternative lifestyle activities on or around college campuses. But, at Georgia’s Kennesaw State University, the word “alternative” refers to new types of energy systems.

The school is home to the Alternative Energy Innovation Center (AEIC). It focuses on renewable energy conversion, storage and delivery.

“The AEIC was established seven years ago to explore new ideas and techniques for generating and storing energy in a more sustainable way,” says Scott Tippens, a professor of renewable energy and digital system design at Kennesaw State who serves as AEIC director. “We have three major focus areas: research, student education and community outreach.”

The center is currently focusing on photovoltaic, solar thermal and energy storage systems. “We are not limited to these technologies, however, and encourage any interested faculty member to pursue other energy-related projects,” Tippens points out.

“Our whole mission revolves around innovation and we seek out projects that we believe have not been widely pursued,” explains Tippens. “One example is our cell-tracking solar panel system." 

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ASSEMBLY magazine

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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