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Friday, 20 May 2011

California Energy Commission Accelerates Renewable Energy Research at UC San Diego Through $1.4 Million Grant

UC San Diego
May 20, 2011

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) today announced $1.4 million in funding for UC San Diego that will accelerate the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies for Californians. UC San Diego’s portion will boost solar forecasting research, support the campus’ deployment of solar powered electric vehicle charging stations, solar integrated energy storage systems and improved information technology architecture with grid operators.

“Our investment in research on renewable energy projects will help accelerate its development and application in California,” said Energy Commission Chair Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller. “The partnership with UC San Diego expands on the campus’ expertise in clean energy.”


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