Mission and Objectives


The mission of Energy Research Initiative is to enable reliable, low-cost renewable energy systems and efficient energy use and distribution through an enabled and optimized smart grid.


  1. Develop modeling/simulation tools and technologies to address the performance, cost, reliability and manufacturing challenges of photovoltaic technologies that enable grid parity.
  2. Develop the modeling, simulation and control tools needed to manage, optimize and secure the power grid and enable personal energy systems, thereby creating a new paradigm for the global electricity infrastructure.
  3. Develop new and more efficient electrical energy storage systems to support the integration of renewable energy resources and personal energy systems into an aware and enabled smart grid.