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.
- Develop modeling/simulation tools and technologies to address the performance, cost, reliability and manufacturing challenges of photovoltaic technologies that enable grid parity.
- 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.
- 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.