This is a particularly exciting time for energy and telecom. Not only is the smart electricity grid emerging, but opportunities are presenting themselves to graduates who want to work on many types of renewable energy and opportunities for improving energy efficiency and addressing critical issues of our day like climate change.
The Energy Lab allows students to do hands-on work in testing, simulations, and research on the smart grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and many other cutting-edge topics. The fundamental infrastructure of the US and many other countries is out of date, and will now be rebuilt in new ways – and the Energy Lab enables students to learn, develop, and apply new solutions.
With the need for energy independence and pressure to address environmental issues, and vast growth in consumption, we’re going to need monstrous amounts of electricity. The energy lab lets students learn to respond to this challenge.