New York is host to several major electric energy research facilities (academic, industrial and government) in providing the intellectual capital to lead the national development of the smart grid.
New York is the home of five DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia, Cornell, GE Global Research and SUNY Stony Brook. Both GE and IBM have R&D facilities headquartered in the state. Over a half billion dollars of projects and programs have been funded by NYSTAR and NYSERDA over the past decade.
Long Island is home to the Brookhaven National Laboratory, which is a leading center of electric power research. A host of prestigious academic institutions (Cornell, Columbia, Syracuse, AERTC at Stony Brook) has pioneered over 90 recent or current energy research projects.
The objective of these collective R&D efforts is to effectively harness and focus all of New York State’s research talent and resources positioning New York State to be a national R&D leader.
The Advanced Energy Center (AERTC) is a true partnership of Academic institutions, Research institutions, Energy providers and Industrial Corporations. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy.
Click on the link below for an overview of currently funded research programs and projects on smart grid and hydrogen fuel energy for America’s future, batteries and fuel storage, photovoltaic cells, new polymeric materials, improved and highly efficient combustion processes, efficiencies of conventional energy, monitoring of gases and pollutants, energy policy, advanced energy efficient transportation and other energy-related programs:
Click on the link below for an overview of the LEED® Platinum-designed building is organized around core and flexible laboratories which support the main energy research thrusts known today. Flexible labs allow a diversity of research and are easy to convert for the future. Specifically designed to meet ever-changing research needs and agendas, the Center will provide space for the university and its research partners far into the future.