A solar panel installation on the roof of the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington is not only helping out with the LEED credentials of the seven-story building it resides in and keeping energy costs at an all-time low, but also offers graduate engineering students access to a whole slew of data. It’s a laboratory of sorts, one that the curious engineers can’t help but enjoy as an advantageous opportunity for hands-on learning….
Article on Virginia Tech’s Solar Photovoltaic installation in the online magazine inTheCapital.
Solar panel installation at Virginia Tech’s Research Center in Arlington is laboratory for graduate engineering students
A solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington is serving a three-fold purpose: It contributes to the LEED credentials of the 144,000-square-foot, seven-story building; lowers energy costs; and benefits graduate education by serving as a laboratory for engineering students.
Saifur Rahman honored with Outstanding Power Engineering Educator award from IEEE Power & Energy Society
Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, has received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator award. Rahman accepted the award from Noel Schulz, president of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, during a ceremony last week at the 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
Prof. Rahman Interview on FierceSmartGrid
In an interview with FierceSmartGrid, Professor Saifur Rahman discusses the concept of Smart Grid and how to grow public awareness and acceptance of it.
Virginia Tech works with Dominion Virginia Power to help Department of Energy launch offshore wind energy in U.S.
A Dominion Virginia Power-led team, which includes the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, is one of seven selected by the Department of Energy to receive $4 million in federal matching funds to undertake initial engineering, design, and permitting for an offshore wind turbine demonstration facility.