Article on Virginia Tech’s Solar Photovoltaic installation in the online magazine inTheCapital.

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….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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