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Prof. Rahman’s op-ed piece on Wind Power and Energy in the U.S. published on the Free Lance-Star Newspaper

Prof. Rahman’s op-ed piece on Wind Power and Energy in the U.S. was published on the June 3rd edition of the Free Lance-Star Newspaper, Fredericksburg, VA.

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Dr. Rahman listed in The Networked Grid 100: Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid

Saifur Rahman, founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech

Saifur Rahman has dedicated his professional life to researching cutting-edge energy technologies, including energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy and microgrid and distributed generation and storage. The latter set of technologies may be particularly applicable to developing economies in India and Africa, and Rahman has experience with such developments as former consultant to the World Bank’s Africa Energy Program. At Virginia Tech, where he is Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical Engineering, Rahman founded the university’s Advanced Research Institute, and directs its Center for Energy and the Global Environment. Last summer Virginia Tech announced that it had posted a beta version of its Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse (SGIC) web portal that will provide information related to smart-grid technologies, standards, and rules and regulations.

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6.44kWp solar photovoltaic system now generating power at Virginia Tech Research Center- Arlington

The Center for Energy and Global Environment (CEAGE), located at the Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington, 900 N. Glebe Road, has completed installation of a solar photovoltaic system for the building.

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Saifur Rahman participates in Congressional briefing on wind power

“In the U.S. market, the cost of wind power is going down; we may be missing out on this important opportunity if we ignore the demand flexibility,” said Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, during the first of three “The Road to the New Energy Economy” Congressional briefings on the science and technology required to achieve the nation’s energy goals.

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Congressional Briefing on Wind Energy by Dr. Rahman

To see Dr. Rahman’s presentation please follow the link and on the bottom right hand side of the page under “Video Chapters” scroll down to the 6th link.

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