Penn State to lead six-year, $20 million coalition for fossil energy research

Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the U.S. Department of Energy mission. UCFER will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will improve the efficiency of production and use of fossil energy resources while minimizing the environmental impacts and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Wind farm at sunset.

Penn State selected for 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has selected Penn State to be one of 12 colleges that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition 2016.

The event challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria. Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 will take place at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 23 to 26.