UCF and ICAMR Capture DOE Award for Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

UCF and ICAMR Capture DOE Award for Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

A University of Central Florida-led team will receive $1.1 million to develop new manufacturing processes using a specialized tool that will bring the U.S. a step closer to achieving its goal of affordable photovoltaic (solar) energy. The project, led by Kris Davis, a research engineer at UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center, will largely take place […]

UCF to Advance Nation's Power Grid with $1 Million Federal Award

A national effort joined by the University of Central Florida to modernize and sustain the nation’s power grid will expand thanks to a new $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. Zhihua Qu, chair of UCF’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the award as part of the DOE’s […]

Clean Technology Business Competition Gives Boost to Promising Energy Ventures

Students and technology entrepreneurs have a chance to launch their innovative energy product ideas as part of the MegaWatt Ventures’ cleantech business competition, sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) and UCF. Applications are now being accepted through February 19th, 2016 for this annual event. Teams are selected to compete based on […]

UCF Awarded Department of Energy Grant

The Central Florida region is on its way to becoming one of the country’s premier areas for the development of innovative clean energy technologies and solutions, due to the efforts of the UCF, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE).  UCF recently has been awarded a grant from the DoE to help inspire […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.