Florida Awards UCF Solar Expert to Simplify Panel Production

Florida Awards UCF Solar Expert to Simplify Panel Production

A University of Central Florida researcher has received $400,000 from Florida’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies grant program to simplify the manufacturing process and efficiency of solar cells. Using a three-pronged approach and working with both sides of the cell, Ngwe Zin, a researcher at UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), has set his […]

UCF Solar Scientist Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

A University of Central Florida scientist who specializes in emission-free hydrogen-production systems has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Nazim Muradov of UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center was recognized for his contributions to the field of clean alternative fuels. He has invented several innovative processes for efficient production of hydrogen fuel […]

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 Help Veterans With New Job Training

UCF’s Florida Solar Energy Center will help train those leaving the military to work in the solar energy industry thanks to a new joint U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Defense initiative, Solar Ready Vets, announced Tuesday. The agencies awarded The Solar Foundation a $2 million grant to help train military personnel preparing to […]

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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.