ABB was the first corporate partner to move onto Centennial Campus. Now, 30 years later, the company is still working with the FREEDM Center to improve the reliability and environmental impact of electric power
A new approach from NC State ECE researchers creates multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components and intermetallic bonding.
Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.
Research within Engineering is advancing electric vehicle technology.
This post was originally published in College of Engineering News.
A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
This post was originally published in NC State News.
New system can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection.
Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.
A new study using complex computational models finds that smart solid-state transformers (SSTs) could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid.
Two faculty members from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering are creating a new transportation system that would link Centennial Campus with the University’s main campus. The EcoPRT (ecological personal rapid transit) is an ultra-li …
Researchers in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s FREEDM Systems Center have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range …
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and c …