UC Davis Energy News – May 2019

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Hosted Training Sessions for Researchers from Mexican University on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

UC Davis hosted a training program in collaboration with Tec de Monterrey, a leading university in Mexico, focused on both HVAC and lighting in buildings. Tec de Monterrey and UC Davis are currently funded by the Mexico Secretary of Energy to develop a consortium of Energy Efficiency entities, including researchers, manufacturers and Mexico end users. [More]

 

Repurpose Energy Wins Top Honors in 2019 BigBang! Competition

Energy Graduate Group Ph.D. student Ryan Barr and Professor Jae Wan Park started Repurpose Energy to turn waste into value by reusing EV batteries to store solar energy. Their startup took home the $10,000 Energy Sector Award, the $2,500 CleanStart Award, and $3,600 in services at Inventopia. [More]

Students and Researchers Attend Hacking for Defense Challenge Summit

UC Davis students and researchers working on projects under the Office of Naval Research’s NEPTUNE Program attended a 3-day workshop to learn about the Hacking for Defense program. This program combines entrepreneurship education with the Nation’s most challenging security problems. It gives attendees hands-on experience in understanding and working with the defense and intelligence community on problems they confront.

Best Papers Awarded in Sustainable Energy Immersion Course

Two student groups received best paper awards in this year's Sustainable Energy Immersion Class and presented their work to the Institute's Board of Advisors. Greg Miller's paper proposes a practical framework for achieving a corporate 24x7 renewable energy goal. Meg Slattery, Bridget Clark, and Emily Scheff's paper explores reuse and recycling of lithium ion batteries and how to prepare California for a battery-reliant energy system.

Student and Staff Seminar Series Now Available On-line

This spring, we hosted an internal seminar series to share information about current research at the Institute's affiliated research centers. Topics ranged from thermal energy storage to energy demand management of water delivery infrastructure. View some of these presentations here.