Renewable Energy Center

Solar Energy

The Renewable Energy Center at the University of Nevada, Reno

Mano Misra
The Director of the Renewable Energy
Center is Ghassan Jabbour. [READ MORE]

The University of Nevada, Reno has formalized its renewable energy research efforts in a new collaborative, the Renewable Energy Center, that will focus efforts and coordinate programs for competitive research with plans to increase Nevada’s national stature in the renewable energy field.

The University has conducted renewable energy research for more than 10 years, including geothermal, biomass, hydrogen energy and solar. In 2007, the University has pioneered new curriculum with its renewable energy minor. The collaboration primarily focuses on the work of four colleges within the university: Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; Business; Engineering; and Science. The activities of the collaborative will be overlooked by a council of deans of these colleges: Greg Mosier, Business; Manos Maragakis, Engineering; Ron Pardini (interim dean), Agribusiness, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; and Jeff Thompson, Science.

Research Groups and Leads

Power Grid
John Cushman
Wendy Calvin
Ravi Subramanian
Solar energy
Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli
Power grid



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