EPIC News

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Charlotte Talks: Examining The Future Of Energy In North Carolina

   November 29, 2018

On WFAE's Charlotte Talks, the topic was energy. There are competing ideas of what that future of energy looks like, and how best to achieve it. Mike Collins and industry watchers discuss those different - and differing - options.

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Commercial building operators have seen reduced costs and energy consumption as a result of UNC Charlotte partnership

   October 4, 2018

In the last two years, many commercial building operators in Charlotte, N.C. have seen reduced costs and energy consumption as a result of partnering with engineering students from their local university. They’re showing how basic energy-saving practices can save energy...

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EPIC Receives Federal Grant to Research Electric Vehicle Charging Solution

   September 18, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) was awarded a $942,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an innovative solution related to curbside charging of electric vehicles.

EPIC Director Mike Mazzola stated, “This project will pilot a solution for the emerging problem of providing owners of electric vehicles charging points at or near their...

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EPIC to partner with ZapGo, Inc.

   August 24, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) is pleased to announce our research partnership with ZapGo, Inc....

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UNC Charlotte receives funds from PowerAmerica for New Projects to Advance Wide Bandgap Technology in U.S.

   August 8, 2018

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PEDG Highlights

   August 7, 2018

PEDG2018 was a great success, in large part to the wonderful sponsors who supported this conference. Thanks to Typhoon HIL for highlighting PEDG2018 in their video.

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EPIC Affiliates welcome new member Power Engineers

   July 24, 2018

POWER Engineers is a global consulting and engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions. Since POWER Engineers began in 1976, they have grown into a 100% employee-owned, flexible and progressive consulting services and engineering firm. As innovators, they encourage new ideas and fresh approaches. As trusted advisors, they strive to be their clients' first choice...

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UNC Charlotte student receives National IREC 3iAward

   July 18, 2018

Congratulations to Tumininu (Tumi) Lawanson, for being awarded the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 2018 3iAward! Celebrating the nation’s best innovation, ingenuity and inspiration in renewable energy and energy efficiency, the winners are based on a prestigious annual national search. Tumi Lawanson was determined to help improve electricity access and reliability...

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EPIC welcomes Duke Energy's Sam Holeman to PEDG 2018

John Downey Senior Staff Writer Charlotte Business Journal
   June 27, 2018

Duke Energy Corp. Operations Director Sam Holeman says the utility expects to have 6,000 megawatts worth of solar power on its grid by 2024. 

The challenge for the industry will be integrating generation, battery storage, transmission and distribution into a unified system that meets customers growing expectations and controls costs to make a stronger utility.

That will be...

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UNC Charlotte - Advancing the Future of Solar Energy

EPIC is at the forefront of research and technologies vital to the creation and management of solar
   June 26, 2018

June 21, Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, the day with the most potential sunlight, and the day with most potential to generate solar energy.

At The William States Lee College of Engineering, our students, faculty and alumni are engaged in a multitude of activities that are advancing solar energy. In classrooms, our students are studying the principles of...

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