There was a time when solar and wind energy were novelties. But today many of the world’s electrical grids utilize some form of renewable energy to power their infrastructures. Experts agree this is just the tip of the iceberg and that so much more is possible if the world’s best minds can just figure out how to better share ideas and information. That’s the idea behind the IEEE Electronic Power Grid (eGRID) Conference Nov. 12-14 in North Charleston. The conference, which is being held in the United States for the first time, will be hosted by Clemson University.
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, the agency responsible for protecting the state’s underwater archeological heritage, has recently moved its Charleston office to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center on Clemson University's Restoration Institute on the old Charleston Naval Base. The move aligns two key teammates -- SCIAA and Clemson University -- under the same roof, so that they can better communicate and pool resources.
Father time has always been a tough opponent. But Clemson University researchers are giving him a run for his money. For the past several years, a Warren Lasch Conservation Center team in North Charleston has come up with an innovative way to restore historical metal artifacts’ original luster.
Conservators with Clemson University’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center are just weeks away from finishing their restoration of a century-old, six-inch, .30-caliber gun from the U.S. Navy battleship Maine. The gun, which weighs more than 16 tons, arrived in North Charleston from Washington, D.C., in August 2016.
Galen Helfter sits in front of two giant computer monitors in his corner office on the 14th floor of Cascade Plaza in Akron, Ohio. The 24-year-old looks out over the landscape and manages a basic, yet succinct summary of his surroundings: “I seriously can’t believe this is my office.” Next month, Helfter and four others will become the first graduates of the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, part of Clemson University’s Restoration Institute innovation campus in North Charleston.
MHI Vestas recently was awarded the Silver Medal in the category of renewable energy at the prestigious Edison Awards for its 9.5 megawatt offshore wind turbine, which it will test at Clemson University’s wind turbine-testing facility at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in the former naval shipyard.
The visionary who gave rise to Clemson University’s Restoration Institute (CURI) in North Charleston has been named associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives and executive director of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville. Nikolaos “Nick” Rigas, the former executive director of CURI, will lead the 250-acre campus strategically focused on automotive and motorsports research.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that the world’s most powerful wind turbine (the V164-9.5 MW) will have all testing and verification of the wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings carried out at the university’s state-of-the-art 15 MW test bench.
At more than three-stories tall, the 15-megawatt wind testing dynamometer is the centerpiece of Clemson University’s SCE&G Energy Innovation Center. Made of steel and concrete, the behemoth measures more than 20 feet wide at its center, its circle shape resembling a digital giant’s eye set inside a massive base.
The historic eclipse that will cut across the nation on Aug. 21 will give Clemson University researchers and industry collaborators a chance to study what happens when solar panels suddenly quit generating energy.
Clemson’s Restoration Institute; College of Engineering, Computing and Applice Sciences; and the Consulate General of Canada have joined forces to present Clemson-Canada Energy Day Monday, March 13.
Two leaders are bringing a wealth of experience in higher education and energy research to their new roles at Clemson University’s innovation campus on the banks of the Cooper River near Charleston.
On Friday, Clemson University will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its brand new $21.5 million Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, a 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will help shape the future of the state’s engineering landscape for generations to come.
Conservators with Clemson University have been tasked with bringing back to life yet another gun from an historic warship. Scientists with the Warren Lasch Conservation Center recently received the century-old, six-inch, 30-caliber gun from the U.S. Navy battleship Maine.
Clemson University is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 24-29, in Hannover, Germany. Clemson will exhibit in the Research and Technology Pavilion at the show.