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Volume 6, No. 11, June 15, 2012
   

LRC Selected To Join Clean Energy R&D Center

The Rensselaer Lighting Research Center (LRC) has been selected to be part of the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center. These consortia–led in the U.S. by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Florida, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory–will bring together experts from national laboratories, universities, and industry in both the U.S. and India.

Overall, consortia researchers will leverage their expertise and resources in solar technology, advanced biofuels, and building efficiency to unlock the huge potential of clean energy technologies that can reduce energy use, cut dependence on foreign oil, and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy sources.
“The LRC–as part of the Energy Efficiency of Buildings consortium led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories will provide research and education in energy-efficient solid-state lighting technology, namely LEDs, which has been one of our key research areas over the past ten years,” said Nadarajah Narendran, professor and LRC director of research. This consortium will focus on the integration of information technology with building controls and physical systems for commercial and high-rise residential buildings to improve building energy efficiency.

“The LRC is well known internationally, and this further expands our international outreach, which is an opportunity we are pleased to have,” Narendran said.

To learn more about the consortium, go to newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/04/13/berkeley-lab-to-lead-a-u-s-india-clean-energy-research-center/.

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