Summer internships at the WTDTF and Duke Energy eGRID available for undergraduates

The Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) is now accepting applications for undergraduate internship positions. Up to eight interns will be hired for summer internship located at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, SC. Interns will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art testing equipment used to test full scale wind turbine nacelles and utility scale power electronic equipment.

A state-of-the-art facility that will play a central role in shaping America’s energy future.



In 2009 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy awarded a $45 million grant – the largest single grant by the US DOE for wind power – to Clemson University. The purpose of the grant was to design, build and operate a facility capable of full-scale, highly accelerated testing of next-generation wind turbine drive-train technology. The facility is the world’s most advanced energy systems testing and research center.

SCE&G Energy Innovation Center Building Exterior, Clemson University, South Carolina
SCE&G Energy Innovation Center Building Exterior, Clemson University, South Carolina

Duke Energy eGRID

Supports not only the wind turbines but also provides the entire power conversion industry a controlled and calibrated environment for a complete suite of multi-megawatt electrical testing solutions.



Wind Turbine Test Beds

The world’s most advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility, capable of full-scale, highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing. The center houses both a 7.5MW and a 15MW test rig.




The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center fosters collaboration and innovation in a place where students, university faculty and staff, and private industry interact on a daily basis. The latest industries, from composite materials and energy systems to advanced computing and microscopy, engage in public-private partnerships to accelerate innovations to market.



Companies can interface with the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center through research, equipment and campus partnerships. Industry has direct access to state-of-the-art facilities, researchers and students and opportunities to lease office space to engage further with Clemson. The Center provides a great deal of exposure to a wide variety of industry, and serves as a launch point for business development and relationship-building activities.