Clemson University plays key role in updating nation’s electrical grid

Clemson University is working with industry to revolutionize how electricity is generated and delivered to homes and businesses as new technology opens the door to the first major overhaul of the electrical grid since it was built a century ago. Some of the country’s top researchers are developing “smart grid” technologies that will integrate more green …

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Clemson poised to play role in first U.S. offshore wind farm

The Post and Courier – A firm racing to build the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is seeking the help of Clemson University’s turbine drivetrain-testing facility in North Charleston. Fishermen’s Energy of New Jersey wants the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center to evaluate the performance of the drivetrain on a turbine that is the heart …

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Conference addresses the nation’s electrical infrastructure future

The United States’ electrical infrastructure is about 100 years old and ruled by alternating current, or AC. But, the modern world around us — household appliances, laptop computers, cell phones and devices — is powered by direct current, or DC. A conference this week in downtown Charleston is showing how the world is witnessing a transformation in electricity …

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