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.