Clean Energy Research Center

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    Profiles of 2019 graduating CERC doctoral researchers 2019 graduating student researcher Francesca Moloney believes solar and geothermal energy storage can help preserve nature.

  • Working in the Solar Collector Array

    Professor and CERC Director, Yogi Goswami works in the solar collector array.

  • Student with a scroll expander

    Working to bring electricity to rural areas At CERC, doctoral researcher Arun Kumar Narasimhan has been designing scroll expanders that convert solar heat to power and mapping their performance for small-scale power generation.

  • Solar Collector Array

    Located on the USF/Tampa campus, this concentrating solar thermal pilot power plant can produce 50kW of electricity. The collected solar energy is translated into thermal heat which is stored in phase change materials. These phase change materials are under development here, as well.

  • Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors

    These parabolic mirrored troughs collect solar energy and concentrate its heat into a working fluid which once heated to a super high temperature, becomes steam which in turn drives turbines to generate electricity.

Featured Story

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Salt capsules the size of tennis balls could spark an energy revolution. The brainchild of Dr Dharendra Yogi Goswami, this cost effective method could turn solar power into our most dominant form of energy.



Dr. Yogi Goswami and Dr. Elias Stefanakos, Directors of the Clean Energy Research Center, are working on thermal energy storage.