• Working in the Solar Collector Array

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

  • 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.

  • Photovoltaic Carport Solar Panels

    CERC developed the nation’s first 20,000 watt solar electric charging station for electric vehicles in 1995. In 2012, the photovoltaic carport was upgraded including the inverters.

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