Clean Energy Research Center
Florida has no substantial indigenous supply of fossil fuels. As a result the state must import virtually all of the energy it uses. Known as the Sunshine State, Florida does have abundant solar and biomass resources. Solar and hydrogen resources and technologies, applied both electrically and thermally, can mitigate fossil fuel dependency, improve the environment, and provide the opportunity for substantial economic growth.
Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) meets the needs of both the electric power and transportation sectors, and the University of South Florida's goal of global competitiveness and technology leadership. Collaboration with energy producers and the transportation sector supports the economic development of manufacturing and high technology businesses.