30 Nov '13, 1pm

Penn State's smart grid experience center opens @ the Navy Yard in Philly. Congrats!

Penn State's smart grid experience center opens @ the Navy Yard in Philly. Congrats!

A new facility for exploring smart energy solutions officially opened on October 30th at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The GridSTAR Smart Grid Experience Center features a variety of energy technologies that demonstrate methods for building homes, commercial buildings, and campuses that are friendlier to the electric grid. The project site in The Navy Yard includes a smart grid modular home, a flexible indoor-outdoor training facility, electric vehicle charging stations, and a large battery that helps improve the operation of the electrical grid. The site also features a sustainable storm-water management and native plant landscaping. The GridSTAR Center is one of several energy initiatives launched by Penn State in The Navy Yard. Dr. David Riley, a faculty member in the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, leads the GridSTAR project. “The Navy Yard is an e...

Full article: http://www.irecusa.org/2013/11/penn-state-opens-smart-gri...

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