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Frostburg State University Symbolically “Unplugs” Off- Grid Sustainable Energy Research Facility
10/31/2012
FROSTBURG, Md. – Frostburg State University in Western Maryland symbolically “unplugged” its Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF) from the electrical grid on Monday, Oct. 29. The completely off-grid building in the Allegany Business Center at  Frostburg  State University (ABC@FSU) will serve as home to a wide variety of renewable energy research projects and instructional classes, as well as being a demonstration and test site for technologies that allow buildings to be separate from the power grid.    more...
E2: Energy to Educate grant supports STEM and FSU SERF Facility
01/25/2012
Thanks to an E2: Energy to Educate Grant from Constellation Energy, Frostburg State University will be able to expand its focus on renewable energy and provide educational outreach to students and community members interested in the knowledge and application of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Working with the FSU Foundation, Dr. Oguz Soysal and Hilkat Soysal from the Department of Physics and Engineering, co-directors of the FSU Renewable Energy Center, applied for an E2: Energy to Educate Grant to secure funding for the development of a building energy monitoring and management system.     more...
FSU Sustainable Energy Research Facility Receives $856,000 Federal Grant
10/31/2009
Frostburg State University’s Renewable Energy Center has been awarded an $856,350 appropriation from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the final steps in the establishment of its Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF), a green, self-sufficient, off-the-grid building designed for educational research on renewable energy in the Appalachian region. Obtained with the assistance of Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-6th), who also helped secure the initial funding for the construction of the building, this money will make it possible to purchase research equipment and computer hardware and software, as well as to employ researchers and student assistants.     more...