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CREATE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. The two grants that support CREATE’s work in renewable energy education are the ESP and SCADA grants.
The CREATE Energy Storage Project (CREATE-ESP) builds on several years of United States and international cooperation to improve the quality of community college energy education. The project employs a proven, evidence-based, international collaboration model, which gathers global knowledge and expertise to produce an energy storage job task analysis, industry validated curriculum, and instructional materials. The project will equip a model teaching laboratory, integrating energy storage technology with solar photovoltaic systems and electric vehicle charging stations. This lab will serve as a platform for testing new curriculum with college students, and will also be used to educate faculty from across the country through professional development workshops to increase the impact of the project and strengthen energy education across the nation.
This project will bring together industry and academic partners to advance the integration of Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology for the renewable energy sector. The project will result in the creation of an open source SCADA system that will be deployed and shared amongst participating colleges and universities nationwide. SCADA technology will be advanced through a series of professional development workshops for college and university faculty, and SCADA instructional activities will be integrated into existing courses and curricula for undergraduate energy technician education programs.
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