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EEPSA visits OCI Solar Power plant in New Jersey

EEPSA recently organized a field trip to OCI Solar Power plant in, New Jersey. The plant is a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant located along Delsea Road in Vineland, New Jersey. OCI Solar Power is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and it develops, owns and operates solar PV power plants throughout the United States. The firm which develops, owns, and operates utility-scale solar PV projects is currently developing 500 MW of solar PV projects nationwide. The Vineland OCI Solar Power’s is located on 34 acres in the community of Holmdel Township, NJ. It sells the electricity it  produces to the PJM interconnection, thus providing clean power to area homes and businesses.      ...
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CEEP honored at the MIT Climate Colab

Students at the Center for Energy Environmental Policy (CEEP) at the University of Delaware have been honored at the Climate CoLab’s conference, Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action, held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Climate CoLab is a project at the MIT that crowdsources ideas to to address climate change. The CEEP Team–Job Taminiau, Kathleen Saul, Gordon Schweitzer (alum) and Sardar Mohazzam –won the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards for its proposal entitled “Democratic Finance: Energy of the People, for the People and for the People.” They also won the Honorable Mention for their proposal that seeks to instal community-funded solar projects on unused federal rooftop space. “It’s a great feeling to be announced in the Final 4 Winners — out of 600,...
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EEPSA holds General Body Meeting

On September 24, 2014, the EEPSA Board organized the first General Body Meeting of this academic year with more than twenty EEPSA colleagues in attendance. The meeting mainly discussed upcoming fall events and special event plans to be scheduled throughout the year. EEPSA fall event highlights include: 1) academic workshops (1st week of every month), (2) Halloween Party (Oct. 24), (3) a fall trip to a NJ solar plant (TBD), (4) special workshops on career building and refWorks (TBA), (5) Holiday Party (TBA). During open discussions, great ideas were suggested by colleagues, including professional photograph taking, guest lectures with alumni, social events at Speakeasy, etc. Detailed meeting minutes are available on the EEPSA website (click here). The EEPSA Board sincerely...
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EEPSA rolls out various events in September

EEPSA organized a welcome back BBQ and a meet and greet for the new CEEP masters and Ph.D. students on September 5th. EEPSA also held its first academic workshop this semester on September 17 dubbed “Getting Started,” where  speakers presented on various topics such as research design, conceptual vs. theoretical frameworks, problem statement and methodology, and proposal writing. The objective of the academic workshops is for EEPSA members, to inter alia: (i) present and receive feedback on their research work; (ii) become informed of the cornucopia of research, methodologies, frameworks and exploration that originates from EEPSA community members; and (iii) improve  collaborative potential with other students.  Overall, the result is that presenters should  become more conversant with their dissertation topics and for...
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CEEP paper on solar PV potential published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

CEEP researchers (including our own Job Taminiau) have published a paper in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews that analyzes the solar city concept and assesses Seoul’s rooftop solar electric potential. The paper discusses energy economy restructuring at the city level as an essential prong in any strategy that aims to address the dual energy and climate change challenges. Cities form hubs of human activity that are accompanied by high levels of energy consumption and emissions but also contain existing resources and infrastructure to transition to a greener energy economy. This  paper reviews efforts to date to define the ‘solar city’ concept and assessment methods for estimating the solar electric potential of an often neglected but vital city resource in energy matters – its...
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