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10 years on Nashville’s Love Circle: Vanderbilt is a high-tech neighbor

Dec. 2, 2022—Renewable energy pilot facility completes decade of continuous operation Local visitors to Nashville’s scenic Love Circle may be accustomed to sharing the one-of-a-kind skyline view with a high-tech neighbor: a wind turbine and a solar panel array that sends energy back to the city’s power grid. Vanderbilt University’s renewable energy installation, born from a joint...

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The U.S. electricity market has never been simple but it has relied on highly predictable models. Loads are high during very hot and very cold months. Residential loads are lower during the day when many people are at workplaces outside their homes. Even then, the price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five...

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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

Nov. 3, 2019—Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at Vanderbilt in August 2016 thinking he would major in chemical engineering. Like all first-year students, he selected three eight-week modules that introduce different disciplines within engineering. He took chemical, civil and mechanical engineering. The first day of the civil engineering module—students were to design and 3D-print...

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Students from award-winning Whites Creek academy visit school’s wind-solar demo site

Nov. 23, 2015—    When Whites Creek High School students and teachers looked for a ground-mount solar cell installation to visit, they didn’t have to go far. It’s a mere 15 miles to the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s wind-solar energy demonstration site at the top of Love Circle, one of the highest points in Nashville. The Vanderbilt...

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Third environmental engineering professor is certified by U.S. academy

Dec. 9, 2013—Eugene LeBoeuf is the third Vanderbilt environmental engineering faculty member in two years to be accepted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a board certified environmental engineering member. LeBoeuf, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received notification recently of his certification in environmental engineering. He joins Steven L. Krahn, professor...

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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