Renewable Energy

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. The wind-solar facility atop… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    Vanderbilt risk and reliability engineers will work with MISO Power, which operates the grid in 15 states, to build better predictive models for renewable energy. 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… Read More

    Jun. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

    Building and testing balsa wood towers with weights on equipment that shakes them and measures the failure frequency was so popular in Professor Lori Troxel’s Structural Engineering course that the activity is now part of the first-year civil engineering module she teaches. Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    Students and teachers from Whites Creek’s Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics visited the School of Engineering's wind-solar energy demonstration site on Love Circle for a day of 'hands-on learning.'     When Whites Creek High School students and teachers looked for a ground-mount solar cell installation to visit,… Read More

    Nov. 23, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. Eugene LeBoeuf LeBoeuf, associate professor of civil and environmental… Read More

    Dec. 9, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    Engineering students (L-R) Francene Corradetti, Justin Langford, Ryan Thompson, Dexter Watkins and Brock Smethills discuss their design of a biohybrid-fueled ramjet engine with Provost Richard McCarty at Vanderbilt's SEC showcase booth. Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address… Read More

    Feb. 13, 2013