- Iowa’s EPSCoR program is researching ways to improve wind turbine technology to implement the findings on Iowa’s Regents campuses. Photo: Kait McKinney/Iowa Energy Center
Iowa is again taking the stand for renewable energy. The state’s three public universities are working to benefit Iowa’s renewable energy research capacity, and have announced new effort to boost the state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy utilization. This will include new faculty hires and partnerships with community colleges and building industries.
This is all driven by a grant from the National Science Foundation, which was announced in September 2011, from the foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The Iowa EPSCoR program was allotted $2 million from the Iowa Power Fund to pay for research equipment.
Click here to learn more about EPSCoR and the benefits Iowa can see from this effort.
Source: Iowa EPSCoR builds state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy use, Iowa State University