The WISER approach to sustainability implements a least-cost strategy to establish innovative and advanced initiatives that:
- Enhance sustainable electrical grid and sustainable energy integration through the Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation and the Center for Smart Grid Research
- Focus on the application of computational research across all areas related to energy and sustainability
- Enhance energy efficiency, conservation and connectivity programs
- Launch water and material accountability and recycling initiatives
- Further develop the carbon dioxide capture and sequestration programs
- Expand programs in energy storage and concentrated solar energy
- Apply renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal, and wind in net zero energy systems and the design of buildings and residences
- Pursue programs in sustainable built environment, urban agriculture, natural gas, algae, and biomass as transitional fuels to a future sustainable world
Our long-term approach includes reducing the dependence of the global energy system on carbon by using renewable sources such as solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar, geothermal, and wind energy along with developing a comprehensive program in energy storage.
WISER continues to make significant progress in establishing a national and international reputation for the University in the energy and sustainability area that is of global interest—representing one of the major issues that the world is facing today and will continue to face in the future.