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    ASU Continues to Shape AZ's Energy Future

    Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) at Arizona State University, has been named a member of the Governor’s State Energy Advisory Board.

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    Gary Dirks Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    The ALS ice bucket challenge took place at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation at ASU's polytechnic campus.

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    Blog: LW's Graffy calls for change of utilities

    Elisabeth Graffy, ASU professor and ASU LightWorks co-director of energy policy, law and governance co-wrote an Energy Law Journal article about the impact of solar installations to energy markets and electric utilities.

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    Island partnership

    ASU is partnering with the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the development of renewable energy practices in the island territory, as well as expand upon energy education.

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    ASU IGERT SUN students visit Sandia National Lab

    From April 8-9, 2014, a group of ASU students a part of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship: Solar Utilization Network (IGERT SUN) program visited Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Energy Solutions

AzCATI

The Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation partners with the rapidly growing algae industry to propel Arizona into the forefront of innovation in biofuels and bio-product research and development.

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Utility of the Future Center

Arizona State University is in a unique position to launch the nation’s first Utility of the Future Center designed to assist utilities, regulators and consumers in making the move to a clean energy future.

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QESST Center

QESST uses quantum mechanics to solve challenges to harnessing solar power in economically viable and sustainable ways.

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Arizona Solar Summit

The Arizona Solar Summit seeks to position Arizona as the global leader in solar energy through world-class market, industry, policy, and research capabilities.

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LightSpeed Solutions

LightSpeed Solutions is a collaborative effort among multiple institutions to develop energy systems that use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce sustainable, scalable, and infrastructure-compatible liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium

The primary objective is to evaluate biochemical (enzymatic) conversion as a potentially viable strategy for converting algal biomass into lipid-based and carbohydrate-based biofuels. Secondary objective is to test the acceptability of algal biofuels as replacements for petroleum-based fuels.

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Solar Electric

A major societal challenge is to generate electricity with minimal environmental impact. One way to do this is by using the power of the sun. ASU is working to provide efficient, low-cost, and scalable solar electric systems.

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Social Sciences

Critical facets of energy system change are not amenable to research in the natural sciences and engineering, requiring instead social science and humanistic approaches; therefore ASU is launching a new initiative to support social and humanistic studies of energy change.

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Solar to Fuels

Solar panels can produce electricity from sunlight, but what about the liquid fuels that power our vehicles? ASU scientists are working to create renewable transportation fuels from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.

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Algae / Cyanobacteria

Photosynthetic microorganisms are outstanding candidates for producing biofuels because they are more efficient at capturing sunlight energy than terrestrial plants, can achieve very high concentrations of oily components within their cells, and can operate without large consumptions of water and nutrients.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is currently the least costly energy opportunity in our economy. ASU is working toward a cultural transformation where society has the knowledge and tools to make energy efficiency a consideration in everything it does.

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Arizona's Energy Future

Many people see energy as a technical challenge, but it is not–it is a social, policy, and business opportunity with significant technical dimensions. ASU already envisions energy in these larger terms. We are defining ourselves as a global leader in this critical field.

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Energy Education

U.S. educational institutions have helped our country be a world leader for well over 100 years. Yet, now, as ASU President Michael Crow has consistently argued in his vision for ASU as a New American University, our educational institutions must change if the U.S. is to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century.

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Partnering with Industry

ASU has a compelling opportunity to partner with energy industry leaders to advance the industry, create an energy ecosystem with widespread benefits to all participants, and quickly commercialize the resulting technology.

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Policy Engagement

Energy policy outcomes develop explicit links between advanced technologies; conservation and sustainable buildings; and underlying economic, social, and cultural behavior. ASU is using system dynamics and agent-based approaches to develop both micro- and macro-scale energy outcome models.

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