Capabilities

CTREC Capabilities The CTREC features expertise in the following areas:

Assessment of Renewable Energy Resources
  • Resource mapping for wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
  • Wind power modeling
  • Meteorological/climatological assessments
Health, Environment, and Ecosystem Issues
  • Impacts of energy production, distribution and use
  • Climate change impacts
  • Life-Cycle impacts on air, water, and ecosystems
  • Safety and health risk assessments
  • Regulatory activities and policies
  • Technical support for legal activities
Renewable Fuels
  • Biofuels
  • Evaluation of production technologies
  • Characterization of feedstocks, intermediates, and products
  • Emissions and air quality impacts
  • Fuel standards and specifications
Transportation Applications
  • Vehicle and fuel technologies
  • Emissions control systems
  • Re-fueling infrastructure requirements
  • Remote sensing of vehicle emissions
Assessment of Renewable Energy Systems
  • CO2 capture/sequestration
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Biomass-to-energy conversion technologies
  • Integrated fuel cell/hydrogen systems
  • Small scale wind and solar systems
  • Thermoelectric Generators (TEG)
  • Mineral recovery from geothermal sources
Integrated Energy Systems
  • Data acquisition, transmission, display, and archiving
  • Optimized control and management strategies
  • Off-grid renewable power systems
  • Information technology
  • Monitoring of residential utility usage
Water/Energy Nexus
  • Water resource assessment
  • Water requirements for energy production
  • Water quality and remediation
  • Increased water supply via weather modification
Solar Testing Facility