10/13/2009 FSU Sustainable Energy Research Facility Receives $856,000 Federal Grant
Frostburg State University’s Renewable Energy Center has been awarded an $856,350 appropriation from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the final steps in the establishment of its Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF), a green, self-sufficient, off-the-grid building designed for educational research on renewable energy in the Appalachian region.
Obtained with the assistance of Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-6th), who also helped secure the initial funding for the construction of the building, this money will make it possible to purchase research equipment and computer hardware and software, as well as to employ researchers and student assistants.
04/02/09 FSU’s WISE Education Program Added to International Web site
Frostburg State University’s WISE Program has been added to an international online guide of renewable energy education programs.
12/05/08 FSU Receives ‘Champion Award’ for Developing WISE Demo System and WISE Certified Education Program
The Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia section of the Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), a leading national trade association for the solar energy industry, presented Frostburg State University with a “Champion Award” on Dec. 5 at the Solar Focus 2009 Conference in Annapolis, Md. Oguz Soysal and Hilkat Soysal, faculty members of the FSU Department of Physics and Engineering who direct FSU’s renewable energy projects, accepted the award, which recognizes FSU’s success in establishing a renewable energy demonstration and training program and its Wind and Solar Energy Residential Demonstration System, WISE.
09/19/08 FSU Will Offer Wind and Solar Energy Education Program
Frostburg State University will offer an education program on design, installation and maintenance of residential wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generation systems. The program includes an online component from Oct. 13 to Dec. 5, as well as a hands-on component from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14 to prepare the attendees for the certification test administered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Inc. The hands-on part of the program will be held in FSU’s Compton Science Center.
09/10/08 FSU will establish renewable energy facility
Cumberland Times News
09/09/08 Grant Kicks Off FSU’s Project of Building Sustainable Energy Research Facility
Thanks to U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland, Frostburg State University’s Department of Physics and Engineering is now moving forward on building a Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF) with a grant of $738,000 from the Department of Energy. The total project amount of $1,476,000 includes 50 percent federal and 50 percent non-federal funding. The grant is managed by the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) located at Morgantown, WV The project, co-directed by Dr. Oguz Soysal and Hilkat Soysal of FSU’s Department of Physics and Engineering, will be completed in two years.
09/05/08 Rep. Roscoe Bartlett Announces $738,000 Grant for Frostburg State University's Sustainable Energy Research Facility
Press release, September 5, 2008
07/07/08 FSU Nets National Certification to Offer Workshops on Residential PV Generation Systems
Approval Latest High-Profile Achievement of University’s WISE Project
Area electricians, contractors, engineers and other interested parties will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems, thanks to Frostburg State University’s latest inroads in providing educational programs on renewable energy: FSU recently received approval from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) to offer workshops and entry-level certification exams on designing, installing and maintaining residential PV generation systems.
06/02/08 Future Technology - FSU course focuses on 'future' of renewable energy technology
Cumberland Times News, June 2, 2008
FSU accepting applications for wind and solar energy education program
Cumberland Times, News, February 4, 2008
FSU professors measuring alternative energy output
Cumberland Times News, November 28, 2007
Cumberland Times News, August 12, 2007
Rotary Learns About Renewable Energy
Cumberland Times News, July 15, 2007
Small Wind Energy
Interstate Renewable Energy Council Newsletter December 28, 2006
- New FSU center to research home-based systems"
Cumberland Times News, December 22, 2006
Department of Physics and Engineering developing wind, solar energy
Cumberland Times News, December 20, 2006
"Powered by Wind"
Bottomline, December 6, 2006
"Residential Scale Renewable
Energy Research and Outreach Program Begins"
The Voltage Gate, December 6, 2006