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  • UNLV Center for Energy Research

    The UNLV Center for Energy Research was selected by the US Department of Energy to be one of five Regional Test Centers in the US. The purpose of these centers is to evaluate the performance of new PV products using high quality test methods for distinct climatic conditions. The initial UNLV installation of concentrating PV systems is shown in the picture.

  • CER Solar Site

    Concentrating solar dish for electric power generation in the Center for Energy Research (CER). It has a stirling thermal motor and the generated power is fed into the NV power grid.
  • Mini Baja Vehicle

    UNLV chapter of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) annually participate Mini Baja Competition.
  • Variable Pitch Quadrotor

    Mechanical Engineering students (Greg Friesmuth and Umair Ayub) with their senior design project "Variable Pitch Quadrotor" in 2013 Senior Design Competition for indoor autonomous navigation.


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