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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System facility
Research |

Director of UNLV's Center for Energy Research Robert Boehm helps make serious improvements that cut down on desert solar power plant's use of water.

Rama Venkat
Campus News |

Venkat, a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering at UNLV since 1989, was named interim dean of the college in 2010.

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Research |

Five-year grant will enhance solar energy technology, address issues related to large-scale solar installations in arid desert lands.

A panel of solar arrays
Campus News |

UNLV's Center for Energy Research will evaluate new photovoltaic systems to help the United States become more reliant on solar energy.

Solar panels installed on the UNLV Campus
UNLV History |

Those solar panels along Flamingo Boulevard actually produce energy for UNLV while helping companies improve their technologies.

man stands by solar array
Research |

The ideas of UNLV students are helping companies get closer to launching more viable alternative energy solutions.

Energy Research In The News

Las Vegas Sun

The winners of this year’s spring senior design competition at UNLV took first place in sustainability and the grand prize with a device that makes induction generators powered by sunlight more efficient.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

A proposed solar project in Southern Nevada’s Moapa Valley would be the state’s largest if built, but opponents are saying, “not in my backyard.”


You can’t have a conversation about combatting climate change without bringing up renewable energy. Replacing fossil fuels with sunlight, geothermal deposits, and the wind is one of the most obvious ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


President Xi said, "We want to leave not only material wealth to future generations but also the starry sky and the smell of flowers."

Las Vegas Sun

The construction of a solar plant that would send power to Nevada, Arizona and California is receiving pushback from some environmental groups.

Vegas Seven
How a dry lake bed in Ivanpah Valley turned into a mysterious $2.2 billion source of thermal solar energy—and environmental controversy.