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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System facility
Research | November 8, 2016

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 | March 10, 2014

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 | May 16, 2013

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 | March 29, 2013

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 | January 7, 2013

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

man stands by solar array
Research | November 16, 2010

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

Energy Research In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 25, 2021

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.”

February 25, 2020

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.

September 12, 2019

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
June 19, 2019

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

Vegas Seven
April 16, 2015
How a dry lake bed in Ivanpah Valley turned into a mysterious $2.2 billion source of thermal solar energy—and environmental controversy.
Vegas Seven
April 16, 2015
As we wait for a clear picture of the impact of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on the energy portfolio and environment, one thing is clear: The world of solar power has changed since that project was conceived nearly a decade ago.