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EE Department wins Sustainability Grant for Solar Vehicle Research

The Electrical Engineering department competed for and won a 2014 grant from the Student Sustainability Fee in the amount of $30,425. A team of four GSU students, Dylan Arthur, Joshua Haney, Bikiran Guha, Michael Sharp and Dr. Rami Haddad, Dr. Youakim Kalaani, and Dr. Frank Gross are leading the project. The goal of the project is retrofit over twenty university electric service golf carts with solar panels in order to allow the carts to charge throughout the day to reduce the conventional electric charging and save energy. These vehicles will represent a testimony of the effectiveness of the sustainability initiative and will increase the sustainability awareness among the GSU community. The team has also received a solar-charged golf cart donation from Club Car LLC for conducting research on sustainable energy solutions.

 

 

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