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UMass Faculty Seed Grants

UMass Clean Energy Extension provides seed grants to UMass faculty across all campuses through a periodic Call for Proposals.  We seek faculty collaborators on research topics that are important and timely for clean energy market and policy support, and are open to suggestions for topics from faculty.

Our most recent Call for Proposals resulted in six research projects described below. The next call for proposals has not yet been announced.

Current Seed Grant Projects

Energy Storage Options and Integration with Offshore Wind in Massachusetts

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders:

James Manwell UMass Amherst Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Jon McGowan UMass Amherst Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Massachusetts Biochar Economics Study

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders: Dave Timmons Assistant Professor of Economics, UMass Boston

Final Report: The Economics of Biochar Carbon Sequestration in Massachusetts

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Smart Solar for a Smarter Grid

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders: Prashant  Shenoy UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Science

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Improved Efficiency through Environmental Control

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders: Simi Hoque Environmental Conservation

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Solar Policy Effectiveness

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders: Christine Crago Department of Resource Economics

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Green, Energy Efficient Data Centers

Principal Investigator/Project Leaders: David Irwin Electrical & Computer Engineering

Final Report:Analyzing the Efficiency of a Green University Data Center

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