Integrated Energy Campus
RASEI’s integrated energy campus serves as a hub for energy research, education, economic, and industrial development. The integrated energy campus combines the capabilities and missions of CU-Boulder and NREL, other federal research labs, energy industry leaders, and academic institutions regionally and globally.
The integrated energy campus provides an engine for technological and economic growth for Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
RASEI research confronts the grand scientific and institutional challenges in energy. Its interdisciplinary approach to research, education, policy, and industrial development across the range of its impact areas is geared toward the needs of numerous emerging industrial sectors.
Interacting with Industry
The energy consumer and the energy industry are the ultimate end users of new energy technologies and systems. The RASEI environment of research, the integrated energy campus, and education provide an attractive foundation for industry interaction and partnerships.
Integrating industrial support, guidance, and participation in the processes of research, education, policy discussions, and industrial development activities create a rich ecosystem for studying and confronting the scale and complexity of emerging energy systems.
RASEI Impact Areas
The energy research and development marketplace is increasingly defined by larger and more focused efforts that bring together institutions, disciplines, and programs around targeted areas. In its role as integrator, RASEI assembles and packages the skills, capabilities, and programs represented in the partner institutions to create a set of impact areas with defined products that are important to evolving industries.
Each impact area has an associated agenda for research, education, policy analysis and formulation, and industrial development:
• Grid Innovation
• High Penetration Wind Electricity
• Nanoscience for Energy Capture and Conversion
• Public Policy, Sociology, and Economics
• Solar Conversion
• Strategic Industrial Concepts
• Sustainable Transportation and Fuels