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September 2011 
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute's 
Energy Highlights


U-M sustainability commitment

marysuecolemanII"A great public university strives to make the world a better place." With that emphatic declaration, President Mary Sue Coleman, right, announces an ambitious new commitment for U-M sustainability, including a a variety of green and energy-related initiatives. 

Examining the potential of solar PVs

ForrestSteveforcoverThrough the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, U-M's Vice President for Research Stephen R. Forrest, left, examines organic photovoltaics technology and solar cell technology's  potential for widespread commercialization. 

Ice's chilling effect on offshore energy 

Great Lakes Ice full size 2U-M researchers explore the potential impact of ice on power generating turbines operating offshore in the harsh winter conditions of the Great Lakes. The work could speed technical innovations and deployment. 

A solar solution to supplying fresh water

Sun shot 3Michigan engineers and their colleagues from Egypt look to the power of the sun as a better way to turn salt water into fresh water for human and agricultural consumption.

Thinking inside, outside and on the box

CornerElevation 2U-M researchers and their counterparts from China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University explore how new, high-efficiency smart facades –windows – could capture solar energy, store and transmit light, and control heat transmission day or night, winter or summer. 

Clean Energy Venture Challenge

CEVClight_bulb copyMMPEI renews its commitment to engaging students in energy innovation by co-sponsoring the 2011-12 Clean Energy Venture. The challenge is organized through the the U-M''s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Partnerships for energy innovation

Phoenix_color no txt v3MMPEI announced its second round of Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies funding. Recipients will focus on multi-modal transportation and biofuels. Teams from PISET's initial round recently appointed research fellows who are supported through the program.   


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