University of Vermont

Snowy Day

Virtual Solar Carport Course

Project Progress: 

Project Category: Education

In 2010, the Clean Energy Fund voted to support the development of a new course module by Richard Watts of UVM's Transportation Research Center. In Spring 2011, Dr, Watts will link the data points from a UVM solar array with the TRC's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) as a demonstration tool for a course module, seminar, and class speaking engagements connecting sustainable transportation and renewable energy. The PHEV would become the center of a two-week course module on sustainable transportation systems, the linkages between renewable energy and transportation, and the impacts of transportation relating to energy use, emissions and driver behavior.

Project Champion: Richard Watts
Clean Energy Fund Award: $6,000 (for module development)
Final Project Cost: $6,000