University of Vermont


Virtual Solar Carport Course

Project Progress: 

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.

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