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Upgrading and transforming the nation’s aging electric power grid, and moving new energy technologies forward faster than ever before

Blackouts remind us how much we rely on power in our daily lives. With a flick of the switch, we have come to expect lights will come on. There will be heat to keep us warm. There will be electricity to charge our devices.

Clemson has opened the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, SC. This $110 million lab is focused on upgrading and transforming the nation’s aging, electric power grid and accelerating development of new technology for the wind market.

The center houses the world’s largest and most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing equipment. A drivetrain takes energy generated by a turbine’s blades and increases the rotational speed to drive the electrical generator, similar to the transmission in a car. The center can test drivetrains on two test rigs: one up to 7.5 megawatts and the other up to 15 megawatts.

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