Centennial’s program in energy systems brings college faculty and students together with industrial partners to develop innovative solutions in the areas of renewable energy, energy optimization, and long-term energy storage. Our current projects include the development of low-cost solar power packs, residential-scale microgrid controllers, and smart electric vehicle (EV) charging plugs, with project partners including Microgreen Solar, New Dawn Energy Solutions, and Elocity Technologies.
Our research approach is based on close collaboration with our partners, from initial concept development, to execution, to delivery and project closeout. We use industry-standard project management techniques to monitor progress and ensure project success. Our work is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) program’s Innovation Enhancement grant, and leveraged funding is available for projects with eligible industry partners.