Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Binghamton team to lead $2.6 million research into solar energy and power grids

The project will focus on advanced grid-forming photovoltaic (PV) inverter control technologies so that the renewable energy source can be more efficiently and reliably integrated with electricity generated by coal, natural gas or other non-renewable methods.

To enable the hybrid PV systems to contribute to the reliability of the U.S. electric grid as well as the goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030.

Renewable energies such as a PV system connect to the power system through an inverter, which will behave based on the control software.


  • Solar energy

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Operations & maintenance professional
  • Electrical engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Solar power professional
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Renewable energy sciences