Center for Electric Car and Energy Conversion

Research Grants

No. Research Grants and Awards Duration Amount
1 University of Lowell team one million dollar photovoltaic Research Grant from the Department of Energy, Contract DE-FC0487AL42558. Responsible for the following tasks:
a) Photovoltaic Vaccine Refrigerator project No. 11-4650-1 b) Photovoltaic-Powered Water Pumps, project No.11-4650-3
01/1987 - 01/1990 $130,756 $129,760
2 Equipment grant from VICOR Dec. 1989. $14,305
3 Photovoltaicly Powered Remotely controlled Battery Charger for a Substation, funded by Littleton Electric 6/1/91-5/31/92 $10,000
4 PV-Battery Configuration Testing and Evaluation. Project No 05-6314, funded by Solar Resourses 9/15/92-2/15/93 $2,500
5 PV Powered Dual Battery Charger, Project No 05-6152, funded by Solar Resources 2/1/-5/31, 1993 $2,500
6 Evaluation of Mos Controlled Thyristors Used in a Controller for a Solar Race Car Motor Drive, Funded by Harris Corporation 1/1/93- 8/31/93 $10,000
7 Zn-Mn Battery Evaluation, Project No 05-6688, funded by Poloroid Corporation 10/1/93-2/28/94 $5,000
8 Hybrid Wind/PV stand Alone System, Project No 05-6685, funded by New England Power Company 7/1993-6/1999 $147,000
9 Testing and Evaluation of the Saft STM5.140 Nickel-Cadmium Electric Vehicle Battery, Project No 05-06959, funded by New England Power Company 9/1/94-12/31/96 $55,000
10 Electric Vehicle Charger Testing and Evaluation, funded by the State of Massachusetts Division of Energy Sources (DOER). Project No.05-07533 5/20/96 -10/20/96 $55,000
11 Electric Battery Testing and Evaluation, Boston Edison @ Com Electric,Project 05-07762 $10,000
12 Investigation of Harmonics Magnification in Power System and Their Effect on the Power Quality, Project No. 05-07550, funded by New England Power Company 7/1/96 - 7/1/97 $22,000
13 Computer Simulation of Synergetic Battery Pack, funded by Eaves Devices, Project No. 05- 07513 4/1/96 - 10/1/96 $8,000
14 Photovoltaic Panels, ASE-Americas $57,000
15 Performance Evaluation of AA Alkaline Batteries, funded by Sony Electronics.Inc., Project No. 05-07662, 11/15/96-12/31/96 $2,400
16 Residential Roof Top Wind Energy System, to be funded by NEES, Project No. 05-07707, 3/1/97-9/1/99 $71,000
17 Electric Vehicle Battery Testing and Evaluation Phase-II,
funded by DOER, Project No. 05-07783
4/1/97-2/28/99 $70,000
18 Testing and Evaluation of NMH Batteries, funded by E-Vermont, Project No. 05-07960 1/15/98-6/31/98 $30,000. Another $30,000 cost sharing.
19 Solid State Hater Cooler. TURI/STEP Research Program in Sustainable Technologies 1996&97 $20,000
20 Support of Doctoral Student and Course Development, Project No 05-08462 9/1/1999-9/1/2000 $15,000
21 Renewable Energy Powered Maintenance Shop at Lowell National Park
Project no 05-08634, DOE
6/1/2000-31/12/2000 $12,600
22 Distributed Energy Neural Network Integration System .Project 05-08687 Orion/NREL 9/1/ 2000- 9/1/ 2003 $1,57,770
23 Feasibilty study of using fuel cells to power the Lowell National Park Museum 6/1/2001-9/1/2001 $15,000
24 Simulation and Prototyping of Process Current Regulator” Project 107369
Funded by Specialty Material
6/1/03-10/1/03 $23,168
25 LNHP Photovoltaic System Commissioning, NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory $5,000
26 Evaluation of flywheel as Energy storage Component in Renewable Energy Systems, National Grid 2/25, 2004-3/31 2005 $10,000
27 Evaluation of Super Capacitors for Applications in a PV Powered Electric Vehicle Battery Charging station, National Grid 3/1/04-06/31/07 $26,000
28 Design and construction of 10 KW PV System, Speed type 109172, MTC $50,000
29 Installation of PV System on the roof of Ball building contribution, Executive Office of Massachusetts Environmental Affairs. $10,000