Renewable Nature At UCR, we’re finding new ways to look at the environment, energy, and sustainable development to create a cleaner, greener, healthier planet.
Working in the world's largest indoor air quality chamber, Akua Asa-Awuku looks at particle formation in the atmosphere and how it interacts with water, affecting cloud formation and global climate change.
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UCR Professor of Physics Jing Shi is leading SHINES, one of the 32 Energy Frontier Research Centers receiving $12 million over four years from the Department of Energy to pursue fundamental advances in energy production, storage, and use.
Watch Advancing Energy Efficiencies video
UCR chemist Christopher Bardeen is looking for ways in which solar energy could be made cheaper by coaxing solar cells to generate more power and thus reducing land use for solar panels.
Watch More Sun for Less Money video
Seeking to find alternative, renewable energy sources, UCR is pioneering new approaches involving the pretreatment of non-food biomass sources such as poplar wood and switchgrass.
Watch Better Biofuels video
Take a look at the construction of UC Riverside's 11-acre solar farm. The 7,440 solar panels generate 3.0 megawatts of power as they track the sun's progress across the sky.
Watch Building the Solar Farm video
UCR biogeochemist Timothy Lyons is leading the “Alternative Earths” team unlocking clues about Earth’s origins to inform exploration and the possibility of life on other exoplanets.
Watch Hunting Alternative Earthsvideo
Mechanical Engineer Marko Princevac works to understand how fire behaves so that we can control and fight fires more effectively.
Watch Enhancing Fire Safety and Land Use Policiesvideo