From 2011-2018, we served as the Technical Lead for the PSU GridSTAR (Grid Smart Training and Resource) Center in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The GridSTAR Center is the product a private-public partnership, and received $3MM in private and $5MM in federal funding.
GridSTAR comprised four primary assets: an advanced demonstration house, a grid technologies training center, a grid-connected battery, and a multi-tiered lineup of EV charging technologies. In this capacity, we controlled, designed, managed, reviewed, and evaluated dozens of individual grid technologies for practical, educational, and market applications. We also supported the R&D and workforce training efforts of Unirac, SolarCity, the Departments of Energy and Defense, and other partner stakeholders.