The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington was founded in 2013 with funds from the State of Washington. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future that will improve the health and economy of our state, nation, and world.

To accomplish this mission, CEI supports the advancement of next generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. The institute creates the ideas and forms the people needed to generate these innovations, while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market.