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 educates the people needed to generate these innovations, while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market.

CEI seeds programs that focus on clean energy education, innovation, and transformation. This involves:

  • Training the next generation of clean energy innovators.
  • Supporting novel, high-risk/high-reward research.
  • Creating shared facilities with state-of-the-art instrumentation for academic researchers and industry to
    help bring cleantech innovations to the marketplace.
  • Building a community of interdisciplinary researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists
    devoted to a clean energy future.