Clean Energy Explorer

The app has several interactive screens including building a solar panel, constructing an energy system, Li Ion battery, flow battery, smart grid, and exploring potential Washington energy sources. The energy system simulator shows how generation, storage and distribution work together to make a complete energy system. The app is ideal for a touchscreen computer.

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On the Energy System Simulator:

  1. What can you do to keep the lights on all night?
  2. Which changes in energy supply can be predicted?
  3. What does energy storage do for the system?
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy