As the global community grows, so does the need for energy. With the peak production of oil approaching, new and innovative energy solutions will be needed. See how our research and development is leading the way.
James Fenton, Director
Our mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida's and the nation's economy and environment and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research.
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)—a research institute of the University of Central Florida (UCF)—was created by the Florida Legislature in 1975 to serve as the state’s energy research institute. The main responsibilities of the center are to conduct research, test and certify solar systems, and develop education programs.
As Florida's energy research institute — with a 35-year history of unique expertise, experience and infrastructure — we are leading research and development efforts to bring our vision of Energy Independence to fruition.
With more than 30 years experience in creating innovative energy solutions, FSEC has come a long way. Take a look at the patents and awards we've earned.
The Policy Advisory Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center is made up of representatives from the solar industry, educators, builders, developers, utilities, large retailers, and not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations.
The Center's 150-member staff includes 95 professionals with expertise in engineering, energy research, building science, energy and policy analysis, and education and training. To explore what FSEC can do for you, check out this section.
The proper tools and state-of-the-art facilities empower our researchers to create tomorrow's energy solutions and train the next generation of energy professionals.
For over 30 years, FSEC has delivered quality testing, certification, and research services. If you're interested in doing business with us, take a look at this section.
We're always searching for the best and brightest minds in our field. Check this section for current employment opportunities.
If you're in the neighborhood or coming for a conference, look at this sections for travel and tour information.
With over 30 years experience in creating innovative energy solutions, FSEC has come a long way. Learn about our history and those who have guided us.
FSEC Web Sites
Although this Web site is our home, we often help design and maintain other sites that carry our findings and efforts. Take a tour of some of our sister sites.
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