Large-Scale Renewables

January 18, 2017

Higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to both expand and benefit from climate leadership. They provide a unique setting to explore innovative carbon reduction strategies, leveraging the driving force of presidents and chancellors, students, faculty, and alumni. Simultaneously, the educational and scientific mission of higher education along with a long-term view on operations helps them gain reputational and financial value from increased climate action.

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Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) is Singapore's national institute for applied solar energy research. The institute is sponsored by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF) through the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). SERIS is structured as a National Laboratory at NUS and has the stature of an NUS University-level Research Institute. It is endowed with considerable autonomy and flexibility, including an industry friendly IP policy.

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