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Virginia Tech engineers have developed technology to monitor and secure the grid.

A number of technologies have the potential to supplement the grid. An interdisciplinary faculty consortium is working to make adoption of such distributed generation technologies happen.

A new wave of research demonstrates potential new forms of sustainable energy from the sea.

The Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon team creates a beautiful, efficient entry in a high-profile competition.

Short articles featuring other examples of energy-related research at Virginia Tech.

Researchers and students worldwide have a vision for the future of energy.


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