Investigative Research

We research ideas, products and programs to better understand solutions that work. What sets us apart is our ability and desire to investigate technologies or practices in real world settings. Yes, we have a lab that we often use for research purposes, but we prefer to be in the field. We strive to provide practical solutions that can improve our customers’ products, programs or services.

Success Stories

The PEV Usage Study: Identifying Barriers

The purpose of the study was to identify potential barriers to widespread adoption of PEVs and the charging infrastructure that supports them.

Infrared Curing Increasing the Quality of Products

Louisiana-Pacific (LP) needed new curing processes or solutions that would help meet the rising demand for a profitable product while maintaining quality and decreasing production costs.

Learning Point

How AE Defines “Applied Research”
At Advanced Energy, applied research goes beyond just doing research in the field. It also includes investigating the capacity of the existing market’s ability (either currently or with training) to install or implement the device or process being investigated and to maintain it on an on-going basis. Our staff has extensive experience in the day-to-day operations of industries, ranging from manufacturing to HVAC installation and maintenance, and we use that knowledge to develop applied research designs to meet the needs of our customers.

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Plug-in NC: Driving Electric from the Mountains to the Sea

Advanced Energy has been supporting electric transportation for over 20 years, but a big milestone was the formation of our Plug-in NC program in 2011. Plug-in NC is a statewide program that promotes electric vehicles (EVs) throughout North Carolina. Originating as the North Carolina Plug-in…

2017 Smart Grid Webinar Series

Advanced Energy is excited to launch the 2017 Smart Grid Webinar Series! This series is uniquely designed to provide information about smart grid technologies to leaders and decision makers in our state who may not have a technical background. We will share updates on current…

Mike Stowe Achieves Designation as SEP Trainer from U.S. DOE

In the fall of 2016, Michael (Mike) Stowe, senior energy engineer at Advanced Energy, was in the initial group of people to receive official recognition as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Trainer. He is currently one of only seven individuals…