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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Articles

Lighting for Commercial and Industrial Settings

In commercial and industrial buildings, lighting helps create a safe and comfortable environment. It also contributes substantially to energy usage: it can exceed 20 percent of total consumption. Investing in energy efficient lighting and other lighting improvements, therefore, is a way that facilities can cut…

Carolinas Energy Planning for the Future

From 2014 to 2016, Advanced Energy worked on the Carolinas Energy Planning for the Future project with the South Carolina Energy Office, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). The project was launched through a State…

Lighting Your House

Lighting accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of your household energy bill. This amount may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly. In recent years, energy efficient lighting has become available, but the variety of bulbs and their features can…