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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Advanced Energy’s Long Relationship with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association Inc. is the leading international trade organization in electrical and mechanical equipment sales, service and repairs for motors, pumps, generators, drives and more. Each year, EASA hosts its international convention that brings service centers together with motor and drive manufacturers,…

Advanced Energy Welcomes Brett Elizondo as a Motors and Drives Co-op

Advanced Energy and the Motors and Drives team are happy to welcome Brett Elizondo as a new co-op through North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Education Program. Brett was born and raised in Raleigh and is currently majoring in mechanical engineering at N.C. State with a…

Taking the Vents Out of Vented Crawl Spaces

Crawl space foundations are a popular feature in building construction throughout the United States. They are a go-to for most households because they are cheaper than full basements but more functional than slab foundations. These spaces offer convenient locations for plumbing, electrical lines, and ductwork…