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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Kitt Butler Celebrates 20 Years at Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy recently honored Kitt Butler for his 20 years of work at the company. Kitt started his career in the textile industry, primarily in sales, and received a degree in textile management from North Carolina State University. After moving back to the Triangle, though,…

Advanced Energy Welcomes Berry McMurray as Solar Energy Technologist

Advanced Energy’s solar team is growing once again, as it welcomes Berry McMurray as a new solar energy technologist. Berry is originally from Virginia but has spent most of his life in North Carolina, and he graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree…

Advanced Energy Motors and Drives Program Update

AHRI 1210: Advanced Energy recently re-signed a contract to continue testing for the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) 1210 standard. Advanced Energy is the sole source in the world able to perform this testing, and the new contract will allow the lab to carry…