ISES participates in a wide range of research encompassing the major renewable energy technologies and issues. Click on each research area to find out details about specific projects. Click here to view our reports and publications.
ISES is a regional and national leader in wind energy research, with projects that reach internationally. Arizona has a viable wind resource for utility scale and residential development. ISES provides wind maps and data for Arizona, has wind resource assessment capabilities, and performs research projects related to grid integration of wind power, wind resource modeling, and wind energy economics and policy.
ISES performs research in grid integration and interconnection of solar electricity, as well as solar thermal and residential solar systems. Arizona has a spectacular solar resource for passive and active application.
The Arizona Synthetic Fuels Project aims to capture and recycle carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while harnessing the power of renewable electricity in order to produce a carbon-neutral liquid fuel that is fully compatible with our existing gasoline infrastructure.
Energy utilization encompasses all of ISES’ energy efficiency, demand side management, smart grid, or end use energy research.
In the area of Geothermal energy we research the best ways to make electricity and supplemental heat sources for homes and business.
ISES researchers are looking into how hydro can play a crucial role in renewable energy deployment.