An illustration of a lab with scientists working on solar panels and batteries and an electric car

ASU's AMPED science and technology center is focused on the three key components needed to electrify the entire energy sector: photovoltaics (solar), batteries and power electronics. Those three components are needed in considerably larger scale than they’re available now, and with much more flexibility and capability. That work is part of the New Economy Initiative, an ambitious plan conceived by government, industry, and civic leaders to bring the state to the forefront of technological innovation.

Overhead view of graduates in maroon caps and gowns

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