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Three CURENT power electronics faculty (Dr. Kevin Bai, Dr. Daniel Costinett and Dr. Helen Cui) will be hosting an international student competition, IFEC 2021. (See http://energychallenge.weebly.com/ for the 2020 example.)  The competition will consist of four to eight undergraduate student teams who will demonstrate their solar inverter technology on CURENT’s HTB.
The competition will be held in Knoxville in July or August 2021. More details to come.

Additionally, CURENT is seeking industry sponsorships (Silver 1K or Gold 5K)  to help offset the cost of this competition. Sponsors will help support the costs associated with the students teams plus judges (approximately 60 people) for two days in Knoxville, TN.  This is a good opportunity for utility companies to interact with our students and other international teams and to understand the cutting-edge solar inverter design and grid power quality control. Sponsorship benefits and additional details will be coming soon. 

Click here to be directed to the event page which will be updated as we have more details. 

10/19/2020 - Due to the impact of COVID-19, the IFEC committee decided to postpone the event for half a year, from July 2021 to April 2022. Please check back.