Developing and Promoting Renewable Energy on and near Stanford's Campus
The mission of the Stanford Solar and Wind Energy Project (SWEP) is to promote and develop renewable energy for Stanford University, while also providing practical career experience for undergraduate and graduate students. SWEP currently has ongoing projects in solar water heating, photovoltaic energy, wind energy and energy education. We welcome anyone to participate in our group and seek to collaborate with other student groups, faculty, university programs and community members.
The Main Objectives of SWEP are:
- To assess the wind and solar resources at and near Stanford
- To promote the use of wind and solar energy on and near the Stanford campus as sustainable energy resources
- To install wind and solar generating capacity at and near Stanford
- To explore methods for measuring and calculating wind speeds aloft, at altitudes where a commercial size turbine might operate