University of California, Riverside



green solar power



SC-RISE will be a vertically integrated center with a threefold mission:

  1. Conduct research in collaboration with government agencies and industry to advance the state of technology in photovoltaic electricity and other renewable energy concepts.
  2. Demonstrate and assess new technologies, and help end users identify the best applications of solar energy to their needs.
  3. Train electrical technicians, end users, college students, and the public about solar energy concepts, installations, maintenance, and operations.

Because of its nature and scope, SC-RISE will be the first of its kind – and it will establish alliances with complementary institutions to enhance credibility and avoid redundancy. This initiative will fill a critically needed role as a trusted resource for information on the state of solar technology, the technical and economic feasibility of solar installations, and the benefit.




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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Southern California Research Initiative for Solar Energy
1084 Columbia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 781-5652
Fax: (951) 781-5790