Global climate change has accelerated the need for clean, domestic, renewable energy options for off-grid communities. Research taking place at the Renewable Energy Workshop is at the forefront of experimentation and implementation of these small-scale technologies, which can dramatically improve living conditions worldwide. The Renewable Energy Workshop is continually enhancing its lab in an effort to provide a space for students and program participants to gain hands-on experience working and researching cutting-edge renewable energy applications.

The addition of the Renewable Energy Workshop at The Center has enhanced the educational and research capacity for students, researchers, and visiting scholars to experiment in solar projects, gain skills necessary to work with photovoltaic equipment and assess performance and efficiency of solar panels.