The Solar Energy Systems Laboratory (SESL) provides training for graduate students in fundamental and applied research associated with the development and optimization of new solar energy technologies for the heating and cooling of buildings.

Current areas of research at the SESL include thermal storage, combined space and water heating systems, solar cooling systems, and advanced buildings. Many of SESL’s projects build on existing and new partnerships from academia, government and industry.

Our research team, led by Dr. Cynthia Cruickshank, consists of graduate students with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering and Policy, and Environmental Engineering. Often, research assistants and undergraduate students are also involved in projects carried out at the SESL.

The SESL supports industry and government initiatives to accelerate the use of solar energy in buildings and affords an opportunity for students to become engaged with international researchers and laboratories active in solar energy research.

The SESL is part of the Building Performance Research Group (BPRC) which is comprised of members from the CHEer House and Human-Building Interaction Laboratory.

Thank you for your interest in our group and we hope to hear from you!




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