9H Energy is building a non-commercial Solar Generation Research Facility on a portion of the private 12,000-acre 9H Ranch located in Albany County, Wyoming.
Set to break ground in March 2021, 9H Energy has committed to building a Solar Energy Student Research Center as a philanthropic effort that will gift clean energy to the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.
In partnership with the University, 9H Energy has agreed to collaborate on driving Clean Energy Innovation. As a result, 9H energy has made long-term commitments in Clean Energy focused professorships, research, grants, and student internships with the goal of helping the University become the premier higher education and research center for renewable clean energy.
The Student Research Center will generate data used by companies to determine the viability of future commercial facilities and operations in the Laramie area. This will help position the University of Wyoming as an elite renewable Energy school, generating opportunities for students while creating local jobs and economic growth for the state.
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UW CEAS grad Gene Humphrey, who has been very successful in his career, wants to give back to UW, and in particular wants to build this facility near the UW campus with maximum participation of students and faculty from UW. While a typical commercial for-profit installation of this size would never have opportunities like this, Gene is perfectly willing to adjust the overall design, as it is developed and installed, to better facilitate research, student involvement, and general benefit to the UW and CEAS community.
CEAS is very fortunate to have Gene Humphrey and the 9H Energy team so dedicated to working with the college. There is no other project like this in the world!”
– Cameron Wright, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science