CalTestBed

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CE-CERT is a proud member of the CalTestBed Program, testing a variety of new energy technologies such as Electric, Connected and Automated Vehicle testing, Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative, Vehicle to Grid testing, and more. This membership provides access to diverse California communities and partnerships within the California Energy Commission's Innovative Ecosystem. CalTestbed offers a wide collection of assets, facilities, infrastructure, and resources on a global scale to clean energy entrepreneurs. CalTestBed's initiative will provide $8.8 million in testing vouchers to clean energy innovators to use at one of nearly 30 testing facilities through California. You can find a description of each of CE-CERT's CalTestBed facilities below. 

If you are interested in learning more about CE-CERT's facilities to test or validate your clean energy device, please contact us: certinfo@cert.ucr.edu
For more information on the CalTestBed program and to apply, please visit: CalTestBed Website

 

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Services Available

  • Electric Drive Vehicle Testing Laboratories
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilites
    Heavy Duty Dynomometer We perform testing on any electric truck in a wide range of configurations. 
    Light Duty Chassis Dynamometer  We perform testing on any light-duty electric vehicle in a wide range of configurations. 
    EV Data Acquisition System: Real-Time Monitoring System Software and Sensors We perform measuring dynamometer physical loads, battery SOC, vehicle voltage, current, and energy efficiency services. 
     
    Point of contact: Kent Johnson, kjohnson@cert.ucr.edu 
    Vehicle Testing Laboratories Web Page
  • SIGI: Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative Testbed
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilities
    Solar Panels   We perform extensive solar testing including soiling, efficiency, curtailment, performance, microgrid integration, and islanding. 
    Inverters  We perform efficiency testing (5kW to MW+), curtailment, islanding, voltage support, reactive power control,  and grid ancillary services.
    Battery Energy Storage  We perform microgrid integration, control optimization, Battery Management System (BMS), performance, and islanding services. 
    Microgrid Control and Integration  We perform system architecture, net zero configuration, distributed generation, controls, and load management services. 
    Load Management  We perform SCADA, islanding, microgrid integration, control optimization, and energy profiling services.
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) We perform system optimization, system configuration, energy measurement, and load management performance monitoring services.
    Vehicle to Grid As of 2019, SIGI now offers testing of vehicle-to-grid algorithms using the latest V2G inverter systems.
     
    Point of contact: Sadrul Ula, Sadrul.Ula@ucr.edu
    SIGI Web Page 
  • Shared, Electric, Connected, Automated Vehicle Testing
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilities
    Shared Mobility Evaluation  Using LBNL's BEAM model, travel demand activity can be evaluated for a number of shared mobility scenarios, measuring a variety of performance metrics.
    Evaluating Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVS) in Simulation We offer a range of simulation tools (e.g. VISSIM, PARAMICS, SUMO) and specific APIs, a wide range of CAV scenarios can be tested.
    Evaluating CAVs using Hardware in the Loop Testing  We offer unique hardware-in-the-loop testing system for CAVs has been developed, combining traffic simulation and a real-world vehicle on a dynamometer.
    Evaluating CAVs on the road We offer several CAV testbed sites in Riverside and Carson, California, installing communication infrastructure on the road. 
     
    Point of Contact: Matthew Barth, matthew.barth@ucr.edu
    SECA Web Page
     
  • Electric Motor System Testing Laboratories
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilities
    Industrial Electric Motors We perform zero rated torque, efficiency at various loading condition, quantification of voltage and current harmonics, range 0-100hp testing. 
    Variable Frequency Drives We perform efficiency at various loading condition, quantification of voltage and current harmonics, range 0-100hp testing. 
    Wind Generators  We perform zero rated torque, efficiency at various loading condition, quantification of voltage and current harmonics, range 0-100hp testing. 
    Custom Designed Special Purpose Electric Motors We perform zero rated torque, efficiency at various loading condition, quantification of voltage and current harmonics, range 0-100hp testing. 
     
    Point of contact: Sadrul Ula, sadrul.ula@ucr.edu
    Electric Motor System Web Page 
  • V2G: Vehicle to Grid
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilities
    Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) We perform V2G capability, performance, measurement, access control, billing, and communication services. 
    V2G Capabilities  We provide energy measurements, capacity, vehicle connectivity, and protocol services. 
    Microgrid Control Integration  We provide system architecture, net zero configurations, controls, and load management services. 
    Load Management  We perform SCADA, islanding, microgrid integration, control optimization and energy profiling services. 
    Vehicle Activity

    We provide energy profiles, trip activity, charging activity, GIS based analysis, and vehicle energy monitory services. 

     
    Point of Contact: Mike Todd, mike@cert.ucr.edu
    V2G Web Page 
  • Water Energy Nexus
    Technology Type
    Testing Capabilities
    Energy Management Systems (EMS) We perform customized development and validation services. 
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) We perform customized development and validation services. 
    Real-Time Monitoring System Software and Sensors We perform development, testing, and validation services. 
     
    Point of Contact: Sadrul Ula, sadrul.ula@ucr.edu
    Water Energy Nexus Web Page