Students from UL Lafayette, Chile to research photovoltaic farms, green hydrogen


Student researchers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Magallanes in Chile will collaborate to study photovoltaic farms, green hydrogen and workforce development thanks to a $50,000 grant awarded via the 2023 U.S.-Southern Cone Innovation Fund Grant Competition, announced UL Lafayette last week.

UL Lafayette and the University of Magallanes will partner for the “Collaborative Research and Knowledge Exchange in Sustainable Energy” project. Zayira Quiroz, global programs coordinator for the University’s Division of Global Engagement, is principal investigator. Faculty members at both universities will guide the effort, which promotes diversity by providing study abroad opportunities for underrepresented students who are poised to become renewable energy industry leaders.

The program is coordinated by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a public-private collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. embassies, the nonprofit Partners of the Americas, corporations and foundations. Read more.