Shoreline’s Director of Clean Energy Technology, Louise Petruzzella, traveled to Germany recently to take part in an international learning exchange sponsored by the National Science Foundation Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE).
A committee of energy education experts nominated clean energy professionals from across the U.S. to take part in the exchange, with only ten participants selected. Petruzzella and her cohort spent 12 days examining lessons learned by their German counterparts in renewable energy and energy storage technology best practices.
The goal of the exchange was to advance the American renewable energy workforce and increase the technical competence of the U.S. in the energy storage sector. National Science Foundation Program Officers nominated Petruzzella to participate “based on her valuable contributions and expertise developing and implementing exemplary energy education efforts” at Shoreline.