California lighting technology center
Part of the University of California, Davis, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) is a not-for-profit research, development and demonstration facility dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation, energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies. The center includes full-scale laboratories for research and development, as well as prototype and product testing.
sol design lab
Sol Design Lab creates award winning and unique solar charging stations focused on urban resiliency, place making and renewable energy education. These solar charging stations can charge anything from cell phones to electric scooters and can be found on college campuses and city streets nation wide. In addition, these stations provide energy efficient lighting, internet connectivity, gather data about the environment, and display information on an integrated digital screens.
Uc davis department of design
The Department of Design offers a creative, challenging, and flexible approach to the study of design with emphasis on socially responsible, human-centered, and sustainable practice.
Beth Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Design, UC Davis
Beth Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Design at The University of California Davis. She teaches the history and studio practice of sustainable design, as well as furniture and solar energy design.
She is the director of Sol Design Lab, a design/build studio that specializes in solar charging stations and public art. She has collaborated with public utilities, festivals, urban parks, and universities to position solar energy as a civic and public resource. She has engaged thousands of participants in the development of projects such as solar charging stations, up-cycled public furniture, Climate Kits, and ecological maps.
Michael Siminovitch, Professor of Design, UC Davis
Professor Michael Siminovitch is the director of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and associate director of the Energy Efficiency Center at UC Davis. He established CLTC to support collaborative efforts among representatives from private industry, public agencies and utilities. CLTC projects accelerate the development and commercialization of energy-efficient lighting technologies for both residential and commercial applications.