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Over the years, many members of our staff have received national and international awards and patents for exceptional discoveries, innovation, and technology transfer. FSEC has over 40 patents licensed to industry, and the most notable one, the Gossamer Wind ceiling fan, is saving $40 million annually in energy costs.

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One of the ways that research organizations such as FSEC support the commercialization of new technologies is through patents. Our list of patents is a strong indication of our innovation and commitment to renewable energy technologies.
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The Florida Solar Energy Center has been recognized as a leader in alternative energy research. The following is a few of the outstanding awards that have been bestowed upon FSEC.