Welcome to LASER-TEC
Southeast Regional Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education, LASER-TEC, is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center comprised of community and state colleges, universities, high schools and technical centers, trade associations, and laser and fiber optic (LFO) companies.
Headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida, LASER-TEC started its operation in September 2013 with the goal of developing a sustainable pipeline of qualified laser and fiber optics technicians to meet the industry demand across the southeast region.
To achieve our goal, we are committed to assisting colleges and high schools with creating and offering courses in lasers and fiber optics.
Principal Investigator's Selection
Solar PV Costs are Dropping Below Coal Globally
Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth by 2024
Shankleman and Martin of Bloomberg News report that “solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world,” and in less than a decade, “it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.” Better technology, economies of scale, and manufacturing experience “has been key in boosting the industry.”
Bloomberg reports that the average 1 megawatt-plus ground mounted solar system will cost 73 cents a watt by 2025 compared with $1.14 now, a 36 percent drop, according to a BNEF analysis. GTM Research expects parts of the US Southwest from $1 to drop as low as 75 cents in 2021, while DOE’s NREL expects costs of about $1.20 a watt now declining to $1 by 2020.
To read the full report, click the link below: http://bloom.bg/2hINqSM
In the Spotlight
ATE Principal Investigators Conference
Date(s): 10/23/2017 - 10/25/2017
Coding with Arduino Bootcamp I
Date(s): 10/25/2017 - 12/13/2017
Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 - 7:30PM
IRSC Main Campus, Y-208
Lasers & Fiber Optics Workshop
9:00AM - 4:00PM
IRSC Main Campus, Fort Pierce, FL
NCACTE T&I Fall Workshop
Carteret Community College
Atlantic Beach, NC
Florida Career Pathways Network Symposium
Date(s): 1/10/2018 - 1/12/2018
Date(s): 1/27/2018 - 2/2/2018
San Francisco, CA
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
Date(s): 4/17/2018 - 4/19/2018