The solar energy program at the University of Texas at Austin resides within the Mechanical Engineering Department. The Solar Energy Laboratory was established in 1982 and is located in the Mechanical Engineering Building. It includes space and equipment for solar energy related projects, and research.
The recent research emphasis is on solar radiation measurements at several sites across Texas. Archived data may be accessed through the Texas Solar Radiation Data Base link below.
Several other solar energy related research projects are ongoing.