• THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION

  • STUDENT-INITIATED PROJECTS

  • SUSTAINABILITY AND AWARENESS

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Who We Are

Renewable Energy Association (“REA”) at UCLA strives to cultivate an understanding of the importance of various forms of renewable energy and their effects on our environment, economy and society while encouraging our community’s clean energy development through technical projects, local initiatives, and education.

I’m convinced that we’ll solve the climate crisis, but the longer we take, the more grave the risks we're taking with humankind.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

What We Do

The Renewable Energy Association is a hub for student-driven projects. Currently, REA hosts four different projects, encompassing a wide array of topics and forms of engagement in renewable energy, from advocacy in solar energy at UCLA to hands-on experience in our biodiesel project.

 Our goals are to produce biodiesel from dining oils, to analyze the waste stream, and to implement an on-site, aerobic biodigester. Members are provided with lab opportunities, conducting technical work related to purification and transesterification processes.

Biodiesel Team

Our goals are to produce biodiesel from dining oils, to analyze the waste stream, and to implement an on-site, aerobic biodigester. Members are provided with lab opportunities, conducting technical work related to purification and transesterification processes.

This project provides students with hands-on experience, aiming to research and implement innovative waste processing technologies for UCLA

Waste Processing Team

This project provides students with hands-on experience, aiming to research and implement innovative waste processing technologies for UCLA's campus. In the past, we've conducted waste audits of the campus in an effort to contribute to UCLA's Zero Waste Initiative.

The Solar Team is devoted to expanding the area of solar coverage at UCLA, through initiatives like solar umbrellas and phone chargers. We fight to promote awareness of alternative energy on campus through these programs and marketing events.

Solar Team

The Solar Team is devoted to expanding the area of solar coverage at UCLA, through initiatives like solar umbrellas and phone chargers. We fight to promote awareness of alternative energy on campus through these programs and marketing events.

In an effort to spread understanding of renewable energy, our members build sustainability curriculum and volunteer at the UCLA Lab School and in undeserved communities at LA Family Housing. Additionally, REA participates in UCLA

Learn & Teach

In an effort to spread understanding of renewable energy, our members build sustainability curriculum and volunteer at the UCLA Lab School and in undeserved communities at LA Family Housing. Additionally, REA participates in UCLA's annual Exploring Your Universe fair.

Our newest team as part of REA, the wind team will mainly center around the design and creation of a wind turbine. The turbine will first be presented in a competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, ultimately implementing it in the future to support the UCLA campus.

Wind Team

Our newest team as part of REA, the wind team will mainly center around the design and creation of a wind turbine. The turbine will first be presented in a competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, ultimately implementing it in the future to support the UCLA campus.