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The Cleco Alternative Energy Center in Crowley, La., is a working lab for UL Lafayette students who are interested in developing alternative fuels. They participate in testing and research.

They also get a chance to see, up close, how entire systems operate.




Giant, curved solar panels track the sun as it moves across the sky at the Cleco Alternative Energy Center in Crowley, La. They’re used to produce electricity for the energy company’s power grid.

The center’s also a laboratory for UL Lafayette faculty and students.




Alligator fat. Rice hulls. Bagasse. These are just a few Louisiana natural resources that researchers and UL Lafayette students have used to produce power at the Cleco Alternative Energy Center in Crowley, La.

Sustainability is the key for alternative energy that can supplement fossil fuels.

September 21st, 2017

Former UL administrator, higher education commissioner Cosper dies

Dr. Sammie W. Cosper, a former vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Southwestern Louisiana who... Read More ➝
September 19th, 2017

Overall enrollment rises for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.... Read More ➝
September 8th, 2017

University's former presidents honored with portraits

During its first 108 years, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette had just five presidents. To put that in... Read More ➝
September 24th, 2017

Ragin' Cajuns vs Georgia Southern - Soccer

In the interest of public safety and following the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)... Read More ➝
September 26th, 2017

Pink Pumpkin Week Information Organization Session

Attention all organizations! Students for the Advancement of Women and Black Women Leadership Association wants you to... Read More ➝
September 27th, 2017

Literature Workshop hosted by the Ernest Gaines Center

Flex your creative writing muscles at the museum’s first literature workshop hosted by Cheylon Woods, Director of UL... Read More ➝

Ragin' Cajun Cam