The Photovoltaic Applied Research and Testing Laboratory is a $5 million solar facility located in UL Lafayette's research park. Because of the PART Lab, UL Lafayette is the only Louisiana university, and one of a handful nationally, that can examine solar technology outside and in a controlled, indoor laboratory space.
The PART Lab, led by Dr. Terrence Chambers, was completed in June 2018 and was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of La Louisiane, the Magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. .
This laboratory produces up to 1.1 megawatts every day, which is enough to power most of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns athletic complex.