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How To Build A Microgrid

Santiago Miret, Ph.D. student, materials science & engineering | February 25, 2015

While developed countries have enjoyed access to reliable electricity for nearly a century, energy access across the world remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. Globally, over 1 billion people still live without access to electricity today, putting them at a major developmental disadvantage. It has been shown that access to energy stimulates … Continue reading »

Exploring policies to promote local renewables

Steven Weissman, associate director, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment | February 28, 2012

Last July, California Governor Jerry Brown held a conference, hosted by the Luskin Center at UCLA, to launch his initiative to achieve 12,000 megawatts of local renewable energy projects in California by 2020.  Local renewables, often called distributed generation, are projects no larger than 20 megawatts located close to customer demand. Berkeley Law’s Center for … Continue reading »