Schatz Energy Research Center

Dear community,

We are currently taking active measures to help slow the spread of coronavirus infections. As part of this effort, many members of our team are working from off-site locations. If you need to reach a staff member and do not have their direct email, please contact serc@humboldt.edu. We will be checking this account frequently. You can also leave a message on our voicemail, at 707-826-4345.

  • We are streaming this semester’s Sustainable Futures Speaker Series online. See upcoming events….
  • The North Coast Offshore Wind Workshop scheduled for April 28 has been postponed. If you’re interested in receiving updates on our offshore wind studies, please send an email to windstudies@schatzcenter.org.
  • All site tours and educational events have been postponed until further notice.

Our current research

Schatz Energy News

A woman points at output from a testboard

This month, five student researchers from the Schatz team were recognized by Humboldt State and by the college’s Environmental Resources Engineering department for outstanding achievements…full article

A closeup of an albatross flying above the ocean

Understanding seabird flight height is key to accurately modeling the risk of direct interactions between seabirds and offshore wind turbines, and is the focus of our latest offshore wind feasibility study…full article

3 people stand together in a booth with VeraSol posters behind them

On May 7, the VeraSol/Lighting Global team presented a webinar on the new IEC quality standards for pico-solar products & SHS kits…Download the video and Q&A

Our projects in the news

LOST COAST OUTPOST | 1/23/20
Terra-Gen Critics Said We Should Wait for Offshore Wind, But Will That Project Spark an Even Nastier Debate?

JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO | 1/14/20
California Reservation’s Solar Microgrid Provides Power During Utility Shutoffs

WASHINGTON POST | 1/1/2020
Amid shut-off woes, a beacon of energy

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 12/19/19
Community Microgrids: Four Examples of Local Energy that Improves Lives

REASONS to be CHEERFUL | 12/7/19
Power struggle: In the haze of the California wildfires, a Native American tribe’s independent electricity grid saved the day. Is a new model for energy in America rising from the ashes?

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/12/19
Airport Microgrid in Northern California Looks to Create Replicable Model

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/11/19
Life Won Thanks to the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

ETH ZURICH | 11/6/19
Understanding the Scale of Back-up Generation in the Developing World

POPULAR SCIENCE | 10/21/19
How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during fire season

NORTH COAST JOURNAL | 10/17/19
Blackout

WIRED | 5/16/19
This Casino’s Microgrid Might Be the Future of Energy

Schatz Energy news