Schatz Energy Research Center

Category - Solar

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Energy needs for covid-19 clinics

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to provide testing in regions with little to no access to an electrical grid. The most common approach for COVID-19 diagnostic testing involves collecting...

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Blue Lake Rancheria microgrid battery expansion

The Blue Lake Rancheria’s main campus microgrid currently has a 500 kW battery system with an energy storage capacity of 950 kWh. We are in the process of integrating a new 634 kW / 1,014 kWh battery storage system into...

Solar+ systems and wildfire solutions

The Solar+ project at the Blue Lake Rancheria (BLR) is fast approaching completion. This summer, we are working closely with the BLR and with our project partners at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to connect the...

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Off-grid conferences in Amsterdam

On June 17-18, Arne Jacobson and Kim Thorpe, along with colleagues from CLASP, represented the Lighting Global Quality Assurance team at the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association’s (GOGLA) annual member conference in...

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Clean energy for healthcare

In April, Arne Jacobson and Meg Harper attended the United Nations Foundation (UNF) Clean Energy for Healthcare conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Arne and Meg presented interim findings from our QA for Public Facilities...

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