On Monday, Stanford announced that its main campus is projected to operate on 100 percent solar energy by 2021, when an 88-megawatt photovoltaic plant near Lemoore, California is planned to go online.
On Thursday night, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar received the 2018 Bright Award for co-founding EcoPeace Middle East, a nonprofit organization using environmental sustainability as a means to promote regional peace. The Bright Award, conferred annually by the Stanford Law School (SLS), recognizes outstanding work in promoting global sustainability. Each winner is granted $100,000 and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University.
On Monday afternoon, in a continuation of The Energy Seminar series at NVIDIA Auditorium, MIT Ph.D. and Otherlab founder Saul Griffith presented on historical patterns of energy use in the United States and what he sees as the path toward a more sustainable human lifestyle in the future.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
Over the past nine months, 15 Stanford buildings have added new solar photovoltaic panels. Thanks to the new solar panels on these buildings, Stanford’s electric distribution system will receive about 4.5 added megawatts of power.
Stanford opened a solar farm in the Mojave, but not all environmentalists are smiling about it.
A Solar Generating Station and new solar panels will allow 65 percent of Stanford’s electricity to come from renewable resources by the end of 2016.
Stanford plans to increase the role of solar power in generating energy for campus.