Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Future reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will require a fundamental shift from carbon-rich fossil fuels to more decentralized and diffuse renewable resources. This means replacing the existing centralized electric power plant generating system to individual- and community-scale solar and wind. This project involves UCSC students and faculty in a study energy user behaviors in connection with an interactive, neighborhood-scale microgrid in a Santa Cruz community.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Energy & Climate
Awareness, Education & Engagement
Social Justice
Project Status: 
In Progress
Campus Organization: 
College Eight Sustainability Minor
Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Project
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
College Eight
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

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