Over the past two years, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) has funded key research to propel Los Angeles towards a renewable energy future. On March 19, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Energy Research Symposium provided an opportunity to showcase 15 research projects in the following four topic areas:
– Expanding renewable energy generation, distribution and storage – highlighting both policy management and technical approaches.
– Ensuring energy system sustainability.
– Designing an integrated system for distribution and storage of renewable energy.
– Improving management of energy.
During the symposium, researchers joined panel discussions with other presenters and discussed their project’s goals, progress, next steps. Attendees heard about projects including the following: using electric vehicles for energy storage, breakthrough solar photovoltaics technology, deep decarbonization to enhance public health, and understanding the biodiversity tradeoffs of delivering green energy to LA from California’s deserts.
The symposium is the third in a series of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge symposia designed to connect faculty, researchers, city officials, community members, students, leading experts, and thought leaders. The next symposium will focus on enhancing biodiversity in the region.
For more information about the energy symposium, please visit the event site.