Unlocking the Future of Climate Tech: EcoBlock PI Explains Untapped Potential of Solar Microgrids

The Wall Street Journal: How can technology address the climate crisis? Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier, EcoBlock Principal Investigator (PI) and Energy team co-lead, weighs in on the transformative potential of solar microgrids to tackle climate mitigation and adaptation in a recent article by the Wall Street Journal.

“With digital tools and data science, demand for energy can now be sculpted locally to match available resources,” von Meier says. “Such adaptability will unlock the priceless benefits of local security, while continuing to allow access to inexpensive bulk energy through the macro-grid. In this way, solar microgrids can become a flexible and affordable solution to our climate challenges.”

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