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Economic Feasibility and Social Benefits of City-​​Integrated Photovoltaics for Urban Transportation

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Over half the world’s pop­u­la­tion lives in urban set­tings, and trans­porta­tion within these regions is respon­si­ble for a sub­stan­tial por­tion of global pol­lu­tion and energy expen­di­tures. The elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of urban trans­porta­tion offers sev­eral ben­e­fits includ­ing improved urban air qual­ity, reduced noise, and decreased depen­dence on fuel imports and volatile fuel prices. Addi­tion­ally, elec­tri­fi­ca­tion pro­grams cen­tered in urban regions present an oppor­tu­nity to pro­vide a high degree of mobil­ity at reduced envi­ron­men­tal impact. How­ever, the global envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fit of elec­tri­fy­ing urban trans­porta­tion will largely depend on using elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion sources that pro­duce min­i­mal emis­sions, such as pho­to­voltaics. Dur­ing this pre­sen­ta­tion, a team of URAP stu­dents will dis­cuss the eco­nomic fea­si­bil­ity and social ben­e­fits of city-​​integrated PV for urban transportation.

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Date:
April 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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ERG Reading Room
310 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Phone:
510-642-1640
Website:
http://rael.berkeley.edu
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Energy & Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085
Email: ergdeskb@berkeley.edu


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