Current Fellowship Projects 2023-24
Highlights of Current Fellowship Projects 2023-24
Electrify the Farm
This project seeks to enhance sustainability performance and reduce carbon emissions within the agricultural operations of the farm. The project entails an in-depth energy audit to assess current energy consumption patterns and forecast future energy needs, and includes considerations for deployment of electric primary cultivating tractors, electric vehicle charging stations, welder/shop tools, and supplementary electric landscaping equipment. The endeavor will also involve an examination of financial incentives, notably the California Air Resources Board FARMER Program, to facilitate the transition to electric tractors. Additionally, the project will evaluate the feasibility and associated costs of integrating solar panels onto the barn's rooftop, thereby leveraging renewable energy sources, as well as a comparative analysis of the economic and ecological advantages of integrating barn-mounted solar panels with the electric grid versus employing on-farm battery storage.
Enhancement of Stanford’s EV Readiness
The EV Readiness Fellow will undertake comprehensive research and data analysis to formulate an encompassing EV charging proposal and draft master plan for Stanford University. This initiative aims to establish a systematic framework and strategic approach for the augmentation of Stanford's EV charging infrastructure. Leveraging existing data repositories, projections of future expansion, upcoming technological advancements, and projected demand, the fellow will synthesize a comprehensive roadmap to bolster the university's electric vehicle charging capabilities, ensuring alignment with sustainable transportation objectives.
Complete List of Projects for 2023-24
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