Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.
Personal power storage is transforming the way people think about energy independence.
Ripples created by the Tesla Gigafactory have put Nevada in the spotlight for renewable energy and power storage. You may have heard of emerging technologies for personal energy storage, such as Tesla’s Powerwall 2, but likely haven’t had the chance to consider the effects they may have. DRI researchers Amber Broch and Eric Wilcox will give you a unique glimpse into the future of energy storage and personal energy independence, tackling the question of how we can begin to forecast fluctuations in solar energy – caused by weather – to maintain the intricate balance between at-home storage, use, and circulation back to the grid.
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm
Location: Patagonia Outlet, 130 S. Center Street, Reno
Amber Broch, M.S.
Amber’s forward-thinking work focuses on renewable energy related technologies, including alternative-fueled vehicles testing and modeling, biodiesel research, and biomass-to-fuel conversion technologies.
Eric Wilcox, PhD
Eric is a master of the technologies and methods related to atmosphere and climate modelling. This makes him an excellent contributor to understanding the weather patterns that influence how much solar energy reach solar panels and result in how much energy is generated.