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Clean-tech often lowers the operating cost of equipment, creating savings for the owner, while being better for the environment. However, clean-tech adoption is held back due to high upfront costs and switching costs associated with the new technology. This also results in adverse impact to lower income populations, who are more likely to suffer from the ill effects of pollution, and are unable to afford the switch to better technology. It’s critical to create mechanisms to improve clean-tech adoption, and to make it affordable. Switch aims to activate these mechanisms to improve equitable access to clean tech at scale.

Team Members

Rauf Khan (MBA/MS, GSB/E-IPER), Maximus Santosa (MS, MS&E), PI: Professor Mark Jacobson (CEE)