Anna-Katharina von Krauland
TomKat Graduate Fellow for Translational Research
Research Lab: Mark Jacobson
Year Awarded: 2020
Development and Analysis of a Socio-Technical Wind Atlas for the United States and India
Anna-Katharina von Krauland’s research focuses on optimizing and expediting the process of wind farm siting. The objective of her project is to quantify the importance of including social and technical considerations of wind energy development in both the United States and India through a map of the constraints and opportunities generated by a realistic calculation of onshore and offshore wind potential. Her research is designed to reduce uncertainty before the siting stage of a new wind project and is projected to reduce the development time of projects. By creating a highly detailed, publicly available digitized atlas that identifies the best locations for wind farm siting, policymakers and wind farm developers will be better able to make informed decisions regarding the numbers, locations, and physical sizes of wind farms needed for wind to supply a substantial portion of the country or state’s all-purpose end-use power demand, thus accelerating the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.