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Anna-Katharina von Krauland

TomKat Graduate Fellow for Translational Research

Research Lab: Mark Jacobson

Year Awarded: 2020

Bio: 

Anna-Katharina von Krauland is a PhD student in the Atmosphere/Energy Program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University, where she completed her M.S. degree in the same program. Prior to coming to Stanford, she earned her B.S. from Cornell University, where she majored in Bioenvironmental Engineering and minored in Business. Having grown up in Miami, she has seen some of the effects of climate change firsthand and is extremely motivated to mitigate future impacts on her home and across the world.
In addition to pursuing research, Anna-Katharina leads The Solutions Project, an organization committed to developing roadmaps to help transition countries, states, and cities around the world to 100% renewable energy. She has helped lead the Energy Policy Community of the Stanford Energy Club, allowing students to gain exposure to the policy side of the energy industry, and currently also leads the Stanford Austria Club.
 

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.