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19 April 2016

Will community solar be the next rooftop solar?

Green power has traditionally been a product that consumers have paid a premium for above their basic utility rates. With the emergence of rooftop solar and now community solar – and in step with those sector’s available subsidies – consumers are now purchasing green power at a discount to utility rates.

Katherine Harry and Brooke Maushund present their winning posters at the BERC Energy Summit
1 March 2016

Battery, microgrid, and carbon capture innovations among winners at BERC Expo!

The BERC Innovation Expo on Thursday February 18 was a great success, with over 20 presenters from 11 departments presenting their energy & resource related research. Find out more about the winners and highlights from the BERC Innovation Expo!

30 January 2016

Seven startups to compete for $100,000 prize in first ever Berkeley Cleantech University Prize

On Thursday, February 18 at 5pm (Sibley Auditorium), seven student-based startups from across the western region will compete in a pitch competition for the $100,000 grand prize in the first ever Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (Berkeley CUP).

25 October 2015

NetFridge and Energy Globe win top prizes at 3rd annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon

This past weekend, nearly 50 participants from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the Bay Area gathered for the 3rd annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon. The event was a huge success, and 10 teams made pitches at the end of the 24-hour event in front of a panel of judges, including Anna Schneider of WattTime, Elena Lucas of […]

21 October 2015

3rd annual Cleanweb hackathon is this Friday – sign up now!

Join on Oct 23-24 for the 3rd annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon! The event will take place from 5-9pm on Friday Oct 23 and 9am-9pm on Saturday Oct 24. We have two links for registration: 1) first, sign up at Eventbrite; 2) then, head to Devpost to create a profile, and either join a team or propose […]

new berc logo
3 September 2015

“State of BERC” – Gearing up for an exciting fall semester!

Welcome back to all our BERC members, and a big welcome to all the new students on campus! We have a lot of exciting programming planned for this fall as well as a number of improvements to BERC that are going to benefit the Berkeley community in a big way. First, some announcements: Kickoff: BERC’s […]

19 April 2015

BERC members win top prizes at Sfuncube solar hackathon

This weekend, four BERC members took place in a Solar Hackathon, held at Oakland’s solar accelerator called Sfuncube. Jonathan Mather and Caroline Le Floch were part of the 1st place winning team called ‘SolFox’, Eric Munsing made it to the finals with his team ‘SunBears’, while the team I was on ‘You’ve Got Sun’ won the People’s Choice Award by audience vote.

Resources Roundtable 2015 Eventbrite
31 March 2015

BERC Resources Roundtable to address land use and climate change

We am excited to announce our annual BERC Resources Roundtable: Changing Lands in a Changing Climate. This year, we’ll be focusing on land use and climate change, and specifically the role of forests, soils, and biomass in helping to mitigate climate change.