Last Monday, April 19, BERC hosted Adam James from SolarCity and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Adam discussed the opportunities and challenges of developing energy solutions internationally.
On March 7, BERC-E hosted a BERCshop with one of the founders of Natel Energy, who explained how their small-scale hydropower technology works. Abe Schneider, President and CTO of Natel, told the story of how he and his sister started a company to make their father’s vision of generating electricity from low-head, high-flow water sources a commercial reality.
The time has come once again to welcome a new BERC Leadership and Executive Team, and this year is a special one as we’ll be celebrating BERC’s 10th Anniversary! We are excited to serve as your BERC Co-Presidents for 2016 and look forward to getting to know all of you better in the coming year.
Come be the first player of a game which will be officially rolled out at this year’s VERGE conference! Join us for this special BERCShop on Monday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm at the Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250. This workshop is presented by Four Twenty Seven, a climate adaptation consultancy.
On Wed, October 7, 6pm to 8pm in the Wells Fargo Room of the Haas School of Business, we will host a BERCShop with Sungevity. The discussion will focus on Sungevity’s recent installations on Jacobs Hall, and there will be ample opportunity for networking afterwards.
Last week, BERC kicked off its first BERC Lunch with a session on the role of theoretical sciences in innovating cleantech. A group of BERC members from various academic disciplines met to learn about about the history of the Materials Project and the evolution of the general Materials Genome Initiative.
The new BERC 2015 Leadership Team convened in Santa Cruz this weekend for an overnight retreat, a longstanding tradition for BERC. All of the different BERC teams (marketing, events, summit, membership, finance and development, etc.) were well represented at the retreat.
By computing properties of all known materials, the Materials Project aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications. RSVP here to learn more from the founders of the Materials Project Gerd Ceder from MIT and Kristin Persson from LBNL on Monday, November 24th at 6pm in Haas C325.