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Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory

RAEL

Berkeley, United States

The Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) is a unique new research, development, project implementation, and community outreach facility based at the University of California, Berkeley in the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. RAEL focuses on designing, testing, and disseminating renewable and appropriate energy systems. The laboratory's mission is to help these technologies realize their full potential to contribute to environmentally sustainable development in both industrialized and developing nations while also addressing the cultural context and range of potential social impacts of any new technology or resource management system. The work in RAEL is guided by the principles of use-inspired basic research, interdisciplinary approaches to the needs that energy services can provide, and a dedication to understanding and addressing the opportunities and risks in the implementation of novel energy generation and management programs. At one level, the goal for RAEL is to update, integrate and nurture a collaborative synthesis of E. F. Schumacher's Small is Beautiful appropriate technology and development philosophy with the energy industry as it exists today. On another level, it is to promote sustainable development that includes deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption.

Contact details

Website:
http://rael.berkeley.edu

Address:
Energy & Resources Group 310 Barrows Hall University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-3050, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1999
Age (years)
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 22
United States average
 38
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Daniel Kam­men
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Daniel Kam­men
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Daniel Kam­men
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Daniel Kam­men
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 3
United States average
 37
Global average
 75
2019
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 4
2017
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 8
% Female staff
2021
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 0%
United States average
 1%
Global average
 0%
2019
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 25%

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 37
United States average
 150
Global average
 160

Social

Twitter
Followers (2021)
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
 221
United States average
 46,914
Global average
 18,429

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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