Research Projects


Our researchers explore critical issues and address challenges that have regional, national, and global implications.


About Our Research Grants

Each year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards grants to Penn faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support new research or supplement existing research.

Our annual call for grants is now closed. Stay up to date on next year’s call:

For questions about the research grants program, please email Angela Pachon


Awarded Research Projects

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Local Zoning and the Regulation of Solar Farms on Agricultural Land: Helping or Hindering the Transition to Renewable Energy? Renewables 2021-2022 Tom Daniels Agriculture, Land Management
Philadelphia’s Energy Transitions: A Short History Fossil Fuels, Renewables 2021-2022 Jared Farmer Pennsylvania
Solar + Agriculture at Scale: Energy Design Prototypes for Productive Multifunctionality Renewables 2021-2022 Nicholas Pevzner, Ellen Neises, Zachery Hammaker Agriculture, Land Management, Solar
Rare Earths in Renewables: The Story of Three Rs Renewables 2020-2021 Deep Jariwala Natural Resources
Climate Change and Energy Technological Progress Climate, Renewables 2020-2021 Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde Storage
Wartime Speed During Peacetime? How New York State Built an Unprecedented Coalition for Breakneck Renewables Deployment Renewables, Access & Equity 2020-2021 Daniel Cohen Grids
Accelerating Renewables: Enhancing Energy Acceptance and Permitting Renewables 2020-2021 Nicholas Pevzner Land Management, Solar
Guiding Energy Storage Capacity Investment for Renewable Grids Renewables 2019-2020 Christian Kaps Grids, Storage
Promoting Energy Conservation on the Farm: Thinking About Waste as a Gold Mine Instead of a Headache Climate, Renewables 2019-2020 Dipti Pitta, Veronica Shabtai Biofuel, Pennsylvania, Waste
A Six Point Plan for Eliminating U.S. Carbon Emissions and Minimizing Climate Costs Climate, Renewables 2019-2020 Oscar Serpell Energy Efficiency, Finance & Investment, Land Management, Politics, Regulation, Subsidies
Jump-Starting the Market: Subsidies and Firm Entry Markets & Regulation, Renewables 2018-2019 Felipe Flores-Golfin Solar, Subsidies
A Data Driven PV Power Forecasting Model Renewables, Electricity 2017-2018 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles Distributed Energy, Grids, Solar
The Impact of Renewable Energy Procurement Auctions in Brazil Renewables, Electricity 2017-2018 Gabrielle Vasey Electricity Markets, Grids, Hydropower, International
Potable Water for the Clinic Serving the Community of Gashora, Rwanda Access & Equity, Renewables 2016-2017 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles International, Solar
Solar Energy Powered Water Purification System in Rwanda Access & Equity, Renewables 2015-2016 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles International, Solar, Water