Climate Change Research Round 1: Coupling Community Knowledge with Big Data Tools to Facilitate Equitable Energy Transitions

Research Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Project Partners

Liberty Hill Foundation

Coupling Community Knowledge with Big Data Tools Grant Award Information

Project Summary

Building on work conducted under a California Energy Commission grant, data on building energy use, rooftop solar potential, grid capacity, and socio-demographics was integrated to assess the potential for low income and disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles County to support equitable energy transitions. The research project developed an interactive, web-based tool that identifies opportunities for community solar and resilience centers on institutional parcels in Los Angeles County. The research team identified specific challenges and opportunities facing communities throughout Los Angeles County as they seek to enhance their participation in the ongoing transition towards a more sustainable energy future.

Research Outcomes

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