Cornell Atkinson supports research and builds vital connections among researchers, students, staff, and external partners to innovate technology, engage communities, inform policy change, and advance leadership to accelerate the transition to clean energy in a just and equitable way. Specific challenges to be addressed include renewable fuel sources, smart technologies, demand-response programs, distributed controls, issues of fairness and accessibility, co-optimized systems, and education.
Sustainable Solar Energy
Cornell University leads research, guides policymakers, and engages communities to explore the deployment of solar energy solutions.
Earth Source Heat is Cornell's version of a geothermal system that would use the Earth's internal heat to warm the Ithaca campus and it is a major component of the university's goal of achieving carbon neutrality.