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Published September 19, 2018 | public
Journal Article

The Need for Continued Innovation in Solar, Wind, and Energy Storage


Varun Sivaram is the Philip D. Reed fellow for science and technology at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University, and a member of the energy and environment advisory boards at Stanford University. He is the author of the book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet (MIT University Press, 2018) and the editor of the book, Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Clean Energy Systems Through Digital Innovations (CFR Press, 2018). Forbes named him one of its 30 under 30 in law and policy, and Grist named him one of the top 50 leaders in sustainability.

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© 2018 Elsevier. Available online 9 August 2018. The authors would like to acknowledge the Sloan Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the MIT Energy Initiative for their support. Author Contributions: Conceptualization, V.S., J.O.D., and D.M.H.; Investigation, V.S., J.O.D., and D.M.H.; Writing – Original Draft, V.S., J.O.D., and D.M.H.; Writing – Review & Editing, V.S., J.O.D., and D.M.H. Declaration of Interests: J.O.B. declares the following patents related to the technologies described in this article: Dabiri, J.O., Whittlesey, R.W. (2013) Two-dimensional array of turbines. US patent 8545168; and Smedley, G.T., Dabiri, J.O. (2015) Devices and methods for harvesting power from arrays of wind turbines. US Patent 9214811.

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