Anna-Katharina von Krauland
Graduate Student Fellowship | 2022 - 2023 Academic Year
Revealing the Onshore and Offshore Potential: Wind Energy Atlas for India and the United States Accounting for Spatial Use Restrictions, Weather Variability, and Wind Speed Thresholds
Anna-Katharina von Krauland’s research is focused on developing onshore and offshore wind energy atlases for India and the United States, two of the world’s largest carbon emitters. The maps quantify the maximum available land for developing wind energy, the total wind energy potential, and how that potential compares with what is needed to power each country with 100% renewable energy in 2050.
The high-resolution, country-wide atlases can significantly expedite the wind farm siting process, reduce investment risk, decrease future project costs, and increase access to essential data for developers and policymakers.
Anna-Katharina von Krauland, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Anna-Katharina von Krauland is a PhD candidate in the Atmosphere/Energy program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University, where she completed her MS in the same program. von Krauland's research is focused on accelerating the transition to wind energy in India and the United States.
Prior to Stanford, she earned her BS from Cornell University, where she studied bioenvironmental engineering and business. Having grown up in Miami, von Krauland has seen the effects of climate change firsthand and is motivated to mitigate future impacts on her home and globally.
In addition to pursuing research, von Krauland leads The Solutions Project, an organization committed to developing roadmaps to help transition countries, states, and cities around the world to 100% renewable energy. She led the Energy Policy Community of the Stanford Energy Club and currently also leads the Stanford Austria Club.