Chris Greacen

Chris Greacen is an engineer with expertise in home and community renewable energy systems (solar electricity, wind, and micro-hydroelectricity). He has worked in Ladakh India, Guatemala, Tibet, Nepal, the Yurok and Zuni Native American Reservations, and North Korea on solar and wind power installations and resource evaluations under a variety of challenging social and cultural contexts.

Currently a doctoral student at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG, UC Berkeley), Chris’s research focuses on decentralized planning issues in community-scale and household-scale renewable electricity. He has a BA in Physics from Reed College, and an MS from the Energy and Resources Group. Prior to coming to ERG, he worked as a staff writer for two years with Home Power Magazine, and published over 30 technical articles on renewable electricity.