Palo Alto, CA
Overview: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)’s broad Energy Program comprises multidisciplinary energy projects spanning low-carbon generation, batteries, methane detection, radiative cooling for power plants and buildings, concentrated solar photovoltaic (PV), water splitting, large-area thermoelectrics and low-cost sensor systems for building energy management. We advance these fields by leveraging a diverse set of competencies. On the software side, these capabilities include networking, internet of things, data analytics, model-based reasoning, ethnography, and security. Our hardware competencies include large-area electronics, optoelectronics and optical design, fluid dynamics, digital manufacturing, and functional printed objects. Operating under a proven open innovation model, we provide applied R&D, technology development, and commercial transition solutions to government agencies and clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We discover and reduce to practice new approaches to long-standing challenges, develop comprehensive systems that balance competing requirements, and deliver technology solutions that can scale.