Cleantech Job Skills Inventory and Careers Robert D. Cormia Foothill College
Cleantech Industry Survey <ul><li>Study of an emerging industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleantech and Silicon Valley </li></...
What is Clean Technology? <ul><li>Designing and building things with ‘efficiency first’ design </li></ul><ul><li>Low use o...
Industry Sectors <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Green building </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
Clean Technology Landscape
Energy Renewables <ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar development </li...
Wind Power –  Real  Power
Biosynthetic Fuels <ul><li>Biodiesel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant construction <...
Green Building <ul><li>Green building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USGBC efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LEED certification </li><...
 
Transportation Solutions <ul><li>Electric vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tesla Motors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric ...
Batteries and Fuel Cells <ul><li>Batteries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NiMH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lithium </li></ul></ul><u...
Smart Grid <ul><li>Demand response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appliance and networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting organ...
GE Digital Energy Solutions
Water Technologies <ul><li>Water analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water / soil analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water purific...
GHG Management <ul><li>GHG accounting / audits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRI / GHG Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GHG manage...
Environmental Technologies <ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil / remediat...
Initial Results <ul><li>Cleantech is a fast growing emerging field </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest / growing segment in vent...
KSA / Competency Clusters <ul><li>Power systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilit...
The Electron Economy
A Subsystems Approach  <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution systems </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy </li...
Sustainable Capital <ul><li>Human capital </li></ul><ul><li>Social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Natural capital </li></ul><ul...
Sustainability System Directed Sustainability Graph – goal is to build ‘capital’ in all four dimensions! Social Natural Ec...
Summary <ul><li>Cleantech is ‘high-tech => sustainability’ </li></ul><ul><li>Applications in  energy ,  transportation ,  ...
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  • Wind power is real power. Germany and Europe have made significant investments in wind, where it can supply as much as 40% of electrical demands (peak power). Using methane as backup / peaking power and wind as a primary source. The cost of wind makes it very attractive – new GE wind turbines with 3.6 MWhr sell for 3.6 million dollars, or roughly $1 a watt, and at least 5 to 10 times cheaper than solar installations.
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    1. 1. Cleantech Job Skills Inventory and Careers Robert D. Cormia Foothill College
    2. 2. Cleantech Industry Survey <ul><li>Study of an emerging industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleantech and Silicon Valley </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ten industry sectors / fifty job types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews with employees / employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary research on job openings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a job skills inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KSA / competency model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify where community colleges can help </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What is Clean Technology? <ul><li>Designing and building things with ‘efficiency first’ design </li></ul><ul><li>Low use of new materials </li></ul><ul><li>Demanufacturing, recycling, and remanufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Clean energy systems </li></ul><ul><li>Biosynthetic fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Food system development </li></ul><ul><li>Clean water technology </li></ul>
    4. 4. Industry Sectors <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Green building </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries / fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>Smart grid metering </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced materials </li></ul><ul><li>Water technology </li></ul><ul><li>GHG management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental tech </li></ul>Cleantech is the ‘technology side’ of green jobs. It would include developing energy efficiency technology, but not replacing the insulation itself. It is the development of new technology as much as the manufacturing of it. It includes environmental technology, and especially remediation of contaminated soil and water. These jobs generally require more education than traditional green jobs.
    5. 5. Clean Technology Landscape
    6. 6. Energy Renewables <ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy provisioning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biomass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion to electricity and biofuels </li></ul></ul>Solar Electric Power 2005
    7. 7. Wind Power – Real Power
    8. 8. Biosynthetic Fuels <ul><li>Biodiesel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant construction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethanol distillation </li></ul><ul><li>Bioalgal research </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Renewable petroleum’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GMO research </li></ul></ul>http://www.amyris.com/
    9. 9. Green Building <ul><li>Green building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USGBC efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LEED certification </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioning </li></ul><ul><li>Retrofits / HVAC </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul>http://www.usgbc.org/
    10. 11. Transportation Solutions <ul><li>Electric vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tesla Motors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric scooters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ridesharing solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cisco TelePresence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced conferencing solutions </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Batteries and Fuel Cells <ul><li>Batteries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NiMH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lithium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fuel cells </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DMFC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SOFC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrogen </li></ul></ul>http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/alternative-fuels/fuel-cell.htm
    12. 13. Smart Grid <ul><li>Demand response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appliance and networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting organizational rules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Net metering / smart metering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating appliances, meters, ISO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PG&E Standard Net Energy Metering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IntelliGrid™ and GridWise™ Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing next generation power grid </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. GE Digital Energy Solutions
    14. 15. Water Technologies <ul><li>Water analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water / soil analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water purification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>remediation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water recycling / graywater </li></ul><ul><li>Systems planning / modeling* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational and community </li></ul></ul>http://www.crystalwatertech.com/
    15. 16. GHG Management <ul><li>GHG accounting / audits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WRI / GHG Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GHG management </li></ul><ul><li>Clean energy procurement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy provisioning / REC management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carbon accounting / trading / CDM </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon offset investment </li></ul>http://www.pge.com/climatesmart/
    16. 17. Environmental Technologies <ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil / remediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remediation projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous waste mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling / down cycling </li></ul><ul><li>EMS and SMS (sustainability) </li></ul>CSQ Environmental Technologies
    17. 18. Initial Results <ul><li>Cleantech is a fast growing emerging field </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest / growing segment in venture funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25% annual growth in renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>50 Electric vehicle vendors in CA alone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires advances in batteries and fuel cells </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart grid (demand response, networks) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental technology careers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry, analysis, remediation, sustainability </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. KSA / Competency Clusters <ul><li>Power systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility and energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analytics / informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Computer / networking </li></ul><ul><li>Civil engineering </li></ul><ul><li>LEED building </li></ul><ul><li>Materials science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chemistry / biology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental tech . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis / chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS / SMS sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GHG management </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul>Multidisciplinary knowledge and skills are critical in clean technology careers!
    19. 20. The Electron Economy
    20. 21. A Subsystems Approach <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution systems </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>LEED / green building </li></ul><ul><li>Electric vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries / fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum technology </li></ul><ul><li>GHG sequestration </li></ul>Smart energy Smart cities Smart citizens Smart policy
    21. 22. Sustainable Capital <ul><li>Human capital </li></ul><ul><li>Social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Natural capital </li></ul><ul><li>Economic capital </li></ul>
    22. 23. Sustainability System Directed Sustainability Graph – goal is to build ‘capital’ in all four dimensions! Social Natural Economic Self
    23. 24. Summary <ul><li>Cleantech is ‘high-tech => sustainability’ </li></ul><ul><li>Applications in energy , transportation , building , food , water , and environmental technology </li></ul><ul><li>Foundational KSA is multidisciplinary STEM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy systems and environmental knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Community colleges can teach much of this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow specialties and centers may work too </li></ul></ul>Developing ‘sustainable business models’ is more important than technology

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