Jan Kleissl,
Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Jan is a Professor, and Director of the world renown Center for Energy Research at University of California, San Diego Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Jan's research group works in solar radiation in the atmosphere and solar power integration into the electric grid through field experimental (sky cameras, sensor networks) and computational techniques (optimization, quasi-steady state power flow). The research is unique in that it spans the spectrum of fundamental work to applications with the goal of increasing environmental sustainability. Sample applications are solar power resource forecasting, variability modeling, voltage control on electric distribution feeders under high solar PV penetration, smart charging of electric vehicles, and Microgrid planning.