Pete Schwartz

Pete Schwartz's student research includes concentrated solar power, passive solar heating, electric transportation, and financial analysis of energy transitions. He has revised and teaches Energy, Society, and the Environment (PSc-320) and classes dedicated to the development of appropriate technologies for impoverished communities (UNIV-391 and UNIV-X492). He taught high school in the Fiji Islands and Bakersfield, and studied fusion energy, molecular order on surfaces, and nanotechnology before taking a sabbatical with Berkeley's Energy and Resource Group and transitioning to the field of sustainability. His areas of specialty are concentrated solar power and analysis of alternative automobile fuels.