At a Glance
Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services
Clean and Renewable Energy, Data Analysis
San Francisco, CA
Daniel worked with the Climate Operations team at Google to launch the initial stages of a global open-sourced tool that helps energy providers reduce costs for new technologies, such as geothermal energy, starting with countries in the Global South.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. They are also on a mission to achieve Net Zero emissions across their value chain, and to run their global operations on 24/7 carbon-free electricity, both by 2030.
Reaching these goals will require innovative clean energy solutions, and engaging external partners that share Google’s aim of accelerating the decarbonization of electricity systems around the world.
Throughout his time at Google, Daniel worked on an initiative to help advance this mission, collaborating with multiple internal teams and external partners to develop a geospatially intelligent beta tool to support developers of geothermal power. Daniel led on project planning, product design, and software development, including:
- Deciding the technology stack that is best suited for a beta launch of the energy tool
- Finding, cleaning, aggregating, and transforming data for dozens of surface/subsurface layers
- Creating an initial model that optimizes site selection for clean energy
- Assisted in application development for the user-facing beta tool
Once launched, the tool will be free to use and open access. This means anyone with an interest in using the tool can do so. The tool will reduce the current information/data-gathering and aggregation costs for energy developers and stimulate growth for the clean energy sector. It’s one more way Google is helping to organize the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful.