Kevin Palmer-Wilson

Kevin Palmer-Wilson

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Kevin is a PhD candidate in search of Canada’s options for transitioning to a low carbon future. He has created new methods to estimating British Columbia’s geothermal potential, forecasting the land use of a clean energy supply, and investigating the feasibility of fully electrifying a metropolis. Kevin joined the PICS/IESVic 2060 Project from Germany, where he managed the development of on-shore wind farms for a renewable energy utility. His master’s degree in Renewable Energy Management provided the opportunity to support the South Pacific island nation of Tonga in harnessing their wind energy. Kevin has also helped design, manufacture and race a solar powered car through Australia for the World Solar Challenge. Kevin is a nerd about maps and spatial data, and loves coding for fun, as much as biking around Victoria. Kevin is also a journeyman Industrial Mechanic and resident member of Green College at the University of British Columbia.