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Solar Energy: Materials, Device Physics, and Grid Integration

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Institute for Research in Materials  hosted a one-day workshop, "Solar Energy: Materials, Device Physics, and Grid Integration".

Access to unlimited energy would allow humanity to address many of its most pressing challenges, such as hunger, disease, access to clean water, etc. Increasing energy demands combined with climate change require us to develop new sources of energy in an environmentally responsible fashion. Given that Earth’s surface receives enough solar energy in a day to satisfy the global annual energy consumption, new technologies are needed for people around the world to access this readily available resource.  

The Solar Energy: Materials, Device Physics, and Grid Integration workshop, hosted by the Institute for Research in Materials, introduced its audience to the state-of-the-art research and development in solar energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. 

We  thank our speakers for sharing their time and their expertise:

Dr. Ted Sargent, University of Toronto

Dr. Tim Kelly, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Kimberley Hall, Dalhousie University

Dr. Mita Dasog, Dalhousie University

Jon-Paul Sun, PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University

Michael Palmer, Green Power Labs

Sean Fleming, Solar Global Solutions


The schedule [PDF - 155 kb]for the day's talks is now available.