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Solar Energy: Materials, Device Physics, and Grid Integration

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Institute for Research in Materials will host a free one-day workshop. The title is 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, will introduce its audience to the state-of-the-art research and development in solar energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. The one-day workshop will feature talks by experts on development of solar energy materials such as colloidal quantum dots, perovskites, and organic polymers, device physics and grid integration.

Location: Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Ave., Dalhousie University.

The schedule [PDF - 155 kb]for the day's talks is now available.  Approximate time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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

For more information, please e-mail irm@dal.ca.