Chemistry and Materials Science of Solar Energy Utilization

Friday, 14 February 2014: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Toronto (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Recent discoveries in materials science and associated means of fabrication are yielding capabilities that have the potential to transform prospects for the broad scale adoption of solar energy technologies as a major source of electricity. These advances flow both from the discovery of new material systems as well as the emergence of new ways for using well established materials in forms that can enhance performance, lower cost, and facilitate deployment/installation. As a result, it is no longer a fanciful thought that sustainable solar energy technologies can, in the near term, provide an abundant and low cost contributor to a nation's energy needs.
John Rogers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley
Opportunities for New Materials in Photovoltaics
Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology
Materials and Designs for Ultrahigh-Efficiency Photovoltaics
John Rogers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Micro-Scale Solar Cells for Macro-Scale Energy Production
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