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Quest to boost solar-cell performance

Bowden Solar Power Lab

ASU associate research professor Stuart Bowden is the lead investigator on a project supported by the Department of Energy to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Photo: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

Arizona State University engineers are leading a national project that promises to propel the growth of the solar-energy industry.

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, ASU researchers will join engineers and scientists at several other prominent universities to significantly increase the efficiency of the technology for converting sunlight into electricity.

ASU associate research professor Stuart Bowden recently discussed how the research team plans to realize that goal while at the same time making solar-energy systems more economically competitive with conventional energy sources.

Watch an interview with Bowden on the KAET-Channel 8 “Horizons” public affairs program. Bowden’s interview begins after a discussion with ASU physics professor Lawrence Krauss at about the 16:45-minute point of the video.

Read more about the research project Bowden is leading.

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Joe Kullman, [email protected]
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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


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Joe Kullman

Joe Kullman is a science writer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Before joining Arizona State University in 2006, Joe worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning degrees in journalism and philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: [email protected] | 480-965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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