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Future of solar cell technology subject of public lecture

Nov. 16, 2007, 5:14 AM

Lawrence L. Kazmerski, the director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., will give a free public lecture on the prospects of current and coming solar cell technologies on Monday, Dec. 3, on the Vanderbilt campus.

The internationally renowned expert on solar energy will deliver the John R. And Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture at 4 p.m. in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium of Featheringill Hall. The title of his talk is “Solar Photovoltaic Technology: At the Tipping Point.”

Kazmerski, who has published more than 300 papers on various aspects of solar technology, will argue that solar cell technology is at a tipping point in the complex world of energy supply and demand. He will discuss the development of this technology, describe recent research and development advances, argue in favor of policies and financial investments required for its commercialization and give his views on what to expect from the technology by the mid-21st century.

Media contact: David F. Salisbury, (615) 322-NEWS
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu

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