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Miles Barr

Good Day Sunshine: Vanderbilt alumni pour their energy into solar power

Jun. 8, 2018—Solar power appears ready for its moment in the sun after decades of unfulfilled promise, and several Vanderbilt alumni are leading the way to ensure that solar is not just a feel-good energy source but an economically viable one as well.

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Miles Barr, BE’06: Solar Power Innovator

Dec. 1, 2016—In theory, solar energy is an elegant solution to serious impending challenges such as climate change and energy crises. In reality, it can be ugly, clunky and—most important—impractical; the places where we most need solar panels are where we have the least room for them. This was the problem Miles Barr was trying to solve...

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Miles Barr, BE’06: Solar Power Innovator

Nov. 20, 2016—As a Ph.D. student at MIT, Barr came up with the idea of creating transparent coating that would convert light into power. Today his company, Ubiquitous Energy, is in the business of making “solar technology invisible,” as Barr puts it.

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Five alumni named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Jan. 9, 2014—Five Vanderbilt alumni have been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30.” The third annual list recognizes rising stars across the fields of energy, education, entertainment, marketing and more.

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