Bryn Mawr College Physics Colloquium

The SunShot Initiative

Dr. Lidija Sekaric
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Photovoltaics Team Lead
DOE SunShot Initiative

Monday 28 October 2013

 
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Abstract: The US Department of Energy started the SunShot initiative two years ago in an effort to decrease the cost of solar energy to be equal to other sources of electricity.  The SunShot initiative was modeled after the Apollo Mission (the Moon Shot).  How does getting solar power to be cheap compare with getting humans to the moon for the first time?  The talk will address technical, economic, and political obstacles to deploying solar on a large scale.