Solar

Improving efficiency and developing solar fuels...

The sun powers the entire world, providing warmth, light, and sustenance for countless forms of life. Technologies have made it possible to use some of the sun’s energy to produce electricity and fuels, but new refinements may allow us to diversify the ways in which solar energy can be generated, stored, and utilized.

By identifying lower-cost materials for use in the construction of solar cells, finding new catalysts to enable different types of production, identifying more efficient methods for market integration, and considering the possibility of solar-derived hydrogen fuels, it may be possible to develop vast energy resources from the most abundant source in our lives.

Projects

Researchers on Solar

Over seven years, Future Energy Systems plans to support more than 100 researchers and up to 1,000 Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. To learn more about our researchers, visit the Researcher Directory.

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