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Solar

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Solar

  1. 1. Solar: Beyond Silicon<br />The Spectrum<br />
  2. 2. Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br />Energy cost trend<br /><ul><li>Solar will be a key component in meeting future energy needs
  3. 3. Persistent high cost of solar energy
  4. 4. Extensive timelines required for R&D</li></li></ul><li>Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br />Develop grid-based and off-grid solar technologies that are cost-effective, scalable, and can be integrated into overall power systems<br />
  5. 5. Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br />[C. Steinhagen, B. Korgel, et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 12554 (2009).]<br /><ul><li>Low-cost, earth-abundant materials
  6. 6. High-performance device technologies
  7. 7. Integrated energy harvesting systems
  8. 8. Increased knowledge base and educated workforce for clean energy technologies</li></li></ul><li>Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br />UT researchers are leading paradigm-shifting research to lower the cost and enable wide-spread adoption of solar power.<br />
  9. 9. Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br /><ul><li>UT has world leaders working across the spectrum of possible approaches.
  10. 10. Collaboration with Austin utility affords a real-world test bed, addressing vertical system integration (PV, power systems, storage, back end electronics).</li></li></ul><li>Solar: Beyond Silicon ─ the Spectrum<br />Ensuring the future of our energy needs.<br />

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