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Solar energy: Past, present and future

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18:00 – 19:30 14 Mar 2018
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Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

Speakers: Dr Jon Major (Liverpool)

Further information: Solar energy based on a silicon solar cell was first pioneered in the 1950's. In the intervening decades the technology has evolved into numerous types of different solar cells based on a myriad of different materials. Despite this Silicon solar cells still represent around 95% of worldwide solar modules sold despite key inherent limitations. This talk will look at the key considerations for the design of photovoltaic panels, what are the current alternatives to Silicon, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the various technologies, what will the future hold for solar energy and can it ever truly compete with fossil fuels.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm.

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Organised by: IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
Contact details: Dr Christopher Bowdery: lancashireandcumbria@physics.org

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/physics/staff/jonathan-major/


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