Vetenskapsområdet för teknik och naturvetenskap

Docentföreläsning: “Sunrise - recent success and future directions in solar electricity production”

  • Datum: 2017-06-02 kl 15:15 16:15
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet Häggsalen
  • Föreläsare: Jonathan Staaf Scragg
  • Arrangör: The Department of Engineering Sciences
  • Kontaktperson: Jonathan Staaf Scragg
  • Telefon: 0184713382
  • Docentföreläsning

Production of electricity from sunlight using photovoltaics will be a major contributor to reducing CO2 emissions. Rapid cost reductions mean that photovoltaics are starting to undercut all other electricity sources in terms of the cost of power produced. We will introduce photovoltaic technologies, look at recent trends and see which factors are shaping the rise of this important technology.

Chairperson: Professor Shi-Li Zhang

Representative of the Associate Professorship Board: Professor Hana Barankova

The lecture will be given in English.

Abstract: Production of electricity from sunlight using solar cells (photovoltaics) is shaping up to be a major contributor towards reduced global CO2 emissions. This is thanks to rapid cost reductions and an explosion in new installations, which have put photovoltaics on the verge of undercutting all other electricity sources in terms of the cost of power produced. In this lecture, we will introduce photovoltaic technologies and look at the historical developments that led to their current status. We will examine some of the factors that determine the cost of electricity from photovoltaics and see at how future technological improvements – as well as potential challenges – could shape the rise of this important technology.

The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as Docent (associate professor) and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture will last for 45 minutes and afterwards the audience may ask questions. The lecture will be given in English.

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