A New Era for Solar – Sarah Kurtz, NREL (Th, Aug 24, 7pm)

Solar photovoltaics is now a resounding commercial success, even though PV is actually a relatively immature technology. Continued research will achieve further gains by optimized cell design, and increasing service life and reliability. But looking beyond technology improvements, solar can only unleash its full potential if we change how we operate the electric grid and push for massive electrification of transportation in this new renewable energy era.

Sarah Kurtz, PhD, Research Fellow, is a world-renowned expert in multi-junction PV, concentrator PV, and PV reliability. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since 1985 she is the Co-Director of  National Center For Photovoltaics and manages the PV Module Reliability Test and Evaluation Group.

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Free. Join us for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation. 

If you’re not on Meetup please RSVP here: kurtzNREL.eventbrite.com
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, the JUC Green Task Force and New Energy Colorado/Golden Earth Days. 
www.cres-energy.org 
RSVP not required but helps us plan the food – and your donation helps pay for it.

Contact: Steve Stevens oldbike2@comcast.net, 720-497-1100

Note: Our events are usually on 4th Thursdays. 

Preview: Next event is Sept. 28. David Renne, President of ISES, the International Solar Energy Society. He will talk about Solar – A Global Perspective. 

Also: the Solar Decathlon comes to Denver (Oct 5-15).

Looking back: Check our CRES Youtube channel for talks you missed here or at other chapters. Note that slides are digitally inserted and fully readable in the videos.