Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a rapidly growing industry with nearly 16 GW of capacity installed in the US in 2016. In the last 5 years, solar has become a preferred energy resource through significant reduction in costs. Power purchase agreements for utility scale CdTe plants have been signed at 3.9 cents per kW hr. This is perhaps the least expensive electricity in the US. This talk will highlight progress and challenges in the solar industry and describe the Next Generation Photovoltaics Center at CSU advanced developments. Speaker bio below:
The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s taproom at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.
There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage). To join CRES: https://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/
Dr. Kurt L. Barth is a director for the Next Generation PV Center (NGPV), a National Science Foundation supported industry / university cooperative research center founded at CSU. Members include the solar industry leaders across the solar value chain. He has 25 years of experience directing federally sponsored solar R&D. Dr. Barth is president of Direct Solar and has served as founder, executive, and board member for Abound Solar which manufactured 1 million modules in N. Colorado and shipped them worldwide.