July 2016

July 2016

ASU a power player at IEEE photovoltaics conference

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering had a standout showing among the top minds at the top international photovoltaic conference.

At the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference held in June in Portland, Oregon, Fulton Schools faculty and students received the most recognition of any single institution for their photovoltaics research presentations.

“This is probably the most important conference in the field of photovoltaics science, and the fact that our students and faculty achieve recognition validates our work as a strong player in the field,” says electrical engineering Assistant Professor Mariana Bertoni, who has chaired in PVSC’s program committee for more than five years.

Researchers at the conference are asking and answering important questions in the field: How can we make solar both affordable and impactful? What are the benefits of using flexible materials? How can solar excel outside of the sunniest states?

ASU’s research addressed these questions from the fundamental to the product level.