After decades of research and billions of dollars in investment, solar energy remains expensive and inefficient to implement.
Western Washington University chemistry professor David Patrick will discuss the prospects and scientific challenges for solar technology in a talk on the science of solar energy this week.
The talk, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 in Communications Facility 120, is part of the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Patrick will describe current solar energy research, including recent technological advances that could lead to a proliferation in the use of solar energy, according to a press release.
Patrick is a member of the institute for Energy Studies at Western. His research and teaching focuses on solar energy, nanoscience, and electronic materials. A question and answer session will follow the talk.