How to Bring Solar Energy to Seven Billion People

April 6, 2009 Science at the Theater talk: By exploiting the powers of nanotechnology and taking advantage of non-toxic, Earth-abundant materials, Berkeley Lab’s Cyrus Wadia has fabricated new solar cell devices that have the potential to be several orders of magnitude less expensive than conventional solar cells. And by mastering the chemistry of these materials—and the economics of solar energy—he envisions bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion people now living without it.

3 thoughts on “How to Bring Solar Energy to Seven Billion People”

  1. Cyrus gives a great talk, which contains an excellent framework for understanding the challenge of bringing solar energy to the entire world’s population without massive subsidies.

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