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A list of light-oriented events at ASU and our local community in celebration of the United Nations' 2015 International Year of Light.
Join us for a lecture with Mark Crocker to discuss recent developments in CO2 capture and recycling using microalgae in a pilot project at Duke Energy's East Bend station.
Join us for a lecture with Ph.D. candidate Kent Linthicum to discuss how popular 19th century writers inform our modern struggles with energy use and its challenges.
Join us for two talks with Sam Weaver from Boulder, Colorado's Cool Energy, Inc. on the theory and practice of low-temperature power generation and how municipalization, or a radically re-structured relationship with its private monopoly supplier, would allow Boulder, CO to meet its Energy Future goals through important drivers like integration of clean fuel sources, increased local business development, more democratic local control and sustainable competitive rates for customers.
Join us for a lecture with Dr. Michael Grubb for a discussion on his book, Planetary Economics, and a talk on energy, climate change, and the three domains of sustainable development.
Please join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for a discussion with Dr. Edward Saltzberg on how educational webinars can establish influence and context.
In this talk, Dr. Michael Woodhouse will discuss the economic barriers that must still be overcome before there can be energy-significant Terawatts adoption levels. Woodhouse will highlight the recent trends in PV module and system prices, and will show how those trends are helping to make the economic barriers less daunting. He will also highlight some of the challenges that remain and will discuss several innovations that are being pursued globally to address them.
Please join us for a series of events on communities of energy in transition throughout Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
The scientific and industrial sectors have been well aware of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for decades now. However, in recent months, the so-called “Hydrogen Economy” seems to be picking up speed. Security of supply, costs of imports, and environmental contamination are reasons that are moving countries towards this new energy paradigm. The path to a hydrogen future, however, faces numerous obstacles, detours, and possible dead ends. In this brief address, the basic concepts will be reviewed, the main opportunities and barriers will be highlighted, and the hydrogen strategies some countries (e.g., Germany, UK, Spain) are adopting will be explained.
The 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 29 - October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods.
It is a priority of ASU to continue and deepen the relationship with Mexico. ASU President Crow has led two trips to Mexico in 2013 and 2014 to meet with leaders of universities, government agencies, and international organizations in Mexico. Join us from August 26-29, 2014 for a series of three talks from researchers from UNAM.
Dynamic forces are combining to produce a momentum away from fossil fuel based transportation to the use of electricity. Political, environmental, demand and supply pressures on fossil fuels all are combining with breakthrough advancements in Electric Drive Train technologies to produce an environment where electrical vehicles will become dominant players in transportation.
2014 Conference (April 1-2, 2014): This is a student-focused conference exploring renewable energy research activities at ASU, U of A, and NAU. The conference will feature student talks and poster presentations, representing the broad range of activities on both campuses. This year's event will take place in Tempe at the Arizona State University campus.
Join us on March 18, 2014 for a lecture with ASU's Dr. Joni Adamson on "How the Humanities Power Efforts to Live Well (Not Better)."
Join us for a panel-style discussion with Daniel Hunter, Dave Brixen, Mark Wilhelm, and Nicholas Brown on the zero carbon initiative between Arizona State University, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ameresco, Inc. Panel will be hosted by director Peter Byck of Carbon Nation.
Join ASU LightWorks and the Center for Science and the Imagination for a lecture on "Innovation Challenges in a Large Energy Company" presented by Shell GameChangers Henk Mooiweer and Hans Haringa.
Join LightWorks and IEEE PES Oct. 28 for a two-part series on challenges for the future energy grid and a discussion on the impact of smart grid, renewables and transportation electrification with Lee Krevat, the director of San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) smart grid initiative and others.
The 7th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30 - October 3, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods.
Join us for an opportunity to engage with three leading scientists on photovoltaic performance and reliability. ASU students, faculty and researchers are encouraged to participate in the entirety of the summit, but can participate in one or more session talks.
Join us for up to 2 opportunities to interact with Dr. Robert Bankenship, Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri and Director of the Washington University Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC). ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a seminar and a panel discussion where Dr. Blankenship will be addressing the first step in biological solar conversion and the future of bioenergy.
Join us for up to 2 opportunities on February 11, 2013 to interact with Dr. George Crabtree, Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory. ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a technical talk and a lecture where Dr. Crabtree will be addressing the challenge of electricity storage and an outlook of the next fifty years in energy.
Join us for up to 2 opportunities to engage with Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President in Global Grid Integration at First Solar. ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions including a technical talk and lecture where Dr. Morjaria will be addressing the development and integration of utility scale PV technology and its transition as a mainstream power source.
Join us for up to 3 opportunities on November 19, 2012 to engage with Dr. Michael A. Tamor, Executive Technical Leader for Hybrid Vehicle and Fuel Cell Research. During a visit to Arizona, ASU students, faculty and researchers can participate in one or more sessions include a talk, workshop and lecture where Tamor will be addressing electric vehicles, sustainable transportation, and what our transportation future may look like in 2050.
The Arizona Solar Summit brings people and organizations together to advance the solar energy industry on a national and regional scale. The Summit launched the building of a network designed to address specific challenges that, if met, will propel Arizona to national prominence in the solar energy market. The third Arizona Solar Summit took place on October 9 & 10, 2012. Visit the website for more information and to get involved at www.azsolarsummit.org.