From rooftop panels that shrink our utility bills to chargers for our smartphones, there’s an endless variety of solar-powered gadgets and products under the sun. Yet many people are in the dark about the history of harnessing solar power. The story of photovoltaics began more than a half century ago — and ASU played a pivotal role.
Lori K. Baker
September 15, 2020
A $12.4 million award from the Department of Energy will establish an Energy Frontier Research Center at ASU to investigate next-generation materials and reinvent the electrical grid.
Pete Zrioka
August 03, 2020
Physicist Ivan Ermanoski joins ASU LightWorks®, where he will design a thermochemical reactor to harness energy from renewable sources, like the sun.
Robin Tricoles
September 13, 2018
Jim Miller grew up in the shadow of Texas’s oil fields. Now, he’s joining ASU LightWorks®, where he’ll be thinking up ways to create and harness alternative energy gleaned from renewable sources.
Robin Tricoles
August 31, 2018
On the heels of his ASU KEDtalk, Klaus Lackner explains his process, shares his inspiration and discusses the challenges involved in making carbon air capture a reality.
Kelsey Wharton
November 16, 2017