NSF - Sustainable Solar Energy Pathway


Sustainability Assessment of the New PV Technology and Production

The objective is to explore the sustainability of the materials, cell components, and manufacturing processes proposed and studied in Science Innovation part through LCSA of the environmental, economic, and sociopolitical (EES) measures of alternative PV options. Meanwhile the need for sustainable development of any future science, technology, or products has long been recognized and is required to assure the success of our investments. Our team is going to explore innovative and efficient PV pipelines to meet the growing and changing demands for efficient PV technology and production, renewable energy, and ecosystem services for society and to examine how existing trade-offs differ from other energy revenues. 

Click here for more details about Thrust 2 from Dr. Chen, Jiquan and his research group. 


Last Updated: 6/27/22