Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar

Event Description

Speaker: Dr. Varun Sivaram, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations


Solar energy has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. However, in order for it to achieve its full potential, Dr. Sivaram argues in his new book that several kinds of innovation are required: Financial innovation and new business models to facilitate the spread of off-grid applications; Technology innovation to replace today’s solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint;Systemic innovation to allow more flexible power grids to handle intermittent solar power.

All of this will require visionary public policy.

Note: Books will be available for purchase after the talk.

Date: April 17 from 5pm to 7pm

Location: 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, BOB 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP to SAISEREGlobal@jhu.edu



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