The Everlasting Sustainable Energy Source

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The Hunt For A Sustainable Energy Source.

Harnessing sunlight to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy at the global scale has long been pursued by scientists and engineers. In fact, the world needs real alternatives to fossil fuels no more than ever. Before the accident in Japan at Fukushima, many people thought that nuclear power would be the easy ( but expensive ) future source of clean electricity.

It is now hard to argue the merits of nuclear power given the inherent and long-lasting risks for radiation.

So what does this leave for us to power a world that is approaching a population of 8 billion!

As the world population grows so does our need for safe clean energy
As the world population grows so does our need for safe clean energy

The answer lies in the most reliable of energy sources namely the sun. Wind and wave energy also owe their power the sun as does biofuel so there is no doubt that if we are to survive on this planet we need to harness the sun. To that end researchers, the world over are dedicating their lives and careers to the search for clean affordable solar energy.

For anyone that is starting out looking for a worthwhile career or even for some that want to change careers, solar energy research is at the top of our list.

The United Nations climate experts claim that the world needs to dedicate at least one trillion dollars to renewable energy research by 2030 if we are to keep global warming in check. In this Ted talk video, Dr. Conings will discuss the relevance of solar energy, an everlasting sustainable energy source, that can reduce the dependency on adverse carbon-emitting energy resources. Getting at the physical chemistry of burgeoning metal halide perovskites, his talk will focus more deeply on the groundbreaking photovoltaic applications of this state-of-the-art material class, shedding light on their ability to drastically improve global solar energy harvesting.

About Dr. Bert Conings

Materials scientist Dr. Bert Conings, from the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC) at Hasselt University, is among researchers on the vanguard pushing technological boundaries to increase the efficiency of solar energy production. During his talk entitled “A “Eureka” for Solar Energy”, Dr. Conings will discuss the relevance of solar energy, an everlasting sustainable energy source, that can reduce the dependency on adverse carbon-emitting energy resources. Getting at the physical chemistry of burgeoning metal halide perovskites, his talk will focus more deeply on the groundbreaking photovoltaic applications of this state-of-the-art material class, shedding light on their ability to drastically improve global solar energy harvesting.

Hasselt University is a university with campuses in Hasselt and Diepenbeek, Belgium. It was officially established in 1971, as the Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC). On June 15, 2005, the university changed its name to Hasselt University.

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