Solar Energy Strategies Discussed at College
Solar Energy Strategies Discussed
at SUNY Rockland Community College
Free and open to the public
Suffern, NY - The next lecture in the SUNY Rockland Community College Spring '09 Science Lecture Series will cover solar energy as a way of saving the planet. Admission is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 2, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Academic I, Room 1106
"Water Oxidation Based on Single-Site Catalysis or Saving the Earth: Solar Energy Anyone?" by Dr. Javier Concepcion
More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour (4.3 × 1020 J) than all the energy consumed on the planet in a year (4.1 × 1020 J), making solar our largest source of carbon-free energy. Nevertheless, effectively using solar energy is not a trivial task. Solar energy is diffuse and intermittent so it requires being captured, converted and stored. Several strategies will be discussed and evaluated on how those challenges are addressed in our quest to master artificial photosynthesis.
Dr. Javier Concepcion is a research scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Currently, Concepcion is studying in the areas of water oxidation analysis and computational chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D in 2002 from Georgia Institute of Technology and continued his career as a postdoctoral fellow there.
More Info: Dr. Melanie Rie, Instructor, Science, at 845-574-4190 or email@example.com
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