Arizona State University (ASU) has established its Solar Power Laboratory to advance solar energy research, education and technology. Prominent scientists and engineers are being hired to lead the endeavor to improve the efficiency of solar electric power systems while making them more economically feasible.
‘The Solar Power Laboratory will further build up the university's already formidable solar energy research and develop collaborations with the energy industry to accelerate expansion of the state's economy,’ says Michael Crow, ASU's president.
Christiana Honsberg, Stuart Bowden and George Maracas have been hired for the venture. Honsberg will be chief scientist, Bowden will be industrial liaison and Maracas will be chief operating officer.