MIT, The Chesonis Family Foundation Launch The Solar Revolution Project

MIT and the Chesonis Family Foundation have launched the Solar Revolution Project (SRP), which will explore new materials and systems that could dramatically accelerate the availability of solar energy.

‘The SRP will make solar a practical alternative by committing a 10-year time frame for establishing the new base of scientific knowledge it will take to draw a market-competitive energy supply from the sun,’ says Daniel Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at MIT, who will direct the SRP.

The SRP will initially support 30 energy fellowships for students on a range of solar-related studies, from the development of novel materials for energy conversion and storage to using solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel from water. Each fellowship will span five years, which allows for significant continuity and greater impact.

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