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“Beyond Zero Emissions” Discussion Group: Dr Geoffrey Will

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on June 24th, 2009

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change, held on the first Monday of every
month.

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For July, we present ‘Dye solar cells – the next generation in solar technology’

Guest speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Will
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm, Monday 6th July 2009

Dye sensitised solar cells mimic photosynthesis in plants to generate electricity by using colour dyes, just as plants use chlorophyll. They are an exciting new generation of solar technology which can theoretically reach 100% efficiency, as they do not have the (energy band gap) limitations of the traditional silicon solar cell. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) was recently granted $1.3 million of government funding for further research into this revolutionary solar cell.  Dr. Geoffrey Will, senior lecturer at QUT, will explain the research being conducted, as well as the future applications and costs for dye solar cells.

Event location 2nd Floor, Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Wheelchair access available via lift; 2 flights of stairs. Happy to
assist with access. Please call 0421 272 884 to arrange.
Time: 630 – 8 pm, Monday 6th July 2009
Cost: Gold coin donation
Attendees: All welcome
Event type: Forum/meeting
Event URL/web link http://www.beyondzeroemissions.org/discussiongroup

For further reading:
www.beyondzeroemissions.org/dye-sensitised-solar-cells

http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=63981

www.scitech.qut.edu.au/community/podcasts/

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