Jones Seminar: Solar Power Systems Engineering from Earth to Orbit

Emily Warmann, Space Solar Power Program, Caltech

Friday, February 28, 2020, 3:30–4:30pm

Rm 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Systems analysis has tremendous potential for improving the performance and value of solar energy technologies. Through examples ranging from tandem cell development for terrestrial applications, a space solar power system, and integration of conventional photovoltaics with agriculture, this talk will discuss the necessity of examining the deployment environment for solar technologies and including this analysis in the design cycle from the cell level and onward.

About the Speaker

Emily C. Warmann received a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her PhD in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Her PhD research interests in the Atwater group include systems design approaches to photovoltaics and the spectral dependence of photovoltaic energy production. After completing her studies, she remains as technical staff on the Space Solar Power Program at Caltech.

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