Powering the world: can solar energy tackle climate change?
Renewable energy is a strong component in the race to mitigate climate change, and solar power is a particularly cheap and viable green energy option. Considering current technologies, cost, markets and infrastructure, Professor Henry Snaith, Co-Director of the Programme on Solar Energy: Organic Photovoltaics, and Professor Malcolm McCulloch, Head of the University of Oxford’s Electrical Power Group and Co-Director of The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, will debate whether solar is indeed the answer to the urgent question of irreversible climate change.
Date: 22 October 2015, 17:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Prof Malcolm McCulloch (Head of the University of Oxford’s Electrical Power Group and Co-Director of The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy), Prof Henry Snaith (Co-Director of the Programme on Solar Energy: Organic Photovoltaics)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: caroline.corke@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Part of: Ideas Into Action: 10 years of ground-breaking research
Topics: Solar energy, Climate change mitigation, Renewable energy sources
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2200
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke