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A Solar Solution, on the Dot

UW faculty member Brandi Cossairt recently received a UW Innovation Award to help fund her research on efficient harvesting and storage of solar energy.

Learn more about her research and the solutions to lower cost alternatives to silicon solar panels in this feature in the “Perspectives” newsletter published by the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences.

Photos by Isaiah Brookshire

“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.