Speaker Series: The future of solar energy

Current generation single junction solar cells are approaching the Shockley-Queissier limit for power conversion efficiency. This efficiency limit is based on the interaction of broadband solar radiation with a semiconductor band gap. Dr Nathaniel Davis will discuss various methods of circumventing this efficiency limit, leading to the creation of a new generation of solar cells.

Dr Davis received his BSc (ADV) H1M from the University of Sydney, Australia. He received the Cambridge Australia Bragg scholarship to carry out his PhD in Physics in the Optoelectronics group at the Cavendish laboratory within the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Davis is now a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington.


Venue: Wellesley Room, Fourth Floor
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: $12 for members / $15 for non-members for presentation and arrival drink, $50 for presentation, arrival drink and dinner
Dress: Business Casual


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