The Solar Energy Group is involved in cutting edge research, education, and partnering with local companies to developing a well rounded and skilled workforce ready to meet the challenges of future green jobs around the world.
The thrust areas of the solar section includes materials and device development for the following applications:
- Photovoltaic power
- Solar-assisted water splitting to produce hydrogen
- Utilization of solar energy to produce fuels from carbon dioxide
The faculty involved in this center has tremendous experience in various aspects of solar energy materials, fabrication, integration into devices, and testing. State-of-the art instruments with specialized capabilities are available for use by the center staff and students.