Purdue Research to Make Solar Energy in Indiana More Viable Option--WBAA
September 29, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (2008-09-29) Indiana's expert on electricity consumption thinks solar energy has to be more cost-effective for it to compete with current fuel sources.
State Utility Forecasting Group Director Doug Gotham says it costs about twice as much to get electricity from solar power than coal. He made the comments during testimony to the state's Regulatory Flexibility Committee. Gotham says researchers at Purdue are examining how to make photovoltaic cells less expensive.
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story