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.
July 29, 2014
Michael Ladisch, distinguished professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, which Congress authorized in the 2014 farm bill. Ladisch, who also is director of Purdue's Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 board members appointed by U.S. agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 23.Read Full Story