Building a better solar panel: NAU graduate wins NSF award to continue research into sustainable energy

Current solar panels capture about 20 percent of the sunlight that hits them. Increasing the efficiency of this technology will mean more renewable energy in the power grid without additional infrastructure.

Researchers at Northern Arizona University are looking for ways to use artificially created chlorosomes to create a more efficient solar panel. One of those researchers is Jonathan Chin, a student from Sunnyvale, California, who graduated in April with degrees in physics and mechanical engineering. His work on this project over the last year led to his selection for this year’s class National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Read entire article here.