FSEC Offers Free Public Presentation on Solar Electricity

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is introducing a new speaker seminar series on current energy issues with a presentation Wednesday evening, November 30, on photovoltaic energy (solar electric systems). The talk will be given by Dr. Christopher Wronski, the Leonard Professor of Microelectronic Materials and Devices at the Pennsylvania State University.

As awareness of the need for energy sources other than fossil fuels is steadily increasing, solar photovoltaics, which generates electrical power directly from sunlight, is becoming more important as a renewable source. Dr. Wronski will discuss photovoltaics with regard to the need for a global sustainable energy system as well as the technical viability of large-scale energy production and its economics. He will also talk about the environmental benefits and other advantages offered by such solar power generation.

The presentation is open to the public at no charge. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the FSEC auditorium on the campus of Brevard Community College/UCF at 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.   Directions to the center are available on the web at http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/about/directions.htm.

During the coming months, other distinguished energy experts will be giving public presentations at FSEC. For more information on this program and others in the series, call 321-638-1014.

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in the country. Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy areas. For more information about the center, visit www.fsec.ucf.edu or call the FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.

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