Spotlight on Research: Erik Ydstie: Improving Solar Energy: Silicon Wafers in Solar Cells-Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spotlight on Research: Erik Ydstie: Improving Solar Energy: Silicon Wafers in Solar Cells

Chemical Engineering Professor Erik Ydstie believes solar energy can play a huge part in supplying our energy needs in the long term. He discusses his work with "the ice machine," using a technique for making the thin silicon wafers used in solar cells that dramatically reduces the waste created in traditional processes.