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Thu 11 Aug 2016, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Rotorua Museum

Find out more about solar power in this talk by Dr Hodgkiss, of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The amount of energy the Sun delivers to Earth every hour is equivalent to global energy consumption by humans in an entire year.

Nature figured out how to capture some of this energy with the evolution of photosynthesis around 3 billion years ago. Today, we can use solar photovoltaic panels to convert sunlight directly into electricity.

Dr Hodgkiss talks us through the science of sunlight, photosynthesis and solar photovoltaic panels, including next generation printable solar technologies that bear some resemblance to photosynthesis.

His talk will also look at the phenomenal growth of solar photovoltaic capacity worldwide, which, in doubling every two years, has taken the most optimistic observers by surprise.

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