NEWS & EVENTS
A Solar Border (instead of a wall) with Mexico will benefit both countries:
Fthenakis discussing Life Cycle Analysis and Electricity from Sunlight in the "Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet" seminar series:
Rebecca Trojanowski, a part-time CLCA student and full-time engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, received the "Best Young Researcher Award: Biomass" at this year's World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria. April 3, 2017.
Solar panel turns raindrops into power: Fox News
Professor Fthenakis, Columbia University, is one of the founding members of the Global Desalination Alliance -H2O without CO2 launched during COP21, Paris, December 2015.
Forthcoming Energies-Special LCA issue, Authors invited
Where is Solar Power Headed? State of Planet, Earth Institute, July 21, 2015
A Grand Solar Plan for Chile Fthenakis and Palma keynote presentations at Columbia Global Center, Santiago, Chile, Jan. 2015.
Professor Vasilis Fthenakis chaired and moderated the 3rd International Conference on PV Module Recycling by PV Cycle, Rome, March 2013. The interview at the Conference can be viewed here.
Columbia university engineering students Bring Power in Weak of Hurricane Sundy
"New book-3rd Generation Photovoltaics", by Vasilis Fthenakis.
"Solar Panel Much More Economical", Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, translated by Rob van der Meulen.
"Greener Green Energy: Today's Solar Cells Give More Than They Take", by Patrick Barry, Science News.
"Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China", by Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post .
In the cover story of Scientific American "A grand plan for solar energy" Fthenakis and colleagues Zweibel and Mason, show how solar energy can satisfy all the energy needs of the United States.
Professor Fthenakis is quoted in Scientific American, Environmental Science & Technology and IEEE Spectrum, for current research on Life Cycle Analysis on Photovoltaics.
Peer Review of major published studies on the Environmental Profile of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Photovoltaic (PV) Systems took place in Berlin in August 2005. The review was organized by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and was moderated by the German Ministry of the Environment (BMU). Summary Report
Department of Energy Honors Brookhaven Lab Scientist Vasilis Fthenakis for Photovoltaic Environmental Research UPTON, NY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has honored Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist Vasilis Fthenakis with a Certificate of Appreciation “for superior technical, management and communications skills exhibited in photovoltaic environmental research and in effective dissemination of research results.” More
Keynote 407th Brookhaven Lecture: “Photovoltaics and the Environment”, Sept 21, 2005.