Category Archive: EVENTS

Feb 17 2017

Tonto Creek Solar Install Opportunity!

QESSTers, don’t miss the opportunity to learn some hands-on skills on PV Installation this Spring Break! With the goal in mind of doing a complete, grid-tied system in the summer at Tonto Creek Camp, QESST scholars are working to build a PV battery demo system over spring break. We are currently working on figuring out …

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Feb 13 2017

Scholar Industry Meeting: NREL

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at NREL? Would you like to know how you can get to work with them? This Thursday at 9AM MST we will have our next Scholar/Industry Meeting with Sarah Kurtz, and Linda Lung, both scientists from NREL. This will be a Zoom Conference (check the …

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Feb 10 2017

Scholar Industry Meeting: APS Solar Operation tour

Courtesy of General Manager Bradley Albert, on February 10th from 1-3pm more than 15 QESST Students, from ASU and UofA, visited the headquarters of the biggest utility company in Arizona. GM Albert gave a detailed explanation of how the energy portfolio works at state and SW region levels, and showed us the daily challenges the …

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Feb 03 2017

Scholar Industry Meeting: Prism Solar tour in Tucson

Jose Castillo-Aguilella and Paul Hauser, from Prism Solar, entertained 12 QESST students from ASU and Tucson this past February 2nd of 2017. Prism Solar produces bifacial modules with glass-on-glass technology. During the meeting, they gave an excellent overview on how the silicon market has changed over the last decade and how their company, as a …

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Jan 14 2017

Successful Solar Cell 101 Workshop

Solar Cell 101 took place at the solar Power Lab, from January 10-13. It brought together QESST students from different Universities, as well as Industry partners, to learn about the process of making a solar cell. Each participant got the opportunity to take a QESST logo module, with some of them reaching 17.6% efficiency, with …

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Nov 21 2016

Participate in the Solar Cell Fabrication 101, this Jan. 10th-13th

ASU will be hosting Solar Cell 101 January 10-13, bringing together QESST scholars and industry partners to learn how to make solar cells in our student-led pilot line. The laboratory for ASU’s Solar Power Lab is a 4976 square foot state-of-the-art clean room with extensive handling for high purity gases and sophisticated semiconductor process equipment. Space is Limited, so apply early. …

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Nov 21 2016

QESST Scholar: Connect with QESST Industry Partners

Do you want to gain valuable experience communicating your expertise to industry audiences? We are working to create opportunities for QESST scholars to communicate with industry. Thus, we would like to coordinate face-to-face or virtually presentations. If you are interested in participating, please complete this 5-item survey. Scholars who are nearing graduation should see this …

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Nov 03 2016

Perfect Pitch Competition

The Challenge: Pitch an innovated (business and technical) solution to a problem connected with the ERC strategic vision in a clear, compelling manner in 90 seconds with one slide. Answer the following three questions in 90 seconds: What real-life problem your research addresses How you solved it in a unique way What impact will your …

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Nov 03 2016

Outstanding Outreach Activity Award

Have you designed and tested an outstanding QESST Outreach activity?  Share it with the community! Write up a detailed description of your BEST outreach activity. QESST SLC is working on a book of solar energy outreach activities. We need your best ideas. What’s in it for you? A FREE textbook of your choice for the …

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Nov 03 2016

Want to teach Children & Adolescents about PV engineering research? Take the QESST 1000 Word Challenge!

                    QESST Education and Outreach is challenging QESST scholars to explain their research to the general public using only the 1000 most common words in the English language: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:1000_basic_English_words QESST Education and Outreach is challenging QESST scholars to explain their research to the general public. Describe …

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