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ASU LightWorks Inaugural Lecture Series: Dr. Mahesh Morjaria

Mahesh Morjaria

  • Vice President, Global Grid Integration
  • Power Plant Technology, First Solar

Join ASU's LightWorks at two event opportunities featuring Mahesh Morjaria from First Solar.

The Development of Utility Scale PV Plants
This talk will cover a number of technical challenges in achieving both scale and reliability of utility scale photovoltaic (PV) plants required to make solar energy affordable and sustainable. Experience gained from the development and execution of utility scale projects for a very large (over 3 GW) contracted pipeline provides valuable lessons. The discussion will include a road map to cost-reduction through standardization and scale, critical developments in grid integration systems, and the advancements in these cost-effective systems.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
10:30 a.m.
Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Room 202
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Solar Power's Transition into a Mainstream Generation Resource
After a brief reception, this lecture will address how electricity produced from solar resources is now well within reach to be competitive with conventional sources. Morjaria will discuss how this transition is opening up greater opportunities for solar power to be a compelling solution to meet a variety of contemporary energy demands by a number of factors that will play an important role in solar energy growth.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6:00 p.m.
ASU Skysong, Enterprise Room 151