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LightWorks®

Since its inception, LightWorks has provided solutions to the world’s most pressing global energy challenges through a simple idea; energy from sunlight. We discover and invent energy solutions to the world’s fuel, electric and social challenges.

LightWorks News


ASU undergraduate intern awarded by Idaho National Laboratory

ASU undergraduate intern awarded by Idaho National Laboratory

Brianna Fornes, an undergraduate at Arizona State University, was recently awarded Best Technical Presentation by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This award highlights her work during a summer internship at Idaho National Laboratory. The goal of her project was to improve preservation of algal biomass by optimizing lactic acid fermentation. This is because algae biomass...

ASU scientists inspire high school student across country

ASU scientists inspire high school student across country

Albert Kyi is entering the 11th grade this fall at Grace Church High School in New York City, NY, and has demonstrated a passion for innovation and sustainability far beyond his age. His desire to find solutions that address climate change started in 4th grade when he was part of a team that tried to cut...

ASU researchers receive accolades for solar energy research

ASU researchers receive accolades for solar energy research

Making ASU the largest recipient of funding in the 2017 Photovoltaics Research category, ASU researchers – including three sustainability scientists – received $4.3 million in Department of Energy SunShot Awards for their work to make solar cost-competitive.

LightWorks Focus Areas

Solar Electric

To achieve sustained growth of solar electricity, the Solar Electric group will increase contribution of solar energy generation, enable systems that are scalable to market and continue cost and performance improvements.


Energy and Society

The Energy and Society group of LightWorks aims to transition toward a sustainable energy future by employing social and humanistic sciences that address and promote policy and public engagement.


Sustainable Fuels and Products

Sustainable Fuels and Products is a coordinated, interdisciplinary network of researchers within LightWorks that addresses high impact opportunities to enable and advance the production of sustainable fuels and products to meet society’s grand energy challenges.

LightWorks Innovation Accelerator

We bring together diverse groups of faculty to focus on real world problems, working in partnership with private industry, NGO’s and policy makers.

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