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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.

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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 awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

ASU researchers awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

In 2017, ASU researchers received $4.3 million in Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Awards for their work with photovoltaics, making ASU the largest recipient of SunShot funding in the Photovoltaics Research category for the year. The DOE's SunShot Intiative aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional methods, a goal that three senior sustainability scientists at the ASU...

Exploring opportunities for collaborative partnerships in Bulgaria

Exploring opportunities for collaborative partnerships in Bulgaria

A team from Arizona State University, led by ASU Lightworks® Director Bill Brandt, wrapped up a week-long series of meetings with Bulgarian institutions in Sofia, Bulgaria. These meetings established collaborative partnerships around digital learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, environmental health and safety, circular economy and energy and sustainability. “Arizona and Bulgaria share similarities in size and the...

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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