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LightWorks

LightWorks

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 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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LightWorks News


International innovation through partnership with Beijing Normal University

International innovation through partnership with Beijing Normal University

Strengthening Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation, ASU and Beijing Normal University have agreed to establish the Joint International Research Laboratory of Disaster Risk and Sustainability Sciences. The mission of the Joint Lab is to establish an international innovation platform for fostering research, training and education programs in both disaster risk and sustainability sciences, with...

New partnership drives international sustainability education

New partnership drives international sustainability education

Arizona State University is developing a long-term partnership with Beijing Normal University through a joint education program. This program between ASU and BNU allows the universities to drive their shared vision of sustainability through education. We’re excited to announce that BNU and ASU have agreed to establish a collaborative education program known as the “BNU-ASU 3+1+2...

Faculty Highlight: Klaus Lackner

Faculty Highlight: Klaus Lackner

Arizona State University’s President Michael Crow has hired Center for Negative Carbon Emissions Director Klaus Lackner twice. The first time was when Crow was vice provost at Columbia University. He attracted Lackner in 2001 from Los Alamos National Laboratory to join Columbia's Earth Institute and become a professor. Crow knew he was hiring a big picture thinker: Lackner’s interest...