Tag Archives: College of Engineering

Solar concentrator increases collection with less loss

Converting sunlight into electricity is not economically attractive because of the high cost of solar cells, but a recent, purely optical approach to improving luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) may ease the problem, according to researchers at Argonne National Laboratories and Penn State. Using concentrated sunlight reduces the cost of solar power by requiring fewer solar […] … learn more→

Strategic plan\’s academic goal teaches sustainability to students

Penn State’s University Sustainability Council is drafting the University’s first strategic plan for sustainability. The council is seeking public input for five-goal plan during the drafting process. The second goal of Penn State’s Strategic Plan for Sustainability aims to educate students about sustainability. \”Students are requesting more sustainability instruction, aware that employers are seeking to […] … learn more→