Monday, June 02, 2014

KUUF to host presentation on solar photovoltaic technology by Joshua Pearce June 8

HOUGHTON -- The Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) will host Michigan Tech Prof. Joshua Pearce for a presentation on "Solar Photovoltaic Technology: Overview and Status" from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8. The public is invited. The talk will be in the BHK Center conference room, 700 Park Ave., one block off M-26 in Houghton (behind Auto Zone).

Pearce is Associate Professor in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is interested in exploring the way solar energy can be used to provide clean, sustainable electricity through photovoltaic devices and how the sharing of open source hardware and software can create sustainable and equitable means of production. Additionally, his research interests include green engineering and sustainable development. Pearce was noted most recently for creating the first 3D printer for metal.*

The forum will be followed by a tour of the solar panels above Shopko and the Michigan Tech Solar Research Lab near the airport. The tour starts at 1 p.m. at 1401 Sugar Maple Lane in Houghton. RSVP for the tour by emailing Carol Ekstrom at or call her at at 523-5338.

* Visit Joshua Pearce's website for more  information about his research.

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