Solar Group

Yale Solar Group (Link to Yale Green Energy Consortium)

The U.S. and the World face an urgent challenge: to transform the way we power and fuel our economy. Developing cost-effective alternative energy sources to meet current and future energy demand in an environmentally responsible manner is critical to achieve both energy security and overall sustainability. These challenges require an unprecedented response, and call for the development of interdisciplinary research and educational programs integrating expertise that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The Yale Energy initiative aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using oxomanganese catalysts immobilized on TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) to achieve photocatalytic water oxidation. The team is integrated by 4 co-PI’s, including Batista, Brudvig, Crabtree and Schmuttenmaer, and is currently funded by the grant DE-FG02-07ER15909 from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). We also have a generous allocation of DOE supercomputer time from NERSC.