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How Solar Energy Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation

Event Details

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:30-1:30 p.m.
La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr.
La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet will discuss how solar energy became inexpensive and how that path can serve as a model for other low-carbon technologies. As a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Nemet studied solar energy’s path to widespread adoption and found that flows of knowledge from one country to another—often embodied in equipment and as tacit knowledge in the heads of internationally mobile individuals—have been central to solar energy’s success.