The major themes explored in the discussion following Professor Bard’s lecture on solar conversion through photoelectrochemistry were the likely timescale for the widespread utilization of solar energy and the practicability of the necessary accompanying shift in chemical industry from an intensive to an extensive mode of operation. In brief, the discussion provided a frank but at the same time encouraging appraisal of the longterm prospects for utilization of solar energy, in which photoelectrochemical devices would play a role.
KeywordsSolar Energy Payback Period Photoinitiated Polymerization Solar Conversion Control Reaction Rate
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