Navigation Links
$240 billion of green photonics by 2021
Date:8/22/2010

As more than 400 international experts gather at the University of Southampton today, Monday 23 August, for one of the largest optics and photonics conference in Europe, Photon10, the latest developments in 'green photonics' will be shared.

A survey of green photonic technologies undertaken by the United States' Optoelectronics Development Association (OIDA) suggests that the portion of optoelectronic technologies that will help reduce CO2-creating energy consumption will grow rapidly over the next decade.

From technology that affords more efficient electrical energy conversion from renewable sources to advances in consumer technology for energy-efficient home lighting and television screens, it is thought that green photonics will be generating $243 billion by 2021, five times the $46.6 billion generated in 2008.

President of OIDA, Fred Quan from Washington DC, will be opening the Institute of Physics' (IOP) conference Photon10 this morning with a talk about the twin threats of rising carbon dioxide content in our atmosphere and the rising cost of energy, reflecting on the latest advances in the field to help the world address these threats.

Research into photovoltaics, aka solar power, is seen by many as key to addressing both of these challenges and it is research in optics and photonics that will increase the efficiency of conversion rates from the light of the sun into grid-ready electricity, making solar power an affordable and practical substitute for fossil fuels.

Before the conference, President Quan has commented, "Photonic technologies will continue to drive energy efficiencies, enable cost effective applications, improve our healthcare, and help ensure our technological lifestyle continues. The "green" philosophy will be led by LED lighting, displays, and photovoltaics."

Allan Boardman, Chair of Photon10 and Professor of Applied Physics from the University of Salford, said, "Researchers gathering today at Photon10 in Southampton share the vision of a world not forced into technological regression by the threats of rising carbon dioxide levels and reduced energy security; rather a world improved by the need to address these challenges through the optimisation of world-changing technology."


'/>"/>

Contact: Joe Winters
joseph.winters@iop.org
44-207-470-4815
Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Over two billion hours served
2. HHS Secretary Sebelius announces $1 billion in NIH Recovery Act awards for research construction
3. DOE awards over a billion supercomputing hours to address scientific challenges
4. Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center
5. Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide
6. Billion-year revision of plant evolution timeline may stem from discovery of lignin in seaweed
7. K-State research: Freshwater pollution costs US at least $4.3 billion a year
8. Dwindling green pastures, not hunting, may have killed off the mammoth
9. US greenhouse gas emissions and capture, regionally
10. NOAA awards grant to investigate impacts of land use and climate change on hypoxia in Green Bay
11. Greenland glacier gives birth to giant iceberg
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle ... around 15.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million ... estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 21, 2017 Vigilant Solutions , a ... enforcement agencies, announced today the appointment of retired FBI ... public safety business development. Mr. Sheridan brings ... including a focus on the aviation transportation sector, to ... position, Mr. Sheridan served as the Aviation Liaison Agent ...
(Date:3/9/2017)... , Australia , March 9, ... study data at the prestigious World Lung Imaging Workshop ... Andreas Fouras , was invited to deliver the ... pulmonary medicine. This globally recognised event brings together leaders ... share the latest developments in lung imaging. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The AMA is happy ... school graduates from across the nation. The scholarships are created through funds donated by ... , Scholarship criteria are set by the AMA Scholarship Committee, which is made up ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Frederick ... a range of emerging technology-based businesses, recently earned a $77,518 grant from the ... , Founded in 2004, FITCI is Frederick’s first incubator. A non-profit corporation, FITCI ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... TX; Ultrecht, Netherlands (PRWEB) , ... April 20, ... ... Qafis Biometrics Technology today announced their strategic partnership to offer a full ... digital identity authentication, a comprehensive suite of biometric products and the ground-breaking proactive ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... ... ... USDM Life Sciences , the leading risk management, technological innovation and ... announce Holger Braemer as Vice President of its Europe division and Managing ... , Braemer is an integral part of USDM’s expansion of services and solutions for ...
Breaking Biology Technology: