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Posted: September 1, 2009
Chinese Academy of Sciences authorizes solar energy research center
(Nanowerk News) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) authorized the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) to build the Research and Demonstration Center for Integrated Utilization of Solar Energy in Hefei, Anhui province on August 29, 2009.
This center is one of the five solar energy research centers that CAS initiated to build in early 2009. CAS launched the initiative to boost the development of solar energy technology, in a bid to turn it into a major energy source in China by 2050.
The five centers focus on photovoltaic (PV), solar electrical energy generation, integrated utilization of light and heat, photobiology, and photochemistry respectively.
The Research and Demonstration Center for Integrated Utilization of Solar Energy will focus on developing technologies relating to light and heat and lead basic studies, application studies and market research in this field.