What does net zero by 2050 mean to the solar energy materials researcher?

Bin Chen, Edward H. Sargent*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The energy sector is today the largest greenhouse gas emitter, accounting for ∼70% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Rigorous decarbonization of the global energy supply is required to limit the temperature rise to below 1.5°C and reach net zero by 2050. Solar photovoltaics will play a key role, and massive upscaling of solar photovoltaics is faced with many challenges. Here we discuss how materials researchers can contribute to this global grand challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1322-1325
Number of pages4
JournalMatter
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

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