Topic: Welch Foundation

Lower-Cost Solar Cells to Be Printed Like Newspaper, Painted on Rooftops

Aug. 24, 2009

Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle "inks" that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.

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New $5 Million Grant to Fund Research Advances in Solar and Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Oct. 1, 2008

The Center for Electrochemistry (CEC) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $5 million grant from the Houston-based Welch Foundation to start the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI), a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to promote advances in renewable energy technologies.

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