Dr Scott Watskins speaks about perovskites: absorbing materials can be used in an organic solar power. They act as the light absorbing part of the cells but can also transmit the charges. The exciting part about this is that they are dramatically more efficient than previous thin film solar cell technology. He demonstrates his work in Melbourne of printing solar cells, including the use of 3D printers. Scott gives examples of how his products could be used on a commercial level in more developed countries but also how it could help people in off-grid communities, even including a rough guide of a payment plan and return on investment.
Dr Scott Watkins (Centre)
Based in both Seoul, Korea and in Melbourne, Australia, watkins directs new business development with KISCO, a Korean chemicals and inks manufacturer. His role is to help develop new strategies and business areas. He continues to pursue further opportunities contributing to social enterprises and technology startups.
Julia Vitullo-Martin (Left)
Julia Vitullo-Martin is a Senior Fellow at the Regional Plan Association and Director of the Center for Urban Innovation. Her work focuses on development issues such as planning and zoning, housing, waterfront development, environmental review, building and fire codes, and historic preservation. She also writes on crime and its consequences for neighborhoods.
Terry van Gevelt (Right)
Terry is based at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge where he is an applied economist with research interests in rural electrification and development. Previously, Terry has consulted for the World Bank and has been a visiting scholar at the Korea Rural Economic Institute.