ASU LightWorks, Sandia partner to tackle renewable energy challenges

solar panelsArizona State University and Sandia National Laboratories have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage collaborative research, build educational and workforce development programs, and inform policy endeavors for renewable energy. The potential areas of focus are solar hybrid fuels, solar thermochemical fuels, concentrating solar technologies, photovoltaics, electric grid modernization and algae-based biofuels. "As the largest university in the nation and the largest of the national laboratories, we have high expectations for our future efforts under this partnership," said Gary Dirks, director of LightWorks and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. Sandia National Laboratories is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) using science and engineering to provide solutions for national security and innovative technology.