The US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative was initiated four years ago as an effort to decrease the cost of solar energy to be equal to other sources of electricity by the end of this decade. 70% on the way to that goal, we will look at the most impactful solutions in the industry and in the SunShot portfolio that address the remaining technical, economic, and policy obstacles to reaching the SunShot cost goal and enable deploying solar power on a large scale. Bio: Dr. Lidija Sekaric is the Deputy Director of Solar Energy Technologies Office and its SunShot Initiative at the Department of Energy. In that role, she manages and balances a portfolio of projects over $1B, and helps set the near and long-term goals for the programs. Prior to joining SunShot, she served as a senior advisor in the office of the Under Secretary of Energy and as a technical and market advisor on some of the world's largest distributed solar generation projects. Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Sekaric conducted record-setting research in nano-photonics, electronics, nanomechanics and sensors. She holds 30 U.S. patents and has over 40 scientific publications. Dr. Sekaric received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Cornell University and her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College.
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