Going Green – And the PVSEC Goes TO…

The PVSEC award honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the development of science and technology of photovoltaic solar energy conversion. This year’s PVSEC goes to Dr. Subhendu Guha for his PhotoVoltaic research and development. It was Energy Conversion Devices which was wise enough to hire Dr. Guha. We offer our congratulations to Dr. Guha, and to ECD as well.ECD is the leading global manufacturer of thin-film flexible solar laminate products for flat-roof commercial buildings.

Dr. Subhendu Guha is their Senior Vice President, as well as Chairman of United Solar Ovonic, their subsidiary.Dr. Guha’s innovative work in both development and production of multi-junction amorphous silicon-based materials, devices and products contributed to his being the recipient of the distinguishing award.”I’m honored to receive this award. It is personally gratifying, and I particularly appreciate the collaboration of my colleagues to carry out cutting-edge research to develop products that have great societal values,” said Dr. Guha.Having written more than 250 technical papers, and holding over 30 patents, Dr. Guha is indeed a world expert on such subjects.

He sits on many national and international committees, including the Advisory Board of National Center for Photovoltaic, which directs and implements the U.S. Department of Energy’s strategy in photovoltaic progress. His work has received recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy, Bright Lights Award, and the Discovery Magazine, Environment Category. He was also the recipient of World Technology award in 2005 in the Energy category.ECD’s UNI-SOLAR(R) brand products are unique in that they employ flexibility, minimal weight, ease of installation, durability, and real-world efficiency to make a practical solar solution. ECD is also a pioneer in other alternative technologies. Amongst other innovations is their nonvolatile digital memory technology, which is significantly faster, more cost-effective, and well-suited for use with cell phones, digital cameras and PCs.We’re pleased and proud to see Dr. Guha receiving recognition for his many contributions to a better, Greener world!