PARC: From inkjets to Solar PV
I love this interview with Scott Elrod, manager of the hardware systems group at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, for short). PARC, under the creative and enthusiastic leadership of Elrod, has ventured into the clean technology area. Recently, PARC worked together with the start-up SolFocus on the development of a new type of solar PV system, which is as effective as existing solar PV technology but requires a much smaller volume of silicon per unit area.
In this first interview, we discuss solar energy, PARC’s interests in this area, and Elrod’s pet projects.