Research Partner at SFU Receives Government Funding For Clean Tech Projects

Photo left: Dr. Michael Adachi (Asst Professor, School of Engineering Science, SFU), Terry Beech (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport and MP Burnaby North-Seymour), Dr. Michael Whitwick (Research Manager, Solar Earth Technologies), and Joy Johnson (VP Research and International, SFU) standing on Solar Earth Technologies’ solar panel prototype. Photo right: Dr. Adachi and Dr. Whitwick display 2 prototypes developed for Solar Earth Technologies.

The Government of Canada recently announced that Simon Fraser University will receive over $500,000 in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada in support of clean technology projects. This funding will see two major pieces of equipment added to the SFU Engineering Science lab where Solar Earth’s scientists perform much of their collaborative research with the SFU team. The solar cell development project that SET is spearheading with SFU is not just another technological advancement, but a game-changing solution in the emerging solar roads industry.

“The research infrastructure and vast knowledge base of Simon Fraser University are crucial for the success of lean start-up economy-driving companies, like Solar Earth Technologies. I am excited to see support from Western Economic Diversification Canada that will enable access to state-of-the-art facilities. Success in innovative technologies will ensure that Canada remains prosperous while improving the day-to-day lives of its citizens and beyond.” (Dr. Michael Whitwick, SET Research Manager)

Government of Canada – Investment in solar cell technology at SFU


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