ESEIA Lecture Series - First Lecture by Brian Norton

ESEIA Lecture Series: First Lecture Delivered by Professor Brian Norton

We are pleased to announce that the ESEIA Lecture Series kicks off on 6 October 2022 in Graz, Austria. We invite you to join us for a lecture on Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and their Applications presented by Professor Brian Norton.

The lecture will take place from 19:00 to 21:00 CET at the Auditorium (Aula) of the Graz University of Technology, with live streaming. It will start with an introduction to the topic by the ESEIA Vice-President and Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute Brian Norton.

My lecture will deal with the diverse scales of PV applications from handheld devices, building components, communities and grids. It will discuss how different PV applications use energy stores to enable energy autonomy and prosumer activity.

Professor Brian Norton

After the introduction, a lively debate on the challenges and opportunities for Graz with the Managing Director at Graz Energy Agency Robert Schmied, and the benefits for companies and end-users with the CEO at EET Christoph Grimmer will follow.

The Researcher at Graz University of Technology Martin Wilkening chairs the lecture.

The lecture is free and open to all interested stakeholders. Register here to attend!

Meet our guest lecturer

Professor Brian Norton PhD DSc DUniv (h.c.) FIAE MRIA is Head of Energy Research at Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and Professor of Solar Energy Applications at TU Dublin, as well as Vice-President and Treasurer of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s highest academic distinction, and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. His awards include the CIBSE Napier Shaw Medal for the development of the degree-hour building energy-use correlation; the Energy Institute’s Roscoe Award which recognized his research comparing the embodied environmental impact of all renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and the American Association of Publishers PROSE Award for the book “Comprehensive Renewable Energy”. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Solaris Conference series and “Solar Energy” Journal Best Paper Award in Photovoltaics.

Upcoming lecture: Repower Europe

The second lecture in this series will be delivered on 17 November 2022 by the ESEIA Vice-President and President of LNEG, Teresa Ponce de Leão. This lecture will give a comprehensive overview of the green energy transition in Europe by looking at why we need to shift away from fossil fuels now and what it means for us as individuals and societies. The Energy Consultant at Styrian Chamber of Labor Karl-Heinz Kettl will join the discussion.

The Head of the Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation at Graz University of Technology Sonja Wogrin chairs the lecture.

More information about ESEIA Lecture Series on Sustainable Energy Innovation Systems for Climate Neutrality is available here.