Skip to Main Content      LA FOLLETTE HOME UW Home UW Directory My UW


Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233



 

UW Logo

© Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System



The Atlantic features Nemet’s energy analysis

Professor Greg Nemet’s research and analysis about cost reductions in energy technology  are featured in a column by The Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal.

Nemet identifies the factors that have reduced the cost of producing solar energy, including the size of factories, efficiency of the photovoltaic module and the cost of silicon. He has shown that the process of learning by doing is not the only way to reduce costs. Nemet also has determined that funding for research and development is more likely to be effective than subsidies in making organic solar cells competitive in the market.

The Kind of Energy Research I'd Like to See More Of, The Atlantic, December 2, 2012

— posted December 8, 2012