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21Ventures And Quercus Trust Support Solar Energy Research

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by Staff Writers
New York NY (SPX) Sep 17, 2008
21Ventures and the Quercus Trust have announced that they have awarded a $200,000 grant to support the solar energy research of Professor David Cahen of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

The grant will be used to further the exploratory research of novel approaches to harness solar energy in less expensive and more efficient new ways and to explore approaches for making better use of existing solar energy technologies.

"Professor Cahen's ground breaking work has the potential to make a significant impact on the availability and the ultimate use of alternative energy sources, in this case, solar energy. Such efforts support the goal of 21Ventures and the Quercus Trust to secure a cleaner and healthier environment worldwide," said Mr. David Anthony, Managing Partner, 21Ventures.

One area that the research will focus on is exploring the potential of various long-term light management approaches.

That direction will be complemented by research on potentially low cost, novel ways to collect more energy from sunlight and the means of using that energy in daily life.

"Professor Cahen is a globally respected scientist with an international reputation for excellence. His advancements in the clean energy field are impressive. It is with pride that we support his work and at such a quality academic institution such as the Weizmann Institute of Science," said Mr. Anthony.

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