Professor McCormack leads the Solar Energy Applications Group, which is based in Trinity College. The main objective of the group is to address the need to generate clean energy and improve current methods of energy generation and storage to provide sufficient green energy for an increasing global population.
Professor McCormack’s research explores photovoltaic panels which convert solar energy into direct current electricity. Applying these panels to buildings is important in achieving 20 percent renewable energy targets by 2020. This disruptive photovoltaic technology would ensure dramatically reduced costs and increases in efficiency, helping to define and promote the EU and Global solar agenda.
In the portrait Prof. McCormack is holding the sun, as she works with light and solar panels.
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