Solar Energy Technologies Office Director
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Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus is the Solar Energy Technologies Office Director within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, where she leads a team that supports early-stage research and development in the technology areas of photovoltaics, concentrating solar-thermal power, and systems integration with the goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid.
Dr. Jones-Albertus has spent her career advancing solar technology, from fundamental research and development to manufacturing. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Jones-Albertus was at Solar Junction, where she led efforts developing the company’s two-time world record solar cells and transitioning the technology to manufacturing.
Dr. Jones-Albertus graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and also holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She has more than 10 patents and 40 technical publications.
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