Konarka Technologies Inc. of Lowell, Mass., a developer of Power Plastic, a material that converts light to energy, has announced that Howard Berke, executive chairman and co-founder of Konarka, is the newest member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) board of directors.
Founded in 1974, SEIA is the leading national trade association for the solar energy industry, working to expand markets, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar energy professionals. Berke completed his four-year term as director at the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to advancing renewable energy, prior to the transition.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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