Deputy Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus is the Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), which has an annual budget of over $200 million to advance solar energy technology, improve solar’s ability to support the reliability and resilience of the electric grid, and provide a knowledge base to support the solar industry. SETO has a strong history of driving reductions in the cost of solar electricity toward the SunShot goals, and is now expanding its emphasis on how solar integrates with other technologies and 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 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 30 technical publications.
Tuesday, September 24
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM