Starting in May, the new restaurant will feature house-made drinks, including boba, in addition to Asian cuisine. The official date of the restaurant’s grand opening has yet to be determined.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
It’s a mindset that values maximizing utility and minimizing difficulty above all else, while disregarding style or concern for process.
Stanford researchers have discovered a way to manufacture flexible, recyclable and comparatively cheap solar cells. Though the cells currently operate at a much lower efficiency, the breakthrough holds great potential for the future of solar energy.