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Dorothy Hardy


Tuesday 1 May 2012, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Royal Mile, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh

Dorothy Hardy has degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Cardiff, UK) and in Glass and Ceramics (Sunderland, UK). She is passionate about renewable energy, and started her career working in wind energy. Her PhD research combines engineering and artistic skills to improve the aesthetics of photovoltaics (PV) in the built environment.

The research aims to increase the range of colour and form of PV, as the current blue and black PV squares are proving restrictive in building design. Replacing existing building materials with a new, aesthetic, building-integrated PV that generates electricity, will mean that many more inventive designs can be developed by artists, architects, designers and engineers.

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