January 25, 2018 at 1:40 am by Stephanie Pernett
The use of L.E.D. lights has revolutionized energy savings, making it possible to reduce fossil fuel use and carbon footprints. Their durability has also enabled the provision of lighting under inhospitable conditions and in places where traditional energy infrastructure is not available.
Nakamura’s research fits perfectly with the idea that motivated the creation of the prize. The world is in desperate need of innovative solutions to create a new, sustainable energy future. No one knows from where or whom the next great energy solution will come from. Solutions and technologies that could change the world are being developed globally, and the $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize, managed by Masdar in Abu Dhabi, is ready to recognize and reward innovators like Nakamura.
Nakamura received his award at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.