Stan Ovshinsky

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Stan Ovshinsky runs United Solar Ovonics plant in Auburn Hills northwest of Detroit. The plant makes successful, cost-efficient solar panels and is pioneering the hydrogen fuel cell. [1]

2006 Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner

The 2006 Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner was held Saturday, November 18, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. at UAW Local 600, 10550 Dix Avenue in Dearborn. The honorees were Michigan AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Tina Abbott and inventors Stan Ovshinsky and Iris Ovshinsky. The keynote speaker was noted labor and globalization expert Harley Shaiken.[2]

The Ovshinskys were the inventors of the nickel hydride battery used in all hybrid vehicles as well as major contributors to the field of solar technology.