Solar Energy

Challenges for Global Energy

AIChE Webinar
Apr 21, 2009
This presentation describes and evaluates the technical, political, and economic challenges involved with widespread adoption of renewable energy...

Polysilicon Business Shines Brightly

News Feature
Gerald Parkinson
To meet growing demand for solar energy, new polysilicon plants are being built at an unprecedented rate, and several new technologies will play a role in the capacity expansion.

Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 17, 2011
A detailed model of a real solar thermal power plant has been built using a steady state power plant simulation software. The plant includes numerous...

Solar Based Sustainable Energy Solutions

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 7, 2010
The recent swings in oil prices again remind us that the world's supply of fossil fuels is finite. Roughly 85% of current energy use is being met by...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 11, 2009
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Renewable Power: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

Special Section
Bernard S. Lee, David E. Gushee
Before renewable sources such as wind and solar can contribute significantly to the overall energy mix, massive electricity storage is needed to turn the raw power into dispatchable power.
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