Solar Energy

Challenges for Global Energy

Archived Webinar
Apr 21, 2009
This presentation describes and evaluates the technical, political, and economic challenges involved with widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies. It discusses what it would take, on a...

CEP: News Update

March
2019
News Update
Using Bacteria to Kill Bacteria: A Clean Water Solution In villages and cities around the world, families drink from unclean water and bathe in muddied pools. More than 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water sources, and at least 2...

Catalyzing Commercialization: Quantum Dot Windows Produce Low-Cost Renewable Energy

January
2019
Catalyzing Commercialization
Urban areas consume 70% of energy produced globally and are projected to house approximately 60% of the Earth’s population by 2030. Coupling this high demand with the high price for electricity in cities points to the need for local energy generation. However, the space required for traditional renewable technologies — such as wind or solar — is not available in urban areas. One solution is to incorporate renewable energy production into the façades of buildings, for example with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) such as solar-harvesting windows.

Books: April 2018

April
2018
Books
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth Michio Kaku, Doubleday, New York, NY, $29.95, 368 pages, Feb. 2018, ISBN: 978-0-385-54276-0 Moving human civilization beyond Earth’s bounds is...

CEP: News Update

April
2018
News Update
Researchers Create Nanocarbons from Food Waste New rubber composites can be generated from an unusual source: food waste. Portable Test Helps Farmers Find Soil Pathogens Before It’s Too Late A new system for testing the DNA in soil lets farmers find...

Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 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...
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