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Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. (

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2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology

2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies

2020 IEEE 70th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)

ECTC is the premier international conference sponsored by the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Society. ECTC paper comprise a wide spectrum of topics, including 3D packaging, electronic components, materials, assembly, interconnections, device and system packaging, optoelectronics, reliability, and simulation.

2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Not just a power designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics including:- Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and converters in their equipment- Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipments and systems- Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics- Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment- Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronic- Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics

2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.

Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE

Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on

Publishes original and significant contributions relating to the theory, design, performance and reliability of electron devices, including optoelectronics devices, nanoscale devices, solid-state devices, integrated electronic devices, energy sources, power devices, displays, sensors, electro-mechanical devices, quantum devices and electron tubes.

Energy Conversion, IEEE Transaction on

Research, development, design, application, construction, installation, and operation of electric power generating facilities (along with their conventional, nuclear, or renewable sources) for the safe, reliable, and economic generation of electrical energy for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption, and electromechanical energy conversion for the use of electrical energy

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE

It is expected that GRS Letters will apply to a wide range of remote sensing activities looking to publish shorter, high-impact papers. Topics covered will remain within the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Societys field of interest: the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space; and ...

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Electric Vehicles and Solar Power: Enhancing the Advantages

IEEE Power Engineering Review, 1992


Where: Geography and Politics

The Solar Generation: Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics, None

US policy had a strong focus on working with industry to bring costs down and thereby expand the markets for PV. This chapter gives some of the specifics of these targets and activities. The European pilot projects supported by the DG‐XII programme are listed in the chapter. The European Commission's energy demonstration projects supported about 100 PV projects between 1978 ...

Transmission Worth of Photovoltaic Generation

IEEE Power Engineering Review, 1992


Stirling machines come of age

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 1989

A brief overview is given of the current status of Stirling machine technology. The first commercial device, a Vuilleumier heat pump, is described. Some potential applications of Stirling engines are examined.<<ETX>>

Case study on degradation of 8-year-old BiPV modules in Bangalore, India

2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC), 2018

The current study conducts a post-facto performance assessment of 8-year-old monocrystalline panels, with an aim to correlate the observed visual defects/degradation with performance.These panels were installed as a BIPV roof in Bangalore. The study involved a visual inspection with concurrent IV curve measurements and thermal imaging. The severity of various degradations observed were attempted to be studied in conjunction with ...

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Educational Resources on Solar energy

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  • Sustainable development through the use of solar energy for productive processes: The Ayllu Solar Project

    The Ayllu Solar project's main goal is to foster the sustainable development of rural/urban communities in Arica & Parinacota region, northern Chile, by means of using solar energy. This is a 5-year project based on three pillars, namely, (i) the creation of replicable and scalable energy solutions, (ii) the development of human capital capacities for the effective use of solar energy, and (iii) ensuring sustainability including effective solar energy solutions, business models, support network, community involvement and a proper institutional framework. Concerning the former, the project follows a community participatory approach through a “co-construction methodology”. The projects' methodology considered a first year of information gathering and the creation of a baseline of solar energy status, and a second year for the development of “reference projects”, which are initiatives that will serve as examples to local communities on how solar energy can be effectively used in their productive processes. This paper presents the current state of progress, on the third year of execution of the Ayllu project, of four reference projects presently under development: (a) an alpaca fiber processing solution that includes fiber mill and electric shearing units, in Visviri town, (b) tourism in pre-Hispanic caravan routes, in Putre rural areas, (c) cultivation of river shrimp through the intensive use of solar energy, in Camarones valley, and (d) solar dehydration, packing and store systems for fruits and vegetables, in Caleta Vítor and Chaca valley. The projects are described from the technical, social, and cultural point of view showing the achievements reached when integral solutions are proposed instead of the single technical approach.

  • Flexible wearable sensor nodes with solar energy harvesting

    Wearable sensor nodes have gained a lot of attention during the past few years as they can monitor and record people's physical parameters in real time. Wearable sensor nodes can promote healthy lifestyles and prevent the occurrence of potential illness or injuries. This paper presents a flexible wearable sensor system powered by an efficient solar energy harvesting technique. It can measure the subject's heartbeats using a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and perform activity monitoring using an accelerometer. The solar energy harvester adopts an output current based maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm, which controls the solar panel to operate within its high output power range. The power consumption of the flexible sensor nodes has been investigated under different operation conditions. Experimental results demonstrate that wearable sensor nodes can work for more than 12 hours when they are powered by the solar energy harvester for 3 hours in the bright sunlight.

  • Research on solar energy technologies for the ecological architecture

    The using of solar energy is very vital for ecological architecture. At present, the rich solar energy in China has not been brought into fully application in most cities. The investigation indicates that the application of solar energy technology in construction is a very efficient method, and we can make full use of solar energy technology by initiative means and passive means.

  • The development and application practice of solar energy in the desert regions of China

    China has great desert regions and lots of solar energy resources, which provide a large market for solar energy development. These desert regions are minority centralizing zones and economically backward, whose environmental conditions are fragile. This paper analyzes the development and application practice of solar energy in the desert regions of China from four aspects, which includes the desert region introduction, Chinese solar development situation, the solar applications and prospects of Chinese desert region. Hopefully it will provide government and enterprises with the reference of the development of solar energy in the desert of China.

  • A simulation study on solar energy seasonal storage by phase change material

    Solar heating systems with seasonal energy storage have attracted an increasing attention over the past decades. The availability of solar energy is intermittent, thus heat storage is an indispensable element in a solar energy based building thermal system. However, studies of such systems using a phase change material (PCM) as seasonal storage medium have not been found in the previous literature. In this paper a solar heat pump heating system with seasonal latent heat thermal storage (SHPH-SLHTS) is presented. A mathematical model for the system was developed and the operating performances of the system were simulated using the model developed. The simulation results suggested the solar energy can be seasonally stored and be used in the winter. Moreover, the temperature of the PCM in a storage tank was much lower than that of water in a central solar heating system with hot-water heat storage, hence the efficiency of solar collectors was increased and energy losses from the storage tank to ambient reduced in a SHPH-SLHTS system.

  • Evaluation of solar energy potentials in Gobi desert area of Mongolia

    In order to evaluate the solar energy potentials of the Gobi desert area, a new data acquisition system has been developed and installed in Sainshand within the framework of cooperation between the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology of Japan, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the National University of Mongolia. The results of the measurements show that an average value of the monthly sum of integrated global radiation measured by an M-80 pyranometer every 3 hours are 10% less than the global radiation measured by a CPR-CM-21 pyranometer every 10 minutes.

  • Infra-red nano-antennas for solar energy collection

    In this paper, three nano-antennas have been designed: Dipole, Spiral, and Bow-tie infra-red (IR) antennas for solar energy collection. A performance comparison between these designs is presented to find the optimum solution to this application. The main goal of this study is to design and optimize nano- antennas for maximum solar and earth radiation energy conversion in the mid-IR region. The nano-antennas are simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics based on Finite element Method (FEM). The results demonstrate that the converted electric field in spiral nano-antennas is larger than that in bow-tie and dipole nano-antennas. Furthermore, it is shown that the bow-tie nano-antenna exhibits a wider bandwidth when compared to the other types and that its electric field can be enhanced by coupling more bow-tie elements to form an array.

  • Soil disinfecting appliance using solar energy

    This paper presents a novel automatic soil disinfecting appliance using solar energy. It can disinfect farmland soil and agricultural facilities soil. The appliance consists of Linear sunlight focusing optical device, parabolic mirror, it has a slot at bottom and focused sunlight can radiate soil through the slot. By doing this, soil can be heated to high temperature, at which pest, pathogenic bacteria and harmful microorganism are killed. Thus it can prevent soil spread diseases effectively. The sunlight focusing optical device was set on a power barrow which driven by solar energy. The optical device was to driven by sun light tracing part to get enough sunshine. Photovoltaic cells installed can convert solar energy to electricity, we can place cistern, food, agricultural products or solar cells under the slot to be heated up or irradiated. It's accord with energy conservation and environmental protection requirements. Using this device, we can get green agricultural products.

  • Shinsung Solar Energy high efficiency commercial crystalline Si solar cells

    In this paper, we research the effect of the phosphoric acid concentration on the performance of laser oped selective emitter solar cells with Ni/Cu plated contacts fabricated at Shinsung Solar Energy. Through an optimisation, the phosphoric acid concentration is observed to decrease cell efficiency, and using a concentration of 20%, an independently confirmed efficiency of 19.4% is achieved .

  • Shape Memory Motor Directly Powered by Solar Energy for Space Missions

    We propose a new motor concept, which is particularly suitable for space missions. The motor made of shape memory alloys can be actuated by sunlight directly. The principle for the operation is similar to the shape memory alloy based heat engines, which were quite popular some years ago. However, unlike those old heat engines, which are driven by hot/cold water, the proposed motor is supposed to be directly driven by solar energy in outer space, taking the advantage of abundant solar energy there, and cooled by self-emission. As such, the motors, upon exposed to sunlight, can rotate automatically, smoothly and continuously without utilizing any electrical power. No solar cell, which is commonly used in space missions, is required. The performance of this kind of motor is investigated numerically by case studies, in terms of angular velocity and output power in this paper

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