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Research Needs: Glass Solar Reflectance and Vinyl Siding  

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The subject of glass solar reflectance and its contribution to permanent vinyl siding distortion has not been extensively studied, and some phenomena are not yet well understood. This white paper presents what is known regarding the issue and identifies where more research is needed. Three primary topics are discussed: environmental factors that control the transfer of heat to and from the siding surface; vinyl siding properties that may affect heat build-up and permanent distortion; and factors that determine the properties of reflected solar radiation from glass surfaces, including insulating window glass. Further research is needed to fully characterize the conditions associated with siding distortion, the scope of the problem, physical properties of vinyl siding, insulating window glass reflection characteristics, and possible mitigation or prevention strategies.

Hart, Robert; Curcija, Charlie; Arasteh, Dariush; Goudey, Howdy; Kohler, Christian; Selkowitz, Stephen

2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar reflection panels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar collector comprising a glass mirror, and a composite panel, wherein the back of the mirror is affixed to a front surface of the composite panel. The composite panel comprises a front sheet affixed to a surface of a core material, preferably a core material comprising a honeycomb structure, and a back sheet affixed to an opposite surface of the core material. The invention may further comprise a sealing strip, preferably comprising EPDM, positioned between the glass mirror and the front surface of the composite panel. The invention also is of methods of making such solar collectors.

Diver, Jr., Richard B. (Albuquerque, NM); Grossman, James W. (Albuquerque, NM); Reshetnik, Michael (Boulder, CO)

2006-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of Glass Surface Reflectance by Ion Beam Surface Modification  

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This is the final report for DOE contract DE-EE0000590. The purpose of this work was to determine the feasibility of the reduction of the reflection from the front of solar photovoltaic modules. Reflection accounts for a power loss of approximately 4%. A solar module having an area of one square meter with an energy conversion efficiency of 18% generates approximately 180 watts. If reflection loss can be eliminated, the power output can be increased to 187 watts. Since conventional thin-film anti-reflection coatings do not have sufficient environmental stability, we investigated the feasibility of ion beam modification of the glass surface to obtain reduction of reflectance. Our findings are generally applicable to all solar modules that use glass encapsulation, as well as commercial float glass used in windows and other applications. Ion implantation of argon, fluorine, and xenon into commercial low-iron soda lime float glass, standard float glass, and borosilicate glass was studied by implantation, annealing, and measurement of reflectance. The three ions all affected reflectance. The most significant change was obtained by argon implantation into both low-iron and standard soda-lime glass. In this way samples were formed with reflectance lower than can be obtained with a single-layer coatings of magnesium fluoride. Integrated reflectance was reduced from 4% to 1% in low-iron soda lime glass typical of the glass used in solar modules. The reduction of reflectance of borosilicate glass was not as large; however borosilicate glass is not typically used in flat plate solar modules. Unlike conventional semiconductor ion implantation doping, glass reflectance reduction was found to be tolerant to large variations in implant dose, meaning that the process does not require high dopant uniformity. Additionally, glass implantation does not require mass analysis. Simple, high current ion implantation equipment can be developed for this process; however, before the process can be employed on full scale solar modules, equipment must be developed for ion implanting large sheets of glass. A cost analysis shows that the process can be economical. Our finding is that the reduction of reflectance by ion beam surface modification is technically and economically feasible. The public will benefit directly from this work by the improvement of photovoltaic module efficiency, and indirectly by the greater understanding of the modification of glass surfaces by ion beams.

Mark Spitzer

2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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China Glass Solar aka CG Solar formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solar aka CG Solar formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name: China Glass Solar (aka CG Solar, formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic...

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Solar Reflectance Index Calculator  

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Reflectance Index Calculator Reflectance Index Calculator ASTM Designation: E 1980-01 Enter A State: Select a state Alabama Alaska Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Pacific Islands Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming Canadian Cities Enter A City: Select a city Wind Speed (mph) Wind Speed (m/s) Please input both the SR and the TE and the convection coeficient and surface temperature will be calculated

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Glasses for solar energy conversion systems  

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Solar technologies are projected to increase tremendously over the next 10 years. Glasses are playing an important role as transparent materials of photovoltaic (PV) cells and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. Glasses are materials of short energy payback time and environmental compatibility suitable for sustainable energy concepts. The paper reviews recent solar applications. Surface structuring and coating of glasses are shown to improve energy efficiency for solar conversion systems substantially. Encapsulated glass-to-glass PV modules and solar photocatalytic glass surfaces are identified as elements of a green architecture combining renewable power generating and destruction of air pollutants of urban environments. Emerging solar technologies for power generation, including transparent PV modules, solar chimney and thermoelectric systems may become significant areas of future solar glass applications.

J. Deubener; G. Helsch; A. Moiseev; H. Bornhft

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GlassPoint Solar Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GlassPoint Solar Inc GlassPoint Solar Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name GlassPoint Solar Inc. Place San Francisco, California Zip 94105 Sector Solar Product San Francisco-based developer and marketer of solar industrial process heat generating equipment for a wide range of industries including enhanced oil recovery, municipal waste water treatment and electrical power generation. References GlassPoint Solar Inc.[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. GlassPoint Solar Inc. is a company located in San Francisco, California . References ↑ "GlassPoint Solar Inc." Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=GlassPoint_Solar_Inc&oldid=345889

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Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to the sponsor. The collector incorporated a solar panel that charged a battery unit. The battery poweredPENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector Overview Pittsburgh Corning, a leading manufacturer of architectural glass blocks, wanted to incorporate a solar

Demirel, Melik C.

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Camera-based reflectivity measurement for solar thermal applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Tubular receivers for solar thermal power plants, specifically tower plants, are in common use, in plantsCamera-based reflectivity measurement for solar thermal applications John D. Pye1 , Clifford K. Ho2 of the solar-weighted reflectivity of the receiver component in CSP systems. Such reflectivity measurement

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A replaceable reflective film for solar concentrators  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The 3M Company manufactures a silvered acrylic film called ECP-305 that is regarded as the preferred reflective film for use on stretched-membrane heliostats. However, ECP-305 will degrade in time, due to both corrosion of the silver layer and delamination at the film's silver-to-acrylic interface, and will eventually need to be replaced. 3M uses a very aggressive adhesive on this film, and once it is laminated, replacement is very difficult. The purpose of this investigation was the development of a replaceable reflector, a reflective film that can be easily removed and replaced. A replaceable reflector was successfully configured by laminating ECP-305 to the top surface of a smooth, dimensionally stable polymer film, with a removable adhesive applied to the underside of the polymer film. Several stages of screening and testing led to the selection of a 0.010-inch thick polycarbonate (GE 8030) as the best polymer film and a medium tack tape (3M Y-9425) was selected as the best removable adhesive. To demonstrate the feasibility of the replaceable reflector concept and to provide a real-time field test, the chosen construction was successfully applied to the 50-m{sup 2} SKI heliostat at the Central Receiver Test Facility at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. 4 refs., 13 figs., 7 tabs.

Not Available

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Encapsulant Material For Solar Cell Module And Laminated Glass Applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An encapsulant material includes a layer of metallocene polyethylene disposed between two layers of an acid copolymer of polyethylene. More specifically, the layer of metallocene polyethylene is disposed adjacent a rear surface of the first layer of the acid copolymer of polyethylene, and a second layer of the acid copolymer of polyethlene is disposed adjacent a rear surface of the layer of metallocene polyethylene. The encapsulant material can be used in solar cell module and laminated glass applications.

Hanoka, Jack I. (Brookline, MA); Klemchuk, Peter P. (Watertown, CT)

2001-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Encapsulant Material For Solar Cell Module And Laminated Glass Applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An encapsulant material includes a layer of metallocene polyethylene disposed between two layers of ionomer. More specifically, the layer of metallocene polyethylene is disposed adjacent a rear surface of the first ionomer layer, and a second layer of ionomer is disposed adjacent a rear surface of the layer of metallocene polyethylene. The encapsulant material can be used in solar cell module and laminated glass applications.

Hanoka, Jack I. (Brookline, MA)

2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical and Thermal Characterization of High Reflective Surface with Applications in Thermal-Solar Technology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Selective solar absorbing coating consists of a high thermal reflectance layer and high solar absorbance layer deposited over a substrate. In this work optical and thermal properties...

Macias, Juan Daniel; Ramirez Rincon, Jorge Andres; Lizama Tzec, Francisco Ivan; Ares Muzio, Oscar Eduardo; Oskam, Gerko; De Coss Gomez, Romeo; Alvarado Gil, Juan Jos

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Optical and Thermal Characterization of High Reflection Surfaces with Applcations in Thermal-Solar Technology  

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Selective solar absorbing coating consists of a high thermal reflectance layer and a high solar absorbance layer deposited over a substrate. In this work optical and thermal properties...

Macias, Juan Daniel; Ramirez Rincon, Jorge Andres; Lizama Tzec, Francisco Ivan; Ares Muzio, Oscar Eduardo; Oskam, Gerko; De Coss Gomez, Romeo; Alvarado Gil, Juan Jos

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Heat insulation solar glass and application on energy efficiency buildings  

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Abstract Building integrated photovoltaics are among the best methods for generating power using solar energy. To promote and respond to the concept of BIPVs, this study developed a type of multi-functional heat insulation solar glass (HISG) that differs from traditional transparent PV modules, providing functions such as heat insulation and self-cleaning in addition to power generation. This study also made thorough preparations for the safety of future HISG installation on curtain walls in large-scale buildings. Furthermore, this study provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the energy-saving performance of HISG and relevant practical applications. Two experimental houses were constructed, which independently employed HISG and single-layer tempered glass. Taiwan's climate was adopted as the environmental condition for the experiment, and the effects of HISG and single-layer tempered glass on indoor temperature variation and the energy consumed by air conditioners and heaters were explored. Related software was also employed to simulate, compare, and verify HISG efficacy.

Chin-Huai Young; Yi-Lin Chen; Po-Chun Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance - Part II: Development of an accelerate aging method for roofing materials  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

values of solar reflectance and thermal emittance attainedreport values of solar reflectance and thermal emittance ofaverage aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance values

, Mohamad Sleiman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction in Vehicle Temperatures and Fuel Use from Cabin Ventilation, Solar-Reflective Paint, and a New Solar-Reflective Glazing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An analysis to determine the impact of reducing the thermal load on a vehicle using solar-reflective paint and glazing.

Rugh, J.; Chaney, L.; Meyer, J.; Rustagi, M.; Olson, K.; Kogler, R.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Needs: Glass Solar Reflectance and Vinyl Siding  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

mm MPa NFRC PIB psi PVC SHGC sq ft U.S. USDA of Agriculturesolar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) requirements insulating

Hart, Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing Units  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

6] M. Bernier, Effects of Glass Plate Curvature on the U-Selkowitz, Research Needs: Glass Solar Reflectance and VinylAnalysis of Insulating Glass Units, Journal of Structural

Hart, Robert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On characterization and measurement of average solar field mirror reflectance in utility-scale concentrating solar power plants  

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Abstract Due to the emerging need for the development of acceptance test codes for commercial concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, an effort is made here to develop a mirror reflectance model suitable for CSP applications as well as a general procedure to measure the average mirror reflectance of a solar field. Typically, a utility-scale solar field includes hundreds of thousands of mirror panels (if not more), and their reflectance is subject to many factors, such as weather and planned washing schedule. The newly developed mirror reflectance model can be used to characterize different types of mirror materials and can be directly used to perform optical performance evaluation of solar collectors. The newly proposed procedure for average solar field reflectance measurements includes a baseline comprehensive measurement and an individual factor measurement: the former allows a comprehensive survey of mirror reflectance across the whole solar field, and the latter can provide correcting factors for selected individual factors to further improve the accuracy of the baseline measurements. A detailed test case implementing the general procedure is applied to a state-of-the-art commercial parabolic trough plant and validates the proposed mirror reflectance model and average reflectance measurement procedure. In the test case, the plant-wide reflectance measurements at a commercial utility-scale solar plant were conducted and can shed light on relevant analysis of CSP applications. The work can also be naturally applied to other types of solar plants, such as power towers and linear Fresnel plants.

Guangdong Zhu; David Kearney; Mark Mehos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Blind System- Solar Energy Utilization and Climate Mitigation in Glassed Buildings  

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Abstract In the past few decades, energy scientists have focused on renewable energy, and solar energy in particular. Several technologies are commercialized for utilizing solar energy in the buildings by absorbing solar radiation and converting it to heat and electricity. These technologies can be categorized into the passive and active systems. A special case is a commercial greenhouse, which can be considered a passive solar building. A greenhouse is a structure which is covered by a transparent device such as glass in order to use solar energy while controlling the temperature, humidity and other parameters according to the requirements for cultivation and protection of the particular plants. The cooling demand in the commercial greenhouses is commonly supplied by e.g. ventilation and thermal screen. In the ventilation method a portion of the absorbed solar energy will be lost through ventilation windows and by applying the solar shielding, solar radiation will be blocked. In this study, by considering the solar blind concept as an active system, PVT panels are integrated to absorb the surplus solar heat (instead of blocking) which is then stored in a thermal energy storage for supplying a portion of the greenhouse heating demand at a later time. The overall objective of this study is to assess the potential of cutting external energy demand as well as maximizing solar energy utilization in a commercial greenhouse for Northern climate condition. Thus, a feasibility assessment has been carried out, examining various system configurations with the TRNSYS tool. The results show that the heating demand for a commercial closed greenhouse with solar blind is reduced by 80%, down to 62 kwh/m2 as compared to a conventional configuration. Also the annual total useful heat gain and electricity generation by solar blind in this concept is around 20 kwh/m2 and 80kwh/m2, respectively. The generated electricity can be used for supplying the greenhouse power demand for e.g. artificial lighting and other devices. Moreover, the cooling demand in a closed greenhouse is reduced by 60% by considering the solar blind system.

Amir Vadiee; Viktoria Martin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China Glass Solar aka CG Solar formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

aka CG Solar formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic aka CG Solar formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name China Glass Solar (aka CG Solar, formerly Weihai Bluestar Terra Photovoltaic Co Ltd) Place Weihai, Shandong Province, China Zip 264205 Sector Solar Product A Sino-US joint venture producing a-si thin-film solar cells Coordinates 37.497898°, 122.114731° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.497898,"lon":122.114731,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Advances in Measuring Solar Reflectance-or, Why That Roof isn't as Cool  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Advances in Measuring Solar Reflectance-or, Why That Roof isn't as Cool Advances in Measuring Solar Reflectance-or, Why That Roof isn't as Cool as You Thought it Was Speaker(s): Ronnen Levinson Date: June 30, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: LBNL Bldg. 66 Auditorium Solar reflectance is often used to estimate the solar heat gain and rate the "coolness" of roofs and pavements. A solar reflectance property measured by two popular ASTM standard test methods (E903, C1549) can underestimate the peak solar heat gain of a spectrally selective "cool colored" surface by nearly 100 W m-2 because it assumes that sunlight contains an unrealistically high fraction of near-infrared (invisible) energy. Its use in building energy simulations can overestimate cool-roof annual energy savings by more than 20%. I define a new and simple solar

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Novel textured glass substrate with high light trapping capacity for thin film Si solar cells application  

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A novel large feature size crater like glass substrate was proposed in this paper. P-i-n type microcrystalline silicon film solar cell with higher external quantum efficiency was...

Wang, Yanfeng; Zhang, xiaodan; Bai, Lisha; Huang, Qian; Wei, Changchun; Zhao, Ying

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Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass by ion-assisted deposition.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Polycrystalline silicon (pc-Si, grain size > 1??m, no amorphous tissue) on glass is an interesting material for thin-film solar cells due to the low costs, (more)

Straub, Axel

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately  

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solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain Title Measuring solar reflectance-Part I: Defining a metric that accurately predicts solar heat gain Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2010 Authors Levinson, Ronnen M., Hashem Akbari, and Paul Berdahl Journal Solar Energy Volume 84 Pagination 1717-1744 Keywords Heat Island, Methods & Protocols Abstract Solar reflectance can vary with the spectral and angular distributions of incident sunlight, which in turn depend on surface orientation, solar position and atmospheric conditions. A widely used solar reflectance metric based on the ASTM Standard E891 beam-normal solar spectral irradiance underestimates the solar heat gain of a spectrally selective "cool colored" surface because this irradiance contains a greater fraction of near-infrared light than typically found in ordinary (unconcentrated) global sunlight. At mainland US latitudes, this metric RE891BN can underestimate the annual peak solar heat gain of a typical roof or pavement (slope 5:12 [23°]) by as much as 89 W m-2, and underestimate its peak surface temperature by up to 5 K. Using RE891BN to characterize roofs in a building energy simulation can exaggerate the economic value N of annual cool roof net energy savings by as much as 23%.

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Effect of directional dependency of wall reflectivity and incident concentrated solar flux on the efficiency of a cavity solar receiver  

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Abstract Managing the optical properties of a cavity solar receiver to create spectral and directional selectivities is a solution to improve receiver efficiencies. A reduction in the incident solar power lost by reflection and by emission in a solar receiver allows the absorption of the solar flux to be maximized. This report investigates the influence of the cavity walls directional reflectivity on the thermal radiative efficiency of a cubic cavity solar receiver. A Monte Carlo ray-tracing method is used to calculate the power lost by reflections and by emission with respect to the incident radiation angular distribution and the bidirectional reflectance distribution function of the cavity walls. To study the influence of the directional dependency of the incident flux on the radiative efficiency, four patterns are considered: collimated, diffuse, focused, and Themis incidences. The directional-hemispherical reflectivity for the bottom wall (face to aperture) and lateral walls are distinguished. For diffuse walls, the absorption efficiency is primarily affected by the lateral walls reflectivity because of the back reflection losses. For specular walls, the driving parameter is the bottom wall reflectivity. In addition, the radiative efficiency with thermal emission was studied for the Themis configuration and a slightly weakest dependency of the efficiency on the lateral walls reflectivity was found.

Florent Larrouturou; Cyril Caliot; Gilles Flamant

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Milwaukee Installer Reflects on His Career In Solar | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Solar Instructor Training Network offer resources for launching...

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ADVANCED REFLECTIVE FILMS AND PANELS FOR NEXT GENERATION SOLAR COLLECTORS  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 2325, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

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Ultra-low reflection porous silicon nanowires for solar cell applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ultra-low reflection porous silicon nanowires for solar cell applications A. Najar,1, * J. Charrier aligned Porous Silicon NanoWires (PSiNWs) were fabricated on silicon substrate using metal assisted a great potential to be utilized in radial or coaxial p-n heterojunction solar cells that could provide

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Calculation Worksheet SRI-WS Computer Generated Form  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Zone: Building Type: Residential Nonresidential Project Name: Project Address: Roofing Products (Cool Roof) Roofing products with high solar reflectance and thermal emittance are referred to as "Cool Roof required to provide air conditioning. The benefit of a high reflectance surface is obvious: while dark

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Folded reflective tandem polymer solar cell doubles efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Conjugated polymers are promising materials for the production of inexpensive and flexible photovoltaic cells. Organic materials display tunable optical absorption within a large spectral range. This enables the construction of organic tandem photovoltaic cells. The authors here demonstrate a reflective tandem cell where single cells are reflecting the nonabsorbed light upon another adjacent cell. By folding two planar but spectrally different cells toward each other spectral broadening and light trapping are combined to give an enhancement of power conversion efficiency of a factor of 1.8 0.3 .

Kristofer Tvingstedt; Viktor Andersson; Fengling Zhang; Olle Ingans

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemically strengthened protection glasses for the applications of space solar cells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The effects of chemically strengthened processing and the ion beam irradiation on the mechanical characteristics of space solar cell protection glasses are investigated using dynamic mechanical analysis and micro hardness instrument; also the corresponding optical properties were analyzed by utilizing the UV/visible spectrophotometer. The results suggest that the flexural strength, fracture toughness and surface characteristics are enhanced via the chemical strengthening process. Importantly, such process has a trivial influence with ?0.2% degradation on the transparency of chemically strengthened glasses in the band range of 350 ? 1000 nm, while exhibits an excellent resistance on radiation damage by ion beams bombardment, demonstrating an outstanding durability in the space radiation environment.

Wang, H. F., E-mail: whf2008@dhu.edu.cn [College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620 (China); Xing, G. Z., E-mail: guozhong.xing@unsw.edu.au; Zhang, L.; Li, S. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia)] [School of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Wang, X. Y. [Department of Civil Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132012 (China)] [Department of Civil Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132012 (China); Zhang, L. L. [Zhuhai College of Jilin University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519041 (China)] [Zhuhai College of Jilin University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, 519041 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced polycrystalline silicon thin film solar cells using high rate plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposited amorphous silicon on textured glass.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Solid phase crystallized polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) thin-film solar cell on glass is an emerging Photovoltaics (PV) technology combining the robustness of crystalline Si material with (more)

Jin, Guangyao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uv-Light Stabilization Additive Package For Solar Cell Module And Laminated Glass Applications  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ultraviolet light stabilization additive package is used in an encapsulant material that may be used in solar cell modules, laminated glass and a variety of other applications. The ultraviolet light stabilization additive package comprises a first hindered amine light stabilizer and a second hindered amine light stabilizer. The first hindered amine light stabilizer provides thermal oxidative stabilization, and the second hindered amine light stabilizer providing photo-oxidative stabilization.

Hanoka, Jack I. (Brookline, MA); Klemchuk, Peter P. (Watertown, CT)

2002-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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14%-efficient flexible CdTe solar cells on ultra-thin glass substrates  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Flexible glass enables high-temperature, roll-to-roll processing of superstrate devices with higher photocurrents than flexible polymer foils because of its higher optical transmission. Using flexible glass in our high-temperature CdTe process, we achieved a certified record conversion efficiency of 14.05% for a flexible CdTe solar cell. Little has been reported on the flexibility of CdTe devices, so we investigated the effects of three different static bending conditions on device performance. We observed a consistent trend of increased short-circuit current and fill factor, whereas the open-circuit voltage consistently dropped. The quantum efficiency under the same static bend condition showed no change in the response. After storage in a flexed state for 24 h, there was very little change in device efficiency relative to its unflexed state. This indicates that flexible glass is a suitable replacement for rigid glass substrates, and that CdTe solar cells can tolerate bending without a decrease in device performance.

Rance, W. L.; Burst, J. M.; Reese, M. O.; Gessert, T. A.; Metzger, W. K.; Barnes, T. M. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Meysing, D. M.; Wolden, C. A. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Garner, S.; Cimo, P. [Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York 14831 (United States)

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Coated glass in the automotive industry  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Inorganic coatings on glasses have reached the level where they will certainly be applied in the automotive industry in order to solve such glazing problems as heat load, heat loss, glare, UV adsorption, disturbed reflections, electromagnetic influence and thermal insulation. Their widespread use will depend on optimising the solution to problems of solar control and heatable glasses while the glass is also capable of the other functions required of it, thus justifying the relatively high cost that is predicted. There remain unsolved problems in optical limits and colour matching. When these are solved solar control glasses are likely to give real advantages in terms of air conditioning and comfort, and heatable glasses will be used in association with electrical power for demisting and deicing. Particular attention is being directed to a class of infrared reflecting and heatable glasses, obtained by selectively coating transparent plastic films that are embedded or bonded in laminated or tempered glasses. Fabricating this type of glasses has mainly been useful for two reasons: (I) to develop versatile techniques to make solar control IR reflecting and heatable glasses for all kinds and dimensions of vehicle glazing; and (2) to assess whether these glasses are really feasible alternatives to directly coated glasses. This paper describes results of some solar control experiments in Fiat cars: to ascertain the actual internal temperature differences found when glazing vehicles with the absorbing and reflecting IR glasses currently available; and to obtain results with a similar purpose using heatable glasses. There is also discussion of how the glasses could be used in glazing all or parts of a car's windows / especially addressing problems of glare. Suggestions are made of the directions of this research in the future.

G. Manfre

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadband and omnidirectional anti-reflection layer for III/V multi-junction solar cells  

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We report a novel graded refractive index antireflection coating for III/V quadruple solar cells based on bottom-up grown tapered GaP nanowires. We have calculated the photocurrent density of an InGaP-GaAs-InGaAsP-InGaAs solar cell with a MgF2/ZnS double layer antireflection coating and with a graded refractive index coating. The photocurrent density can be increased by 5.9 % when the solar cell is coated with a graded refractive index layer with a thickness of 1\\mu m. We propose to realize such a graded refractive index layer by growing tapered GaP nanowires on III/V solar cells. For a first demonstration of the feasibility of the growth of tapered nanowires on III/V solar cells, we have grown tapered GaP nanowires on AlInP/GaAs substrates. We show experimentally that the reflection from the nanowire coated substrate is reduced and that the transmission into the substrate is increased for a broad spectral and angular range.

Diedenhofen, Silke L; Haverkamp, Erik; Bauhuis, Gerard; Schermer, John; Rivas, Jaime Gmez; 10.1016/j.solmat.2012.02.022

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polycrystalline CdTe Solar Cells on Buffered Commercial TCO-Coated Glass with Efficiencies Above 15%  

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EPIR Technologies, Inc. reports the production of thin film polycrystalline CdTe devices with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-verified efficiencies above 15%. While previous reporting of high efficiency poly-CdTe solar cells utilized high-temperature technical glass, EPIR's cells were produced on commercially-available conductive glass. The devices exhibit fill factors up to 77% and short-circuit current densities around 24 mA/cm{sup 2}. EPIR developed a robust process for producing thin film CdTe solar cells through implementation of a high resistivity SnO{sub 2} buffer layer and optimization of the CdS window layer thickness. The effects of the high resistivity buffer layer on device performance were investigated, demonstrating improved overall performance and yield. To our knowledge, these are among the highest efficiencies yet reported and NREL-verified for a thin film CdTe solar cell fabricated using commercial conductive glass.

Banai, R.; Blissett, C.; Buurma, C.; Colegrove, E.; Bechmann, P.; Ellsworth, J.; Morley, M.; Barnes, S.; Lennon, C.; Gilmore, C.; Dhere, R.; Bergeson, J.; Scott, M.; Gessert, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Epitaxial Film Silicon Solar Cells Grown on Seeded Display Glass: Preprint  

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We report characterizations of epitaxial film crystal silicon (c-Si) solar cells with open-circuit voltages (Voc) above 560 mV. The 2-um absorber cells are grown by low-temperature (<750 degrees C) hot-wire CVD (HWCVD) on Corning EAGLE XG display glass coated with a layer-transferred (LT) Si seed. The high Voc is a result of low-defect epitaxial Si (epi-Si) growth and effective hydrogen passivation of defects. The quality of HWCVD epitaxial growth on seeded glass substrates depends on the crystallographic quality of the seed and the morphology of the epitaxial growth surface. Heterojunction devices consist of glass/c-Si LT seed/ epi n+ Si:P/epi n- Si:P/intrinsic a-Si:H/p+ a-Si:H/ITO. Similar devices grown on electronically 'dead' n+ wafers have given Voc {approx}630 mV and {approx}8% efficiency with no light trapping features. Here we study the effects of the seed surface polish on epi-Si quality, how hydrogenation influences the device character, and the dominant junction transport physics.

Young, D. L.; Grover, S.; Teplin, C.; Stradins, P.; LaSalvia, V.; Chuang, T. K.; Couillard, J. G.; Branz, H. M.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of "Moth Eye" Anti-Reflective Coatings for Solar Cell Applications  

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An inexpensive, effective anti-reflective coating (ARC) has been developed at the University of Florida to significantly enhance the absorption of light by silicon in solar cells. This coating has nano-scale features, and its microstructure mimics that of various night active insects (e.g. a moth's eye). It is a square array of pillars, each about 700 nm high and having a diameter of about 300 nm. Samples of silicon having this coating were exposed either to various combinations of either elevated temperature and humidity or to gamma irradiation ({sup 60}Co) at the Savannah River National Laboratory, or to a broad spectrum ultraviolet light and to a 532 nm laser light at the University of Florida. The anti-reflective properties of the coatings were unaffected by any of these environmental stresses, and the microstructure of the coating was also unaffected. In fact, the reflectivity of the gamma irradiated ARC became lower (advantageous for solar cell applications) at wavelengths between 400 and 1000 nm. These results show that this coating is robust and should be tested in actual systems exposed to either weather or a space environment. Structural details of the ARCs were studied to optimize their performance. Square arrays performed better than hexagonal arrays - the natural moth-eye coating is indeed a square array. The optimal depth of the templated nanopillars in the ARC was investigated. A wet etching technology for ARC formation was developed that would be less expensive and much faster than dry etching. Theoretical modeling revealed that dimple arrays should perform better than nipple arrays. A method of fabricating both dimple and nipple arrays having the same length was developed, and the dimple arrays performed better than the nipple arrays, in agreement with the modeling. The commercial viability of the technology is quite feasible, since the technology is scalable and inexpensive. This technology is also compatible with current industrial fabrication of solar cells.

Clark, E.; Kane, M.; Jiang, P.

2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of transparent and reflecting electrodes for amorphous silicon solar cells. Final technical report  

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Transparent conducting fluorine doped zinc oxide was deposited as thin films on soda lime glass substrates by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at substrate temperatures of 460 to 500 degrees C. The precursors diethylzinc, tetramethylethylenediamine and benzoyl fluoride were dissolved in xylene. This solution was nebulized ultrasonically and then flash vaporized by a carrier gas of nitrogen preheated to 150 degrees C. Ethanol was vaporized separately, and these vapors were then mixed to form a homogeneous vapor mixture. Good reproducibility was achieved using this new CVD method. Uniform thicknesses were obtained by moving the heated glass substrates through the deposition zone. The best electrically and optical properties were obtained when the precursor solution was aged for more than a week before use. The films were polycrystalline and highly oriented with the c-axis perpendicular to the substrate. More than 90% of the incorporated fluorine atoms were electrically active as n-type dopants. The electrical resistivity of the films was as low as 5 x 10/sup -4/ Omega cm. The mobility was about 45 cm /Vs. The electron concentration was up to 3 x 10 %sup20;/cm. The optical absorption of the films was about 3-4% at a sheet resistance of 7 ohms/square. The diffuse transmittance was about 10% at a wavelength of 650 nm. Amorphous ilicon solar cells were deposited using the textured fluorine doped zinc oxide films as a front electrode. The short circuit current was increased over similar cells made with fluorine doped tin oxide, but the open circuit voltages and fill factors were reduced. The voltage was restored by overcoating the fluorine-doped zinc oxide with a thin layer of fluorine-doped tin oxide.

Gordon, R.G.; Kramer, K.; Liang, H.; Liu, X.; Pang, D.; Teff, D.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast fabrication of nano-structured anti-reflection layers for enhancement of solar cells performance using plasma sputtering and infrared assisted roller embossing techniques  

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This paper reports the continuous fabrication of dual-side nano-structured anti-reflection protective layer for performance enhancement of solar cells using plasma sputtering and...

Liu, Shih-Jung; Liao, Che-Ting

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Off-peak summer performance enhancement for rows of fixed solar thermal collectors using reflective surfaces.  

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??The possibility of increasing the efficiency of fixed solar thermal collectors without greatly adding to the cost or complexity of the overall solar collection system (more)

Armenta, Casiano

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrally selective laminated glazing consisting of solar control and heat mirror coated glass: preparation, characterization and modelling of heat transfer  

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In this study, solar control coatings were prepared by sequential depositions of thin films of ZnS (40nm)CuS (150nm) and ZnS (40nm)Bi2S3 (75nm)CuS (150nm) from chemical baths on 3mm thick commercial sheet glass. These were laminated to 3mm thick clear glass or commercially available SnO2 based heat mirror coating of sheet resistance 15? on float glass of 3mm thickness using a poly(ethylene vinyl acetate), EVA, sheet of 0.36mm thickness in a vacuum process at 120C for 30min. In total, the thickness of the glazing was 6.35mm. The glazings possess visible transmittance, weighted for D65 solar spectra and sensitivity of the human eye for daylight vision, of 36% or 14% with solar absorptance of 71% or 78% depending on the coating type, i.e ZnSCuS or ZnSBi2S3CuS-heat mirror respectively. The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) was evaluated for these glazings at exterior temperatures of 15 and 32C for an exterior convective heat transfer coefficient (hex) of 6100Wm?2K?1 using a mathematical model. The model predicts the extent of reduction in SHGC through the presence of the heat mirror coating as a function of hex and hence helps to decide on the relative benefit, which may be derived through their use in different locations. Though the deposition technique mentioned here involves longer duration compared with vacuum techniques, it may be developed into a low throughput, low-capital alternate technology for small-scale production.

G. Alvarez; J.J. Flores; J.O. Aguilar; O. Gmez-Daza; C.A. Estrada; M.T.S. Nair; P.K. Nair

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Studies Collection: Power Transmission, Distribution and Plants 3 SIMULATION OF LIGHT IN-COUPLING AT OBLIQUE ANGLES IN THIN-FILM SILICON SOLAR CELLS Summary: roughness in...

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Development of Advanced CdTe Solar Cells Based on High Temperature Corning Glass Substrates: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-373  

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NREL has developed advanced processes for CdTe solar cells, but because of the temperature limitations of conventional soda lime glass, many of these processes have not been transferred to manufacturing. Corning is developing high temperature substrate glasses that are believed to be manufacturable and will lead to lower $/watt modules costs. The purpose of this CRADA is to evaluate these glasses in the advanced NREL processes. In addition, the CRADA seeks to develop manufacturable processes for transparent conductive oxide layers based on cadmium stannate.

Barnes, T.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ITO, Si3N4 and ZnO: Al -- Simulation of Different Anti-reflection Coatings (ARC) for Thin Film a-Si:H Solar Cells  

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For thin film solar cells incorporating amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) as absorber materials, minimizing reflection from the top surface i.e. maximizing transmittance of the incoming light into the absorber for higher absorption plays an important role for ... Keywords: ARC, TCO, ITO, Si3N4, ZnO:Al, Solar cell

Kazi Islam; Aaesha Alnuaimi; Helmy Ally; Ammar Nayfeh

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ho3+-doped nanophase glass ceramics for efficiency enhancement in silicon solar cells  

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Currently Er3+-doped fluorides are being used as upconversion phosphors to enhance the efficiency of Si solar cells, to our knowledge. However, this enhancement is...

Lahoz, Fernando

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass diffusion source for constraining BSF region of a solar cell  

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The present invention is directed to a method of fabricating a solar cell comprising simultaneous diffusion of the p and n dopant materials into the solar cell substrate. The simultaneous diffusion process is preceded by deposition of a capping layer impervious to doping by thermal diffusion processes.

Lesk, I.A.; Pryor, R.A.; Coleman, M.G.

1982-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

51

Fracture mechanics of cellular glass  

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Cellular glasses are prime candidate materials for the structural substrate of mirrored glass for solar concentrator reflecting panels. These materials are brittle, however, and susceptible to mechanical failure from slow crack growth caused by a stress corrosion mechanism. The results are detailed of one part of a program established to develop improved cellular glasses and to characterize the behavior of these and commercially available materials. Commercial and developmental cellular glasses were tested and analyzed using standard testing techniques and models developed from linear fracture mechanics. Two models describing the fracture behavior of these materials are developed. Slow crack growth behavior in cellular glass was found to be more complex than that encountered in dense glasses or ceramics. The crack velocity was found to be strongly dependent upon water vapor transport to the tip of the moving crack. The existence of a static fatigue limit was not conclusively established, however, it is speculated that slow crack growth behavior in Region I may be slower, by orders of magnitude, than that found in dense glasses.

Zwissler, J.G.; Adams, M.A.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of highly transparent diamond-like carbon anti-reflecting coating for Si solar cell application  

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ARC grade highly transparent unhydrogenated diamond-like carbon (DLC) films were produced, directly from a-C target, using RF magnetron sputtering deposition technique, for optoelectronic applications. Optical band gap, transmittance, reflectance, sp{sup 3} fraction, I{sub D}/I{sub G}, density, and refractive index of the films have been estimated with the help of optical tools like Uv-vis spectrophotometer, ellipsometer and micro-Raman. Optimum ARC-qualities have been identified in low-temperature grown DLC films at an Ar pressure of 4 mTorr in the reactor, accomplishing its key requirements for use in silicon solar cells.

Banerjee, Amit, E-mail: erdd@iacs.res.in; Das, Debajyoti, E-mail: erdd@iacs.res.in [Nano-Science Group, Energy Research Unit, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The $^7$Be Solar Neutrino Line: A Reflection of the Central Temperature Distribution of the Sun  

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A precise test of the theory of stellar evolution can be performed by measuring the average difference in energy between the neutrino line produced by ${\\rm ^7Be}$ electron capture in the solar interior and the corresponding neutrino line produced in a terrestrial laboratory. This energy shift is calculated to be 1.29~keV (to an accuracy of a few percent) for the dominant ground-state to ground-state transition. The energy shift is approximately equal to the average temperature of the solar core, computed by integrating the temperature over the solar interior with a weighting factor equal to the locally-produced $^7$Be neutrino emission. The characteristic modulation of the ${\\rm ^7Be}$ line shape that would be caused by either vacuum neutrino oscillations or by matter-enhanced (MSW) neutrino oscillations is shown to be small. Other frequently-discussed weak interaction solutions to the solar neutrino problem are also not expected to change significantly the line profile. Therefore, a measurement of the energy shift is a measurement of the central temperature distribution of the sun.

John N. Bahcall

1994-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Trade-off between Solar Reflectance and Above-Sheathing Ventilation for Metal Roofs on Residential and Commercial Buildings  

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An alternative to white and cool-color roofs that meets prescriptive requirements for steep-slope (residential and non-residential) and low-slope (non-residential) roofing has been documented. Roofs fitted with an inclined air space above the sheathing (herein termed above-sheathing ventilation, or ASV), performed as well as if not better than high-reflectance, high-emittance roofs fastened directly to the deck. Field measurements demonstrated the benefit of roofs designed with ASV. A computer tool was benchmarked against the field data. Testing and benchmarks were conducted at roofs inclined at 18.34 ; the roof span from soffit to ridge was 18.7 ft (5.7 m). The tool was then exercised to compute the solar reflectance needed by a roof equipped with ASV to exhibit the same annual cooling load as that for a direct-to-deck cool-color roof. A painted metal roof with an air space height of 0.75 in. (0.019 m) and spanning 18.7 ft (5.7 m) up the roof incline of 18.34 needed only a 0.10 solar reflectance to exhibit the same annual cooling load as a direct-to-deck cool-color metal roof (solar reflectance of 0.25). This held for all eight ASHRAE climate zones complying with ASHRAE 90.1 (2007a). A dark heat-absorbing roof fitted with 1.5 in. (0.038 m) air space spanning 18.7 ft (5.7 m) and inclined at 18.34 was shown to have a seasonal cooling load equivalent to that of a conventional direct-to-deck cool-color metal roof. Computations for retrofit application based on ASHRAE 90.1 (1980) showed that ASV air spaces of either 0.75 or 1.5 in. (0.019 and 0.038 m) would permit black roofs to have annual cooling loads equivalent to the direct-to-deck cool roof. Results are encouraging, and a parametric study of roof slope and ASV aspect ratio is needed for developing guidelines applicable to all steep- and low-slope roof applications.

Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL; Kriner, Scott [Metal Construction Association, Glenview, IL] [Metal Construction Association, Glenview, IL; Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Be7 solar neutrino line: A reflection of the central temperature distribution of the Sun  

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A precise test of the theory of stellar evolution can be performed by measuring the average difference in energy between the neutrino line produced by Be7 electron capture in the solar interior and the corresponding neutrino line produced in a terrestrial laboratory. This energy shift is calculated to be 1.29 keV (to an accuracy of a few percent) for the dominant ground-state to ground-state transition. The energy shift is approximately equal to the average temperature of the solar core, computed by integrating the temperature over the solar interior with a weighting factor equal to the locally produced Be7 neutrino emission. Therefore, a measurement of the energy shift is a measurement of the central temperature distribution of the Sun. The energy profile of the Be7 line is derived analytically and is evaluated numerically. The line shape is asymmetric: on the low-energy side, the line shape is Gaussian with a half-width at half-maximum of 0.6 keV and, on the high-energy side, the line shape is exponential with a half-width at half-maximum of 1.1 keV. The effective temperature of the high-energy exponential tail is 15 106 K. The energy profile of the Be7 neutrino line should be taken into account in calculations of vacuum neutrino oscillations and of the absorption cross section for Be7 solar neutrinos incident on Li7 nuclei. The characteristic modulation of the Be7 line shape that would be caused by either vacuum neutrino oscillations or by matter-enhanced (MSW) neutrino oscillations is shown to be small. Other frequently discussed weak interaction solutions to the solar neutrino problem are also not expected to change significantly the line profile.

John N. Bahcall

1994-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The Thermal Environment of the Fiber Glass Dome for the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory  

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The New Solar Telescope (NST) is a 1.6-meter off-axis Gregory-type telescope with an equatorial mount and an open optical support structure. To mitigate the temperature fluctuations along the exposed optical path, the effects of local/dome-related seeing have to be minimized. To accomplish this, NST will be housed in a 5/8-sphere fiberglass dome that is outfitted with 14 active vents evenly spaced around its perimeter. The 14 vents house louvers that open and close independently of one another to regulate and direct the passage of air through the dome. In January 2006, 16 thermal probes were installed throughout the dome and the temperature distribution was measured. The measurements confirmed the existence of a strong thermal gradient on the order of 5 degree Celsius inside the dome. In December 2006, a second set of temperature measurements were made using different louver configurations. In this study, we present the results of these measurements along with their integration into the thermal control system (ThCS) and the overall telescope control system (TCS).

A. P. Verdoni; C. Denker; J. R. Varsik; S. Shumko; J. Nenow; R. Coulter

2007-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Forming high efficiency silicon solar cells using density-graded anti-reflection surfaces  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method (50) is provided for processing a graded-density AR silicon surface (14) to provide effective surface passivation. The method (50) includes positioning a substrate or wafer (12) with a silicon surface (14) in a reaction or processing chamber (42). The silicon surface (14) has been processed (52) to be an AR surface with a density gradient or region of black silicon. The method (50) continues with heating (54) the chamber (42) to a high temperature for both doping and surface passivation. The method (50) includes forming (58), with a dopant-containing precursor in contact with the silicon surface (14) of the substrate (12), an emitter junction (16) proximate to the silicon surface (14) by doping the substrate (12). The method (50) further includes, while the chamber is maintained at the high or raised temperature, forming (62) a passivation layer (19) on the graded-density silicon anti-reflection surface (14).

Yuan, Hao-Chih; Branz, Howard M.; Page, Matthew R.

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Durability of Candidate Solar Reflectors for Concentrating Solar Power  

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Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use large mirrors to collect sunlight to convert thermal energy to electricity. The viability of CSP systems requires the development of advanced reflector materials that are low in cost and maintain high specular reflectance for extended lifetimes under severe outdoor environments. The long-standing goals for a solar reflector are specular reflectance above 90% into a 4 mrad half-cone angle for at least 10 years outdoors with a cost of less than $13.8/m{sup 2} (the 1992 $10.8/m{sup 2} goal corrected for inflation to 2002 dollars) when manufactured in large volumes. Durability testing of a variety of candidate solar reflector materials at outdoor test sites and in laboratory accelerated weathering chambers is the main activity within the Advanced Materials task of the CSP Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Test results to date for several candidate solar reflector materials will be presented. These include the optical durability of thin glass, thick glass, aluminized reflectors, front-surface mirrors, and silvered polymer mirrors. The development, performance, and durability of these materials will be discussed. Based on accelerated exposure testing the glass, silvered polymer, and front-surface mirrors may meet the 10 year lifetime goals, but at this time because of significant process changes none of the commercially available solar reflectors and advanced solar reflectors have demonstrated the 10 year or more aggressive 20 year lifetime goal.

Kennedy, C. E.; Terwilliger, K.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Excellent Passivation and Low Reflectivity Al2O3/TiO2 Bilayer Coatings for n-Wafer Silicon Solar Cells: Preprint  

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A bilayer coating of Al2O3 and TiO2 is used to simultaneously achieve excellent passivation and low reflectivity on p-type silicon. This coating is targeted for achieving high efficiency n-wafer Si solar cells, where both passivation and anti-reflection (AR) are needed at the front-side p-type emitter. It could also be valuable for front-side passivation and AR of rear-emitter and interdigitated back contact p-wafer cells. We achieve high minority carrier lifetimes {approx}1 ms, as well as a nearly 2% decrease in absolute reflectivity, as compared to a standard silicon nitride AR coating.

Lee, B. G.; Skarp, J.; Malinen, V.; Li, S.; Choi, S.; Branz, H. M.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin film solar energy collector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multi-layer solar energy collector of improved stability comprising: (1) a substrate of quartz, silicate glass, stainless steel or aluminum-containing ferritic alloy; (2) a solar absorptive layer comprising silver, copper oxide, rhodium/rhodium oxide and 0-15% by weight of platinum; (3) an interlayer comprising silver or silver/platinum; and (4) an optional external anti-reflective coating, plus a method for preparing a thermally stable multi-layered solar collector, in which the absorptive layer is undercoated with a thin film of silver or silver/platinum to obtain an improved conductor-dielectric tandem.

Aykan, Kamran (Monmouth Beach, NJ); Farrauto, Robert J. (Westfield, NJ); Jefferson, Clinton F. (Millburn, NJ); Lanam, Richard D. (Westfield, NJ)

1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar collector  

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The disclosure is a solar collector consisting of glass rods enclosed in a housing and mounted vertically on a roof or other elevated place to gather solar rays. The collector is fixed, with no tracking device or other moving parts. The glass rods are 6 mm or smaller in diameter, and there can be several thousand, depending on the sizes of the rods and collector. The upper ends of the rods are inclined at an angle of thirty degrees from horizontal, with the inclined surfaces occupying a plane which faces south so as to obtain maximum exposure to the winter sun. Solar rays striking the inclined ends of the rods are refracted into the rods. The rays travel down through the rods, with a predominantly parallel path of propagation being established by repeated reflections off the inside walls of the rods. The rays are emitted from the lower perpendicular ends of the rods as parallel rays of incoherent light which are directed into beam concentrators.

Clegg, J.E.

1985-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance - Part II: Development of an accelerate aging method for roofing materials  

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Highly reflective roofs can decrease the energy required for building air conditioning, help mitigate the urban heat island effect, and slow global warming. However, these benefits are diminished by soiling and weathering processes that reduce the solar reflectance of most roofing materials. Soiling results from the deposition of atmospheric particulate matter and the growth of microorganisms, each of which absorb sunlight. Weathering of materials occurs with exposure to water, sunlight, and high temperatures. This study developed an accelerated aging method that incorporates features of soiling and weathering. The method sprays a calibrated aqueous soiling mixture of dust minerals, black carbon, humic acid, and salts onto preconditioned coupons of roofing materials, then subjects the soiled coupons to cycles of ultraviolet radiation, heat and water in a commercial weatherometer. Three soiling mixtures were optimized to reproduce the site-specific solar spectral reflectance features of roofing products exposed for 3 years in a hot and humid climate (Miami, Florida); a hot and dry climate (Phoenix, Arizona); and a polluted atmosphere in a temperate climate (Cleveland, Ohio). A fourth mixture was designed to reproduce the three-site average values of solar reflectance and thermal emittance attained after 3 years of natural exposure, which the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) uses to rate roofing products sold in the US. This accelerated aging method was applied to 25 products?single ply membranes, factory and field applied coatings, tiles, modified bitumen cap sheets, and asphalt shingles?and reproduced in 3 days the CRRC's 3-year aged values of solar reflectance. This accelerated aging method can be used to speed the evaluation and rating of new cool roofing materials.

Sleiman, Mohamad; Kirchstetter, Thomas W.; Berdahl, Paul; Gilbert, Haley; Quelen, Sarah; Marlot, Lea; Preble, Chelsea; Chen, Sharon; Montalbano, Amadine; Rosseler, Olivier; Akbari, Hashem; Levinson, Ronnen; Destaillats, Hugo

2013-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector  

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Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were empirically derived relating collector efficiency and thermal losses to the operating temperature. Finally, equations were derived showing collector performance as a function of input insolation value, incident angle, and operating temperature.

Dudley, V.E. [EG and G MSI, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Evans, L.R.; Matthews, C.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar  

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With sharp drop in costs for photovoltaic and solar thermal processes, solar energy has become more attractive alternative ... Almost half the total was earmarked for PV and solar thermal projects. ...

WARD WORTHY

1991-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright  

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NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy NREL and SkyFuel Partnership Reflects Bright Future for Solar Energy In this video, NREL Principal Scientist Gary Jorgensen and SkyFuel Chief Technology Officer Randy Gee talk about their partnership to develop a thin film to substitute for bulkier glass mirrors on solar-collecting parabolic troughs. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Credit: Fireside Production More Information For more information about NREL's partnership with SkyFuel, read Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost and New Solar Technology Concentrates on Cost, Efficiency. Learn more about NREL's Concentrating Solar Power Research. Printable Version Technology Transfer Home About Technology Transfer Technology Partnership Agreements Licensing Agreements Nondisclosure Agreements Research Facilities

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Development of tandem amorphous/microcrystalline silicon thin-film large-area see-through color solar panels with reflective layer and 4-step laser scribing for building-integrated photovoltaic applications  

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In this work, tandem amorphous/microcrystalline silicon thin-film large-area see-through color solar modules were successfully designed and developed for building-integrated photovoltaic applications. Novel and key technologies of reflective layers and ...

Chin-Yi Tsai, Chin-Yao Tsai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat transmission through a glass window with a curved venetian blind installed  

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Abstract This article reports a study on the effect of installing a curved venetian blind to a glass window on the solar heat transmission into the space. The mathematical model of the combined glass window and venetian blind is developed. Predicted results from the developed mathematical model are compared with the previous experimental ones to verify their accuracy. The variation of the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) with the related blind parameters (optical properties of venetian blind, slat spacing, distance between the blind and glass window, slat angle and solar profile angle) are studied. The variation of the SHGC in the shortwave part (ShW SHGC) and in the longwave part (LoW SHGC) with the related blind parameters are also studied. The understanding of their variation will provide the important information for the study of the thermal comfort for a person who stays near the glass window with blind. The SHGC can be further classified as the SHGC for direct solar radiation (SHGCD) and the SHGC for diffuse solar radiation (SHGCd). From the study it is found that installing a curved venetian blind to the glass window causes a significant reduction in solar heat gain compared to the plain glass window. The SHGCD, ShW SHGCD and LoW SHGCD are all dependent on the slat angle and solar profile angle. The slat reflectance of the venetian blind has direct effect on the ShW SHGCD. The slat absorptance of the venetian blind has direct effect on the LoW SHGCD. The glass window and blind with high slat reflectance gives a lower value of SHGCD compared to the glass window and blind with low slat reflectance. The slat curvature also affects the SHGCD of the fenestration system (glass window with blind installed). The slat with more curvature (lower value of slat radius of curvature) causes more reduction in the value of SHGCD compared to the slat with less curvature. The blind with lower slat spacing yields a lower value of SHGCD compared to the blind with higher slat spacing. The effects of slat emittance and distance between the blind and the glass window on the SHGC D of the fenestration system are only appeared on the LoW SHGCD and such effects are quite small.

Somsak Chaiyapinunt; Nopparat Khamporn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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glass jewelry  

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various personal adornments decorated with glass or made of glass, beads, finger rings, pendants, necklaces,...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shortwave thermal performance for a glass window with a curved venetian blind  

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This paper presents a study of thermal performance for a glass window with a curved venetian blind installed on the indoor side in terms of heat gain in the shortwave part of radiation. The curved venetian blind, whose optical properties are considered nonspecular, is modeled as an effective layer. The mathematical model of the combined glass window and venetian blind is developed by combining the mathematical model of glass window and the mathematical model of a curved venetian blind using the matrix layer calculation method. The experiment is performed in a test room to measure the heat gain due to solar radiation passing through the glass window with a curved venetian blind installed in the shortwave part of radiation. The predicted results from the developed model are compared with the experimental results. The agreement between the predicted results and the experimental results is good. From the study it is found that installing a curved venetian blind to the glass window causes a significant reduction in heat gain compared to the plain glass window. The heat gain through the glass window with blind in the shortwave part of radiation (solar heat gain coefficient in the shortwave part of radiation (ShW SHGC)) is analyzed. It is found that the ShW SHGC is mainly affected by the slat properties, slat angle and solar profile angle. The glass window using blind with a lower value of slat reflectance, will have a smaller value of ShW SHGC. The slat distance also affects the ShW SHGC. The glass window using blind with a lower value of slat distance has a lower value of ShW SHGC. The effect of the slat curvature on the ShW SHGC is small when compared to the effect of other parameters. The effects of the investigated parameters on the ShW SHGC for diffuse radiation are similar to the effects on the ShW SHGC for direct radiation. When installing blind to different kinds of glass window other than clear glass window, it is found that the thermal performance is similar to the case of clear glass window. The magnitude of the ShW SHGC for the glass window with blind is also dependent on the optical properties of the glass window used. The glass window with blind using a lower value of the glass transmittance has a lower value of the ShW SHGC. The absorptance of the glass window has direct effect on the solar heat gain coefficient in the longwave part of radiation (LoW SHGC).

Somsak Chaiyapinunt; Nopparat Khamporn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Needs for a Growing Photovoltaics Industry Keith Burrows1  

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1 Glass Needs for a Growing Photovoltaics Industry Keith Burrows1 and Vasilis Fthenakis1,2* 1, the demand for glass for the solar industry will far exceed the current supply, and thousands of new float-glass an opportunity for the solar industry to obtain products better suited to their needs, such as low-iron glass

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Luminescent solar concentrators: From experimental validation of 3D ray-tracing simulations to coloured stained-glass windows for BIPV  

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Abstract Luminescent solar concentrators (LSC) are a promising technology for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) given the wide variety of forms and colours that can be realised. Given the flexibility of the technology, the use of ray-trace modelling is indispensable in the design, performance evaluation, and optimisation of LSCs. This work begins by comparing a three dimensional (3D) ray-trace model of an LSC with experimental results. The study includes 70 samples both square and circular LSCs, containing five different fluorescent organic dyes (BASF Lumogen) each at seven different concentrations. The figure-of-merit used for performance evaluation was the average power density determined at the LSC edge sheet, measured using an optical fibre connected to a spectrometer. The results demonstrate that 3D ray-trace results gives good agreement with the experimental measurements, to within around 5% within a wide concentration range (optical density=0.058) and a maximum difference of 13%. The wide range of colours achieved is presented in a CIE chart. Overall, the validated experimental results give confidence in the use of modelling for future larger \\{LSCs\\} for BIPV. Therefore, based on these results and the colours achievable, a model of a stained-glass window is constructed and its performance throughout a solar day is simulated.

A. Kerrouche; D.A. Hardy; D. Ross; B.S. Richards

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency improvement of silicon nanostructure-based solar cells  

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Solar cells based on a high-efficiency silicon nanostructure (SNS) were developed using a two-step metal-assisted electroless etching (MAEE) technique, phosphorus silicate glass (PSG) doping and screen printing. This process was used to produce solar cells with a silver nitrate (AgNO3) etching solution in different concentrations. Compared to cells produced using the single MAEE technique, SNS-based solar cells produced with the two-step MAEE technique showed an increase in silicon surface coverage of ~181.1% and a decrease in reflectivity of ~144.3%. The performance of the SNS-based solar cells was found to be optimized (~11.86%) in an SNS with a length of ~300nm, an aspect ratio of ~5, surface coverage of ~84.9% and a reflectivity of ~6.1%. The ~16.8% increase in power conversion efficiency (PCE) for the SNS-based solar cell indicates good potential for mass production.

Bohr-Ran Huang; Ying-Kan Yang; Wen-Luh Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scattering Solar Thermal Concentrators  

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is a rendering of a scattering solar concentrator. Light collected by a cylindrical Fresnel lens is focused within a curved glass "guide" sheet, where it is redirected into...

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The Solar Chimney  

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Hot air for the solar chimney is produced by the greenhouse effect in a simple air collec- tor consisting only of a glass or plastic film covering stretched...

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2002-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance-shifting luminescent solar concentrators  

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An optical system and method to overcome luminescent solar concentrator inefficiencies by resonance-shifting, in which sharply directed emission from a bi-layer cavity into a glass substrate returns to interact with the cavity off-resonance at each subsequent reflection, significantly reducing reabsorption loss en route to the edges. In one embodiment, the system comprises a luminescent solar concentrator comprising a transparent substrate, a luminescent film having a variable thickness; and a low refractive index layer disposed between the transparent substrate and the luminescent film.

Giebink, Noel Christopher; Wiederrecht, Gary P; Wasielewski, Michael R

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Production  

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Late Bronze Age glasses. Journal of Archaeological Science781 - 789. Turner, W.E.S. 1954 Studies in ancient glassesand glass making processes. Part I: Crucibles and melting

Shortland, Andrew

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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silica glass  

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...any amorphous, pale yellow to pale green natural silica glass such as moldavite, Libyan Desert glass, contains nearly 98% silica. RI:...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lightweight diaphragm mirror module system for solar collectors  

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A mirror module system is provided for accurately focusing solar radiation on a point or a line as defined by an array of solar collectors. Each mirror module includes a flexible membrane stretched over a frame in a manner similar to that of a drum or a trampoline and further includes a silvered glass or plastic mirror for forming an optical reflecting surface. The configuration of the optical reflecting surface is variably adjustable to provide for the accurate focusing of the solar energy on a given collector array, e.g., a point or a linear array arrangement. The flexible mirror-membrane combination is lightweight to facilitate installation and reduce system cost yet structurally strong enough to provide for the precise focusing of the incident solar radiation in a semi-rigid reflector system in which unwanted reflector displacement is minimized.

Butler, B.L.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Team Missouri: Showing the World the Possibilities of  

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Show-Me House at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009. Show-Me House at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009. Enlarge image Team Missouri's Show-Me House joined three other Solar Decathlon houses in Missouri University of Science and Technology's own Solar Village. The Show-Me House incorporates long, horizontal lines to reflect the state's landscape. (Courtesy of Bryan Glass) Who: Team Missouri What: Show-Me House Where: Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO 65401 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2009 Team Missouri: Showing the World the Possibilities of Solar Team Missouri's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 house returned to the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus following the competition. It was reconstructed over summer 2010 in the

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AOS Solar Inc | Open Energy Information  

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AOS Solar Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: AOS Solar Inc Product: Manufacturer of thin-film silicon-on-glass. References: AOS Solar Inc1 This article is a stub. You can help...

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Sun Bear Solar Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Sun Bear Solar Ltd Place: Hong Kong Sector: Solar Product: Hong Kong-based firm that manufactures solar product equipment, such as PV glass, coatings and mirrors. References: Sun...

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Beijing Tsinghua Solar Company | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Product Backed up by Tsinghua University, the company is engaged in producing all-glass vacuum solar collecting tubes and small and large scale solar water heaters with...

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Glass balls  

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There is a building with 100 floors in it, and glass balls, and an integer k with the following property. If one drops a glass ball from the floor number k or higher,...

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Solar Power  

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...of desert solar energy farm with 30 percent conversion...85 percent of the solar farm energy now reflected back...Washington, D.C. 20550. Wind Power Martin Wolf (19...counting the cost of the offshore platforms, would thus...15 billion. If these wind generators were placed...

Paul E. Damon

1974-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Venetian glass  

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...a term used for imitation pearl made of hollow, iridescent glass, which is filled with wax to increase...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation the Performance of Solar Fiber Optic Lighting System after Repairing the Glass Fiber Cables in a South Korean Residential Building  

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The solar fiber optic lighting system consists of the solar ray concentrating apparatus, the tracking control, lighting transmission and emission parts. This system was installed on a 20-storey apartment building in South Korea. Many residents had...

Cha, K. S.; Kim, T. K.; Park, M. S.

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Solar Energy Technologies Program: Solar Multimedia  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy EERE Home Programs & Offices Consumer Information Solar Multimedia search Home EERE » SunShot Initiative » Solar Multimedia Printable Version Bookmark and Share Feature Photo of 3 solar dishes, which have reflective, square-shaped material that creates a mirror image of the sky and clouds. Each dish is anchored to the ground by a vertical pole. Solar Dish - Albuquerque, New Mexico Credit: Sandia National Laboratories/Randy Montoya Solar Technologies Photovoltaics Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar Power Concentrating Solar Power Solar Applications Residential Residential Commercial Commercial Large Installations Large Installations City and County City and County Federal Federal Manufacturing Manufacturing Development and Testing

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Development of Commercial Technology for Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells on Glass: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-209  

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NREL has conducted basic research relating to high efficiency, low cost, thin film silicon solar cell design and the method of making solar cells. Two patents have been issued to NREL in the above field. In addition, specific process and metrology tools have been developed by NREL. Applied Optical Sciences Corp. (AOS) has expertise in the manufacture of solar cells and has developed its own unique concentrator technology. AOS wants to complement its solar cell expertise and its concentrator technology by manufacturing flat panel thin film silicon solar cell panels. AOS wants to take NREL's research to the next level, using it to develop commercially viable flat pane, thin film silicon solar cell panels. Such a development in equipment, process, and metrology will likely produce the lowest cost solar cell technology for both commercial and residential use. NREL's fundamental research capability and AOS's technology and industrial background are complementary to achieve this product development.

Sopori, B.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Kit Lessons  

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Solar Kit Lessons Middle School Curriculum Created by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Click on the links below to take you to the Chapter heading: Solar Cell Inquiry Sunshine Timer Parts of a Solar Panel Part 1 Parts of a Solar Panel Part 2 Build a Simple Ammeter Solar-Powered Battery Charger Positioning Solar Panels 1 Positioning Solar Panels 2 Properties of Solar Radiation: Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption Properties of Solar Radiation: Direct and Diffuse Light Power Maximum: An Electrical Determination Calibration Curve for a Radiation Meter Solarize a Toy Solar Cells as Control Devices Solar-Powered Electrolysis of Water and the Hydrogen Economy Solar Kit Lesson #1 Solar Cell Inquiry TEACHER INFORMATION LEARNING OUTCOME

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SOME SOLAR ENERGY PROJECTS IN NORWAY (SCANDINAVIA)  

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ABSTRACT. Presentation of several solar architecture projects in Norway: Two housing schemes where passive means are introduced, combined with earth sheltering and low temperature solar heat from glass-covered winter gardens?. Solar energy is stored in the building fabric. One sports center using solar energy from a building integrated air solar collector for heating shower water. Autonomy.

Harald N. Rstvik

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Reflectivity  

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Neutron Reflectivity ... This article is part of the Neutron Reflectivity special issue. ... The articles in this special issue on neutron reflectivity cover a broad range of the applications of this technique and the related X-ray and neutron scattering experiments of SAXS, SANS, GISAXS, and GISANS. ...

Jeffrey Penfold

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Structure  

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... Structure and Crystallization of Glasses. By WernerVogel. Pp. 246. (Pergamon: Oxford and New York, October 1971. ... account of the experimental work on liquid-liquid separation and nucleation and crystal growth in glasses carried out by the author and his colleagues in the laboratories of VEB Jena ...

R. W. DOUGLAS

1972-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Glass  

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... space of time. In the forefront of such vital industries is the manufacture of optical glass. However great the other resources in men and material may be, it would be ... be, it would be quite impossible to wage successful warfare without adequate supplies of optical glass ior binocular field- ...

1919-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Technology  

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... WE have received from the Department of Glass Technology, University of Sheffield, a copy of vol. ii. of Experimental Researches ... that department. The papers included have already appeared in the Journal of the Society of Glass Technology. They range over a somewhat wide field of the ...

1920-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Tempered Glass  

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... year (NATURE, vol. xxxi. p. 7). It consists in the production of glass which appears to be of a very homogeneous character and of considerable strength and hardness ... which we propose to refer shortly, is that of keeping the whole body of the glass at a uniform temperature during the operations of heating and coolingthat is to say ...

1885-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency enhancement of luminescent solar concentrations for photovoltaic technologies  

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glass. . . 18 Figure 2.4: IV curve of a solar cell. . . . .+ 05, Ric06]. IV curve The IV curve of a solar cell is thesuperposition of the IV curve of the solar cell diode in the

Wang, Chunhua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLAR-BLIND PYROMETRIC TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT UNDER CONCENTRATED SOLAR  

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solar thermal applications. As contact thermometry is often not appropriate in the presence of high;Introduction In high temperature solar thermal applications, where key components are driven near reflections1,2 . The distinction between the emitted thermal and the reflected solar radiation becomes

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Solar heat gain coefficient of complex fenestrations with a venetian blind for differing slat tilt angles  

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Measured bidirectional transmittances and reflectances of a buff-colored venetian blind together with a layer calculation scheme developed in previous publications are utilized to produce directional-hemispherical properties for the venetian blind layer and solar heat gain coefficients for the blind in combination with clear double glazing. Results are presented for three blind slat tilt angles and for the blind mounted either interior to the double glazing or between the glass panes. Implications of the results for solar heat gain calculations are discussed in the context of sun positions for St. Louis, MO.

Klems, J.H.; Warner, J.L.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cascade Organic Solar Cells  

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Cascade Organic Solar Cells ... Multiple factors control the efficiency of organic solar cells, making it difficult to use single donor or acceptor materials to balance the, often opposing, material properties required to optimize device performance. ... We demonstrate planar organic solar cells consisting of a series of complementary donor materials with cascading exciton energies, incorporated in the following structure: glass/indium-tin-oxide/donor cascade/C60/bathocuproine/Al. ...

Cody W. Schlenker; Vincent S. Barlier; Stephanie W. Chin; Matthew T. Whited; R. Eric McAnally; Stephen R. Forrest; Mark E. Thompson

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY REVIEW FOR LBL WINDOW/PASSIVE SOLAR PROGRAM FINAL REPORT  

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TI Reflective Solar Control Film on Windows Gains AcceptancelReflective Solar Control Film on Windows Gains Acceptance",optical window shutter, the cholesteric liquid crystal film

Viswanathan, R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass | Department of Energy  

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industry sectors. Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis (2007) Documents for historical reference Energy and Environmental Profile of the Glass Industry (2002) Glass Industry...

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Through a glass darkly  

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Closeup Through a glass darklyThrough a glass darkly James E. Hall Keywords: AKAP2; AQP0;Medicine Closeup Through a glass darkly GLUT1 Glucose

Hall, James E

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition and characterization of metal sulfide dielectric coatings for hollow glass waveguides  

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by chemical bath deposition for solar energy related applications," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 52 coatings for Ag/dielectric hollow glass waveguides," in Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications for hollow glass waveguides," in Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III, Proc. SPIE 4957, 97

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Internal absorber solar collector  

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Thin solar collecting panels are described made from arrays of small rod collectors consisting of a refracting dielectric rod lens with an absorber imbedded within it and a reflecting mirror coated on the back side of the dielectric rod. Non-tracking collector panels on vertical walls or roof tops receive approximately 90% of solar radiation within an acceptance zone 60.degree. in elevation angle by 120.degree. or more in the azimuth sectors with a collector concentration ratio of approximately 3.0. Miniaturized construction of the circular dielectric rods with internal absorbers reduces the weight per area of glass, plastic and metal used in the collector panels. No external parts or insulation are needed as heat losses are low due to partial vacuum or low conductivity gas surrounding heated portions of the collector. The miniature internal absorbers are generally made of solid copper with black selective surface and the collected solar heat is extracted at the collector ends by thermal conductivity along the absorber rods. Heat is removed from end fittings by use of liquid circulants. Several alternate constructions are provided for simplifying collector panel fabrication and for preventing the thermal expansion and contraction of the heated absorber or circulant tubes from damaging vacuum seals. In a modified version of the internal absorber collector, oil with temperature dependent viscosity is pumped through a segmented absorber which is now composed of closely spaced insulated metal tubes. In this way the circulant is automatically diverted through heated portions of the absorber giving higher collector concentration ratios than theoretically possible for an unsegmented absorber.

Sletten, Carlyle J. (106 Nagog Hill Rd., Acton, MA 01720); Herskovitz, Sheldon B. (88 Hammond St., Acton, MA 01720); Holt, F. S. (46 Emerson Rd., Winchester, MA 01890); Sletten, E. J. (Chestnut Hill Rd. R.F.D. Rte. #4, Amherst, NH 03031)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Colored optical glass  

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The Lytkarino Optical Glass Factory manufactures various types of colored optical glasses: yellow, orange, and red glasses and glasses that are transparent in the IR region, as well as...

Mogilnaya, L G; Zinoveva, O B; Firsova, Yu A; Gulyukin, M N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature solar selective coatings  

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Improved solar collectors (40) comprising glass tubing (42) attached to bellows (44) by airtight seals (56) enclose solar absorber tubes (50) inside an annular evacuated space (54. The exterior surfaces of the solar absorber tubes (50) are coated with improved solar selective coatings {48} which provide higher absorbance, lower emittance and resistance to atmospheric oxidation at elevated temperatures. The coatings are multilayered structures comprising solar absorbent layers (26) applied to the meta surface of the absorber tubes (50), typically stainless steel, topped with antireflective Savers (28) comprising at least two layers 30, 32) of refractory metal or metalloid oxides (such as titania and silica) with substantially differing indices of refraction in adjacent layers. Optionally, at least one layer of a noble metal such as platinum can be included between some of the layers. The absorbent layers cars include cermet materials comprising particles of metal compounds is a matrix, which can contain oxides of refractory metals or metalloids such as silicon. Reflective layers within the coating layers can comprise refractory metal silicides and related compounds characterized by the formulas TiSi. Ti.sub.3SiC.sub.2, TiAlSi, TiAN and similar compounds for Zr and Hf. The titania can be characterized by the formulas TiO.sub.2, Ti.sub.3O.sub.5. TiOx or TiO.sub.xN.sub.1-x with x 0 to 1. The silica can be at least one of SiO.sub.2, SiO.sub.2x or SiO.sub.2xN.sub.1-x with x=0 to 1.

Kennedy, Cheryl E

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Cumulus Clouds and Reflected Sunlight  

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Cumulus Clouds and Reflected Sunlight Cumulus Clouds and Reflected Sunlight from Landsat ETM+ G. Wen and L. Oreopoulos National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center University of Maryland Baltimore County Joint Center of Earth System Technology Greenbelt, Maryland R. F. Cahalan and S. C. Tsay National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland Introduction Cumulus clouds attenuate solar radiation casting shows on the ground. Cumulus clouds can also enhance solar radiation in the clear region nearby. The enhancement of down-welling solar radiation has been observed at the ground level in the clear region near cumulus clouds (Mims and Frederick 1994). The additional diffuse radiation source from cumulus clouds makes the clear gaps appear to be

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Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power | Department of Energy  

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From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP...

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A World of Glass  

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...This clear molten liquid began to transform agriculture and horticulture. The use of glass houses to promote the precocious growth...enclosed coaches, watch-glasses, lighthouses, and street lighting. The sextant required glass, and the precision chronometer...

Alan Macfarlane; Gerry Martin

2004-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A World of Glass  

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...transform agriculture and horticulture. The use of glass houses...appeared. Glass cloches and greenhouses improved the cultivation...lighthouses, and street lighting. The sextant required glass...lanterns, lighthouses, and greenhouses, and finally through cameras...

Alan Macfarlane; Gerry Martin

2004-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Plastic Flow in Glass  

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...1964 research-article Plastic Flow in Glass D. M. Marsh The classical brittle fracture...account for the mechanical properties of glasses, but the widespread evidence of plastic flow in all glass fracture phenomena even at room temperature...

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Heating and Cooling  

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...of desert solar energy farm with 30 percent conversion...85 percent of the solar farm energy now reflected back...Washington, D.C. 20550. Wind Power Martin Wolf (19...counting the cost of the offshore platforms, would thus...15 billion. If these wind generators were placed...

John I. Yellott

1974-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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CRYSTALLIZATION IN MULTICOMPONENT GLASSES  

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In glass processing situations involving glass crystallization, various crystalline forms nucleate, grow, and dissolve, typically in a nonuniform temperature field of molten glass subjected to convection. Nuclear waste glasses are remarkable examples of multicomponent vitrified mixtures involving partial crystallization. In the glass melter, crystals form and dissolve during batch-to-glass conversion, melter processing, and product cooling. Crystals often agglomerate and sink, and they may settle at the melter bottom. Within the body of cooling glass, multiple phases crystallize in a non-uniform time-dependent temperature field. Self-organizing periodic distribution (the Liesegnang effect) is common. Various crystallization phenomena that occur in glass making are reviewed.

KRUGER AA; HRMA PR

2009-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Heterojunction solar cell  

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A high-efficiency single heterojunction solar cell is described wherein a thin emitter layer (preferably Ga[sub 0.52]In[sub 0.48]P) forms a heterojunction with a GaAs absorber layer. The conversion efficiency of the solar cell is at least 25.7%. The solar cell preferably includes a passivating layer between the substrate and the absorber layer. An anti-reflection coating is preferably disposed over the emitter layer. 1 fig.

Olson, J.M.

1994-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building  

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Solar System Tops Off Efficient NREL Building September 29, 2010 Photo of the sun reflecting off of a solar panel on a roof. Enlarge image More than 1,800 solar panels are being...

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NEWS & VIEWS Glass dynamics  

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NEWS & VIEWS Glass dynamics Diverging views on glass transition Gregory B. mc.mckenna@ttu.edu T he glass transition is one of the most intriguing phenomena in the world of soft condensed matter. Despite decades of study, many aspects of the behaviour of glass-forming liquids remain elusive

Weeks, Eric R.

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Solar Circuitry  

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Solar Circuitry" with the Solar Powered Energy Kit Curriculum: Solar Power- (lightelectromagnetic radiation, electricity, circuitry, efficiency, energy transformation, subatomic...

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Glass Cookware Safety  

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Glass Cookware Safety Glass Cookware Safety Under the wrong conditions, glass cookware can crack, break or shatter. Glass cookware is tempered (heat resistant). However, there are many steps to follow to ensure safe use of glass cookware. Glass Cookware Steps: If the steps are not followed, glass cookware can shatter unexpectedly. shatters, (it looks as if it has exploded) If glass bakeware is chipped, cracked, or scratched, it's time for it to be retired from service. It is more likely to shatter! Don't take glass bakeware directly from the freezer to the oven, or vice versa. Allow the oven to fully preheat before putting glassware inside. Don't add liquid to glassware that is already hot. Cover the bottom of glass bakeware with liquid before cooking meat or vegetables.

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Solar Glare and Flux Mapping  

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SGFMT Home SGFMT Home Register Glare Analysis Solar Glare Hazard Analysis SGHAT 1.0 (old) Empirical Glare Analysis Analytical Glare Analysis PHLUX Mapping Reflectivity Calculator References Contact Us Solar Glare and Flux Mapping Tools Measurement of reflected solar irradiance is receiving significant attention by industry, military, and government agencies to assess potential impacts of glint and glare from growing numbers of solar power installations around the world. In addition, characterization of the incident solar flux distribution on central receivers for concentrating solar power applications is important to monitor and maintain system performance. This website contains tools to evaluate solar glare and receiver irradiance. Register to access the tools Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool

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ITP Glass: Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis Final Report,...  

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Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis Final Report, August 2007 ITP Glass: Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis Final Report, August 2007 industrialbandwidth.pdf More Documents &...

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121

Concentrating Solar Power | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. Thermal energy can then be used to produce...

122

High Speed AB-Solar Sail  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Solar sail is a large thin film used to collect solar light pressure for moving of space apparatus. Unfortunately, the solar radiation pressure is very small about 9 mkN/sq.m at Earth's orbit. However, the light force significantly increases up to 0.2 - 0.35 N/sq.m near the Sun. The author offers his research on a new revolutionary highly reflective solar sail which flyby (after special maneuver) near Sun and attains velocity up to 400 km/sec and reaching far planets of the Solar system in short time or enable flights out of Solar system. New, highly reflective sail-mirror allows avoiding the strong heating of the solar sail. It may be useful for probes close to the Sun and Mercury and Venus. Key words: AB-solar sail, highly reflective solar sail, high speed propulsion.

Bolonkin, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

High Speed AB-Solar Sail  

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The Solar sail is a large thin film used to collect solar light pressure for moving of space apparatus. Unfortunately, the solar radiation pressure is very small about 9 mkN/sq.m at Earth's orbit. However, the light force significantly increases up to 0.2 - 0.35 N/sq.m near the Sun. The author offers his research on a new revolutionary highly reflective solar sail which flyby (after special maneuver) near Sun and attains velocity up to 400 km/sec and reaching far planets of the Solar system in short time or enable flights out of Solar system. New, highly reflective sail-mirror allows avoiding the strong heating of the solar sail. It may be useful for probes close to the Sun and Mercury and Venus. Key words: AB-solar sail, highly reflective solar sail, high speed propulsion.

A. Bolonkin

2007-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

124

Glass and Glass Products (2010 MECS)  

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Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprint for Glass Sector (NAICS 3272, 327993) Energy use data source: 2010 EIA MECS (with adjustments) Footprint Last Revised: February 2014

125

Global cooling updates: Reflective roofs and pavements  

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With increasing the solar reflectance of urban surfaces, the outflow of short-wave solar radiation increases, less solar heat energy is absorbed leading to lower surface temperatures and reduced outflow of thermal radiation into the atmosphere. This process of negative radiative forcing effectively counters global warming. Cool roofs also reduce cooling-energy use in air conditioned buildings and increase comfort in unconditioned buildings; and cool roofs and cool pavements mitigate summer urban heat islands, improving outdoor air quality and comfort. Installing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities worldwide is a compelling winwinwin activity that can be undertaken immediately, outside of international negotiations to cap CO2 emissions. We review the status of cool roof and cool pavements technologies, policies, and programs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. We propose an international campaign to use solar reflective materials when roofs and pavements are built or resurfaced in temperate and tropical regions.

Hashem Akbari; H. Damon Matthews

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Material for a luminescent solar concentrator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A material for use in a luminescent solar concentrator, formed by ceramitizing the luminescent ion Cr/sup 3 +/ with a transparent ceramic glass containing mullite. The resultant material has tiny Cr/sup 3 +/-bearing crystallites dispersed uniformly through an amorphous glass. The invention combines the high luminescent efficiency of Cr/sup 3 +/ in the crystalline phase with the practical and economical advantages of glass technology.

Andrews, L.J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Thermal effects testing at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility  

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The National Solar Thermal Test Facility is operated by Sandia National Laboratories and located on Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The permanent features of the facility include a heliostat field and associated receiver tower, two solar furnaces, two point-focus parabolic concentrators, and Engine Test Facility. The heliostat field contains 220 computer-controlled mirrors, which reflect concentrated solar energy to test stations on a 61-m tower. The field produces a peak flux density of 250 W/cm{sup 2} that is uniform over a 15-cm diameter with a total beam power of over 5 MW{sub t}. The solar beam has been used to simulate aerodynamic heating for several customers. Thermal nuclear blasts have also been simulated using a high-speed shutter in combination with heliostat control. The shutter can accommodate samples up to 1 m {times} 1 m and it has been used by several US and Canadian agencies. A glass-windowed wind tunnel is also available in the Solar Tower. It provides simultaneous exposure to the thermal flux and air flow. Each solar furnace at the facility includes a heliostat, an attenuator, and a parabolic concentrator. One solar furnace produces flux levels of 270 W/cm{sup 2} over and delivers a 6-mm diameter and total power of 16 kW{sub t}. A second furnace produces flux levels up to 1000 W/cm{sup 2} over a 4 cm diameter and total power of 60 kW{sub t}. Both furnaces include shutters and attenuators that can provide square or shaped pulses. The two 11 m diameter tracking parabolic point-focusing concentrators at the facility can each produce peak flux levels of 1500 W/cm{sup 2} over a 2.5 cm diameter and total power of 75 kW{sub t}. High-speed shutters have been used to produce square pulses.

Ralph, M.E.; Cameron, C.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ghanbari, C.M. [Technadyne Engineering Consultants, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

128

Thermal effects testing at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility  

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The National Solar Thermal Test Facility is operated by Sandia National Laboratories and located on Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The permanent features of the facility include a heliostat field and associated receiver tower, two solar furnaces, two point-focus parabolic concentrators, and Engine Test Facility. The heliostat field contains 220 computer-controlled mirrors, which reflect concentrated solar energy to test stations on a 61-m tower. The field produces a peak flux density of 250 W/cm[sup 2] that is uniform over a 15-cm diameter with a total beam power of over 5 MW[sub t]. The solar beam has been used to simulate aerodynamic heating for several customers. Thermal nuclear blasts have also been simulated using a high-speed shutter in combination with heliostat control. The shutter can accommodate samples up to 1 m [times] 1 m and it has been used by several US and Canadian agencies. A glass-windowed wind tunnel is also available in the Solar Tower. It provides simultaneous exposure to the thermal flux and air flow. Each solar furnace at the facility includes a heliostat, an attenuator, and a parabolic concentrator. One solar furnace produces flux levels of 270 W/cm[sup 2] over and delivers a 6-mm diameter and total power of 16 kW[sub t]. A second furnace produces flux levels up to 1000 W/cm[sup 2] over a 4 cm diameter and total power of 60 kW[sub t]. Both furnaces include shutters and attenuators that can provide square or shaped pulses. The two 11 m diameter tracking parabolic point-focusing concentrators at the facility can each produce peak flux levels of 1500 W/cm[sup 2] over a 2.5 cm diameter and total power of 75 kW[sub t]. High-speed shutters have been used to produce square pulses.

Ralph, M.E.; Cameron, C.P. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Ghanbari, C.M. (Technadyne Engineering Consultants, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Solar thermal aircraft  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar thermal powered aircraft powered by heat energy from the sun. A heat engine, such as a Stirling engine, is carried by the aircraft body for producing power for a propulsion mechanism, such as a propeller. The heat engine has a thermal battery in thermal contact with it so that heat is supplied from the thermal battery. A solar concentrator, such as reflective parabolic trough, is movably connected to an optically transparent section of the aircraft body for receiving and concentrating solar energy from within the aircraft. Concentrated solar energy is collected by a heat collection and transport conduit, and heat transported to the thermal battery. A solar tracker includes a heliostat for determining optimal alignment with the sun, and a drive motor actuating the solar concentrator into optimal alignment with the sun based on a determination by the heliostat.

Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

130

Photovoltaic module with light reflecting backskin  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photovoltaic module comprises electrically interconnected and mutually spaced photovoltaic cells that are encapsulated by a light-transmitting encapsulant between a light-transparent front cover and a back cover, with the back cover sheet being an ionomer/nylon alloy embossed with V-shaped grooves running in at least two directions and coated with a light reflecting medium so as to provide light-reflecting facets that are aligned with the spaces between adjacent cells and oriented so as to reflect light falling in those spaces back toward said transparent front cover for further internal reflection onto the solar cells, whereby substantially all of the reflected light will be internally reflected from said cover sheet back to the photovoltaic cells, thereby increasing the current output of the module. The internal reflector improves power output by as much as 67%.

Gonsiorawski, Ronald C. (Danvers, MA)

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

131

Glass Working, Use and Discard  

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Beck, Horace C. 1934 Glass before 1500 BC. Ancient Egypt7 - 21. Cooney, John 1960 Glass sculpture in ancient Egypt.Journal of Glass Studies 2, pp. 10 - 43. 1976 Glass.

Nicholson, Paul

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Chapter 14 - Glass Recycling  

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Abstract Glass has established itself as an essential material in our lives. The composition of glass depends on what it is used for, but the majority of glass in circulation is of the soda-limesilicate type. It is a material that is eminently recyclable, in the sense that it merely needs to be remelted and reformed to produce another glass article. However, glass must be color-sorted and processed to remove contaminants to ensure it is compatible with the product being manufactured. The key benefit of recycling via remelting is the reduced energy demand. However, because differences in color composition can arise between recovered glass and manufacturing output, alternative outlets are also often necessary. This chapter examines both the recycling of glass back into glass manufacture and these alternatives.

Thomas D. Dyer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Kevin Glass | EMSL  

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Glass kglass Primary tabs View(active tab) Track Kevin Glass Staff Member Title: Scientist Address: P.O. Box 999 K8-83 City: Richland State: WA Zip Code: 99352 Phone: (509)...

134

EMPIRICAL MODEL FOR FORMULATION OF CRYSTAL-TOLERANT HLW GLASSES  

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Historically, high-level waste (HLW) glasses have been formulated with a low liquideus temperature (T{sub L}), or temperature at which the equilibrium fraction of spinel crystals in the melt is below 1 vol % (T{sub 0.01}), nominally below 1050 C. These constraints cannot prevent the accumulation of large spinel crystals in considerably cooler regions ({approx} 850 C) of the glass discharge riser during melter idling and significantly limit the waste loading, which is reflected in a high volume of waste glass, and would result in high capital, production, and disposal costs. A developed empirical model predicts crystal accumulation in the riser of the melter as a function of concentration of spinel-forming components in glass, and thereby provides guidance in formulating crystal-tolerant glasses that would allow high waste loadings by keeping the spinel crystals small and therefore suspended in the glass.

KRUGER AA; MATYAS J; HUCKLEBERRY AR; VIENNA JD; RODRIGUEZ CA

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

135

DRAFT Glass.indd  

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FAST FACTS FAST FACTS Glass technology provides a versatile method for safely managing a variety of wastes SRNL has studied the behavior in glass of nearly every element in the Periodic Table Overview Converting waste materials into a stable glass form is a highly effective way of treating and disposing of many types of waste, including some hazardous and radioactive wastes. Vitrifi cation - the immobilization of a material in glass - is

136

MECS 2006- Glass  

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Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprint for Glass (NAICS 3272, 327993) Sector with Total Energy Input, October 2012 (MECS 2006)

137

Dynamic thermal simulation of a glass-covered semi-outdoor space with roof evaporative cooling  

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In the hot season solar radiation impinging on a glass roofing may overheat the underneath space to temperature values which may generate a high stress environment. To moderate the extreme microclimate which may occur in a glass covered semi-outdoor space, evaporative cooling to be applied to the glass roof is suggested. The analysis is performed under both the thermal and the energetic point of view, by accounting for the actual climate of the considered location. The results point out that roof evaporative cooling coupled with glass sheet high solar radiation absorptivity may offer an attractive way for the control of a semi-outdoor environment.

G. Pagliarini; S. Rainieri

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power  

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From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power. For more information on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's CSP research, see the Solar Energy Technology Program's Concentrating Solar Power Web page at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/csp_program.html.

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power. For more information on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's CSP research, see the Solar Energy Technology Program's Concentrating Solar Power Web page at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/csp_program.html.

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

140

Land Surface Reflectance: A Possible Earth Science  

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are in magenta, water bodies are outlined in white. MODIS Surface Reflectance South Africa From: E. Vermote, UMD information ­ Viewing geometry (view and solar zenith and azimuth angles) ­ Geolocation (lat 15, 2005 - Wolfe - San Diego 5 Target Communities · Land earth science community ­ Energy Balance

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141

Solar tree: Exploring new form factors of organic solar cells  

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Abstract Organic solar cells have great potential as a clean and renewable solar energy conversion system, due to their low cost materials, ease of production, and lack of harmful emissions. The rapid improvement in organic solar cell performance in recent years has triggered significant interests in developing organic solar cells for commercial applications. Harnessing the unique set of characteristics of organic solar cells, here we demonstrate a new form factor for organic solar cells, a solar tree or an electricity-generating artificial tree with organic solar cells as leaves. We first fabricated polymer:fullerene based organic solar cells on flexible plastic substrates that show similar performance to devices on rigid glass substrates using the inverted device structure. Large-area flexible devices were fabricated and cut into palm leaf shapes with an active device area of 6.5cm2 using a steel rule die. 12 leaf-shaped organic solar cells were then assembled to form a prototype solar palm tree. Two different wiring configurations among the devices provided different power delivery modes: a low-voltage, high-current fan mode and a high voltage, low-current LED mode.

Weiran Cao; Zhifeng Li; Yixing Yang; Ying Zheng; Weijie Yu; Rimza Afzal; Jiangeng Xue

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

On the feasibility of colored glazed thermal solar collectors based on thin film interference filters  

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Glazed thermal solar collectors, typically equipped with black, optical selective absorber sheets, exhibit good energy conversion efficiency. However, the black color, and sometimes the visibility of tubes and corrugations of the metal sheets, limit the architectural integration into buildings. In order to overcome this drawback, interference filters are considered as a promising approach. Multilayered thin film stacks deposited on the cover glass can produce a colored reflection hiding the black absorber without a great loss of energy. These interference filters are designed and optimized by numerical simulation. Such coatings are deposited by vacuum processes (e.g. magnetron sputtering) and also via the SolGel method. Optical measurements, such as real-time laser-reflectometry and spectrophotometry, are suitable to determine film thicknesses and optical constants of individual layers, and to measure color coordinates and solar transmittance for the multilayer stacks. Advantages and disadvantages of the different coating processes are discussed.

A. Schler; C. Roecker; J.-L. Scartezzini; J. Boudaden; I.R. Videnovic; R.S.-C. Ho; P. Oelhafen

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Solar cells with low cost substrates and process of making same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar cell having a substrate and an intermediate recrystallized film and a semiconductor material capable of absorbing light with the substrate being selected from one of a synthetic organic resin, graphite, glass and a crystalline material having a grain size less than about 1 micron.sup.2. The intermediate recrystallized film has a grain size in the range of from about 10 microns.sup.2 to about 10,000 microns.sup.2 and a lattice mismatch with the semiconductor material not greater than about 4%. The semiconductor material has a grain size not less than about 10 microns.sup.2. An anti-reflective layer and electrical contact means are provided. Also disclosed is a subcombination of substrate, intermediate recrystallized film and semiconductor material. Also, methods of formulating the solar cell and subcombination are disclosed.

Mitchell, Kim W. (Indian Hills, CO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Glass Inclusions in Mariana Arc Phenocrysts: A New Perspective on Magmatic Evolution in a Typical Intra-oceanic Arc1  

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Glass Inclusions in Mariana Arc Phenocrysts: A New Perspective on Magmatic Evolution in a Typical at Dallas, Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083-0688, USA A B S T R A C T Major element compositions of glass of these lavas reflects accumulation of plagioclase. Glass inclusions also show the common occurrence of felsic

Stern, Robert J.

145

Optimization of textured-dielectric coatings for crystalline-silicon solar cells  

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The authors report on the optimization of textured-dielectric coatings for reflectance control in crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic modules. Textured-dielectric coatings reduce encapsulated-cell reflectance by promoting optical confinement in the module encapsulation; i.e., the textured-dielectric coating randomizes the direction of rays reflected from the dielectric and from the c-Si cell so that many of these reflected rays experience total internal reflection at the glass-air interface. Some important results of this work include the following: the authors demonstrated textured-dielectric coatings (ZnO) deposited by a high-throughput low-cost deposition process; they identified factors important for achieving necessary texture dimensions; they achieved solar-weighted extrinsic reflectances as low as 6% for encapsulated c-Si wafers with optimized textured-ZnO coatings; and they demonstrated improvements in encapsulated cell performance of up to 0.5% absolute compared to encapsulated planar cells with single-layer antireflection coatings.

Gee, J.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Photovoltaic System Components Dept.; Gordon, R.; Liang, H. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

FMEA for Solar Cell Array DATE 23 Jan, 1969  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

" .- Astronaut Handle Central Station ·~ Solar Panel Deployment Linkage Eas~ ALSEPAXES z Carrying Handle Antenna Positioning Mechanism Antenna Mast _ Outboard Solar Panel "B" PSEP Deployed Configuration N'"CJtx w Pl >!'...t. 3 15 PAGE OF DATE 23 Jan. 1969 The solar panels are assembled by bonding a thin sheet of G-1 0 glass

Rathbun, Julie A.

147

SLUDGE BATCH 7B GLASS VARIABILITY STUDY  

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The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) is preparing to initiate processing Sludge Batch 7b (SB7b). In support of the upcoming processing, the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) provided a recommendation to utilize Frits 418 with a 6% Na{sub 2}O addition (26 wt% Na{sub 2}O in sludge) and 702 with a 4% Na{sub 2}O addition (24 wt% Na{sub 2}O in sludge) to process SB7b. This recommendation was based on assessments of the compositional projections for SB7b available at the time from the Savannah River Remediation (SRR). To support qualification of SB7b, SRNL executed a variability study to assess the applicability of the current durability models for SB7b. The durability models were assessed over the expected composition range of SB7b, including potential caustic additions, combined with Frits 702 and 418 over a 32-40% waste loading (WL) range. Thirty four glasses were selected based on Frits 418 and 702 coupled with the sludge projections with an additional 4-6% Na{sub 2}O to reflect the potential caustic addition. Six of these glasses, based on average nominal sludge compositions including the appropriate caustic addition, were developed for both Frit 418 and Frit 702 at 32, 36 and 40% WL to provide coverage in the center of the anticipated SB7b glass region. All glasses were fabricated and characterized using chemical composition analysis, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the Product Consistency Test (PCT). To comply with the DWPF Glass Product Control Program, a total of thirty four glasses were fabricated to assess the applicability of the current DWPF PCCS durability models. Based on the measured PCT response, all of the glasses were acceptable with respect to the Environmental Assessment (EA) benchmark glass regardless of thermal history. The NL[B] values of the SB7b variability study glasses were less than 1.99 g/L as compared to 16.695 g/L for EA. A small number of the D-optimally selected 'outer layer' extreme vertices (EV) glasses were not predictable using the current Product Composition Control System (PCCS) models for durability, but were acceptable compared to the EA glass when tested. These glasses fell outside of the lower 95% confidence band, which demonstrates conservatism in the model. A few of the glasses fell outside of the upper 95% confidence band; however, these particular glasses have normalized release values that were much lower than the values of EA and should be of no practical concern. Per the requirements of the DWPF Glass Product Control Program, the PCCS durability models have been shown to be applicable to the SB7b sludge system with a range of Na{sub 2}O concentrations blended with Frits 418 or 702. PCT results from the glasses fabricated as part of the variability study were shown to be predictable by the current DWPF PCCS models and/or acceptable with respect to the EA benchmark glass regardless of thermal history or compositional view.

Johnson, F.; Edwards, T.

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

148

GlassMelt&Sealing  

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Glass Melting and Sealing Glass Melting and Sealing Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center performs process development of glass and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals. Small batches of specialty glass can be melted from reagent grade oxide powders. Glass and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals are made in microprocessor controlled inert atmospheres and are checked for her- meticity after sealing. Sandia's extensive properties database of low melting solder glasses is used to aid in material and processing decisions when making glass-to-glass, ceramic-to-ceramic, and glass-to-ceramic seals. These seals are typically done in air at much lower tem- peratures than glass and glass-to-ceramic seals. Capabilities * Interface with designers and vendors to assure that the most appropriate materi-

149

Nonequilibrium viscosity of glass  

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Since glass is a nonequilibrium material, its properties depend on both composition and thermal history. While most prior studies have focused on equilibrium liquid viscosity, an accurate description of nonequilibrium viscosity is essential for understanding the low temperature dynamics of glass. Departure from equilibrium occurs as a glass-forming system is cooled through the glass transition range. The glass transition involves a continuous breakdown of ergodicity as the system gradually becomes trapped in a subset of the available configurational phase space. At very low temperatures a glass is perfectly nonergodic (or isostructural), and the viscosity is described well by an Arrhenius form. However, the behavior of viscosity during the glass transition range itself is not yet understood. In this paper, we address the problem of glass viscosity using the enthalpy landscape model of Mauro and Loucks [Phys. Rev. B 76, 174202 (2007)] for selenium, an elemental glass former. To study a wide range of thermal histories, we compute nonequilibrium viscosity with cooling rates from 10?12 to 1012?K/s. Based on these detailed landscape calculations, we propose a simplified phenomenological model capturing the essential physics of glass viscosity. The phenomenological model incorporates an ergodicity parameter that accounts for the continuous breakdown of ergodicity at the glass transition. We show a direct relationship between the nonequilibrium viscosity parameters and the fragility of the supercooled liquid. The nonequilibrium viscosity model is validated against experimental measurements of Corning EAGLE XG glass. The measurements are performed using a specially designed beam-bending apparatus capable of accurate nonequilibrium viscosity measurements up to 1016?Pa?s. Using a common set of parameters, the phenomenological model provides an accurate description of EAGLE XG viscosity over the full range of measured temperatures and fictive temperatures.

John C. Mauro; Douglas C. Allan; Marcel Potuzak

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

150

Diamond turning of glass  

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A new research initiative will be undertaken to investigate the critical cutting depth concepts for single point diamond turning of brittle, amorphous materials. Inorganic glasses and a brittle, thermoset polymer (organic glass) are the principal candidate materials. Interrupted cutting tests similar to those done in earlier research are Ge and Si crystals will be made to obtain critical depth values as a function of machining parameters. The results will provide systematic data with which to assess machining performance on glasses and amorphous materials

Blackley, W.S.; Scattergood, R.O.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Viscosity Measurements with Glass  

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1 May 1925 research-article Viscosity Measurements with Glass Vaughan H. Stott Edith Irvine D. Turner The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve...

1925-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Richard Serra - Philip Glass.  

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??In dieser Arbeit soll den Gemeinsamkeiten im Werk von Richard Serra und Philip Glass nachgegangen werden. Ausgehend von der Analyse von Serras Arbeiten werden die (more)

Vogl, Christiane

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Rare Earth Phosphate Glass and Glass-Ceramic Proton Conductors  

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300-500C. Doping rare earth phosphate glasses with Ce, andRare Earth Phosphate Glass and Glass-Ceramic Protonconductivity of alkaline-earth doped rare earth phosphate

De Jonghe, Lutgard C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

ITP Glass: Glass Industry Technology Roadmap; April 2002  

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Glass is a unique material that has been produced for thousands of years. The glass industry's products are an integral part of the American economy and everyday life. Glass products are used in food and beverage packaging, lighting, communications, etc.

155

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon  

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'Solar Decathlon' 'Solar Decathlon' Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Friday, October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the houses need, allowing all the energy- consuming tasks to be completed with energy to spare. In fact, all the teams earned full points in the Energy

156

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Solar Decathlon  

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Decathlon Decathlon Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Solar Decathlon archive, sorted by date. Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Friday, October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the

157

Realization of a near-perfect antireflection coating for silicon solar energy utilization  

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To harness the full spectrum of solar energy, Fresnel reflection at the surface of a solar cell must be eliminated over the entire solar spectrum and at all angles. Here, we show...

Kuo, Mei-Ling; Poxson, David J; Kim, Yong Sung; Mont, Frank W; Kim, Jong Kyu; Schubert, E Fred; Lin, Shawn-Yu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Solar illumination device  

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A solar concentrator is described for illuminating the interior of a building through a side wall thereof. The concentrator consists of: a stationary reflective collector located to view the sky and having discrete planar collector surfaces mounted in abutting relationship, the collector surface installed at an angle with respect to the vertical different from the angle of installation of the abutting collector surfaces; a stationary reflective reflector positioned to receive direct solar energy reflected by the collector and oriented to reflect such energy toward a target within the building, the reflector having a plurality of discrete planar reflector surfaces the reflector surface mounted in abutting relationship, the reflector surface installed at an angle with respect to the vertical different from the angle of installation of the abutting reflector surfaces; a low angle shield means for preventing direct solar rays from entering unreflected into the building between the collector and the reflector and penetrating a horizontal plane above the floor of the building, the horizontal plane spaced from the floor a distance substantially equal to the height of the eye of an occupant standing on the floor of the building, the low angle shield means including an opaque material and being affixed to the reflector; and a shield means for preventing rays reflected by the collector and the reflector from penetrating the horizontal plane, the shield means affixed to the building and extending in a generally horizontal direction.

Eijadi, D.; Bennett, D.J.

1986-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

159

Cultivation of Mycoplasmas on Glass  

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...Immunology Cultivation of Mycoplasmas on Glass R. H. Purcell J. R. Valdesuso W. L...human origin were successfully cultivated on glass. Complement-fixing (CF) antigens prepared from glass-adherent mycoplasmas were potent, specific...

R. H. Purcell; J. R. Valdesuso; W. L. Cline; W. D. James; R. M. Chanock

1971-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Solar skylight  

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A reflective shutter rotates within a skylight housing in such a fashion as to control solar energy thereby providing a combination of heating, lighting, and ventilation. The skylight housing has three faces: a glazed southern face, a glazed northern face, and an open downwardly oriented face to the interior of the structure. Counter-weighted pivot arms support the shutter at either end causing the center of rotation to pass through the center of gravity. The shutter has three basic positions: In the first position, during the winter day, the shutter closes off the northern face, allowing solar energy to enter directly into the supporting structure providing heat gain and daylighting. In the second position, during the winter night, the shutter closes off the open face to the interior, providing insulation between the structure and the skylight housing. In the third position, during the non-heating season, the shutter closes off the southern face blocking unwanted heat gain but allowing diffuse northern light to penetrate for daylighting. In this last position, a means is provided for ventilating by natural convection. The apparatus can be operated either manually or by motor.

Adamson, James C. (Osprey La., Rumson, NJ 07760)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Central solar energy receiver  

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An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.

Drost, M. Kevin (Richland, WA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Glass-Making  

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... director of Messrs. Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., on The Making of a Sheet of Glass. Major Weeks first gave a brief outline of some fundamental scientific considerations, with ... the raw materials are introduced at one end of a continuous furnace and the molten glass withdrawn at the other. The various processes necessary for the manufacture of sheet and ...

1933-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

163

The Glass Research Association  

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... widely known that among the industries which have been profoundly influenced by the war the glass and glassware industry of the United Kingdom occupies a foremost place. Not only have ... certain special sections of this industry, previously non-existent in the country, to supply glass and glassware, ...

EDWARD MEIGH

1919-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

164

Glass for Optical Purposes  

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... THE importance of an adequate supply of optical glass of all the principal types cannot be overestimated. The improvement of the microscope has ... improvement of the microscope has been and is still retarded for the want of suitable glasses, the construction of large telescopes is limited by the capacity of the glassmaker to ...

S. D. CHALMERS

1914-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Glass for Reflectors  

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... "for the 4-foot disc of glass for the Paris reflector, in place of that which has so recently resulted in ... in place of that which has so recently resulted in failure, the St. Gobain Glass Company require twelve months' time to perfect (although, be it remembered, the quality ...

HENRY BESSEMER

1878-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

166

Decorative Glass Processes  

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... of a number of processes employed for the purpose of producing architectural decorative work in glass. Beginning with an account of the various kinds of ... . Beginning with an account of the various kinds of glass available for such work, and indulging in a retrospect of ...

W. R.

1909-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

167

Structure of Glass  

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... Introduction of certain cations in soda or potash glass contracts or expands the network proportionally to the concentration, each oxide having its own ... constant over a wide range of compositions. The factors are different for soda and potash glasses, but they remain constant when

I. NRAY-SZAB

1959-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

168

Notes on Glass1  

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... A CERTAIN amount of experimental work on glass-ware of various kinds has been carried out recently at the National Physical Laboratory, ... known some of the results. Chemical investigations have for some years been dependent on German glass; the publication of the analyses and of test results may, it is hoped, ...

1915-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

169

INVESTIGATIONS OF CuInTe2 / CdS & CdTe / CdS HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS.  

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??Thin film solar cells of Copper Indium Telluride and Cadmium Sulfide junctions were fabricated on plain ITO glass slides and also on those coated with (more)

Gutta, Venkatesh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. 2 figs.

Wood, J.L.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources.

Wood, James L. (Drayton Plains, MI)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Sol-GelGlasses  

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Sol-Gel Glasses Sol-Gel Glasses Manufacturing Technologies The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center conducts process development and scale-up of ceramic and glass materials prepared by the sol- gel process. Sol-gel processing uses solutions prepared at low temperature rather than high temperature powder processing to make materi- als with controlled properties. A precursor sol-gel solution (sol) is either poured into a mold and allowed to gel or is diluted and applied to a sub- strate by spinning, dipping, spraying, elec- trophoresis, inkjet printing or roll coating. Controlled drying of the wet gel results in either a ceramic or glass bulk part or a thin film on a glass, plastic, ceramic or metal substrate. Sol-gel derived materials have diverse applications in optics, electronics, energy, space, sensors and

173

Glass: Recent Research and Developments  

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... THE systematic study of glass and the subject of ... and the subject of glass technology is a field with which the University of Sheffield is particularly associated, Sheffield ...

1956-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

174

Molten Glass for Thermal Storage: Advanced Molten Glass for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage  

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HEATS Project: Halotechnics is developing a high-temperature thermal energy storage system using a new thermal-storage and heat-transfer material: earth-abundant and low-melting-point molten glass. Heat storage materials are critical to the energy storage process. In solar thermal storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials during the day and released at nightwhen the sun is not outto drive a turbine and produce electricity. In nuclear storage systems, heat can be stored in these materials at night and released to produce electricity during daytime peak-demand hours. Halotechnics new thermal storage material targets a price that is potentially cheaper than the molten salt used in most commercial solar thermal storage systems today. It is also extremely stable at temperatures up to 1200Chundreds of degrees hotter than the highest temperature molten salt can handle. Being able to function at high temperatures will significantly increase the efficiency of turning heat into electricity. Halotechnics is developing a scalable system to pump, heat, store, and discharge the molten glass. The company is leveraging technology used in the modern glass industry, which has decades of experience handling molten glass.

None

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells  

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Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells to Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Crystalline Silicon Thin Films Multijunctions Organic Photovoltaics Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Competitive Awards Systems Integration Balance of Systems Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Graphic showing the seven layers of a dye-sensitized PV cell: electrode, hole conductor, dope, TiO2, blocking layer, transparent conductive oxide, and glass.

176

Solar collector overheating protection  

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Prismatic structures in a thermal solar collector are used as overheating protection. Such structures reflect incoming light efficiently back whenever less thermal power is extracted from the solar collector. Maximum thermal power is generated when the prismatic structure is surrounded by a switching fluid with an index of refraction comparable to that of the prismatic structure. Thermal heat can be harvested via extra fluid channels in the solar absorber or directly via the switching fluid near the prisms. The light reducing effect of prismatic structures is demonstrated for a typical day and a season cycle of the Earth around the Sun. The switchability and the light reducing effect are also demonstrated in a prototype solar collector.

M. Slaman; R. Griessen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

The parametric doppler effect upon oblique radiation incidence in quartz glass  

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Frequency and reflection angle of probe radiation from a refractive-index inhomogeneity induced by an intense pumping pulse in quartz glass and moving with a relativistic velocity are calculated. Conditions un...

N. V. Vysotina; N. N. Rosanov; V. B. Shilov

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A.  

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Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A. University Department of Psychology, A8000 The University of Categorization and Decision Making, The University of Texas at Austin #12;Glass, Brian 2 Duties include: Programming, constructing, and running experiments, statistical analysis. JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS Glass, B. D

Maddox, W. Todd

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Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A.  

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Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A. University Department of Psychology, A8000 The University Making, The University of Texas at Austin #12;Glass, Brian 2 Duties include: Designing and constructing, constructing, and running experiments, statistical analysis. JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS Glass, B. D., Chotibut, T

Maddox, W. Todd

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Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A.  

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Glass, Brian 1 BRIAN DANIEL GLASS, M.A. University Department of Psychology, A8000 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 (512) 232-2883 e-mail: glass@mail.utexas.edu EDUCATION 2006 ­ Cognitive include: Designing and constructing experiments, statistical #12;Glass, Brian 2 analysis, manuscript

Maddox, W. Todd

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181

Numerical Study on the Operating Performance of an Indirect Expansion Solar Assisted Multifunctional Heat Pump in Water Heating Mode  

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An indirect expansion solar assisted multifunctional heat pump (IE-SAMHP) is ... SAMHP consists of an all-glass evacuated-tube solar collector system, a compressor, two air-...

Ji Jie; Jiang Aiguo; Yang Jichun; Pei Gang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Spectrally selective surface coatings for energy efficiency and solar applications  

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The radiative properties of surfaces emittance transmittance reflectance and absorptance are considered as they relate to photothermal conversion of solar radiation. (AIP)

C. G. Granqvist

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Award-Winning Etching Process Cuts Solar Cell Costs  

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into electricity. Manufacturers have tried to minimize the reflection of sunlight off of solar cells by first chemically etching micrometers-deep structures into the surface of...

184

File:Solar FPEIS Volume 1.pdf | Open Energy Information  

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some details may not fully reflect the modified file. Image title Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States...

185

Solar Easements  

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New Jersey law provides for the creation of solar easements to ensure that proper sunlight is available to those who operate solar-energy systems. The term "solar energy device" is not defined by...

186

Solar Easements  

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Virginia's solar easement law is similar to those in effect in other states. The Virginia Solar Easements Act of 1978 allows property owners to create binding solar easements for the purpose of...

187

Super ionic conductive glass  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An ionically conducting glass for use as a solid electrolyte in a power or secondary cell containing an alkali metal-containing anode and a cathode separated by an alkali metal ion conducting glass having an ionic transference number of unity and the general formula: A.sub.1+x D.sub.2-x/3 Si.sub.x P.sub.3-x O.sub.12-2x/3, wherein A is a network modifier for the glass and is an alkali metal of the anode, D is an intermediate for the glass and is selected from the class consisting of Zr, Ti, Ge, Al, Sb, Be, and Zn and X is in the range of from 2.25 to 3.0. Of the alkali metals, Na and Li are preferred and of the intermediate, Zr, Ti and Ge are preferred.

Susman, Sherman (Park Forest, IL); Volin, Kenneth J. (Fort Collins, CO)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Juries  

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Two jurors holding notebooks listen intently as a young member of the Lawrence Technological Team explains the home's environmental features and sustainable materials during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Between them is a desk and chair made from sustainable wood. Two jurors holding notebooks listen intently as a young member of the Lawrence Technological Team explains the home's environmental features and sustainable materials during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Between them is a desk and chair made from sustainable wood. A Lawrence Technological University student explains to architectural jurors that the team's environmental ethic is reflected in the choice of materials used in their home during the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon 2007 Juries The following panel of jurors assembled to judge the 2007 Solar Decathlon. The panels are composed of individuals at the top of their respective professions, who bring academic excellence and practical, in-the-field experience to the 10 contests. Using objective and subjective measures to evaluate the teams' solar

189

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog  

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Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever Solar Decathlon 2013 Features the Best Houses, Closest Scoring Ever October 11, 2013 Solar Decathlon As the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 approaches the finish line, the standings are tight-in fact, the closest ever, which is a reflection of the quality of the competition houses. At each Solar Decathlon, we say that everyone is a winner, but this year it's more true than ever. All the houses are impressive. As a result, the juries have issued more ties in their evaluations than ever before. The scoring in the five performance-based contests is very close as well. The solar energy systems have been reliably producing more power than the houses need, allowing all the energy- consuming tasks to be completed with energy to spare. In fact, all the teams earned full points in the Energy

190

Metallic glass composition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A metallic glass alloy that is either iron-based or nickel-based or based on a mixture of iron and nickel, containing lesser amounts of elements selected from the group boron, silicon carbon and phosphorous to which is added an amount of a ductility enhancing element selected from the group cerium, lanthanum, praseodymium and neodymium sufficient to increase ductility of the metallic glass upon annealing.

Kroeger, Donald M. (Knoxville, TN); Koch, Carl C. (Raleigh, NC)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Solar Manufacturing Technology 2  

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The PV awards span the supply chain from novel methods to make silicon wafers, to advanced cell and metallization processes, to innovative module packaging and processing. The CSP award demonstrates manufacturability of an innovative CSP reflective-trough receiver. The first round of the SolarMat program was launched in September 2013 supporting five projects. The second round, announced on October 22, 2014, funds ten photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) projects that focus on driving down the cost of manufacturing and implementing efficiency-increasing technology in manufacturing processes.

192

Neutron reflecting supermirror structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure comprising a plurality of stacked sets of bilayers of neutron reflecting materials. The improved neutron reflecting supermirror structure is adapted to provide extremely good performance at high incidence angles, i.e. up to four time the critical angle of standard neutron mirror structures. The reflection of neutrons striking the supermirror structure at a high critical angle provides enhanced neutron throughput, and hence more efficient and economical use of neutron sources. One layer of each set of bilayers consist of titanium, and the second layer of each set of bilayers consist of an alloy of nickel with carbon interstitially present in the nickel alloy.

Wood, James L. (Drayton Plains, MI)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Principles of neutron reflection  

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Neutron reflection is perhaps the most developed branch of slow neutrons optics, which in itself is a direct consequence of the undulatory nature of the neutron. After reviewing the basic types of interactions (nuclear and magnetic) between neutrons and matter, the formalism is introduced to calculate the reflectivity from a sample composed of stacked flat layers and, inversely, to calculate the stacking from reflectivity measurements. Finally, a brief survey of the applications of neutron reflection is given, both in technology and in fundamental research. 32 refs., 6 figs.

Felcher, G.P.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Community Shared Solar with Solarize  

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An overview of the concept behind The Solarize Guidebook, which offers neighborhoods a plan for getting volume discounts when making group purchases of rooftop solar energy systems.

195

DWPF GLASS BEADS AND GLASS FRIT TRANSPORT DEMONSTRATION  

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DWPF is considering replacing irregularly shaped glass frit with spherical glass beads in the Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) process to decrease the yield stress of the melter feed (a non-Newtonian Bingham Plastic). Pilot-scale testing was conducted on spherical glass beads and glass frit to determine how well the glass beads would transfer when compared to the glass frit. Process Engineering Development designed and constructed the test apparatus to aid in the understanding and impacts that spherical glass beads may have on the existing DWPF Frit Transfer System. Testing was conducted to determine if the lines would plug with the glass beads and the glass frit slurry and what is required to unplug the lines. The flow loop consisted of vertical and horizontal runs of clear PVC piping, similar in geometry to the existing system. Two different batches of glass slurry were tested: a batch of 50 wt% spherical glass beads and a batch of 50 wt% glass frit in process water. No chemicals such as formic acid was used in slurry, only water and glass formers. The glass beads used for this testing were commercially available borosilicate glass of mesh size -100+200. The glass frit was Frit 418 obtained from DWPF and is nominally -45+200 mesh. The spherical glass beads did not have a negative impact on the frit transfer system. The transferring of the spherical glass beads was much easier than the glass frit. It was difficult to create a plug with glass bead slurry in the pilot transfer system. When a small plug occurred from setting overnight with the spherical glass beads, the plug was easy to displace using only the pump. In the case of creating a man made plug in a vertical line, by filling the line with spherical glass beads and allowing the slurry to settle for days, the plug was easy to remove by using flush water. The glass frit proved to be much more difficult to transfer when compared to the spherical glass beads. The glass frit impacted the transfer system to the point that the test apparatus had to be disassembled to dislodge the plugs created in the system.

Adamson, D; Bradley Pickenheim, B

2008-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

196

Composite polymer: Glass edge cladding for laser disks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Large neodymium glass laser disks for disk amplifiers such as those used in the Nova laser require an edge cladding which absorbs at 1 micrometer. This cladding prevents edge reflections from causing parasitic oscillations which would otherwise deplete the gain. Nova now utilizes volume-absorbing monolithic-glass claddings which are fused at high temperature to the disks. These perform quite well but are expensive to produce. Absorbing glass strips are adhesively bonded to the edges of polygonal disks using a bonding agent whose index of refraction matches that of both the laser and absorbing glass. Optical finishing occurs after the strips are attached. Laser disks constructed with such claddings have shown identical gain performance to the previous Nova disks and have been tested for hundreds of shots without significant degradation. 18 figs.

Powell, H.T.; Wolfe, C.A.; Campbell, J.H.; Murray, J.E.; Riley, M.O.; Lyon, R.E.; Jessop, E.S.

1987-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

197

Composite polymer-glass edge cladding for laser disks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Large neodymium glass laser disks for disk amplifiers such as those used in the Nova laser require an edge cladding which absorbs at 1 micrometer. This cladding prevents edge reflections from causing parasitic oscillations which would otherwise deplete the gain. Nova now utilizes volume-absorbing monolithic-glass claddings which are fused at high temperature to the disks. These perform quite well but are expensive to produce. Absorbing glass strips are adhesively bonded to the edges of polygonal disks using a bonding agent whose index of refraction matches that of both the laser and absorbing glass. Optical finishing occurs after the strips are attached. Laser disks constructed with such claddings have shown identical gain performance to the previous Nova disks and have been tested for hundreds of shots without significant degradation.

Powell, Howard T. (Livermore, CA); Riley, Michael O. (San Ramon, CA); Wolfe, Charles R. (Palo Alto, CA); Lyon, Richard E. (Livermore, CA); Campbell, John H. (Livermore, CA); Jessop, Edward S. (Tracy, CA); Murray, James E. (Livermore, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Floating solar pool heater  

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A floating solar heater for swimming pools is disclosed which includes a top cover, a vertical outer side wall with inclined inner side wall segments connected thereto, an outside rim and a bottom wall. The inner side wall segments are octagonal, coated with light reflective material, and aid in reflecting the sun's rays to heat the space inside the walls formed by the cover which dead air space also provides for floatation of the heater. The bottom wall is heated by direct sun inpingement and by the air in contact with it and is formed of a material having high heat conductivity.

McCluskey, J.E.

1981-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

199

Software-as-a-Service Optimised Scheduling of a Solar-Assisted HVAC System with Thermal Storage  

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of a solar-thermal- assisted hvac system. Energy andsolar thermal collectors using flat reflective surfaces. Solar Energy,of a solar-assisted HVAC system with thermal storage. Energy

Mammoli, Andrea

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Method of making reflecting film reflector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A reflector of the reflecting film type is disclosed and which may be used in a heliostatic system for concentrating solar energy and comprising a reflecting film bonded to an appropriate rigid substrate in such a way that specularity of a very high order is achieved. A method of bonding the reflecting film to the substrate is also disclosed and comprises the steps of initially adhering the film to a smooth, clean flat rigid surface with a non-bonding liquid between the rigid surface and film, and then bonding the substrate and film. The non-bonding liquid has a molecular adhesion greater than any stresses due to handling or curing of the bonding agent which is applied between the film and the opposing surface of the rigid substrate.

Cottingham, James G. (Center Moriches, NY)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar...  

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(Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Boston Massachusetts: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency &...

202

Cardinal Glass Industries | Open Energy Information  

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Cardinal Glass Industries Jump to: navigation, search Name: Cardinal Glass Industries Place: Eden Prairie, Minnesota Zip: 55344 Product: Minnesota-based glass products maker. The...

203

Glass blowing on a wafer level  

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E. Shelby, Introduction to Glass Science and Technology. :Properties of Corning Glasses [Online]. Available: http://1981. [15] R. H. Doremus, Glass Science. New York: Wiley,

Eklund, E. Jesper; Shkel, Andrei M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Solar Keymark Testing of Solar Thermal Products  

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The Solar Keymark is the official CEN certification scheme for thermal solar collectors and factory made thermal solar systems. The Solar Keymark requires that the products fulfil the...

Harald Drck; Stephan Fischer

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Development of an efficient family size solar dryer  

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Since the air heater is the most important component in a solar food drying system, improving its performance is desirable, especially when the space available for the dryer is limited and its cost is to be kept as low as possible. The solar system considered is the forced convection type, in which air is driven inside the heater by using a small suction fan of low power consumption. In this work, two configurations of air heaters were tested to increase heat gain without much increase in size or cost. This could be achieved by elongating the air path through the collector or by using two glass covers, between which the air is allowed to flow before it enters the heater. For both configurations, an inexpensive reflecting surface is used to increase heat input. Experimental results show an average increase of daily energy input of 40% and 57% for the first and second heater, respectively. This, in turn, increases the thermal efficiency of both heaters. Although the second type is more efficient than the first, it is accompanied by an increase in power consumption. Tests show that for ratios of temperature rise/insolation up to 0.03, the first type is better from the thermal and economical points of view. However, as this ratio increases, the second type becomes more efficient and economical.

Khattab, N.M. [National Research Center, Cairo (Egypt). Solar Energy Dept.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

DOE Solar Decathlon: Architecture  

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Architecture Architecture (100 points) For the Architecture Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, teams are required to design and build attractive, high-performance houses that integrate solar and energy-efficiency technologies seamlessly into the design. A jury of professional architects focuses on: Architectural elements Architectural elements include the scale and proportion of room and facade features, indoor/outdoor connections, composition, and linking of various house elements. Holistic design Holistic design is an architectural design that will be comfortable for occupants and compatible with the surrounding environment. Lighting The jury assesses the integration and energy efficiency of electrical and natural light. Inspiration Inspiration is reflected in a design that inspires and delights Solar

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Integrated solar collector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar collector having a copper panel in a contiguous space relationship with a condenser-evaporator heat exchanger located under the panel, the panel having a honeycomb-like structure on its interior defining individual cells which are filled with zeolite loaded, in its adsorbed condition, with 18 to 20% by weight of water. The interior of the panel and heat exchanger are maintained at subatmospheric pressure of about 0.1 to 1 psia. The panel and heat exchanger are insulated on their lateral sides and bottoms and on the top of the heat exchange. The panel has a black coating on its top which is exposed to and absorbs solar energy. Surrounding the insulation (which supports the panel) is an extruded aluminum framework which supports a pair of spaced-apart glass panels above the solar panel. Water in conduits from a system for heating or cooling or both is connected to flow into an inlet and discharge from outlet of a finned coil received within the heat exchanger. The collector panel provides heat during the day through desorption and condensing of water vapor from the heated solar panel in the heat exchanger and cools at night by the re-adsorption of the water vapor from the heat exchanger which lowers the absolute pressure within the system and cools the heat exchange coils by evaporation.

Tchernev, Dimiter I. (9 Woodman Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02167)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Reflectivity of nonideal plasmas  

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New results on optical reflectance measurements of shock-compressed dense xenon plasma at wavelengths ? = 532 nm and ? = 694 nm are reported. The investigations have been performed for nonideal plasma (? = 0.872.0) at densities ? = 0.273.84 g cm?3 and pressures P = 1.617 GPa. The obtained high optical reflectance values are characteristic of a metallic fluid and are evidence for a conducting state in the shocked xenon. Reflectance measurements at different wavelengths provide information about the density profile of the shock wave front.

Yu Zaporoghets; V Mintsev; V Gryaznov; V Fortov; H Reinholz; T Raitza; G Rpke

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

HLW Glass Waste Loadings  

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HLW HLW Glass Waste Loadings Ian L. Pegg Vitreous State Laboratory The Catholic University of America Washington, DC Overview Overview  Vitrification - general background  Joule heated ceramic melter (JHCM) technology  Factors affecting waste loadings  Waste loading requirements and projections  WTP DWPF  DWPF  Yucca Mountain License Application requirements on waste loading  Summary Vitrification  Immobilization of waste by conversion into a glass  Internationally accepted treatment for HLW  Why glass?  Amorphous material - able to incorporate a wide spectrum of elements over wide ranges of composition; resistant to radiation damage  Long-term durability - natural analogs Relatively simple process - amenable to nuclearization at large  Relatively simple process - amenable to nuclearization at large scale  There

210

Crystalline fragments in glasses  

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The nature of tetrahedral molecular fragments is investigated in SiSe2 glasses using the molecular-dynamics method. The glass consists of both edge-sharing (ES) and corner-sharing tetrahedra. The ES tetrahedra are the building blocks of chain-like-molecular fragments. The two-edge-sharing tetrahedra are the nucleus, and corner-sharing configurations provide connecting hinges between fragments. Statistics of rings and fragments reveals that threefold and eightfold rings are most abundant, chainlike fragments that are typically 1015 long occur mostly in eightfold rings, and the longest fragments occur in elevenfold rings.

Giomal A. Antonio; Rajiv K. Kalia; Aiichiro Nakano; Priya Vashishta

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

EEC 289-L Photovoltaics and Solar Cells 3 Units Winter Quarter (Alternate Years)  

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strategies 4. Microcrystalline Si, and effects of defects on PV 5. Thin-Film Solar Cells a. -Si on glass bEEC 289-L Photovoltaics and Solar Cells 3 Units ­ Winter Quarter (Alternate Years) Prerequisite, and third-generation photovoltaics and solar cells, including design, fabrication technology, and grid

212

RESEARCH ON THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY MADE IN THE SOVIET UNION  

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...and 3o is the solar radiation near...basis of real solar radiation and...showed that for improving the efficiency...convection in the air. Experiments...with the help of solar energy.'1 22 The...ture, and the quality of the glass...

V. A. Baum

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Leaching of Nuclear Waste Glasses  

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Resistance to aqueous corrosion is the most important requirement of glasses designed to immobilize high level radioactive wastes. Obtaining a highly durable nuclear waste glass is complicated by the requirement ...

L. L. Hench

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Borosilicate Microporous Glasses for Reverse Osmosis  

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The characteristics of microporous borosilicate glasses are described. Glasses with an optimum pore distribution are recommended for production and application.

S. L. Zakharov

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Solar and Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) Handbook  

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The Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) provides continuous measurements of broadband shortwave (solar) and longwave (atmospheric or infrared) irradiances for downwelling and upwelling components. The following six irradiance measurements are collected from a network of stations to help determine the total radiative flux exchange within the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Climate Research Facility: Direct normal shortwave (solar beam) Diffuse horizontal shortwave (sky) Global horizontal shortwave (total hemispheric) Upwelling shortwave (reflected) Downwelling longwave (atmospheric infrared) Upwelling longwave (surface infrared)

Stoffel, T

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Sources of Weakness in Glass  

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...October 1964 research-article Sources of Weakness in Glass C. Gurney The theoretical strength of glass is of the order of 2 to 5 MLb./in.$^2$ At room temperature, common glasses with undamaged surfaces give breaking stresses of about...

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Laboratory Waste Disposal HAZARDOUS GLASS  

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Laboratory Waste Disposal HAZARDOUS GLASS Items that could cut or puncture skin or trash- can without any treatment. Hazardous Glass and Plastic: Items that can puncture, cut or scratch if disposed of in normal trash containers. Pasteur pipettes Other pipettes and tips (glass or plastic) Slides and cover

Sheridan, Jennifer

218

Experimental Study of A Solar-Powered Adsorption Cooling Tube  

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The operating principle of this solar cooling tube, which consists of four major components, a solar collector, an adsorbent bed, a condenser, and an evaporator all in one glass tube, is also presented. ... Inserted into the chilling water tank, the evaporator of the solar cooling tube was used to collect the refrigeration capacity produced by the evaporation of the refrigerant at night. ... The experimental setup was mounted facing south at an angle of 30 from the horizontal on a steel shelf. ...

Xiaodong Ma; Zhenyan Liu; Huizhong Zhao

2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

219

Stabilization of solar films against hi temperature deactivation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multi-layer solar energy collector of improved stability comprising: (1) a solar absorptive film consisting essentially of copper oxide, cobalt oxide and manganese oxide; (2) a substrate of quartz, silicate glass or a stainless steel; and (3) an interlayer of platinum, plus a method for preparing a thermally stable multi-layered solar collector, in which the absorptive layer is undercoated with a thin film of platinum to obtain a stable conductor-dielectric tandem.

Jefferson, Clinton F. (Millburn, NJ)

1984-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

220

Solar Energy  

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There are major advantages to using solar energy for a variety of energy needs including electrical generation and space heating. The availability of solar radiation is extremely high in some localities of the...

Charles E. Brown Ph.D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Solar Easements  

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Idahos solar easement provisions allow for the access rights to sunlight for a solar energy device. The easement is transferred with the property title. Only a few Idaho communities have passed...

222

Solar Easements  

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Alaska's solar easement provisions are similar to those in many other states. They do not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, they allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar...

223

Solar Easements  

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Rhode Island allows property owners to establish solar easements in the same manner and with the same effect as a conveyance of an interest in real property. Solar easements must be created in...

224

Solar Easements  

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Ohio's solar-easement provisions are similar to those in effect in other states. Ohio law allows property owners to create binding solar easements for the purpose of protecting and maintaining...

225

Solar Easements  

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In determining that the use of solar energy "can help reduce the nation's reliance upon imported fuels," Georgia encourages the development of solar-energy systems. Accordingly, under Georgia's...

226

The Color Glass Condensate  

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We provide a broad overview of the theoretical status and phenomenological applications of the Color Glass Condensate effective field theory describing universal properties of saturated gluons in hadron wavefunctions that are extracted from deeply inelastic scattering and hadron-hadron collision experiments at high energies.

F. Gelis; E. Iancu; J. Jalilian-Marian; R. Venugopalan

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Solar energy  

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... good book and certainly can be recommended as an introductory text for a course on solar ...solarenergy ...

D.O. Hall

1980-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

228

Intensity-Value Corrections for Integrating Sphere Measurements of Solid Samples Measured behind Glass  

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Accurate and calibrated directional-hemispherical reflectance spectra of solids are important for both in situ and remote sensing. Many solids are in the form of powders or granules and in order to measure their diffuse reflectance spectra in the laboratory, it is often necessary to place the samples behind a transparent medium such as glass for the UV, visible or near-infrared spectral regions. Using both experimental and theoretical methods we have found that the glass (fused quartz in our case) leads to artifacts in the reflectance values. We report for the first time that the measured reflectance intensity values, for both hemispherical and diffuse reflectance, are distorted by the additional reflectances arising at the air-quartz and sample-quartz interfaces. The values are dependent on the sample reflectance and are vertically shifted with intensity offsets in the hemispherical case leading to measured values up to ?6% too high for a 2% reflectance surface, ?3.8% too high for 10% reflecting materials, approximately correct for 40%- to 60%-diffuse reflecting surfaces, and ?1.5% too low for 99% reflecting Spectralon surfaces. For the case of diffuse-only reflectance, the measured values are uniformly too low due to the polished glass, with differences of nearly 6% for 99%-reflecting matte surfaces. The deviations arise from the added reflections from the quartz surfaces as verified by both theory and experiment, and have some dependence on sphere design. Empirical correction factors were implemented into post-processing software to redress the artifact for hemispherical and diffuse reflectance data across the 300 to 2300 nm range.

Johnson, Timothy J.; Bernacki, Bruce E.; Redding, Rebecca L.; Su, Yin-Fong; Brauer, Carolyn S.; Myers, Tanya L.; Stephan, Eric G.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 11:47am Addthis Photo of a CSP dish glistening in the sun. Multiple solar mirrors reflect sunlight onto a collector. CSP systems concentrate solar heat onto a collector, which powers a turbine to generate electricity. This page provides a brief overview of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies supplemented by specific information to apply CSP within the Federal sector. Overview Concentrating solar power technologies produce electricity by concentrating the sun's energy using reflective devices, such as troughs or mirror panels, to reflect sunlight onto a receiver. The resulting high-temperature heat is used to power a conventional turbine to produce electricity.

230

Petascale Simulations of Inhomogeneous Alfven Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii. Alfven waves (AW), launched by convective motions on the photosphere, propagate in the inhomogeneous Solar atmosphere producing primary reflected waves that interact non-linearly with the outward waves, driving a turbulent cascade. This cascade continues with secondary reflections in a very complex interplay between wave reflections and nonlinear interactions. Selected slices across the simulation domain show contours of plasma current, indicating the generation of small scale structures where the

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DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass | Department of Energy  

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DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass April 22, 2010 - 4:20pm Addthis Delaware-based DuPont is working to develop ultra-thin moisture protective films for photovoltaic panels - so thin they're about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. DuPont is working on new photovoltaic technology that will let manufacturers of copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, solar cells and organic light emitting diodes, or OLED, displays protect products with thin layers of ceramic and polymer material instead of glass. These ultra-thin protective films could help prevent deterioration from moisture. Because of their potential to reduce the cost of producing solar energy, "thin-film PV modules are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of

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DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass | Department of Energy  

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DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass DuPont Technology Breaks Away From Glass April 22, 2010 - 4:20pm Addthis Delaware-based DuPont is working to develop ultra-thin moisture protective films for photovoltaic panels - so thin they're about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. DuPont is working on new photovoltaic technology that will let manufacturers of copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, solar cells and organic light emitting diodes, or OLED, displays protect products with thin layers of ceramic and polymer material instead of glass. These ultra-thin protective films could help prevent deterioration from moisture. Because of their potential to reduce the cost of producing solar energy, "thin-film PV modules are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of

233

Production of glass or glass-ceramic to metal seals with the application of pressure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a process for preparing a glass or glass-ceramic to metal seal comprising contacting the glass with the metal and heat-treating the glass and metal under conditions whereby the glass to metal seal is effected and, optionally, the glass is converted to a glass-ceramic, an improvement comprises carrying out the heat-treating step using hot isostatic pressing.

Kelly, Michael D. (West Alexandria, OH); Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH)

1987-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of glass or glass-ceramic to metal seals with the application of pressure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

In a process for preparing a glass or glass-ceramic to metal seal comprising contacting the glass with the metal and heat-treating the glass and metal under conditions whereby the glass to metal seal is effected and, optionally, the glass is converted to a glass-ceramic, an improvement comprises carrying out the heat-treating step using hot isostatic pressing.

Kelly, M.D.; Kramer, D.P.

1985-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

235

Solar Power  

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Solar Power Solar Power Project Opportunities Abound in the Region The WIPP site is receives abundant solar energy with 6-7 kWh/sq meter power production potential As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the WIPP site enjoys abundant year-round sunshine. With an average solar power production potential of 6-7 kWh/sq meter per day, one exciting project being studied for location at WIPP is a 30-50 MW Solar Power Tower: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is is a national trade association promoting solar energy as a clean source of electricity, and provides a comprehensive resource for additional information. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is also a comprehensive resource for more information on renewable energy.

236

Calculating center-glass performance indices of windows  

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Building envelope performance is strongly influenced by solar gain and heat transfer through windows. The majority of this energy gain or loss passes through the center-glass area of the glazing system. Various methods have been devised to calculate the corresponding center-glass performance indices. Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U-factor are the quantities most frequently sought. Hand calculations have given way to computer-based techniques. Computer simulation offers the opportunity to employ more detailed models plus the ability to model the large number of glazing systems made possible by design options, such as low-emissivity or solar-control coatings, selective glass tints, substitute fill gases, and glazing layers, that partially transmit longwave radiation. A new, more accurate method is presented in this paper for manipulating spectral optical data while calculating the energy related optical properties of glazing layers and glazing systems. The use of the same technique to track visible and ultraviolet radiation is also demonstrated. In addition, more refined methods are documented for calculating SHGC and U-factor while accounting for the thermal resistance of individual glazings.

Wright, J.L. [Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Concentrating solar power | Open Energy Information  

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Dictionary.png Dictionary.png Concentrating solar power Technologies that use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition . ]] File:El-v-01 ubt. jpeg Sustainable energy Renewable energy Anaerobic digestion Hydroelectricity · Geothermal Microgeneration · Solar Tidal · Wave · Wind Energy conservation Cogeneration · Energy efficiency Geothermal heat pump Green building · Passive Solar Sustainable transport Plug-in hybrids · Electric vehicles File:Terra- edge blur. png Environment Portal v · d · e Concentrated solar power (also called concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP) systems use

238

Central solar-energy receiver  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved tower-mounted central solar energy receiver for heating air drawn through the receiver by an induced draft fan is described. A number of vertically oriented, energy absorbing, fin-shaped slats are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical arrays on top of the tower coaxially surrounding a pipe having air holes through which the fan draws air which is heated by the slats which receive the solar radiation from a heliostat field. A number of vertically oriented and wedge-shaped columns are radially arranged in a number of concentric cylindrical clusters surrounding the slat arrays. The columns have two mirror-reflecting sides to reflect radiation into the slat arrays and one energy absorbing side to reduce reradiation and reflection from the slat arrays.

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1981-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

239

Abengoa Solar, Inc. (Mojave Solar) | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Solar, Inc. (Mojave Solar) Abengoa Solar, Inc. (Mojave Solar) Abengoa Solar, Inc. (Mojave Solar) Location: San Bernardino County, CA Eligibility: 1705 Snapshot In September 2011,...

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Introducing Fraunhofer Personal reflection  

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­ they are not part of the University. The Centres form an integral part of that country's innovation system while for Sustainable Energy Systems. The Fraunhofer model is certainly applicable to the UK (the Fraunhofer modelIntroducing Fraunhofer Personal reflection I have taken a keen interest in Fraunhofer Geselleschaft

Mottram, Nigel

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241

The Reflecting Microscope  

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...INVESTIGATION OF CATADIOPTRIC SCHWARZSCHILD SYSTEMS, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL...PHYSIOLOGY 32 : 489 ( 1949 ). SCHWARZSCHILD, K, GESELLSCHAFT WISS MP...USE OF REFLECTING SYSTEMS of mirror-pairs in microscope objectives...0.65 with an aspheric mirror-pair of Schwarzsehild...

Robert C. Mellors

1950-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

242

Solar Industry At Work | Department of Energy  

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Industry At Work Industry At Work Solar Industry At Work Addthis 1 of 11 Vice President Joe Biden talks with staff at the National Renewable Energy Lab's Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL). The PDIL brings together technical experts from NREL, the solar industry, and universities for collaborative research. Image: Dennis Schroeder (NREL) 2 of 11 Steven Bohn, an engineer at SunEdison oversees SunEdison's testing facility at SolarTAC in Aurora, CO. The SolarTAC mission is to increase the efficiency of solar energy products and rapidly deploy them to the commercial market. Image: Dennis Schroeder (NREL) 3 of 11 NREL scientists Ki Ye and Joe Berry peer into the glass siding of a deposition instrument to view the latest results of an experiment with a new material.

243

Enabling Thin Silicon Solar Cell Technology  

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Enabling Thin Silicon Solar Cell Enabling Thin Silicon Solar Cell Technology Enabling Thin Silicon Solar Cell Technology Print Friday, 21 June 2013 10:49 Generic silicon solar cells showing +45°, -45°, and dendritic crack patterns. The effort to shift U.S. energy reliance from fossil fuels to renewable sources has spurred companies to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of their solar photovoltaics (SPVs). The use of thinner silicon in SPV technologies is being widely adopted because it significantly reduces costs; however, silicon is brittle, and thinner silicon, coupled with other recent trends in SPV technologies (thinner glass, lighter or no metal frames, increased use of certain polymers for encapsulation of the silicon cells), is more susceptible to stress and cracking. When the thin

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CSG Solar AG | Open Energy Information  

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CSG Solar AG CSG Solar AG Jump to: navigation, search Name CSG Solar AG Place Thalheim, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Zip 6766 Sector Solar Product Manufacture of solar modules based on Crystalline Silicon on Glass (CSG) technology Coordinates 50.70348°, 12.8498° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":50.70348,"lon":12.8498,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

245

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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Estimating Unmeasured Solar Radiation Quantities . . . . . .Weather Data . . . . . , . , . . . . . . . . . .Solar DataB. l'he Solar Constant. . . . . . C. Solar Time and Standard

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Glass transition in Ultrathin Polymer Films : A Thermal Expansion Study  

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Glass transition process gets affected in ultrathin films having thickness comparable to the size of the molecules. We observe systematic broadening of glass transition temperature (Tg) as the thickness of the polymer film reduces below the radius of gyration but the change in the average Tg was found to be very small. Existence of reversible negative and positive thermal expansion below and above Tg increased the sensitivity of our thickness measurements performed using energy dispersive x-ray reflectivity. A simple model of Tg variation as a function of depth expected from sliding motion could explain the results. We observe clear glass transition even for 4 nm polystyrene film that was predicted to be absent from ellipsometry measurements of thicker films.

M. Bhattacharya; M. K. Sanyal; Th. Geue; U. Pietsch

2005-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Observed Southern Ocean Cloud Properties and Shortwave Reflection. Part II: Phase Changes and Low Cloud Feedback  

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Climate models produce an increase in cloud optical depth in midlatitudes associated with climate warming, but the magnitude of this increase and its impact on reflected solar radiation vary from model to model. Transition from ice to liquid in ...

Daniel T. McCoy; Dennis L. Hartmann; Daniel P. Grosvenor

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assembly and characterization of colloid-based antireflective coatings on multicrystalline silicon solar cells  

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make them superhydrophobic and/or self-cleaning. 1 Introduction Photovoltaic (PV) devices such as solar solar cells Brian G. Prevo,{ Emily W. Hon and Orlin D. Velev* Received 4th September 2006, Accepted 10th solar cells. The nanocoatings reduced the reflectance of the solar cells by approximately 10% across

Velev, Orlin D.

249

Analytical Plan for Roman Glasses  

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Roman glasses that have been in the sea or underground for about 1800 years can serve as the independent experiment that is needed for validation of codes and models that are used in performance assessment. Two sets of Roman-era glasses have been obtained for this purpose. One set comes from the sunken vessel the Iulia Felix; the second from recently excavated glasses from a Roman villa in Aquileia, Italy. The specimens contain glass artifacts and attached sediment or soil. In the case of the Iulia Felix glasses quite a lot of analytical work has been completed at the University of Padova, but from an archaeological perspective. The glasses from Aquileia have not been so carefully analyzed, but they are similar to other Roman glasses. Both glass and sediment or soil need to be analyzed and are the subject of this analytical plan. The glasses need to be analyzed with the goal of validating the model used to describe glass dissolution. The sediment and soil need to be analyzed to determine the profile of elements released from the glass. This latter need represents a significant analytical challenge because of the trace quantities that need to be analyzed. Both pieces of information will yield important information useful in the validation of the glass dissolution model and the chemical transport code(s) used to determine the migration of elements once released from the glass. In this plan, we outline the analytical techniques that should be useful in obtaining the needed information and suggest a useful starting point for this analytical effort.

Strachan, Denis M.; Buck, Edgar C.; Mueller, Karl T.; Schwantes, Jon M.; Olszta, Matthew J.; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai; Heeren, Ronald M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A solar module fabrication process for HALE solar electric UAVs  

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We describe a fabrication process used to manufacture high power-to-weight-ratio flexible solar array modules for use on high-altitude-long-endurance (HALE) solar-electric unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). These modules have achieved power-to-weight ratios of 315 and 396 W/kg for 150{mu}m-thick monofacial and 110{mu}m-thick bifacial silicon solar cells, respectively. These calculations reflect average module efficiencies of 15.3% (150{mu}m) and 14.7% (110{mu}m) obtained from electrical tests performed by Spectrolab, Inc. under AMO global conditions at 25{degrees}C, and include weight contributions from all module components (solar cells, lamination material, bypass diodes, interconnect wires, and adhesive tape used to attach the modules to the wing). The fabrication, testing, and performance of 32 m{sup 2} of these modules will be described.

Carey, P.G.; Aceves, R.C.; Colella, N.J.; Williams, K.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Sinton, R.A. [Private Consultant, San Jose, CA (United States); Glenn, G.S. [Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, CA (United States)

1994-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency thin-film crystalline Si/Ge tandem solar cell  

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We propose and simulate a photovoltaic solar cell comprised of Si and Ge pn junctions in tandem. With an anti-reflection film at the front surface, we have shown that optimal solar...

Sun, G; Chang, F; Soref, R A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Solar Energy Disposition:A Perspective from Observation and Modeling  

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Solar energy disposition (SED) concerns the amount of solar radiation reflected to space, absorbed in the atmosphere, and absorbed at the surface. The state of knowledge on SED is examined by comparing eight datasets from surface and satellite ...

Zhanqing Li; Louis Moreau; Albert Arking

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Tower  

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Solar Thermal Test Facility * NSTTF * Renewable Energy * SAND2012-8086W * solar * Solar Energy * solar power * Solar Research * Solar Tower Comments are closed. Renewable...

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Mixed polyanion glass cathodes: Iron phosphate vanadate glasses  

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Mixed polyanion (MP) glasses have been investigated for use as cathodes in lithium ion batteries. MP glass cathodes are similar in composition to theoretically promising crystalline polyanionic (CP) cathodes (e.g., lithium cobalt phosphate, lithium manganese silicate), but with proper polyanion substitution, they can be designed to overcome the key shortcomings of CP cathodes, such as poor electrical conductivity and irreversible phase changes. Iron phosphate/vanadate glasses were chosen as a first demonstration of the MP glass concept. Polyanion substitution with vanadate was shown to improve the intercalation capacity of an iron phosphate glass from almost zero to full theoretical capacity. In addition, the MP glass cathodes also exhibited an unexpected second high-capacity electrochemical reaction. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) of cathodes from cells having different states of charge suggested that this second electrochemical reaction is a glass-state conversion reaction. With a first demonstration established, MP glass materials utilizing an intercalation and/or glass-state conversion reaction are promising candidates for future high-energy cathode research.

Kercher, Andrew K [ORNL; Ramey, Joanne Oxendine [ORNL; Carroll, Kyler J [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Kiggans Jr, James O [ORNL; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Meisner, Roberta [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Boatner, Lynn A [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ITP Glass: Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis Final Report, August 2007  

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A guide to determining places in the glass-making process where energy can be saved and means by which energy can be saved.

256

WINDOW 5 Glass Library Update  

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WINDOW 6 or 7 Glass Library Update WINDOW 6 or 7 Glass Library Update Last update:12/09/13 07:26 PM Automatic IGDB Update Feature in WINDOW 6 and 7 The latest versions of WINDOW 6 and 7 have an automatic IGDB database update function in the Glass Library. When you first open the program, it checks to see if there is an IGDB version later than what you already have installed, and will notify you if there is an update. Then you can download and install the IGDB database, and click on the Update IGDB button in the Glass Library in order to start the automatic update. For older versions of WINDOW 6 and 7 without the automatic IGDB update function bullet How to Check the Current WINDOW5 IGDB Version bullet Updating the Glass Library bullet Problem Updating the Glass Library bullet Discontinued Records or Reused NFRC IDs

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Shunt Passivation Process for CdTe Solar Cell - New Post Deposition Technique.  

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?? A cadmium sulfide / cadmium telluride (CdS/CdTe) solar cell consists of thedevice stack: Glass substrate / SnO2:F (TCO, transparent conductive oxide) / CdS (n-type (more)

Tessema, Misle Mesfin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Solar Physics A Journal for Solar and Solar-  

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. With society's increased dependence on space-based technology, much of which is at risk due to solar activity1 23 Solar Physics A Journal for Solar and Solar- Stellar Research and the Study of Solar-010-9653- x Solar Polar Fields During Cycles 21??? 23: Correlation with Meridional Flows #12;1 23 Your article

Padmanabhan, Janardhan

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Solar Decathlon  

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U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Sara Farrar-Nagy National Renewable Energy Laboratory sara.farrar-nagy@nrel.gov, 303-384-7514 April 3, 2013 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2013 & XPO Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Irvine, California 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: How to provide workforce training, improve building science instruction, foster innovation in whole-building design, and

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Solar Energy.  

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??This thesis is about Photovoltaic (PV) cells and its stresses in various directions by calculating the power generated using solar cells under different conditions to (more)

Bafana, Ramzi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Solar Mapper  

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Interactive, online mapping tool providing access to spatial data related to siting utility-scale solar facilities in the southwestern United States.

262

Solar News  

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news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-19-million-drive-down-solar-soft-costs-increase-hardware solar-soft-costs-increase-hardware" class="title-link">Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency

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Reflection of nanoparticles  

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This work is devoted to molecular dynamics modeling of collision of nanoparticle having a small number of degrees of freedom with a structureless plain. The new regularities are established that determine properties of such particles. Generalized collision law is obtained where particle properties are determined by two coefficient, on of which corresponds to restitution coefficient. The discovered regularity predicts the existence of anomalous mode of particle reflection from a massive plain. In this mode, velocity of nanoparticle after reflection from a plain can exceed the initial one. The criterion of realization of such mode is obtained. Anomalous collision mode was observed during numerical modeling. Physical mechanism are discussed of phenomena that are observed during numerical experiments.

M. A. Ratner; A. V. Tur; V. V. Yanovsky

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

264

Solar solids reactor  

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A solar powered kiln is provided, that is of relatively simple design and which efficiently uses solar energy. The kiln or solids reactor includes a stationary chamber with a rearward end which receives solid material to be reacted and a forward end through which reacted material is disposed of, and a screw conveyor extending along the bottom of the chamber for slowly advancing the material between the chamber ends. Concentrated solar energy is directed to an aperture at the forward end of the chamber to heat the solid material moving along the bottom of the chamber. The solar energy can be reflected from a mirror facing at an upward incline, through the aperture and against a heat-absorbing material near the top of the chamber, which moves towards the rear of the chamber to distribute heat throughout the chamber. Pumps at the forward and rearward ends of the chamber pump heated sweep gas through the length of the chamber, while minimizing the flow of gas through an open aperture through which concentrated sunlight is received.

Yudow, Bernard D. (Chicago, IL)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Solar solids reactor  

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A solar powered kiln is provided, that is of relatively simple design and which efficiently uses solar energy. The kiln or solids reactor includes a stationary chamber with a rearward end which receives solid material to be reacted and a forward end through which reacted material is disposed of, and a screw conveyor extending along the bottom of the chamber for slowly advancing the material between the chamber ends. Concentrated solar energy is directed to an aperture at the forward end of the chamber to heat the solid material moving along the bottom of the chamber. The solar energy can be reflected from a mirror facing at an upward incline, through the aperture and against a heat-absorbing material near the top of the chamber, which moves towards the rear of the chamber to distribute heat throughout the chamber. Pumps at the forward and rearward ends of the chamber pump heated sweep gas through the length of the chamber, while minimizing the flow of gas through an open aperture through which concentrated sunlight is received.

Yudow, B.D.

1986-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

266

Compositional threshold for Nuclear Waste Glass Durability  

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Within the composition space of glasses, a distinct threshold appears to exist that separates "good" glasses, i.e., those which are sufficiently durable, from "bad" glasses of a low durability. The objective of our research is to clarify the origin of this threshold by exploring the relationship between glass composition, glass structure and chemical durability around the threshold region.

Kruger, Albert A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Farooqi, Rahmatullah [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of); Hrma, Pavel R. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States), Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, (Korea, Republic of)

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

267

The GLASS CHAIR Edited by Manuel Heitor  

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The GLASS CHAIR Edited by Manuel Heitor IST Press, 2000 #12;Collaborative Design of... The GLASS the glass chair, but also for the numerous discussions on glass production processes. And last · Carmo Valente Chapter 4. GLASS: BEAUTY WITH STRENGTH Sushil Kumar Mendiratta Chapter 5. The IDEA

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

268

Method for heating a glass sheet  

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A method for heating a glass sheet includes the steps of heating a glass sheet to a first predetermined temperature and applying microwave energy to the glass sheet to heat the glass sheet to at least a second predetermined temperature to allow the glass sheet to be formed.

Boaz, Premakaran Tucker (Livonia, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological assessment of light-trapping technology for thin-film Si solar cell.  

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??The proposed light trapping technology of Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) with Diffraction Grating (DG) and Anti-Reflection Coating (ARC) for thin film Si solar cell was (more)

Susantyoko, Rahmat Agung

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A statistical analysis of passive solar superinsulated homes in Minnesota  

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This study analyzed the space heat performance of 46 passive solar superinsulated homes whose construction was financed by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA). heat gain and loss calculations were used to predict the auxiliary heating energy required by the houses. These calculations were adjusted for actual weather conditions, thermostat settings and other variables during the 1981-1982 heating season. The sample was divided into two sub-samples, one containing houses with ratios of south glass area relative to floor area of 8.5% or larger, and a second with smaller ratios of south glass area to floor area. The results suggest that houses with larger south glass area relative to floor area may not perform as predicted. These houses appeared to have more heat loss than heat gain associated with the south windows. In the houses with less south facing glass, the passive solar components appeared to perform as predicted.

Fugerson, M.; Lancaster, R.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Color Glass Condensate and Glasma  

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In this talk, I review the Color Glass Condensate theory of gluon saturation, and its application to the early stages of heavy ion collisions.

Francois Gelis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Glass as a structural material.  

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??Glass can be beautiful and strong, so why is it not used more often as a structural material? Most often the reasoning is because people (more)

White, Rachel Lynn

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Measurement of light capture in solar cells from silver- and tin-plated patterned bus bars  

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Bus bars on solar cells shade silicon from light. When the bus bars are patterned, they can reflect light back onto the silicon using total internal reflection. These patterned bus bars are tin plated and produce 1-2.5% ...

Winiarz, Christine Eve

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Glass rupture disk  

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A frangible rupture disk and mounting apparatus for use in blocking fluid flow, generally in a fluid conducting conduit such as a well casing, a well tubing string or other conduits within subterranean boreholes. The disk can also be utilized in above-surface pipes or tanks where temporary and controllable fluid blockage is required. The frangible rupture disk is made from a pre-stressed glass with controllable rupture properties wherein the strength distribution has a standard deviation less than approximately 5% from the mean strength. The frangible rupture disk has controllable operating pressures and rupture pressures.

Glass, S. Jill (Albuquerque, NM); Nicolaysen, Scott D. (Albuquerque, NM); Beauchamp, Edwin K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermo-physical and structural studies of sodium zinc borovanadate glasses in the region of high concentration of modifier oxides  

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Highlights: ? Highly modified sodium zinc borovanadate glasses. ? Structural model for borovanadate glasses. ? Network forming tendency of ZnO in borovanadate glasses. ? Fragility can be limited to NBO concentration in borovanadate glasses. -- Abstract: This paper reports investigation of Na{sub 2}O and ZnO modified borovanadate glasses in the highly modified regime of compositions. These glasses have been prepared by microwave route. Ultraviolet (UV) and visible, infrared (IR), Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MAS NMR) and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopies have been used to characterize the speciation in the glasses. Together with the variation of properties such as molar volume and glass transition temperatures, spectroscopic data indicate that at high levels of modification, ZnO tends to behave like network former. It is proposed that the observed variation of all the properties can be reasonably well understood with a structural model. The model considers that the modification and speciation in glasses are strongly determined by the hierarchy of group electronegativities. Further, it is proposed that the width of the transitions of glasses obtained under same condition reflects the fragility of the glasses. An empirical expression has been suggested to quantify fragility on the basis of width of the transition regions.

Chethana, B.K. [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India)] [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India); Reddy, C. Narayana [Maharani's Science College for Women, Bangalore 560 001 (India)] [Maharani's Science College for Women, Bangalore 560 001 (India); Rao, K.J., E-mail: kalyajrao@yahoo.co.in [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

DOE Solar Decathlon: Solar Decathlon Videos  

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Consumer Workshops Consumer Workshops Building Industry Workshops Technical Resources Sponsors Where Are the Houses Now? Quick Links Solar Decathlon Home Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2007 Solar Decathlon 2005 Solar Decathlon 2002 Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon Videos For video of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, see the collections listed below or visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon YouTube Channel. General Solar Decathlon Videos Watch these videos to learn about the Solar Decathlon competition and event. Solar Decathlon House Video Tours Learn about each of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon teams and their houses in these video tours. Solar Decathlon Team-Produced Videos Watch videos produced by the teams themselves for the Solar Decathlon

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SLIDESHOW: Solar Industry At Work | Department of Energy  

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SLIDESHOW: Solar Industry At Work SLIDESHOW: Solar Industry At Work SLIDESHOW: Solar Industry At Work June 4, 2012 - 9:37am Addthis 1 of 11 Vice President Joe Biden talks with staff at the National Renewable Energy Lab's Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL). The PDIL brings together technical experts from NREL, the solar industry, and universities for collaborative research. Image: Dennis Schroeder (NREL) 2 of 11 Steven Bohn, an engineer at SunEdison oversees SunEdison's testing facility at SolarTAC in Aurora, CO. The SolarTAC mission is to increase the efficiency of solar energy products and rapidly deploy them to the commercial market. Image: Dennis Schroeder (NREL) 3 of 11 NREL scientists Ki Ye and Joe Berry peer into the glass siding of a deposition instrument to view the latest results of an experiment with a

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Technology Spotlights  

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'Technology Spotlights' 'Technology Spotlights' Technology Spotlight: Solar Water Heating Friday, September 27, 2013 By Solar Decathlon Editor's Note: This post is one of a series of technology spotlights that introduces common technologies used in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon team houses. Solar water heating systems make hot water for residential uses such as bathing, laundering, and dish washing. Generally less expensive than photovoltaic panels, these systems provide homeowners with a cost-effective way to harness the sun's energy. Photo of a wooden house with PV panels and a solar hot water system on the roof. Middlebury College's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 211 entry, Self-Reliance, had two roof-mounted solar hot water collector arrays (right) that circulated glycol through vacuum-insulated borosilicate glass

279

Efficient Breach Theory Through the Looking Glass  

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in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Signet 1960).Theory Through the Looking Glass such an award a put by theTheory Through the Looking Glass Consider also the hoary

Adler, Barry E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Immobilization of Chloroperoxidase on Aminopropyl-Glass  

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...Immobilization of Chloroperoxidase on Aminopropyl-Glass Tenshuk A. Kadima Michael A. Pickard...89362 was covalently bound to aminopropyl-glass by using a modification of an established method. Acid-washed glass was derivatized by using aminopropyltriethoxysilane...

Tenshuk A. Kadima; Michael A. Pickard

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement and Gypsum Products  

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6 October 1970 research-article Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement and Gypsum Products A. J. Majumdar Glass fibre reinforced cements and gypsum plaster...discontinuous and irregular. The dispersion of glass fibre in the matrix is not easy. When chopped...

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Rhenium solubility in borosilicate nuclear waste glass  

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Retention in Hanford LAW Glass - Phase 1 Final Report. VSL-rhenium in borosilicate waste glass as determined by X-rayfor NIST SRM 610617 Glasses Following ISO Guidelines," 35[

McCloy, John S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Front contact solar cell with formed emitter  

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A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by an N-type silicon substrate and a P-type polysilicon emitter formed on the backside of the solar cell. An antireflection layer may be formed on a textured front surface of the silicon substrate. A negative polarity metal contact on the front side of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the substrate, while a positive polarity metal contact on the backside of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the polysilicon emitter. An external electrical circuit may be connected to the negative and positive metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell. The positive polarity metal contact may form an infrared reflecting layer with an underlying dielectric layer for increased solar radiation collection.

Cousins, Peter John

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

284

Front contact solar cell with formed emitter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by an N-type silicon substrate and a P-type polysilicon emitter formed on the backside of the solar cell. An antireflection layer may be formed on a textured front surface of the silicon substrate. A negative polarity metal contact on the front side of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the substrate, while a positive polarity metal contact on the backside of the solar cell makes an electrical connection to the polysilicon emitter. An external electrical circuit may be connected to the negative and positive metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell. The positive polarity metal contact may form an infrared reflecting layer with an underlying dielectric layer for increased solar radiation collection.

Cousins, Peter John (Menlo Park, CA)

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

285

Refractory Glass Seals for SOFC  

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One of the critical challenges facing planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology is the need for reliable sealing technology. Seals must exhibit long-term stability and mechanical integrity in the high temperature SOFC environment during normal and transient operation. Several different approaches for sealing SOFC stacks are under development, including glass or glass-ceramic seals, metallic brazes, and compressive seals. Among glass seals, rigid glass-ceramics, self-healing glass, and composite glass approaches have been investigated under the SECA Core Technology Program. The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed the refractory glass approach in light of the fact that higher sealing temperatures (e.g., 930-1000 degrees C) may enhance the ultimate in-service bulk strength and electrical conductivity of contact materials, as well as the bonding strength between contact materials and adjacent SOFC components, such as interconnect coatings and electrodes. This report summarizes the thermal, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties of the refractory sealing glass.

Chou, Y. S.; Stevenson, Jeffry W.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Art and Form in Glass  

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... book. The new edition has been brought up to date, the historical section on glass manufacture now concludes with a brief reference to the float process first announced a year ... a year or so ago and the beautiful collection of photographs illustrating the use of glass in buildings has been changed considerably. Many of the photographs are of things which ...

R. W. DOUGLAS

1962-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

287

New Types of Optical Glass  

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... IN view of the interest shown in new optical glasses recently produced in Great Britain and in the United States, we wish to summarize ... probable lines of development. Advances in lens design have led to a demand for new glasses with optical properties different from those available hitherto as outlined in a recent paper by ...

W. M. HAMPTON; R. E. BASTICK; W. N. WHEAT

1944-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

288

Structure and Density of Glass  

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... SiO2-B2O3 mixed glasses show a linear relation between v and R, which is the number of oxygen ... where the chemical symbols stand for the gram atoms present in a given quantity of glass (for example, 100 gm.) of the respective elements. For SiO2-B2O 3- ...

I. NRAY-SZAB

1958-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

289

Glass-making in England  

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... trouble to look through a catalogue of works in English dealing with the subject of glass will be struck with its poverty. For the most part, books on ... will be struck with its poverty. For the most part, books on glass have been written by collectors and admirers of ...

W. E. S. TURNER

1923-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

290

Formation of zirconium metallic glass  

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... Bulk metallic glasses are commonly produced by the rapid cooling of liquid alloys. They have emerged over ... a novel class of materials, with attractive properties and technological promise. The bulk metallic glasses so far produced contain three or more component elements. These complex compositions are necessary ...

Jianzhong Zhang; Yusheng Zhao

2004-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

291

Third International Congress on Glass  

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... THE Third International Congress on Glass was held in Venice during June 29-July 2, associated with the International Commission ... was held in Venice during June 29-July 2, associated with the International Commission on Glass, the annual meeting of which was held on July 3. 179 delegates attended from ...

1953-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of high-efficiency, thin-film CdTe solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 February 1992--30 November 1995  

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This report describes work performed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) to bring the polycrystalline CdTe cell efficiency a step closer to the practically achievable efficiency of 18% through fundamental understanding of detects and loss mechanisms, the role of chemical and heat treatments, and investigation of now process techniques. The objective was addressed by a combination of in-depth characterization, modeling, materials growth, device fabrication, and `transport analyses of Au/Cu/CdTe/CdS/SnO {sub 2} glass front-wall heterojunction solar cells. GiT attempted to understand the loss mechanism(s) in each layer and interface by a step-by-step investigation of this multilayer cell structure. The first step was to understand, quantify, and reduce the reflectance and photocurrent loss in polycrystalline CdTe solar calls. The second step involved the investigation of detects and loss mechanisms associated with the CdTe layer and the CdTe/CdS interface. The third stop was to investigate the effect of chemical and heat treatments on CdTe films and cells. The fourth step was to achieve a better and reliable contact to CdTe solar cells by improving the fundamental understanding. Of the effects of Cu on cell efficiency. Finally, the research involved the investigation of the effect of crystallinity and grain boundaries on Cu incorporation in the CdTe films, including the fabrication of CdTe solar calls with larger CdTe grain size.

Rohatgi, A.; Chou, H.C.; Kamra, S.; Bhat, A. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Glass science tutorial: Lecture No. 7, Waste glass technology for Hanford  

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This paper presents the details of the waste glass tutorial session that was held to promote knowledge of waste glass technology and how this can be used at the Hanford Reservation. Topics discussed include: glass properties; statistical approach to glass development; processing properties of nuclear waste glass; glass composition and the effects of composition on durability; model comparisons of free energy of hydration; LLW glass structure; glass crystallization; amorphous phase separation; corrosion of refractories and electrodes in waste glass melters; and glass formulation for maximum waste loading.

Kruger, A.A.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rhenium solubility in borosilicate nuclear waste glass  

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Glasses Developed for Nuclear Waste Immobilization," 91[12],solubility in borosilicate nuclear waste glass Ashutoshfor the researchers in nuclear waste community around the

McCloy, John S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Nanophase Glass Ceramics for Capacitive Energy Storage.  

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??Glass ceramics are candidate dielectric materials for high energy storage capacitors. Since energy density depends primarily on dielectric permittivity and breakdown strength, glass ceramics with (more)

Rangarajan, Badri

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under Alkaline Conditions...  

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Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under Alkaline Conditions at 40C: Implications for a Chemical Affinity-Based Aluminoborosilicate Waste Glass Dissolution under...

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Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration  

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Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Print Wednesday, 28 September 2011 00:00 Natural materials are renowned for their...

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Glass Ceramic Formulation Data Package  

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A glass ceramic waste form is being developed for treatment of secondary waste streams generated by aqueous reprocessing of commercial used nuclear fuel (Crum et al. 2012b). The waste stream contains a mixture of transition metals, alkali, alkaline earths, and lanthanides, several of which exceed the solubility limits of a single phase borosilicate glass (Crum et al. 2009; Caurant et al. 2007). A multi-phase glass ceramic waste form allows incorporation of insoluble components of the waste by designed crystallization into durable heat tolerant phases. The glass ceramic formulation and processing targets the formation of the following three stable crystalline phases: (1) powellite (XMoO4) where X can be (Ca, Sr, Ba, and/or Ln), (2) oxyapatite Yx,Z(10-x)Si6O26 where Y is alkaline earth, Z is Ln, and (3) lanthanide borosilicate (Ln5BSi2O13). These three phases incorporate the waste components that are above the solubility limit of a single-phase borosilicate glass. The glass ceramic is designed to be a single phase melt, just like a borosilicate glass, and then crystallize upon slow cooling to form the targeted phases. The slow cooling schedule is based on the centerline cooling profile of a 2 foot diameter canister such as the Hanford High-Level Waste canister. Up to this point, crucible testing has been used for glass ceramic development, with cold crucible induction melter (CCIM) targeted as the ultimate processing technology for the waste form. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will conduct a scaled CCIM test in FY2012 with a glass ceramic to demonstrate the processing behavior. This Data Package documents the laboratory studies of the glass ceramic composition to support the CCIM test. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) measured melt viscosity, electrical conductivity, and crystallization behavior upon cooling to identify a processing window (temperature range) for melter operation and cooling profiles necessary to crystallize the targeted phases in the waste form.

Crum, Jarrod V.; Rodriguez, Carmen P.; McCloy, John S.; Vienna, John D.; Chung, Chul-Woo

2012-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

299

Solar module having reflector between cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A photovoltaic module comprising an array of electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells disposed in a planar and mutually spaced relationship between a light-transparent front cover member in sheet form and a back sheet structure is provided with a novel light-reflecting means disposed between adjacent cells for reflecting light falling in the areas between cells back toward said transparent cover member for further internal reflection onto the solar cells. The light-reflecting comprises a flexible plastic film that has been embossed so as to have a plurality of small V-shaped grooves in its front surface, and a thin light-reflecting coating on said front surface, the portions of said coating along the sides of said grooves forming light-reflecting facets, said grooves being formed so that said facets will reflect light impinging thereon back into said transparent cover sheet with an angle of incidence greater than the critical angle, whereby substantially all of the reflected light will be internally reflected from said cover sheet back to said solar modules, thereby increasing the current output of the module.

Kardauskas, Michael J. (Billerica, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

A Topological Glass  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We propose and study a model with glassy behavior. The state space of the model is given by all triangulations of a sphere with $n$ nodes, half of which are red and half are blue. Red nodes want to have 5 neighbors while blue ones want 7. Energies of nodes with different numbers of neighbors are supposed to be positive. The dynamics is that of flipping the diagonal of two adjacent triangles, with a temperature dependent probability. We show that this system has an approach to a steady state which is exponentially slow, and show that the stationary state is unordered. We also study the local energy landscape and show that it has the hierarchical structure known from spin glasses. Finally, we show that the evolution can be described as that of a rarefied gas with spontaneous generation of particles and annihilating collisions.

Jean-Pierre Eckmann

2007-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Solar Energy  

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The sun is the main source of all alternative energies on the earths surface. Wind energy, bioenergy, ocean energy, and hydro energy are derived from the sun. However,...solar energy refers to the energy that is...

Tushar K. Ghosh; Mark A. Prelas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Solar collector  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A solar collector is disclosed which is tiltable about a horizontal axis so as to vary the angle at which solar radiation is received by the collector. The solar collector, which uses air as the heat transfer medium, has connected to it a pair of fixed, well-insulated air transfer passages which penetrate through into the interior of the collector at the lateral sides thereof aligned with the horizontal axis about which the collector is pivoted. The air transfer passages are insulated and are gasketed to the sides of the collector so as to improve the efficiency of the solar energy system by avoiding losses of heat from the heat transfer fluid during transfer of the fluid from the collector to the space being heated.

Stevenson, S.

1981-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

303

Solar Blog  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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Using solar energy at home can help you save...

304

Solar energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Even in European latitudes, solar energy can contribute towards the saving of a considerable amount of energy steming fron exhaustible sources. In the domestic sector (heating and cooling) there is even some p...

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Solar Easements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Maine allows for the creation of easements to ensure access to direct sunlight. Instruments creating a solar easement may include, but are not limited to, a description of the space affected by the...

306

Solar Easements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Tennessee law allows for the creation of easements for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems. This statute also states that the "encouragement and protection of...

307

Solar Easements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In Kentucky, solar easements may be obtained for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight. Easements must be expressed in writing and will become an interest in real property that may be...

308

Heliostat-adjusting solar sight  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A solar sight having a scale calibrated in terms of solar declination angle and reflector angle is provided with diffraction pattern forming means comprising a movable sighting tube which, when directed at the sun, provides a fresnel pattern on a viewing surface, which pattern indicates when said sighting tube is in proper alignment such that its axis is parallel to that of the incoming rays of the sun. The solar sight is portable and may be moved about on a heliostat so as to adjust the operation of the heliostat clock drive to agree with local sun time and to adjust the heliostat reflector tilt angle so that the sun's rays are reflected along or parallel to the polar axis. Movement of the sighting tube causes the movement of a vernier plate bearing an index which permits readout of the solar declination in degrees north or south declination. The vernier scale permits the reading of solar declination angles to 0.1/sup 0/ and the establishment of reflector angles to 0.2/sup 0/. No optical elements (lenses) are employed within the diffraction tube. Use of the solar sight herein disclosed makes practical the use of a heliostat by persons of average economic means.

Rhodes, W.A.

1982-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

309

SJ Solar | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

SJ Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name: SJ Solar Place: San Jose, California Zip: 95131 Sector: Solar Product: Cell design firm for concentrated solar References: SJ Solar1...

310

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Research  

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Solar Energy On February 3, 2011, in Solar Programs Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar Power Sunshine to Petrol Solar Publications Recent Solar Highlights Photovoltaics (PV)...

311

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Furnace  

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Test Facility * NSTTF * Parabolic Dish * Renewable Energy * SAND 2011-4654W * solar * Solar Energy * Solar Furnace * solar power * Solar Research Comments are closed. Renewable...

312

ITP Glass: Glass Industry of the Future: Energy and Environmental...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

fuel oil is used in the glass industry (less than 2 percent of total energy). Natural gas is usually the fuel of choice as it is cleaner and in some cases, more cost-effective,...

313

NREL: Innovation Impact - Solar  

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Solar Energy Menu Home Home Solar Solar Wind Wind Analysis Analysis Bioenergy Bioenergy Buildings Buildings Transportation Transportation Manufacturing Manufacturing Energy Systems...

314

SOLAR MARKET POWERS SILICON  

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SOLAR MARKET POWERS SILICON ... Polysilicon shortages are boon to manufacturers, bane of solar energy industry ... Solar energy is a relatively new market for polysilicon manufacturers. ...

JEAN-FRA&CCEDIL;NOIS TREMBLAY

2006-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

315

Solar forecasting review  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2.1.2 European Solar Radiation Atlas (ESRA)2.4 Evaluation of Solar Forecasting . . . . . . . . .2.4.1 Solar Variability . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Inman, Richard Headen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Residential Solar Valuation Rates  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Residential Solar Valuation Rates Karl R. Rbago Rbago Energy LLC 1 The Ideal Residential Solar Tariff Fair to the utility and non-solar customers Fair compensation to...

317

Solar Deployment and Policy  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Solar Deployment and Policy Justin Baca Director of Research Solar Energy Industries Association About SEIA * Founded in 1974 * U.S. National Trade Association for Solar Energy *...

318

Sandia National Laboratories: solar  

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Solar Thermal Testing Facility Beam Profiling On November 2, 2012, in Concentrating Solar Power, News, Renewable Energy, Solar On Thursday, June 7, we began beam profiling...

319

Sandia National Laboratories: solar  

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heat can also be efficiently and cheaply stored to produce electricity when the sun ... Solar Energy On February 3, 2011, in Solar Programs Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar...

320

Sandia National Laboratories: solar  

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in Concentrating Solar Power, Customers & Partners, Energy, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar Areva Solar is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on a new...

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321

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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cycle air conditioning. Solar assisted heat pumps. Systemsheat source. COP for solar assisted heat pump (heat pumpcycle air conditioners, solar-assisted heat pumps, and some

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

conditioning. Solar assisted heat pumps. Systems with someheat source. COP for solar assisted heat pump (heat pumpconditioners, solar-assisted heat pumps, and some passive

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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room )I I( I I ,i I CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL I. ! I ienergy resource. The California Solar Data Manual describestowards fulfilling California's solar data needs is the

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar  

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for Download On March 13, 2014, in Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter Sandia developed the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool...

325

Solar powered desalination system  

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As a clean energy source, solar power is inexhaustible,renewables for energy sources, including solar power. Also,Requirements Energy Source Natural Gas Nuclear Solar Wind

Mateo, Tiffany Alisa

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Concentrating Solar Power Program Technology Overview (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Concentrating solar power systems use the heat from the sun's rays to generate electricity. Reflective surfaces concentrate the sun's rays up to 10,000 times to heat a receiver filled with a heat-exchange fluid, such as oil. The heated fluid is then used to generate electricity in a steam turbine or heat engine. Mechanical drives slowly turn the reflective surfaces during the day to keep the solar radiation focused on the receiver.

Not Available

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Reinforced glass beamsReinforced glass beamsg Auteur Dr. Christian LOUTER 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reinforced glass beamsReinforced glass beamsg EDCE Auteur Dr. Christian LOUTER 1 ENAC/EDCE 2011In contemporary architecture glass is increasinglyIn contemporary architecture glass is increasingly applied for structural components such as beamsapplied for structural components such as beams. However glass

328

Microporous glasses for reverse osmosis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The preparation, heat-treatment and leaching of phase separable borosilicate glasses which are of interest as possible semipermeable membranes for reverse osmosis applications are described. It is shown that ... ...

P. W. McMillan; C. E. Matthews

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling | Department of Energy  

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Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling April 24, 2012 - 4:18pm Addthis Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Using passive solar design to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective. In many cases, your heating costs can be reduced to less than half the cost of heating a typical home. Passive solar design can also help lower your cooling costs. Passive solar cooling techniques include carefully designed overhangs and using reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs. Newer techniques include placing large, insulated windows on south-facing walls and putting thermal mass, such as a concrete slab floor or a heat-absorbing wall, close to the windows. A passive solar house requires careful design and siting, which vary by

330

Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling | Department of Energy  

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Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling April 24, 2012 - 4:18pm Addthis Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Using passive solar design to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective. In many cases, your heating costs can be reduced to less than half the cost of heating a typical home. Passive solar design can also help lower your cooling costs. Passive solar cooling techniques include carefully designed overhangs and using reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs. Newer techniques include placing large, insulated windows on south-facing walls and putting thermal mass, such as a concrete slab floor or a heat-absorbing wall, close to the windows. A passive solar house requires careful design and siting, which vary by

331

Heterojunction solar cell with passivated emitter surface  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-efficiency heterojunction solar cell is described wherein a thin emitter layer (preferably Ga[sub 0.52]In[sub 0.48]P) forms a heterojunction with a GaAs absorber layer. A passivating window layer of defined composition is disposed over the emitter layer. The conversion efficiency of the solar cell is at least 25.7%. The solar cell preferably includes a passivating layer between the substrate and the absorber layer. An anti-reflection coating is preferably disposed over the window layer. 1 fig.

Olson, J.M.; Kurtz, S.R.

1994-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

332

Viscosity Measurements in Molten Glass  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The relations existing between viscosity determinations and the various stages of glass manufacture are pointed out and explained with reference to a typical viscosity?temperature curve. The rotation viscometer employed in making such determinations is described. Curves are shown for four representative types of glasses: a lead a lime a lead borosilicate and a hard borosilicate and the use to which such comparison curves may be put is indicated.

Howard R. Lillie

1932-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Fabrication of glass microspheres with conducting surfaces  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for making hollow glass microspheres with conducting surfaces by adding a conducting vapor to a region of the glass fabrication furnace. As droplets or particles of glass forming material pass through multiple zones of different temperature in a glass fabrication furnace, and are transformed into hollow glass microspheres, the microspheres pass through a region of conducting vapor, forming a conducting coating on the surface of the microspheres.

Elsholz, William E. (Acampo, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Variable area light reflecting assembly  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Device is described for tracking daylight and projecting it into a building. The device tracks the sun and automatically adjusts both the orientation and area of the reflecting surface. The device may be mounted in either a wall or roof of a building. Additionally, multiple devices may be employed in a light shaft in a building, providing daylight to several different floors. The preferred embodiment employs a thin reflective film as the reflecting device. One edge of the reflective film is fixed, and the opposite end is attached to a spring-loaded take-up roller. As the sun moves across the sky, the take-up roller automatically adjusts the angle and surface area of the film. Additionally, louvers may be mounted at the light entrance to the device to reflect incoming daylight in an angle perpendicular to the device to provide maximum reflective capability when daylight enters the device at non-perpendicular angles. 9 figs.

Howard, T.C.

1986-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

335

Concentrating Solar Power Basics | Department of Energy  

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Basics Basics Concentrating Solar Power Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:38pm Addthis Text Version This solar concentrator has a fixed-focus faceted dish with a concentration of about 250 suns. This system can be used for large fields connected to the utility grid, hydrogen generation, or water pumping. Credit: Science Applications International Corporation / PIX 13464 Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator. Concentrating solar power offers a utility-scale, firm, dispatchable renewable energy option that can help meet our nation's demand for

336

Self Consistent Models of the Solar Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The origins of the hot solar corona and the supersonically expanding solar wind are still the subject of much debate. This paper summarizes some of the essential ingredients of realistic and self-consistent models of solar wind acceleration. It also outlines the major issues in the recent debate over what physical processes dominate the mass, momentum, and energy balance in the accelerating wind. A key obstacle in the way of producing realistic simulations of the Sun-heliosphere system is the lack of a physically motivated way of specifying the coronal heating rate. Recent models that assume the energy comes from Alfven waves that are partially reflected, and then dissipated by magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, have been found to reproduce many of the observed features of the solar wind. This paper discusses results from these models, including detailed comparisons with measured plasma properties as a function of solar wind speed. Some suggestions are also given for future work that could answer the many remain...

Cranmer, Steven R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Solar Neutrinos  

DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]

The prospect of studying the solar energy generation process directly by observing the solar neutrino radiation has been discussed for many years. The main difficulty with this approach is that the sun emits predominantly low energy neutrinos, and detectors for observing low fluxes of low energy neutrinos have not been developed. However, experimental techniques have been developed for observing neutrinos, and one can foresee that in the near future these techniques will be improved sufficiently in sensitivity to observe solar neutrinos. At the present several experiments are being designed and hopefully will be operating in the next year or so. We will discuss an experiment based upon a neutrino capture reaction that is the inverse of the electron-capture radioactive decay of argon-37. The method depends upon exposing a large volume of a chlorine compound, removing the radioactive argon-37 and observing the characteristic decay in a small low-level counter.

Davis, R. Jr.; Harmer, D. S.

1964-12-00T23:59:59.000Z

338

Solar ADEPT: Efficient Solar Energy Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solar ADEPT Project: The 7 projects that make up ARPA-E's Solar ADEPT program, short for 'Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology,' aim to improve the performance of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, which convert the sun's rays into electricity. Solar ADEPT projects are integrating advanced electrical components into PV systems to make the process of converting solar energy to electricity more efficient.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Solar system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An improved solar heat collecting system is described comprising: a collecting means having upper and lower end caps; means for supporting the collecting means in a position generally perpendicular to ambit solar radiation and to permit periodic adjustment thereof; the support means including a base, a first support bar pivotally secured to the base and extending parallel to the ground, and a first support member extending perpendicular from the first support bar to the lower end cap. The support means also includes a second support bar pivotally secured to the base and extending generally parallel to the first support bar, a support leg having a lower portion that extends perpendicularly from the second support bar, an intermediate leg portion slidingly mounted on the lower leg portion and an upper leg portion pivotally secured to the intermediate leg portion, and a second support member extending perpendicularly from the upper leg portion to the upper end cap; lens means disposed above the collecting means for concentrating solar radiation on the collecting means; a pair of reflector means mounted below and on opposite sides of the radiation shadow of the lens means for concentrating solar radiation on the collecting means; mounting means for mounting the lens means and the reflector means. The mounting means includes first and second bracket means rotatively mounted respectively to the first and second support members. A pair of radially extending U-shaped reflector mounts have opposite ends secured to respective bracket means, and a pair of radially extending lens supports secured to respective bracket means; and means for rotating the mounting means and associated lens mean and reflector means to track the source of solar radiation whereby an improved, highly efficient solar heat collecting system is provided.

Gregory, S.T.

1987-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

340

The effect of regimes and methods of glass forming on the tin content in float glass  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The dependence of the tin content in glass is derived as a function of the iron oxidecontent in the glass composition, regimes and methods of forming, ... The ways of reducing the tin content in glass in the cour...

V. I. Kondrashov; V. S. Bezlyudnaya; Yu. V. Zverev

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341

Commercialization of New Lattice-Matched Multi-Junction Solar Cells Based on Dilute Nitrides: July 8, 2010 - March 7, 2012  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Final Technical Progress Report for PV Incubator subcontract NAT-0-99013-03. The overall objective of this Incubator subcontract was to complete the work necessary to make commercial ready solar cells using the dilute nitride technology. The specific objectives of this program were aimed at completing the development of a triple-junction solar cell that incorporates a GaInNAs {approx}1eV subcell to the point of commercial readiness, and determining the cell reliability and, if necessary, identifying and eliminating process or material related issues that lead to early-life cell failures. There were three major objectives for Phase 1, each of which focuses on a key element of the solar cell that determines its performance in a commercial CPV system. One objective was to optimize the quality and performance of the key individual components making up the solar cell structure and then to optimize the integration of these components into a complete triple-junction cell. A second objective was to design and test anti-reflective coating that maximizes the light coupled into a 3J cell with a {approx}1 eV bottom cell bandgap. The third objective was to develop Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT) protocols and tools for identifying and correcting potential reliability problems. The Phase 2 objectives were a continuation of the work begun in Phase 1 but aimed at optimizing cell performance for commercial requirements. Phase 2 had four primary objectives: (1) develop a glass-matched anti-reflective coating (ARC) and optimize the cell/ARC to give good performance at 60C operating temperature, (2) optimize the cell for good operation at 60C and high concentration, and (3) complete the light biased HALT system and use it to determine what, if any, failures are observed, and (4) determine the reliability limits of the optimized cell.

Herb, J.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

NREL Produces Highly Efficient, Wide-Bandgap, Thin-Film Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are finding new ways to manufacture thin-film solar cells made from copper, indium, gallium, and selenium - called CIGS cells - that are different than conventional CIGS solar cells. Their use of high-temperature glass, designed by SCHOTT AG, allows higher fabrication temperatures, opening the door to new CIGS solar cells employing light-absorbing materials with wide 'bandgaps.'

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2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Calorimetry and solar energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Calorimetry and solar energy ... An experiment is described that helps students relate concepts of calorimetry to solar energy. ...

R. B. Shiflett

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Solar panels are cost intensive, have limitations with respect to  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

advantage of being able to convert sunlight into clean energy. After the glass is coated, we install clean electricity. Advantages · Building-integratable. · Contributes to EU targets towards energySolar panels are cost intensive, have limitations with respect to where they can be integrated

Langendoen, Koen

345

Natural analogues of nuclear waste glass corrosion.  

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This report reviews and summarizes studies performed to characterize the products and processes involved in the corrosion of natural glasses. Studies are also reviewed and evaluated on how well the corrosion of natural glasses in natural environments serves as an analogue for the corrosion of high-level radioactive waste glasses in an engineered geologic disposal system. A wide range of natural and experimental corrosion studies has been performed on three major groups of natural glasses: tektite, obsidian, and basalt. Studies of the corrosion of natural glass attempt to characterize both the nature of alteration products and the reaction kinetics. Information available on natural glass was then compared to corresponding information on the corrosion of nuclear waste glasses, specifically to resolve two key questions: (1) whether one or more natural glasses behave similarly to nuclear waste glasses in laboratory tests, and (2) how these similarities can be used to support projections of the long-term corrosion of nuclear waste glasses. The corrosion behavior of basaltic glasses was most similar to that of nuclear waste glasses, but the corrosion of tektite and obsidian glasses involves certain processes that also occur during the corrosion of nuclear waste glasses. The reactions and processes that control basalt glass dissolution are similar to those that are important in nuclear waste glass dissolution. The key reaction of the overall corrosion mechanism is network hydrolysis, which eventually breaks down the glass network structure that remains after the initial ion-exchange and diffusion processes. This review also highlights some unresolved issues related to the application of an analogue approach to predicting long-term behavior of nuclear waste glass corrosion, such as discrepancies between experimental and field-based estimates of kinetic parameters for basaltic glasses.

Abrajano, T.A. Jr.; Ebert, W.L.; Luo, J.S.

1999-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

346

Energy Saving Glass Lamination via Selective Radio-Frequency Heating  

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This Inventions and Innovations program supported the technical and commercial research and development needed to elevate Ceralink's energy saving process for flat glass lamination from bench scale to a self-supporting technology with significant potential for growth. Radio-frequency heating was any un-explored option for laminating glass prior to this program. With significant commercial success through time and energy savings in the wood, paper, and plastics industries, RF heating was found to have significant promise for the energy intensive glass lamination industry. A major technical goal of the program was to demonstrate RF lamination across a wide range of laminate sizes and materials. This was successfully accomplished, dispelling many skeptics' concerns about the abilities of the technology. Ceralink laminated panels up to 2 ft x 3 ft, with four sets processed simultaneously, in a 3 minute cycle. All major categories of interlayer materials were found to work with RF lamination. In addition to laminating glass, other materials including photovoltaic silicon solar cells, light emitting diodes, metallized glass, plastics (acrylic and polycarbonate), and ceramics (alumina) were found compatible with the RF process. This opens up a wide range of commercial opportunities beyond the initially targeted automotive industry. The dramatic energy savings reported for RF lamination at the bench scale were found to be maintained through the scale up of the process. Even at 2 ft x 3 ft panel sizes, energy savings are estimated to be at least 90% compared to autoclaving or vacuum lamination. With targeted promotion through conference presentations, press releases and internet presence, RF lamination has gained significant attention, drawing large audiences at American Ceramic Society meetings. The commercialization success of the project includes the establishment of a revenue-generating business model for providing process development and demonstrations for potential RF lamination users. A path to industrial energy benefits and revenue through industrial equipment sales was established in a partnership with Thermex Thermatron, a manufacturer of RF equipment.

Shulman, Holly S.; Allan, Shawn M.

2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

347

DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Teams  

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Solar Decathlon Teams Continue Fast-Paced Assembly Solar Decathlon Teams Continue Fast-Paced Assembly Saturday, September 17, 2011 By Richard King Under mostly cloudy skies and occasional light rain, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon teams continue assembling their houses around the clock to finish the assembly phase of the competition, which for most (and hopefully all) teams will end Tuesday. Photo of a group of people wearing hard hats, safety vests, and safety glasses standing in front of a house. A sign in front reads "101: New Zealand." New Zealand celebrates a team member's birthday and says goodbye to its Canadian team crew from Fenshawe College in Ontario. (Credit: Richard King/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Today, I attended a party that New Zealand (Victoria University of

348

The Larger Opportunities for Research on the Relations of Solar and Terrestrial Radiation  

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...the so-called "solar constant of radiation...an insuperable obstacle to the highest...distribution of energy along the diameter of the solar image. These measurements...quantitative in terms of energy. Something can...reflecting the solar beam by means of...

C. G. Abbot

1920-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

SHAPE AND POSE RECOVERY OF SOLAR-ILLUMINATED SURFACES FROM COMPRESSIVE SPECTRAL-POLARIMETRIC IMAGE DATA  

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SHAPE AND POSE RECOVERY OF SOLAR-ILLUMINATED SURFACES FROM COMPRESSIVE SPECTRAL-POLARIMETRIC IMAGE-polarimetric spatial im- age data from a solar-illuminated reflecting surface to recover its material signature, three, segmentation, and composition. For example, a typical solar-illuminated man-made satellite consists

Plemmons, Robert J.

350

Canonical rotation variables and non-Hamiltonian forces: solar radiation pressure effects on asteroid rotation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......the effects by absorbed solar photons on the rotation...drawn. At last, if the solar photons are not absorbed...induced by inelastic energy dissipation for subkilometre...specular reflection of solar photons on Eros' surface...Research Council of Norway, projects 153382 and 170870. REFERENCES......

E. Mysen

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Excitonic Solar Cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Excitonic Solar Cells ... Existing types of solar cells may be divided into two distinct classes:? conventional solar cells, such as silicon p?n junctions, and excitonic solar cells, XSCs. ... Most organic-based solar cells, including dye-sensitized solar cells, DSSCs, fall into the category of XSCs. ...

Brian A. Gregg

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

CUTTING SOLAR RED TAPECUTTING SOLAR RED TAPE Evergreen State Solar PartnershipEvergreen State Solar Partnership  

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CUTTING SOLAR RED TAPECUTTING SOLAR RED TAPE Evergreen State Solar PartnershipEvergreen State Solar Partnership Rooftop Solar Challenge 1 Sunshot #12;WASHINGTON PV CONTEXTWASHINGTON PV CONTEXT 285 cities, 39 Installations happen where process is easier #12;EVERGREEN STATE SOLAR PARTNERSHIP Commerce NWSEEDEdmonds

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Appraisal of thermal performance of a glazed office with a solar control coating: Cases in Mexico and Canada  

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The use of solar passive strategies such as new solar control coatings on windows for buildings with large glazed areas, have recently become important and helpful tools, mainly because these developments help to reduce heat gains and/or losses through transparent materials, diminishing energy loads, and improving the environment inside buildings. This paper shows an assessment of the thermal performance for an office on top of a building with four different configurations of window glass, and their influence on the indoor conditions. The window glass configurations are: clear glass, glass-film (SnSCuxS solar control coating), double-glass-film, and double clear glass. The simulations were carried out using weather data from Mexico City and Ottawa, which are a good representation of two extreme weather conditions, in order to assess the thermal behaviour inside offices, such as energy loads, costs for air conditioning, and the influence of interior heat transfer coefficient correlations. The results indicate that the glass-film proves to be the less appropriate configuration due to the high temperatures reached on the film surface, which has an impact on the air temperatures inside the office and contributes to increase the energy consumption. In general, the double glass-film configuration results to be adequate for both climates, nevertheless it shows a better performance for Ottawa than Mexico City, where a simple double clear glass would work the same way.

M. Gijn-Rivera; G. lvarez; I. Beausoleil-Morrison; J. Xamn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Petascale Simulations of Inhomogeneous Alfvén Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii. Alfven waves (AW), launched by convective motions on the photosphere, propagate in the inhomogeneous Solar atmosphere producing primary reflected waves that interact non-linearly with the outward waves, driving a turbulent cascade. This cascade continues with secondary reflections in a very complex interplay between wave reflections and nonlinear interactions. Selected slices across the simulation domain show contours of plasma current, indicating the generation of small scale structures where the

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Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Recent Experimental Approaches...  

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Through the Glass Ceiling: Recent Experimental Approaches to Probe the Properties of Supercooled Liquids near the Glass Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Recent Experimental...

356

A radiochemical study of the mechanism of polishing glass.  

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??In an effort to determine whether glass flows when polished uranium glasses were fused to non uranium glasses and polishings carried out in a direction (more)

Smith, John Graham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Nano-structured self-cleaning superhydrophobic glass  

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5. Optically transparent glass with vertically alignedcomposition of biosoluble glass fiber Korean ApplicationS. Jin, Optically Transparent Glass with Vertically Aligned

Kim, Jin Yeol

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Preliminary Simulation of the Corrosion Rate of Archaeological Glass  

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to a fractured Roman glass. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,Santarini (2008). SON68 nuclear glass dissolution kinetics:B. (2006). Nuclear waste glasses How durable? Elements, 2,

Steefel, Carl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Small Glass-Melting Furnaces for Clear, Tinted, and Specialized Glass  

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Data on the design and application areas of small-sized glass-melting furnaces for melting various-purpose glasses are supplied.

A. A. Dymov; V. A. Fedorova

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Solar Energy  

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...Arizona) noted results achieved with the Puerto Penasco Solar Desalination Plant, Sonora, Mexico. This plant, operated in cooperation...State Univ., Jniversity Park) 22-25. American Home Economics As-oc., 56th annual, Atlantic City, N.J. (Mrs...

Peter E. Glaser

1965-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple reentrant glass transitions in confined hard-sphere glasses  

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Glass forming liquids exhibit a rich phenomenology upon confinement. This is often related to the effects arising from wall-fluid interactions. Here we focus on the interesting limit where the separation of the confining walls becomes of the order of a few particle diameters. For a moderately polydisperse, densely packed hard-sphere fluid confined between two smooth hard walls, we show via event-driven molecular dynamics simulations the emergence of a multiple reentrant glass transition scenario upon a variation of the wall separation. Using thermodynamic relations, this reentrant phenomenon is shown to persist also under constant chemical potential. This allows straightforward experimental investigation and opens the way to a variety of applications in micro- and nanotechnology, where channel dimensions are comparable to the size of the contained particles. The results are in-line with theoretical predictions obtained by a combination of density functional theory and the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition.

S. Mandal; S. Lang; M. Gross; M. Oettel; D. Raabe; T. Franosch; F. Varnik

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

362

SOLAR ENERGY FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS Solar Suitability Assessment  

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SOLAR ENERGY FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS Solar Suitability Assessment of Dalhousie University.................................................................................................. 2 2.2 Solar Radiation Data for Calculating Solar Energy Resource .................... 3 3 Campus.1 Evaluation of Suitability for Solar Energy Generation................................ 12 4.2 Solar

Brownstone, Rob

363

Linear concentrating solar collector  

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The present invention relates to a segment of a linear concentrating solar collector which includes two plates distanced from each other and extending parallel to each other; a member connects the plates to each other and holes are bored in each of the plates in a parallel manner along a parabolic curve. A member passes through the holes each holding a small strip made of a reflecting material all strips together forming a parabolic surface. The invention relates also to a collector comprising at least two of each segments and an absorber extending along the focus line of the entire collector. The collector is advantageously provided with horizontal and/or vertical members which ascertains that the collector can follow the position of the sun.

Aharon, N. B.

1985-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

364

HLW Glass Studies: Development of Crystal-Tolerant HLW Glasses  

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In our study, a series of lab-scale crucible tests were performed on designed glasses of different compositions to further investigate and simulate the effect of Cr, Ni, Fe, Al, Li, and RuO2 on the accumulation rate of spinel crystals in the glass discharge riser of the HLW melter. The experimental data were used to expand the compositional region covered by an empirical model developed previously (Maty et al. 2010b), improving its predictive performance. We also investigated the mechanism for agglomeration of particles and impact of agglomerates on accumulation rate. In addition, the TL was measured as a function of temperature and composition.

Matyas, Josef; Huckleberry, Adam R.; Rodriguez, Carmen P.; Lang, Jesse B.; Owen, Antionette T.; Kruger, Albert A.

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

365

Solar electric systems  

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Electricity from solar sources is the subject. The state-of-the-art of photovoltaics, wind energy and solar thermal electric systems is presented and also a broad range of solar energy activities throughout the Arab world is covered. Contents, abridged: Solar radiation fundamentals. Basic theory solar cells. Solar thermal power plants. Solar energy activities at the scientific research council in Iraq. Solar energy program at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Prospects of solar energy for Egypt. Non-conventional energy in Syria. Wind and solar energies in Sudan. Index.

Warfield, G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Solar?energy conversion at high solar intensities  

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The concentration of sunlight offers distinct advantages for solarelectrical generation either by thermal conversion or by photovoltaics. A large variety of concentration techniques are available with concentration ratios of 11000. Concentration is required for thermal conversion systems to attain the high temperatures needed for efficiencies in the desired range of about 25%35%. The projected costs for some of the solar thermal systems (especially the central receiver and the fixed mirror) indicate that they could be economically competitive in the southwestern states. The southwest may be required for these high?concentration systems to overcome the main disadvantage of concentration which is the use of the direct component of sunlight only. Other concerns of high?intensity systems are in tracking requirements reflective surface accuracy and material lifetimes of both the reflecting and absorbing components. Selective surface absorbers will be required for systems with concentration ratios below a few hundred. The present high cost of solar?cell?generated electricity can be reduced considerably by using concentrators. Cells can be used with any of the concentrator designs and the major concern is keeping them at acceptable operating temperatures. Planar silicon cells vertical multijunction and galliumaluminumarsenide cells all look attractive for concentrating systems.

Charles E. Backus

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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San Diego, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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San Diego, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) San Diego, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Denver, Colorado: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities...  

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Denver, Colorado: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Denver, Colorado: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities,...

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Berkeley, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Berkeley, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Berkeley, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and Solar Potential | Department...  

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Facilities and Solar Potential Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and Solar Potential Concentrating Solar Power Facilities and CSP Energy Potential Gradient Click icons to filter...

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Tucson, Arizona: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities...  

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Tucson, Arizona: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Tucson, Arizona: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities,...

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Austin, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities...  

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Austin, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Austin, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar...

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Seattle, Washington: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Seattle, Washington: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Seattle, Washington: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Knoxville, Tennessee: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Knoxville, Tennessee: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Knoxville, Tennessee: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Boston Massachusetts: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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Boston Massachusetts: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Boston Massachusetts: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating...  

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Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Watch a recording of National Renewable...

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San Antonio, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

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San Antonio, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) San Antonio, Texas: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...

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Petrovay: Solar physics Helioseismology SOLAR OSCILLATIONS: INTRODUCTION  

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: Solar oscillations first observed by both Doppler and intensity method (Leighton, Noyes & Simon 1962: ApPetrovay: Solar physics Helioseismology SOLAR OSCILLATIONS: INTRODUCTION Small departures from hydrostatic equilibrium caused by ­ turbulent convection ­ localized events related to solar activity (e

Petrovay, Kristóf

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381

Solar Impulse's Solar-Powered Plane  

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Solar Impulse lands in Washington, DC at Washington Dulles International Airport as part of its journey across the United States. Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks about how advancements like those at the Department of Energy are leading the way for innovations like the solar-powered plane. Footage of the solar-powered plane courtesy of Solar Impulse.

Moniz, Ernest; Piccard, Bertrand; Reicher, Dan

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Impulse's Solar-Powered Plane  

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Solar Impulse lands in Washington, DC at Washington Dulles International Airport as part of its journey across the United States. Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks about how advancements like those at the Department of Energy are leading the way for innovations like the solar-powered plane. Footage of the solar-powered plane courtesy of Solar Impulse.

Moniz, Ernest; Piccard, Bertrand; Reicher, Dan

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

383

Solar Neutrinos and Solar Oscillations  

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...solar core, it is not out of the question that they induce motion that influences substantially the rates of the various thermonuclear reactions that emit the neutrinos. The basic processes of seismic inference will be discussed briefly, followed by a summary...

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Solar Lakes and Solar Energy  

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... It is worth estimating the magnitude of the energy that can be extracted from the stable layer of such a lake. Por presented ... the depth of 125 cm as the top of that layer. Now the fraction of solar radiation which penetrates unabsorbed below a water layer 125 cm thick2 is about 30 per ...

J. NEUMANN

1968-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

385

Theoretical study of the efficiency of CdS/PbS thin film solar cells  

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Abstract This work represents a theoretical analysis of a new type of thin film solar cells with structure glass/ITO/CdS/PbS/AL. The transmission spectrum was calculated based on the multi-reflections effect from all cell layers as well as absorption effect in both ITO and CdS layers. The calculations of spectral internal quantum efficiency were carried out based on the front and back surface recombination of PbS layer. The recombination losses in space-charge region were studied. The effect of thickness of the absorber layer on the calculations of short-circuit current density was studied under illumination condition of AM1.5 solar irradiation. The data of open circuit voltage, maximum voltage, maximum current density, fill factor, output power density and efficiency of CdS/PbS solar cell were estimated from the JV characteristics curve under illumination effect. This study ignored the effect of metallic back contact and thus the incomplete absorption losses (transmission losses) take place at thin absorber layer. The obtained results showed that the 2?m thickness of the absorber layer is not sufficient to absorb all the transmitted photons from the window layer (CdS) and the selection of theses thin thicknesses of PbS in order to correspond with experimental implementations of these devices. Both the optical and recombination losses lead to decrease the current density by 82% (JSC=7.28mA/cm2) at thickness 0.5?m of PbS and these losses decreased to 67% (JSC=16mA/cm2) at thickness 2?m. The output power density and the cell efficiency increased with increasing the thickness of effective layer. The maximum cell efficiency of 4.13% was obtained at thickness of 2?m which is considered greater than those obtained experimentally.

H.A. Mohamed

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pacific Solar Pty Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Pty Ltd Solar Pty Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Pacific Solar Pty Ltd Place Botany, New South Wales, Australia Sector Solar Product Developed crystaline silicon on glass (CSG) technology between 1995 and 2004. Sold technology to CSG Solar in an MBO in 2004, now a holding comapny for shares in CSG Solar and some technology IP. Coordinates -33.945171°, 151.196762° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-33.945171,"lon":151.196762,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Technology Spotlight:  

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Technology Spotlight: Solar Water Heating Technology Spotlight: Solar Water Heating Friday, September 27, 2013 By Solar Decathlon Editor's Note: This post is one of a series of technology spotlights that introduces common technologies used in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon team houses. Solar water heating systems make hot water for residential uses such as bathing, laundering, and dish washing. Generally less expensive than photovoltaic panels, these systems provide homeowners with a cost-effective way to harness the sun's energy. Photo of a wooden house with PV panels and a solar hot water system on the roof. Middlebury College's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 211 entry, Self-Reliance, had two roof-mounted solar hot water collector arrays (right) that circulated glycol through vacuum-insulated borosilicate glass

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Crystallization of niobium germanosilicate glasses  

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Niobium germanosilicate glasses are potential candidates for the fabrication of transparent glass ceramics with interesting non-linear optical properties. A series of glasses in the (Ge,Si)O{sub 2}-Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-K{sub 2}O system were prepared by melting and casting and their characteristic temperatures were determined by differential thermal analysis. Progressive replacement of GeO{sub 2} by SiO{sub 2} improved the thermal stability of the glasses. Depending on the composition and the crystallization heat-treatment, different nanocrystalline phases-KNbSi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, K{sub 3}Nb{sub 3}Si{sub 2}O{sub 13} and K{sub 3.8}Nb{sub 5}Ge{sub 3}O{sub 20.4} could be obtained. The identification and characterization of these phases were performed by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. The 40 GeO{sub 2}-10 SiO{sub 2}-25 Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}-25 K{sub 2}O (mol%) composition presented the higher ability for volume crystallization and its nucleation temperature was determined by the Marotta's method. An activation energy for crystal growth of {approx}529 kJ/mol and a nucleation rate of 9.7x10{sup 18} m{sup -3} s{sup -1} was obtained, for this composition. Transparent glass ceramics with a crystalline volume fraction of {approx}57% were obtained after a 2 h heat-treatment at the nucleation temperature, with crystallite sizes of {approx}20 nm as determined by transmission electron microscopy. - Abstract: TEM image and XRD pattern of the glass ceramic produced (circles indicate nanocrystals).

Santos, Rodrigo [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais/ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico/TU Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Santos, Luis F., E-mail: luis.santos@ist.utl.p [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais/ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico/TU Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Almeida, Rui M. [Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais/ICEMS, Instituto Superior Tecnico/TU Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Deubener, Joachim [Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany); Wondraczek, Lothar [Department of Materials Science, Glass and Ceramics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bisfuel links - Solar energy news  

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Solar energy news ASU Lightworks ScienceDaily: Solar Energy News Solar Power From Renewable Energy World...

390

2008 Solar Technologies Market Report  

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Extending Federal Solar Tax Credits. Prepared for the Solar2008). The Solar Investment Tax Credit Frequently Askedtax credit .

Price, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power | Department of Energy  

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Concentrating Solar Power Concentrating Solar Power Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power Addthis Below is the text version for the Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power video. The video opens with the words "Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power." OK. Take the natural heat from the sun, reflect it against a mirror, focus all of that heat on one area, send it through a power system, and you've got a renewable way of making electricity. It's called concentrating solar power, or CSP. Caption: Concentrating Solar Power (CSP): Focuses the sun's heat to make steam and electricity. Now, there are many types of CSP technologies. Towers, dishes, linear mirrors, and troughs. The video goes through a quick panorama of several different types, and several different views, of all of the different types of CSP. Finally, it

392

Glass Transition in Confined Geometry  

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Extending mode-coupling theory, we elaborate a microscopic theory for the glass transition of liquids confined between two parallel flat hard walls. The theory contains the standard MCT equations in bulk and in two dimensions as limiting cases and requires as input solely the equilibrium density profile and the structure factors of the fluid in confinement. We evaluate the phase diagram as a function of the distance of the plates for the case of a hard sphere fluid and obtain an oscillatory behavior of the glass transtion line as a result of the structural changes related to layering.

Simon Lang; Vitalie Botan; Martin Oettel; David Hajnal; Thomas Franosch; Rolf Schilling

2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

393

Solar Neutrinos  

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Experimental work with solar neutrinos has illuminated the properties of neutrinos and tested models of how the sun produces its energy. Three experiments continue to take data, and at least seven are in various stages of planning or construction. In this review, the current experimental status is summarized, and future directions explored with a focus on the effects of a non-zero theta-13 and the interesting possibility of directly testing the luminosity constraint. Such a confrontation at the few-percent level would provide a prediction of the solar irradiance tens of thousands of years in the future for comparison with the present-day irradiance. A model-independent analysis of existing low-energy data shows good agreement between the neutrino and electromagnetic luminosities at the +/- 20 % level.

R. G. H. Robertson

2006-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

394

Declination Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Declination Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name: Declination Solar Place: San Francisco, California Sector: Solar Product: San Francisco solar installation firm acquired by...

395

Aztec Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name: Aztec Solar Place: Rancho Cordova, California Zip: 95742 Sector: Solar Product: Installer of solar hot water and pool heating systems....

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Solar Energy | Department of Energy  

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Solar Energy Solar Energy Below are resources for Tribes on solar energy technologies. A Guide to Community Solar: Utility, Private, and Nonprofit Project Development A resource...

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Solar2 | Open Energy Information  

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Solar2 Jump to: navigation, search Name: Solar2 Place: Cuxhaven, Germany Zip: 27472 Sector: Solar Product: Sells and installs PV, solar thermal and wood pellet powered heating...

398

Solar Wind | Open Energy Information  

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Place: Krasnodar, Romania Zip: 350000 Sector: Solar, Wind energy Product: Russia-based PV product manufacturer. Solar Wind manufactures solar modules and cells. References: Solar...

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Apex Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Name: Apex Solar Place: Sofia, Bulgaria Zip: 1616 Sector: Solar Product: Bulgarian PV and solar thermal project developer and installer. References: Apex Solar1 This article is a...

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Khmer Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Khmer Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name: Khmer Solar Place: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sector: Solar, Wind energy Product: Specializes in solar and wind systems for off-grid...

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401

Inelastic Neutron Scattering from Glass Formers  

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......research-article Articles Inelastic Neutron Scattering from Glass Formers U. Buchenau...transition. Coherent inelastic neutron scattering data indicate a mixture of...Supplement No. 126, 1997 Inelastic Neutron Scattering from Glass Formers U. BUCHENAU......

U. Buchenau

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Structure glass technology : systems and applications  

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Glass cannot compete with steel in terms of strength or durability, but it is the only structural material that offers the highly sought after qualities of translucency and transparency. The use of glass has evolved from ...

Leitch, Katherine K. (Katherine Kristen)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Conservation of Seventeenth Century Archaeological Glass  

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is the only chance for the objects survival. Though glass is considered one of the most stable archaeological materials, noninvasive, reversible treatments are not always possible given the level of deterioration glass objects undergo within the archaeological...

Arcak, Cory

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar  

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Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance-Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases Title Soiling of building envelope surfaces and its effect on solar reflectance-Part I: Analysis of roofing product databases Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Sleiman, Mohamad, George Ban-Weiss, Haley E. Gilbert, David François, Paul Berdahl, Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Hugo Destaillats, and Ronnen M. Levinson Journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 95 Pagination 3385-3399 Date Published 10/2011 ISSN 0927-0248 Keywords Advanced Surfaces, building technology and urban systems department, Heat Island, Heat Island Group URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2011.08.002 DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.08.002

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Photo of the Week: Butterflies, Crystal Nanostructures and Solar Cell  

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Butterflies, Crystal Nanostructures and Solar Butterflies, Crystal Nanostructures and Solar Cell Research Photo of the Week: Butterflies, Crystal Nanostructures and Solar Cell Research October 26, 2012 - 11:44am Addthis What do butterflies and solar cell research have in common? Both have been developing tiny crystals that selectively reflect colors. Over millions of years of evolution, butterfly wings have developed the tiny crystal nanostructures that give butterflies their vivid colors. At Argonne National Laboratory, scientists are working to manufacture these crystals, which could one day be used to create "greener" and more efficient paints, fiber optics and solar cells. In this photo, the iridescent scales of an emerald-patched Cattleheart butterfly are magnified 20 times to highlight the crystals that selectively reflect green colors. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

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Ultrasonic flowmetering with reflected pulses  

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A transit time type ultrasonic flowmeter was tested with two different reflected pulse trajectories in flowing air at ambient conditions against an orifice meter. The flowmeter was designed to be highly accurate, to require ...

Hoyle, David C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Transition and the Coulomb Gap in Electron Glasses M. Muller and L. B. Ioffe  

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Glass Transition and the Coulomb Gap in Electron Glasses M. Mu¨ller and L. B. Ioffe Department December 2004) We establish the connection between the presence of a glass phase and the appearance correlations in a systematic way, we show that in the case of strong disorder a continuous glass transition

Müller, Markus

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Sandia National Laboratories: Concentrating Solar Power  

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Concentrating Solar Power Solar Energy On February 3, 2011, in Solar Programs Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar Power Sunshine to Petrol Solar Publications Recent Solar Highlights...

409

Glass composition and excitation wavelength dependence of the luminescence of Eu{sup 3+} doped lead borate glass  

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This work explores the relationship between the bandwidth of luminescence spectral features and their relative intensities, using glasses doped with europium, Eu{sup 3+}, over a wide composition range. Glasses of composition (B{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 70}(PbO){sub 29}(0.5Eu{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 1} and (B{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub z}(PbO){sub 99.6-z}(0.5Eu{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 0.4}, (z = 20, 30, 40, 60, 70), were prepared by the melting-quenching technique. Variable-wavelength measurements by the prism-coupling method enabled interpolation of refractive index at selected wavelengths. Diffuse reflectance spectra confirmed the incorporation of Eu{sup 3+} into the glass, and scanning electron microscopy displayed that this was in a homogeneous manner. Vibrational spectra showed a change in boron coordination from BO{sub 3} to BO{sub 4} units with increase of PbO content in the glass. Multi-wavelength excited luminescence spectra were recorded for the glasses at temperatures down to 10 K and qualitative interpretations of spectral differences with change of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} content are given. The quantitative analysis of {sup 5}D{sub 0} luminescence intensity-bandwidth relations showed that although samples with higher boron content closely exhibit a simple proportional relationship with band intensity ratios, as expected from theory, the expression needs to be slightly modified for those with low boron content. The Judd-Ofelt intensity analysis of the {sup 5}D{sub 0} emission spectra under laser excitations at low temperature gives {Omega}{sub 2} values within the range from (3.9-6.5) x 10{sup -20} cm{sup 2}, and {Omega}{sub 4} in the range from (4.1-7.0) x 10{sup -20} cm{sup 2}, for different values of z. However, no clear monotonic relation was found between the parameter values and composition. The Judd-Ofelt parameters are compared with those from other systems doped with Eu{sup 3+} and are found to lie in the normal ranges for Eu{sup 3+}-doped glasses. The comparison of parameter values derived from the 10 K spectra with those from room temperature spectra for our glasses, which are fairly constant for different compositions, shows that site selection occurs at low temperature.

Wen Hongli; Duan, Chang-Kui; Jia Guohua; Tanner, Peter A. [Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Brik, Mikhail G. [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Riia 142, Tartu 51014 (Estonia)

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Heating-induced glass-glass and glass-liquid transformations in computer simulations of water  

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Water exists in at least two families of glassy states, broadly categorized as the low-density (LDA) and high-density amorphous ice (HDA). Remarkably, LDA and HDA can be reversibly interconverted via appropriate thermodynamic paths, such as isothermal compression and isobaric heating, exhibiting first-order-like phase transitions. We perform out-of-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of glassy water using the ST2 model to study the evolution of LDA and HDA upon isobaric heating. Depending on pressure, glass-to-glass, glass-to-crystal, glass-to-vapor, as well as glass-to-liquid transformations are found. Specifically, heating LDA results in the following transformations, with increasing heating pressures: (i) LDA-to-vapor (sublimation), (ii) LDA-to-liquid (glass transition), (iii) LDA-to-HDA-to-liquid, (iv) LDA-to-HDA-to-liquid-to-crystal, and (v) LDA-to-HDA-to-crystal. Similarly, heating HDA results in the following transformations, with decreasing heating pressures: (a) HDA-to-crystal, (b) HDA-to-liquid-to-crystal, (c) HDA-to-liquid (glass transition), (d) HDA-to-LDA-to-liquid, and (e) HDA-to-LDA-to-vapor. A more complex sequence may be possible using lower heating rates. For each of these transformations, we determine the corresponding transformation temperature as function of pressure, and provide a P-T phase diagram for glassy water based on isobaric heating. Our results for isobaric heating dovetail with the LDA-HDA transformations reported for ST2 glassy water based on isothermal compression/decompression processes [Chiu et al., J. Chem. Phys. 139, 184504 (2013)]. The resulting phase diagram is consistent with the liquid-liquid phase transition hypothesis. At the same time, the glass phase diagram is sensitive to sample preparation, such as heating or compression rates. Interestingly, at least for the rates explored, our results suggest that the LDA-to-liquid (HDA-to-liquid) and LDA-to-HDA (HDA-to-LDA) transformation lines on heating are related, both being associated with the limit of kinetic stability of LDA (HDA)

Chiu, Janet; Giovambattista, Nicolas [Department of Physics, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York 11210 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York 11210 (United States); Starr, Francis W. [Department of Physics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459 (United States)

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

411

Classification of oxide glasses: A polarizability approach  

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A classification of binary oxide glasses has been proposed taking into account the values obtained on their refractive index-based oxide ion polarizability {alpha}{sub O2-}(n{sub 0}), optical basicity {lambda}(n{sub 0}), metallization criterion M(n{sub 0}), interaction parameter A(n{sub 0}), and ion's effective charges as well as O1s and metal binding energies determined by XPS. Four groups of oxide glasses have been established: glasses formed by two glass-forming acidic oxides; glasses formed by glass-forming acidic oxide and modifier's basic oxide; glasses formed by glass-forming acidic and conditional glass-forming basic oxide; glasses formed by two basic oxides. The role of electronic ion polarizability in chemical bonding of oxide glasses has been also estimated. Good agreement has been found with the previous results concerning classification of simple oxides. The results obtained probably provide good basis for prediction of type of bonding in oxide glasses on the basis of refractive index as well as for prediction of new nonlinear optical materials.

Dimitrov, Vesselin [Department of Silicate Technology, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8 Kl. Ohridski Blvd., Sofia 1756 (Bulgaria); Komatsu, Takayuki [Department of Chemistry, The Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata-ken 940-2188 (Japan)]. E-mail: komatsu@chem.nagaokaut.ac.jp

2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

412

Glass Fibres for Cement Reinforcement [and Discussion  

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21 January 1980 research-article Glass Fibres for Cement Reinforcement [and Discussion...Ubbelohde G. Manfre The development of glass fibre compositions having sufficient alkali...resistance were used in an initial evaluation of glass compositions, which were then further...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

On the Strength and Structure of Glass  

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...research-article On the Strength and Structure of Glass J. E. Gordon D. M. Marsh Margaret E. M. L. Parratt The strength of glass is known to be very variable and also...been revealed on the surface of drawn glasses. These crack systems are correlated...

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Monte Carlo Simulation of Isopentane Glass  

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...research-article Monte Carlo Simulation of Isopentane Glass S. Yashonath C. N. R. Rao Monte Carlo...quenching the liquid, we have obtained the glass-transition temperature from the temperature...distribution functions suggest a structure of the glass primarily influenced by geometrical factors...

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Solar Innovator | Alta Devices  

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Selected to participate in the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, Alta Devices produces solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity at world record-breaking levels of efficiency. Through its innovative solar technology Alta is helping bring down the cost of solar. Learn more about the Energy Department's efforts to advance solar technology at energy.gov/solar .

Mattos, Laila; Le, Minh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Identifying the Bose glass phase  

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Introducing disorder into the Bose-Hubbard model at integer fillings leads to a Bose glass phase, along with the Mott insulator and superfluid phases. We suggest a new order parameter: the determinant of the one body density matrix, which is nonzero only within the Mott-insulator phase. Alongside the superfluid fraction, it is then possible to distinguish the three phases. The Bose glass phase is the only phase which has vanishing determinant and superfluid fraction. The vanishing of the determinant in the Bose glass phase occurs due to the partial fragmentation of the condensate into localized fragments, each with zero superfluid response, which implies the presence of unoccupied sites and hence the presence of lines of zeros in the one body density matrix. In the superfluid phase, the determinant vanish for another reason - due to the macroscopic occupation of a single particle state. Finally, we suggest the enhancement of the three body decay rate in the Bose glass phase, as an experimental indicator for the presence of localized fragments.

R. Pugatch; N. Bar-gill; N. Katz; E. Rowen; N. Davidson

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

417

Solar neutrinos and the solar composition problem  

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Standard solar models (SSM) are facing nowadays a new puzzle: the solar composition problem. New determinations of solar metal abundances lead SSM calculations to conflict with helioseismological measurements, showing discrepancies that extend from the convection zone to the solar core and can not be easily assigned to deficiencies in the modelling of the solar convection zone. We present updated solar neutrino fluxes and uncertainties for two SSM with high (old) and low (new) solar metallicity determinations. The uncertainties in iron and carbon abundances are the largest contribution to the uncertainties of the solar neutrino fluxes. The uncertainty on the ^14N+p -> ^15O+g rate is the largest of the non-composition uncertainties to the CNO neutrino fluxes. We propose an independent method to help identify which SSM is the correct one. Present neutrino data can not distinguish the solar neutrino predictions of both models but ongoing measurements can help to solve the puzzle.

Carlos Pena-Garay; Aldo Serenelli

2008-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

418

Extraction of Proteins Glass Bead Method For preparation of protein extracts, the glass bead method is preferred. Some researchers  

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Extraction of Proteins ­ Glass Bead Method For preparation of protein extracts, the glass bead. glass beads (106 micron glass bead, Sigma cat. No. G4649) 7. Tabletop centrifuge 8. Vortex 9 µl glass beads (106 micron glass beads, Sigma, cat. G4649). 8. Vortex at top speed for 5 minutes. 9

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Heat treatment of bulk gallium arsenide using a phosphosilicate glass cap  

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n-type bulk GaAs crystals, capped with chemically vapor-deposited phosphosilicate glass, were heat treated at temperatures in the range of 600 to 950 /sup 0/C. Measurements on Schottky diodes and solar cells fabricated on the heat-treated material, after removal of a damaged surface layer, show an increase in free-carrier concentration, in minority-carrier-diffusion length, and in solar-cell short-circuit current. The observed changes are attributed to a removal of lifetime-reducing acceptorlike impurities, defects, or their complexes.

Mathur, G.; Wheaton, M.L.; Borrego, J.M.; Ghandhi, S.K.

1985-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

420

Solar Concentration in Space  

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Solar concentrators go space. Lens and mirror-based solar concentrators have recently begun to boost photovoltaic power supplies for satellites in space. In 1998, the first mission carrying solar concentrators...

Dr. Ralf Leutz; Dr. Akio Suzuki

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Photoelectrochemical solar cells  

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Photoelectrochemical solar cells ... Plastic Solar Cells: A Multidisciplinary Field To Construct Chemical Concepts from Current Research ... Plastic Solar Cells: A Multidisciplinary Field To Construct Chemical Concepts from Current Research ...

John T. McDevitt

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Solar Energy Entrepreneurs  

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Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Meeting MD, DC, DE, VA Region May 31, 2012 #12;Solar Energy Entrepreneurs Meeting MD, DC, DE, VA Region Meeting Objectives should attend if you.... · ... work in the solar energy market

Rubloff, Gary W.

423

Solar Heating Contractor Licensing  

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Michigan offers a solar heating contractor specialty license to individuals who have at least three years of experience installing solar equipment under the direction of a licensed solar contractor...

424

Solar forecasting review  

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to solar thermal power pants energy production planning,to solar ther- mal power plants energy production planning [solar resource, seasonal deviations in production and load profiles, the high cost of energy

Inman, Richard Headen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Nanocrystal Solar Cells  

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Nov, 2005). Chapter 4 Hybrid solar cells with 3-dimensional5 All-inorganic nanocrystal solar cells 5.1 Introduction Inoperation of organic based solar cells and distinguish them

Gur, Ilan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Nanocrystal Solar Cells  

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inorganic nanocrystal solar cells 5.1 Introduction In recentoperation of organic based solar cells and distinguish themThe organic donor-acceptor solar cell relies on a type II

Gur, Ilan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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and William A. Beckman, Solar Energy Thermal Processes (JohnWiley, Inc" New York. Solar Energy Thermal Processes. John1977): SOLCOST, Solar Energy Design Program for Non-Thermal

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Solar forecasting review  

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P(t) and the boring solar sensor. Denoting the bulk veloci equipped with solar irradiance sensors, see Figure 10.3.f that utilizes the low solar cost sensor network deployment

Inman, Richard Headen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Solar Thermal Processes  

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The use of solar energy for desalination purposes was one of ... The process is based on the use of solar thermal energy to evaporate water, thus separating pure ... brine. In this chapter an overview of solar thermal

M.T. Chaibi; Ali M. El-Nashar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Low reflectance radio frequency load  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A load for traveling microwave energy has an absorptive volume defined by cylindrical body enclosed by a first end cap and a second end cap. The first end cap has an aperture for the passage of an input waveguide with a rotating part that is coupled to a reflective mirror. The inner surfaces of the absorptive volume consist of a resistive material or are coated with a coating which absorbs a fraction of incident RF energy, and the remainder of the RF energy reflects. The angle of the reflector and end caps is selected such that reflected RF energy dissipates an increasing percentage of the remaining RF energy at each reflection, and the reflected RF energy which returns to the rotating mirror is directed to the back surface of the rotating reflector, and is not coupled to the input waveguide. Additionally, the reflector may have a surface which generates a more uniform power distribution function axially and laterally, to increase the power handling capability of the RF load. The input waveguide may be corrugated for HE11 mode input energy.

Ives, R. Lawrence; Mizuhara, Yosuke M

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies  

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Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies Title Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies Publication Type Presentation Year of Publication 2013 Authors Mills, Andrew D., and Ryan H. Wiser Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, renewable energy: policy Abstract This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance and featured Andrew Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) discussing new research on solar valuation that he and his colleague, Ryan Wiser, have recently published. As renewable technologies mature, recognizing and evaluating their economic value will become increasingly important for justifying their expanded use. In their report, Mills and Wiser used a unique investment and dispatch model to evaluate the changes in the long-run value of variable renewables with increasing penetration levels, based on a case study of California. They found that the value of solar is high at low penetration levels owing to the capacity and energy value of solar, even accounting for an increased need for ancillary services and imperfect forecastability. At higher penetration levels, the marginal value of additional PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) without thermal storage declines, largely due to a decrease in capacity value. The value of CSP with thermal storage remains higher for similar penetration levels owing to the ability to continue to produce energy for hours after the sun goes down. By way of comparison, in California the value of wind at low penetrations is less than the value of solar at low penetrations, but its value is less sensitive to penetration levels. In addition to discussing these findings, Mills reviewed a recent sample of utility planning studies and procurement processes to identify how current practices reflect these drivers of solar's economic value. The LBNL report found that many of the utilities have a framework to capture and evaluate solar's value, but approaches vary widely: only a few studies appear to complement the framework with detailed analysis of key factors such as capacity credits, integration costs, and tradeoffs between distributed and utility-scale photovoltaics. In particular Mills and Wiser found that studies account for the capacity value of solar, though capacity credit estimates with increasing penetration can be improved. Similarly, few planning studies currently reflect the full range of potential benefits from adding thermal storage and/or natural gas augmentation to concentrating solar power plants.

432

Durability of Silicate Glasses: An Historical Approach  

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We present a short review of current theories of glass weathering, including glass dissolution, and hydrolysis of nuclear waste glasses, and leaching of historical glasses from an XAFS perspective. The results of various laboratory leaching experiments at different timescales (30 days to 12 years) are compared with results for historical glasses that were weathered by atmospheric gases and soil waters over 500 to 3000 years. Good agreement is found between laboratory experiments and slowly leached historical glasses, with a strong enrichment of metals at the water/gel interface. Depending on the nature of the transition elements originally dissolved in the melt, increasing elemental distributions are expected to increase with time for a given glass durability context.

Farges, Francois; /Museum Natl. Hist. Natur. /Stanford U., Geo. Environ. Sci.; Etcheverry, Marie-Pierre; /Marne la Vallee U.; Haddi, Amine; /Marne la Valle U.; Trocellier,; /Saclay; Curti, Enzo; /PSI, Villigen; Brown, Gordon E., Jr.; /SLAC, SSRL

2007-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

433

Pressurized heat treatment of glass ceramic  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of producing a glass-ceramic having a specified thermal expansion value is disclosed. The method includes the step of pressurizing the parent glass material to a predetermined pressure during heat treatment so that the glass-ceramic produced has a specified thermal expansion value. Preferably, the glass-ceramic material is isostatically pressed. A method for forming a strong glass-ceramic to metal seal is also disclosed in which the glass-ceramic is fabricated to have a thermal expansion value equal to that of the metal. The determination of the thermal expansion value of a parent glass material placed in a high-temperature environment is also used to determine the pressure in the environment.

Kramer, D.P.

1984-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

434

Shunda SolarE Technologies | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Shunda SolarE Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Name: Shunda-SolarE Technologies Sector: Solar Product: US-based JV with vertically integrated operations in the solar...

435

First Solar AVSR Solar Ranch Technical Eligibility Re-Evaluation...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

First Solar AVSR Solar Ranch Technical Eligibility Re-Evaluation Memo First Solar AVSR Solar Ranch Technical Eligibility Re-Evaluation Memo FirstSolarAVSRSolarRanchOneTechnic...

436

SunShot Initiative: Concentrating Solar Power  

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Power Power SunShot CSP Team Learn more about the SunShot concentrating solar power program staff by visiting the team's profile pages. Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP University of California Los Angeles University of California Los Angeles High Operating Temperature Liquid Metal Heat Transfer Fluids Jet Propulsion Laborator Jet Propulsion Laboratory Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Abengoa Solar Abengoa Solar Advanced Nitrate Salt Central Receiver Power Plant HiTek Services HiTek Services Low-Cost Heliostat Development The Department of Energy (DOE) supports research and development of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies as a unique path to achieve SunShot Initiative cost targets with systems that can supply solar power on demand through the use of thermal storage. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. Thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a turbine or heat engine driving a generator.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: News Blog » Blog Archive » Solar Decathlon Entry  

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Entry Uses iPad To Monitor House Entry Uses iPad To Monitor House Friday, September 2, 2011 By Erik Hyrkas Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog. In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon-which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive-we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is participating in its first Solar Decathlon with Living Light. Named for its brightly sunlit, double-facade glass system, the house's blueprint was inspired by the cantilever barns of Southern Appalachia, which feature giant eaves to provide shade and a two-core design.

 The floor plan revolves around the two wooden cores at the base, which

438

Solar energy: Hydrogen and oxygen  

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Solar energy: Hydrogen and oxygen ... Demonstrating the electrolysis of water with solar energy. ...

John J. Farrell

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Solar in Cold, Cloudy Climates  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation delivered by Chuck Marken during the 2009 Northeastern Solar Cities Conference Solar Survey session.

440

Solar Collector: A Novel Way of Harnessing the Sun's Energy The team analysed the prototype and different design alternatives.The goal of the Solar Collector is to better  

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Solar Collector: A Novel Way of Harnessing the Sun's Energy Overview The team analysed the prototype and different design alternatives.The goal of the Solar Collector is to better harness the solar energy by focusing the sun's energy through a series of curved reflective fins. A challenge the team

Demirel, Melik C.

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441

Application of solar energy.  

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??The purpose of the project is to learn the principle and application of solar energy and to know the situation of solar energy in China (more)

Li, Jingcheng

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Solar | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Science & Innovation Energy Sources Renewable Energy Solar Solar The Energy Department's 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit is in full swing -- bringing together...

443

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar  

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Center in Vermont Achieves Milestone Installation On September 23, 2014, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News &...

444

NREL: Solar STAT Blog -  

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Outreach Policy Basics Publications Request Assistance Technical Assistance Project Map Solar STAT Blog The Solar STAT blog discusses the most recent NREL and DOE SunShot...

445

Solar heating in Colombia.  

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?? This report describes the process of a thesis implemented in Colombia concerning solar energy. The project was to install a self-circulating solar heating system, (more)

Skytt, Johanna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Solar Energy Technologies Office  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In 2011, the Energy Department's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) became the SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy...

447

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Efficiencies of different types of solar thermoelectric generators were predicted using theoretical modeling and validated with measurements using constructed prototypes under different solar intensities

448

Your Solar Home  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Solar Schoolhouse Education supplement for the Sacramento Bee to introduce solar to elementary school children and introduce the design and AD contest for local students.

449

Solar | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Sources Renewable Energy Solar Solar The Energy Department's 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit is in full swing -- bringing together government, industry, national...

450

Making a Solar Oven  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Students make solar ovens. Student background information is provided. The expected outcome is that students will learn about solar energy transfer.

451

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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Total Radiation in Canada. Solar Energy ~, p.153. Threlkeld,Solar Energy Society Joint Conference, Vol. 4, p.281, Winnipeg, Canada.

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Subsidizing Global Solar Power.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? With national cuts on solar PV subsidies and the current oversupply of panels, the global solar market is clearly threatened by a contraction. Yet, (more)

Arnesson, Daniel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Solar power satellites.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??During energy crisis at the end of the Sixties, a new idea to exploit solar energy arose: Solar Power Satellites. These satellites need a huge (more)

Palmas, Alessandro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Solar collector  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The field of this invention is solar collectors, and more particularly, the invention pertains to a flat plate collector that employs high performance thin films. The solar collector of this invention overcomes several problems in this field, such as excessive hardware, cost and reliability, and other prior art drawbacks outlined in the specification. In the preferred form, the apparatus features a substantially rigid planar frame (14). A thin film window (42) is bonded to one planar side of the frame. An absorber (24) of laminate construction is comprised of two thin film layers (24a, 24b) that are sealed perimetrically. The layers (24a, 24b) define a fluid-tight planar envelope (24c) of large surface area to volume through which a heat transfer fluid flows. Absorber (24) is bonded to the other planar side of the frame. The thin film construction of the absorber assures substantially full envelope wetting and thus good efficiency. The window and absorber films stress the frame adding to the overall strength of the collector.

Wilhelm, William G. (Cutchogue, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Did 1998 Reflect Structural Change?  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Did 1998 Reflect Structural Change? Did 1998 Reflect Structural Change? 5/17/99 Click here to start Table of Contents PPT Slide Did 1998 Reflect Structural Change? Demand U.S. Propane Demand Sectors (1996) PPT Slide 1998 Propane Prices Fell with Crude Oil PPT Slide Warm Weather Behind Demand Decline 1998 Warm Weather Kept Demand Down Supply Propane Production Fell in 1998 1998 Propane Net Imports Increased Algeria Was Major Source of ‘98 Import Increase U.S. Chemical Use & Large Storage Attracts Excess Propane Petroleum & Propane Market Over Supply Average Stock Levels: Crude Market & Propane Futures Market Incentives to Build Petroleum Stocks New “Structure” or Cycle? Near-Term Future Large January Draw Did Not Remove Excess How Might Excess Stocks Decline? Near Term U.S. Propane Production

456

Solar Fuels and Chemicals, Solar Hydrogen  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The term solar power plant commonly refers to electricity production by photothermal or photovoltaic conversion. Within this book, these main conversion techniques are called the solar thermoelectric path and the...

M. Fischer; R. Tamme

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Probing the glass transition from structural and vibrational properties of zero-temperature glasses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We find that the density dependence of the glass transition temperature of Lennard-Jones (LJ) and Weeks-Chandler-Andersen (WCA) systems can be predicted from properties of the zero-temperature ($T=0$) glasses. Below a crossover density $\\rho_s$, LJ and WCA glasses show different structures, leading to different vibrational properties and consequently making LJ glasses more stable with higher glass transition temperatures than WCA ones. Above $\\rho_s$, structural and vibrational quantities of the $T=0$ glasses show scaling collapse. From scaling relations and dimensional analysis, we predict a density scaling of the glass transition temperature, in excellent agreement with simulation results. We also propose an empirical expression of the glass transition temperature using structural and vibrational properties of the $T=0$ glasses, which works well over a wide range of densities.

Lijin Wang; Ning Xu

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

458

DOE Solar Decathlon: 2007 Technical Resources  

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This photo offers a birds-eye view of a two-part house. On the roof of the house's rectangular core shimmers a pool of water. To the right of the pool slants a row of windows over the house's open living space. The rooftop pond reflects light back into the open space. Visitors to the Solar Decathlon can be seen entering the house and in the background. This photo offers a birds-eye view of a two-part house. On the roof of the house's rectangular core shimmers a pool of water. To the right of the pool slants a row of windows over the house's open living space. The rooftop pond reflects light back into the open space. Visitors to the Solar Decathlon can be seen entering the house and in the background. The 2007 Solar Decathlon New York Institute of Technology house features a rooftop pond for the house's geothermal heat pump, rather than a traditional underground source, which can't be used on the National Mall. Solar Decathlon 2007 Technical Resources From journal entries, final scores, and a summary of media hits, to technology innovations and house drawings, the 2007 Solar Decathlon technical resources posted on this page provide insight and guidance to the

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Reflection Survey | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Reflection Survey Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Reflection Survey Details Activities (35) Areas (22) Regions (2) NEPA(3) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Geophysical Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Seismic Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Active Seismic Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Rock unit density influences elastic wave velocities. Stratigraphic/Structural: Structural geology- faults, folds, grabens, horst blocks, sedimentary layering, discontinuities, etc. Hydrological: Combining compressional and shear wave results can indicate the presence of fluid saturation in the formation. Thermal: High temperatures and pressure impact the compressional and shear wave velocities.

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Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Resource Assessment  

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Tagged with: Energy * photovoltaic * Photovoltaics * PV * Renewable Energy * solar * Solar Energy * Solar Research * Solar Resource Assessment Comments are closed. Renewable...

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461

Lid heater for glass melter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A glass melter having a lid electrode for heating the glass melt radiantly. The electrode comprises a series of INCONEL 690 tubes running above the melt across the melter interior and through the melter walls and having nickel cores inside the tubes beginning where the tubes leave the melter interior and nickel connectors to connect the tubes electrically in series. An applied voltage causes the tubes to generate heat of electrical resistance for melting frit injected onto the melt. The cores limit heat generated as the current passes through the walls of the melter. Nickel bus connection to the electrical power supply minimizes heat transfer away from the melter that would occur if standard copper or water-cooled copper connections were used between the supply and the INCONEL 690 heating tubes.

Phillips, Terrance D. (617 Chestnut Ct., Aiken, SC 29803)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Thin film transistors on plastic substrates with reflective coatings for radiation protection  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Fabrication of silicon thin film transistors (TFT) on low-temperature plastic substrates using a reflective coating so that inexpensive plastic substrates may be used in place of standard glass, quartz, and silicon wafer-based substrates. The TFT can be used in large area low cost electronics, such as flat panel displays and portable electronics such as video cameras, personal digital assistants, and cell phones.

Wolfe, Jesse D. (Fairfield, CA); Theiss, Steven D. (Woodbury, MN); Carey, Paul G. (Mountain View, CA); Smith, Patrick M. (San Ramon, CA); Wickbold, Paul (Walnut Creek, CA)

2006-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

463

Optimization of experimental conditions in IR reflectance determination of BPSG properties  

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Experiments were performed to examine sensitivity of thin-film property determinations to several experimental variables when applying multivariate calibration methods to infrared reflection spectroscopic data. Results indicate that low angles of incidence are best for robust quantitative determination of boron, phosphorus, and film thickness in borophosphosilicate glass (BPSG) dielectric films. However, the polarization state of the incidence beam does not affect the quantitative prediction ability.

Zhang, L.; Franke, J.E.; Niemczyk, T.M. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Haaland, D.M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Rankline-Brayton engine powered solar thermal aircraft  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar thermal powered aircraft powered by heat energy from the sun. A Rankine-Brayton hybrid cycle heat engine is carried by the aircraft body for producing power for a propulsion mechanism, such as a propeller or other mechanism for enabling sustained free flight. The Rankine-Brayton engine has a thermal battery, preferably containing a lithium-hydride and lithium mixture, operably connected to it so that heat is supplied from the thermal battery to a working fluid. A solar concentrator, such as reflective parabolic trough, is movably connected to an optically transparent section of the aircraft body for receiving and concentrating solar energy from within the aircraft. Concentrated solar energy is collected by a heat collection and transport conduit, and heat transported to the thermal battery. A solar tracker includes a heliostat for determining optimal alignment with the sun, and a drive motor actuating the solar concentrator into optimal alignment with the sun based on a determination by the heliostat.

Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

465

Rankine-Brayton engine powered solar thermal aircraft  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar thermal powered aircraft powered by heat energy from the sun. A Rankine-Brayton hybrid cycle heat engine is carried by the aircraft body for producing power for a propulsion mechanism, such as a propeller or other mechanism for enabling sustained free flight. The Rankine-Brayton engine has a thermal battery, preferably containing a lithium-hydride and lithium mixture, operably connected to it so that heat is supplied from the thermal battery to a working fluid. A solar concentrator, such as reflective parabolic trough, is movably connected to an optically transparent section of the aircraft body for receiving and concentrating solar energy from within the aircraft. Concentrated solar energy is collected by a heat collection and transport conduit, and heat transported to the thermal battery. A solar tracker includes a heliostat for determining optimal alignment with the sun, and a drive motor actuating the solar concentrator into optimal alignment with the sun based on a determination by the heliostat.

Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

2009-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

466

DOE Solar Decathlon: Sponsors  

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Dow Corning Lowe's M.C. Dean Pepco Schneider Electric Supporting Sponsors Contributing Sponsors Where Are the Houses Now? Quick Links Solar Decathlon Home Solar Decathlon 2011 Solar Decathlon 2009 Solar Decathlon 2007 Solar Decathlon 2005 Solar Decathlon 2002 Solar Decathlon 2011 Sponsors The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon is organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which works in partnership with sponsors at all levels to make this student solar housing competition and event a reality. 2011 Sustaining Sponsors These sponsors made significant contributions-including financial support, materials, volunteers, outreach, and awards-to the success of Solar Decathlon 2011. Learn more about each sponsor and its role in Solar Decathlon 2011. Dow Corning

467

Method for heating, forming and tempering a glass sheet  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for heating, forming and tempering a glass sheet including the steps of heating at least one glass sheet to at least a first predetermined temperature, applying microwave energy to the glass sheet to heat the glass sheet to at least a second predetermined temperature, forming the glass sheet to a predetermined configuration, and cooling an outer surface of the glass sheet to at least a third predetermined temperature to temper the glass sheet.

Boaz, Premakaran Tucker (Livonia, MI); Sitzman, Gary W. (Walled Lake, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

BrightPhase Energy Inc formerly Solar Focus | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Inc formerly Solar Focus Energy Inc formerly Solar Focus Jump to: navigation, search Name BrightPhase Energy Inc (formerly Solar Focus) Place Fletcher, North Carolina Zip 28732 Sector Solar Product Solar Focus develops thermal and electric reflecting concentrator systems for water heating and electricity generation. References BrightPhase Energy Inc (formerly Solar Focus)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. BrightPhase Energy Inc (formerly Solar Focus) is a company located in Fletcher, North Carolina . References ↑ "[ BrightPhase Energy Inc (formerly Solar Focus)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=BrightPhase_Energy_Inc_formerly_Solar_Focus&oldid=343041"

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Sunshot Rooftop Solar Challenge | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Sunshot Rooftop Solar Challenge Sunshot Rooftop Solar Challenge Sunshot Rooftop Solar Challenge View All Maps Addthis...

470

December2010 AboutReflections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 December2010 AboutReflections On October 22nd , in the Canada Room, almost 50 of us gathered Survey. Asking the assembled company in the Canada Room`what bugs students?' quickly brought. We lead with an article by Professor Phil Race, Emeritus Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University

Müller, Jens-Dominik

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Surface bidirectional reflectance and albedo properties derived using a land coverbased approach with Moderate Resolution  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Canada Alexander P. Trishchenko and Rasim Latifovic Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Zhanqing Li Department of Meteorology and Earth is defined as the ratio of the total (hemispheric) reflected solar radiation flux to the incident flux upon

Li, Zhanqing

472

Solar collector  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A solar energy water heating unit is provided which heats water from a swimming pool by passing the water through a series of spiral hoses mounted on a supporting surface. The supporting surface is mounted on a platform raised from the ground and is cone-shaped to allow for at least a portion of each hose line to be exposed to the sun at all times of the day. The spiral hose lines are mounted in spiral grooves provided on the supporting surface. A pump pumps the water from the swimming pool to the inlet of the hose lines, which inlet is adjacent the lowermost edge of the supporting surface so that the water is always pumped upwardly to the outlet end of the hose lines adjacent the apex of the supporting surface.

Miller, R.L.

1983-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

473

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

horizontal. Knowing this quantity is important since most solar applications that employ flat-plate collectors

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Solar Policy Environment: Sacramento  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The City of Sacramento and the greater Sacramento region is the home of a long standing history of commitment to solar. Sacramento Solar Access seeks to further widespread adoption of solar energy by addressing current market barriers and preparing, through design guidelines and education, the infrastructure that will optimize solar production in the future.

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Solar Policy Environment: Houston  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The City of Houston is committed to achieving a sustainable solar infrastructure through strategic partnerships that address market barriers for solar energy through the Houston Solar Initiative. The initiative is dedicated to this long-term goal while focusing on near- and mid-term results that go beyond demonstration solar projects.

476

The solar dynamo  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...compiled and edited by Clare E. Parnell The solar dynamo Mark S. Miesch * * miesch@ucar...Astrophysical processes on the Sun . The origins of solar magnetism lie below the visible surface...recent insights into the operation of the solar dynamo obtained from solar and stellar...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Can solar power deliver?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Articles 1002 117 Discussion Meeting Issue Can solar power deliver? organized and edited by...S. Roberto Amendolia and Can Li Can solar power deliver? Jenny Nelson 1 2 Christopher...of 15 to a Discussion Meeting Issue Can solar power deliver? . Solar power represents...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Policy Environment: Boston  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

City of Bostons objective in creating Solar Boston is to maximize solar technologys role in the Citys sustainable development, educational and emergency preparedness policies. Solar Bostons objective is the installation of solar technology on all feasible and appropriate locations throughout Boston.

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DOE Solar Decathlon: About Solar Decathlon  

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About Solar Decathlon About Solar Decathlon The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. The next event will take place in 2015. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.

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Spin glass reflection of the decoding transition for quantum error correcting codes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study the decoding transition for quantum error correcting codes with the help of a mapping to random-bond Wegner spin models. Families of quantum low density parity-check (LDPC) codes with a finite decoding threshold lead to both known models (e.g., random bond Ising and random plaquette $\\Z2$ gauge models) as well as unexplored earlier generally non-local disordered spin models with non-trivial phase diagrams. The decoding transition corresponds to a transition from the ordered phase by proliferation of extended defects which generalize the notion of domain walls to non-local spin models. In recently discovered quantum LDPC code families with finite rates the number of distinct classes of such extended defects is exponentially large, corresponding to extensive ground state entropy of these codes. Here, the transition can be driven by the entropy of the extended defects, a mechanism distinct from that in the local spin models where the number of defect types (domain walls) is always finite.

Alexey A. Kovalev; Leonid P. Pryadko

2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar | Department of Energy  

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Solar Solar Solar Learn how a fourth grade classroom solar project is contributing to the clean energy revolution. | Photo courtesy of Aaron Sebens. Learn how a fourth grade classroom solar project is contributing to the clean energy revolution. | Photo courtesy of Aaron Sebens. The tremendous growth in the U.S. solar industry is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Over the past few years, the cost of a solar energy system has dropped significantly -- helping to give more American families and business access to affordable, clean energy. Through a portfolio of R&D efforts, including the SunShot Initiative, the

482

Reactive cluster model of metallic glasses  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Though discovered more than a half century ago metallic glasses remain a scientific enigma. Unlike crystalline metals, characterized by short, medium, and long-range order, in metallic glasses short and medium-range order persist, though long-range order is absent. This fact has prompted research to develop structural descriptions of metallic glasses. Among these are cluster-based models that attribute amorphous structure to the existence of clusters that are incommensurate with crystalline periodicity. Not addressed, however, are the chemical factors stabilizing these clusters and promoting their interconnections. We have found that glass formers are characterized by a rich cluster chemistry that above the glass transformation temperature promotes exchange as well as static and vibronic sharing of atoms between clusters. The vibronic mechanism induces correlated motions between neighboring clusters and we hypothesize that the distance over which these motions are correlated mediates metallic glass stability and influences critical cooling rates.

Jones, Travis E. [Molecular Theory Group, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States) [Molecular Theory Group, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia); Miorelli, Jonathan; Eberhart, Mark E. [Molecular Theory Group, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)] [Molecular Theory Group, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

483

Current status of the GLASS code  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the current status of the Generalized Lattice Analysis SubSystem (GLASS) computer code and its supporting cross section libraries. GLASS was developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in the early 1970's. The GLASS code has been instrumental in supporting safe Heavy Water Reactor (HWR) operations and predicting material production at SRS for more than 20 years. The Department of Energy Office of New Production Reactors (ONPR) program has chosen to use the GLASS code for the design of the HWR option of the New Production Reactor (NPR). A substantial body of validation calculations have been performed and additional validation calculations will be performed to qualify the new GLASS multigroup cross section libraries derived from the ENDF/B-5 and 6 nuclear data files. Several improvements to the code are in progress. Many other improvements are planned to bring GLASS up to modern physics and compute technology.

Hootman, H.E. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)); Honeck, H.C. (Computer Application Technology, Inc., Aiken, SC (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Current status of the GLASS code  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the current status of the Generalized Lattice Analysis SubSystem (GLASS) computer code and its supporting cross section libraries. GLASS was developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in the early 1970`s. The GLASS code has been instrumental in supporting safe Heavy Water Reactor (HWR) operations and predicting material production at SRS for more than 20 years. The Department of Energy Office of New Production Reactors (ONPR) program has chosen to use the GLASS code for the design of the HWR option of the New Production Reactor (NPR). A substantial body of validation calculations have been performed and additional validation calculations will be performed to qualify the new GLASS multigroup cross section libraries derived from the ENDF/B-5 and 6 nuclear data files. Several improvements to the code are in progress. Many other improvements are planned to bring GLASS up to modern physics and compute technology.

Hootman, H.E. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Honeck, H.C. [Computer Application Technology, Inc., Aiken, SC (United States)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

485

Design and Study of Portable Solar Dish Concentrator  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract ? The fixed focus concentrator are successfully used for medium temperature application in different parts of the world. There are few procedures reported in literatures for test and evaluating solar concentrator performance which are base on sensible heating of few working fluids. One of limitation of these procedures is requirement of precise operation condition during test. In this research the design and fabrication of solar dish concentration with diameters (1.6) meters for water heating application and solar steam was achieved.The dish was fabricated using metal of galvanized steel, and its interior surface is covered by a reflecting layer with reflectivity up to (76 %), and equipped with a receiver (boiler) located in the focal position. The dish equipped with tracking system and measurement of the temperature and solar power.Water temperature increased up to 80 C o, and the system efficiency increased by30 % at midnoon time.

Fareed M. Mohamed; Auatf. S. Jassim; Yaseen H. Mahmood; Mohamad A. K. Ahmed

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Definition: Solar Lanterns | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Lanterns Lanterns Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Solar Lanterns A lantern that provides light at night and recharges using the sun's energy. Modern solar lamps rely on LEDs, and are popular in developing countries where access to the energy grid can be hard[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A lantern is a portable lighting device or mounted light fixture used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may also be used for signaling, as torches, or as general light sources outdoors. Low light level varieties are used for decoration. The term "lantern" is also used more generically to mean a light source, or the enclosure for a light source. Examples are glass pane enclosed street lights, or the housing for the top lamp and lens section of a lighthouse.

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave. #705, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion. 16 figs.

Johnson, K.C.

1992-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

489

Two-axis tracking solar collector mechanism  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention is a novel solar tracking mechanism incorporating a number of practical features that give it superior environmental resilience and exceptional tracking accuracy. The mechanism comprises a lightweight space-frame assembly supporting an array of point-focus Fresnel lenses in a two-axis tracking structure. The system is enclosed under a glass cover which isolates it from environmental exposure and enhances tracking accuracy by eliminating wind loading. Tracking accuracy is also enhanced by the system's broad-based tracking support. The system's primary intended application would be to focus highly concentrated sunlight into optical fibers for transmission to core building illumination zones, and the system may also have potential for photovoltaic or photothermal solar energy conversion.

Johnson, Kenneth C. (201 W. California Ave., #401, Sunnyvale, CA 94086)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Glass Property Data and Models for Estimating High-Level Waste Glass Volume  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report describes recent efforts to develop glass property models that can be used to help estimate the volume of high-level waste (HLW) glass that will result from vitrification of Hanford tank waste. The compositions of acceptable and processable HLW glasses need to be optimized to minimize the waste-form volume and, hence, to save cost. A database of properties and associated compositions for simulated waste glasses was collected for developing property-composition models. This database, although not comprehensive, represents a large fraction of data on waste-glass compositions and properties that were available at the time of this report. Glass property-composition models were fit to subsets of the database for several key glass properties. These models apply to a significantly broader composition space than those previously publised. These models should be considered for interim use in calculating properties of Hanford waste glasses.

Vienna, John D.; Fluegel, Alexander; Kim, Dong-Sang; Hrma, Pavel R.

2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

491

Preparation, properties and chemistry of glass- and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals and coatings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An overview is given outlining the materials and technologies that have been employed in the preparation of glass- and glass-ceramic-to-metal seals and coatings. Metal/non-metal bonding theories are summarized...

I. W. Donald

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Characterization of New Glass Coated Foam Glass Insulating Tiles by Standard Tests  

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A good thermal insulation of buildings is today more and more...1). Among insulating materials, foam glasses are increasing their importance because of...2). Foam glasses are fiber-free inorganic insulation mater...

Andrea Ventrella; Federico Smeacetto

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Solar Policy Environment: Pittsburgh  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this project, Pittsburgh plans to build on its reputation as a national leader in green practices. Its Solar America Cities project will develop a distributed approach to adoption of solar energy technologies. Pittsburghs partnership includes universities, non-profit organizations, and business, labor and foundation communities. The city plans to transform the solar energy market and stimulate early adoption of solar technology, to show that solar technology works in a northern city.

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68 Glass Technology Vol. 45 No. 2 April 2004 Proc. VII Symp. on Crystallisation in Glasses and Liquids, Sheffield, 69 July 2003 Proc. VII Symp. on Crystallisation in Glasses and Liquids, Sheffield, 69 July 2003 Glass Technol., 2004, 45, 6870  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

68 Glass Technology Vol. 45 No. 2 April 2004 Proc. VII Symp. on Crystallisation in Glasses and Liquids, Sheffield, 6­9 July 2003 Proc. VII Symp. on Crystallisation in Glasses and Liquids, Sheffield, 6­9 July 2003 Glass Technol., 2004, 45, 68­70 The behaviour of a simulant Magnox waste glass

Sheffield, University of

495

Abrams Primary School passive solar design. Phase 1. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The general project documentation and the design process documentation for the project are presented. The following are appended: analysis of thermal transfer and internal heat contributions to the heating and cooling loads for a typical four-classroom teaching module using bin-chart temperature data, trace simulation for the original building design, Teanet simulation of original building design for the month of January 1959, Teanet simulation of Solar 2 for the month of January 1959, incremental solar cost assessment, and diffuse radiation incident on the monitor glass. (MHR)

None

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Doping of Glass with Lithium Ion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Our discovery that the Li+ uptake by the glass walls of the vessels used in the experiments can be used for doping purposes was purely surreptitious. ...

Greg Moakes; Lawrence A. Bottomley; Jiri Janata

2005-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

497

Transparant ductility: Reinforcing a structural glass girder:.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Transparency and light are hot items in building design and massive structural elements often form an unwelcome necessity for architects. The structural use of glass (more)

Rademakers, M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

120 Years of Optical Glass Science  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An elegant, century-old mathematical relationship, tying the physical properties of a multicomponent glass to those of its chemical components, still provides a powerful tool...

Dragic, Peter D; Ballato, John

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration  

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Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Print Natural materials are renowned for their unique combination of outstanding mechanical properties and exquisite microstructure....

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San Francisco, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

San Francisco, California: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America Cities, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) San Francisco, California: Solar in Action (Brochure),...