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Optical Biasing Effects on Multijunction Solar Cells  

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We analyze and demonstrate the electrical and optical characterization techniques for multijunction solar cells to explain and quantify measurement artifacts commonly encountered under...

Lim, Swee H; O'Brien, Kevin; Steenbergen, Elizabeth H; Zhang, Yong-Hang

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrator | Department of Energy  

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Documents & Publications Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators - FY13 Q1 Low-Cost Light Weigh Thin Film Solar Concentrators Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators FY13...

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector  

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Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment National Laboratory Research & Development

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Project Profile: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators |...  

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Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Project Profile: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators JPL logo The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with funding from the 2012 SunShot...

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators - FY13 Q1 | Department...  

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More Documents & Publications Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators FY13 Q2 Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrator Low-Cost Light Weigh Thin Film Solar Concentrators...

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Low-cost distributed solar-thermal-electric power generation  

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Low-cost distributed solar-thermal-electric power generation A. Der Minassians, K. H. Aschenbach and feasibility study of a low-cost solar thermal electricity generation technology, suitable for distributed: Solar Thermal Collectors, Solar Thermal Electricity, Stirling Engine 1. INTRODUCTION In this paper, we

Sanders, Seth

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Project Profile: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector | Department...  

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

Solar Thermal Collector Project Profile: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector SunTrough Energy logo SunTrough, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is developing a new class of solar...

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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SOA * Project leverages extensive space experience by JPL and L'Garde to develop a low-cost parabolic dish capable of providing 4 kW thermal. Key features: * Metallized reflective...

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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Concentrators Concentrators California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award Number:0595-1612 | January 15, 2013 | Ganapathi Thin Film mirror is ~40-50% cheaper and 60% lighter than SOA * Project leverages extensive space experience by JPL and L'Garde to develop a low-cost parabolic dish capable of providing 4 kW thermal. Key features: * Metallized reflective thin film material with high reflectivity (>93%) with polyurethane foam backing * Single mold polyurethane backing fabrication enables low cost high production manufacturing * Ease of panel installation and removal enables repairs and results in a low total life cycle cost * Deployment of multiple dishes enhances system level optimizations by simulating larger fields which addresses issues like shared resources

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Heterojunction for Multi-Junction Solar Cells - Energy Innovation...  

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for use in forming a photodetector that has applications for use in a multi-junction solar cell and detecting light at an energy greater than 0.95-1.2 eV. DescriptionThis...

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrator  

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sunshot DOEGO-102012-3663 * September 2012 MOTIVATION Solar concentrators currently cost 150-250m 2 , which represents as much as half of the total installed cost for a...

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Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D | Department of Energy  

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Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review...

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Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap  

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Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap K. Hudon, T. Merrigan, J. Burch and J. Maguire National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54793 August 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap K. Hudon, T. Merrigan, J. Burch and J. Maguire National Renewable Energy Laboratory Prepared under Task No. SHX1.1001 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54793 August 2012

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Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D  

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Template Template Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Kate Hudon National Renewable Energy Laboratory Kate.hudon@nrel.gov 303-275-3190 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The major market barrier for solar water heaters (SWHs) is installed cost. This project addresses this barrier by working with an industry research partner to evaluate innovative solutions that reduce the installed cost of a SWH by

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Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap  

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The market environment for solar water heating technology has changed substantially with the successful introduction of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). The addition of this energy-efficient technology to the market increases direct competition with solar water heaters (SWHs) for available energy savings. It is therefore essential to understand which segment of the market is best suited for HPWHs and focus the development of innovative, low-cost SWHs in the market segment where the largest opportunities exist. To evaluate cost and performance tradeoffs between high performance hot water heating systems, annual energy simulations were run using the program, TRNSYS, and analysis was performed to compare the energy savings associated with HPWH and SWH technologies to conventional methods of water heating.

Hudon, K.; Merrigan, T.; Burch, J.; Maguire, J.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost, Efficient, Flexible Solar Cells with 3D Nanopillar...  

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Photovoltaic Solar Photovoltaic Find More Like This Return to Search Low-cost, Efficient, Flexible Solar Cells with 3D Nanopillar Arrays Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

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Enhanced Photon Recycling in Multijunction Solar Cells  

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a nd J .A. R ogers, " Device A rchitectures f or E nhanced Photon Recycling in Thin---Film MulQjuncQon Solar Cells." Adv. Energy M ater. (2014). DOI: 1 0.1002aenm.201400919...

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Research and Development of a Low Cost Solar Collector  

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This is a Final Technical Report on the Research and Development completed towards the development of a Low Cost Solar Collector conducted under the DOE cost-sharing award EE-0003591. The objective of this project was to develop a new class of solar concentrators with geometries and manufacturability that could significantly reduce the fully installed cost of the solar collector field for concentrated solar thermal power plants. The goal of the project was to achieve an aggressive cost target of $170/m2, a reduction of up to 50% in the total installed cost of a solar collector field as measured against the current industry benchmark of a conventional parabolic trough. The project plan, and the detailed activities conducted under the scope of the DOE Award project addressed all major drivers that affect solar collector costs. In addition to costs, the study also focused on evaluating technical performance of new collector architectures and compared them to the performance of the industry benchmark parabolic trough. The most notable accomplishment of this DOE award was the delivery of a full-scale integrated design, manufacturing and field installation solution for a new class of solar collector architecture which has been classified as the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector (BPFC) and may be considered as a viable alternative to the conventional parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collectors. This was in part accomplished through the design and development, all the way through fabrication and test validation of a new class of Linear Planar Fresnel Collector architecture. This architecture offers a number of key differentiating features which include a planar light-weight frame geometry with small mass-manufacturable elements utilizing flat mirror sections. The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. The noteworthy design features of the BPFC architecture include the use of relatively cheaper flat mirrors and a design which allows the mirror support beam sections to act as load-bearing structural elements resulting in more than a 36% reduction in the overall structural weight compared to an optimized parabolic trough. Also, it was shown that the utilization of small mass-produced elements significantly lowers mass-production and logistics costs that can more quickly deliver economies of scale, even for smaller installations while also reducing shipping and installation costs. Moreover, unlike the traditional Fresnel trough the BPFC architecture does not require complex articulating drive mechanisms but instead utilizes a standard parabolic trough hydraulic drive mechanism. In addition to the development of the Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector, an optimized conventional space-frame type parabolic trough was also designed, built, analyzed and field-tested during the first phase of this award. The design of the conventional space-frame parabolic collector was refined with extensive FEA and CFD analysis to reduce material costs and re-designed for simpler fabrication and more accurate lower-cost field assembly. This optimized parabolic trough represented an improvement over the state-of-the art of the traditional parabolic trough architecture and also served as a more rigorous and less subjective benchmark that was used for comparison of new candidate design architectures. The results of the expanded 1st phase of the DOE award project showed that both the Optimized Parabolic Trough and the new Bi-Planar Fresnel Collector design concepts failed to meet the primary objectives for the project of achieving a 50% cost reduction from the industry reference total installed cost of $350/m2. Results showed that the BPFC came in at projected total installed cost of $237/m2 representing a 32% savings compared to the industry benchmark conventional parabolic trough. And the cost reduction obtained by the Optimized Parabolic Trough compared to the

Ansari, Asif; Philip, Lee; Thouppuarachchi, Chirath

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Materials and Structures for Super High Efficiency Multi-Junction Solar Cells  

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III–V compound multi-junction solar cells have great potential for space and terrestrial applications because they have high efficiency potential of more than 50% and superior ... bottom cell, we have demonstrate...

Masafumi Yamaguchi; Hidetoshi Suzuki…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar disinfection: an approach for low-cost household water treatment technology in Southwestern Ethiopia  

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Disinfection of contaminated water using solar radiation (SODIS) is known to inactivate ... study was aiming to test the efficiency of solar disinfection using different water parameters as low-cost household wat...

Awrajaw Dessie; Esayas Alemayehu…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple EFG Silicon Ribbon Technology as the Basis for Manufacturing Low-Cost Terrestrial Solar Cells  

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The development of a technology for production of low-cost silicon sheet substrates for solar cells based on the EFG process has been...2) solar cells prepared from this 10 cm wide ribbon...

B. Mackintosh; J. P. Kalejs; C. T. Ho; F. V. Wald

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project | Department of  

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

Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project The U.S. Department of Energy is currently conducting research into advanced low-cost solar water heating. This project will employ innovative techniques to adapt water heating technology to meet U.S. market requirements, including specifications, cost, and performance targets. Project Description This project seeks to identify and resolve technical, performance, and cost barriers to the development of easy-to-install and reliable solar water heating systems for all major U.S. climate regions. The project will also evaluate opportunities for breakthrough system innovations and innovations in advanced system performance ratings. Project Partners

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A low?cost electronic solar energy control  

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A simple inexpensive differential thermostat circuit for use with a solar heating system is described.

Richard A. Blade; Charles T. Small

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Linear Luminescent Coupling in Series-Connected Multijunction Solar Cells  

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The assumption of superposition or linearity of photocurrent with solar flux is widespread for calculations and measurements of solar cells. The well-known effect of luminescent coupling in multijunction solar cells has also been assumed to be linear with excess current. Here we show significant non-linearities in luminescent coupling in III-V multijunction solar cells and propose a simple model based on competition between radiative and nonradiative processes in the luminescent junction to explain these non-linearities. We demonstrate a technique for accurately measuring the junction photocurrents under a specified reference spectrum, that accounts for and quantifies luminescent coupling effects.

Steiner, M. A.; Geisz, J. F.

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Low-Cost Solar Receiver for Use in a Supercritical...  

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Low-Cost Solar Receiver for Use in a Supercritical CO 2 Recompression Cycle Brayton Energy, LLC Award Number: DE-EE0005799 | November 30, 2012 | Sullivan * Numerical Modeling is...

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators FY13 Q2 | Department...  

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FY13 Q2 Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators FY13 Q2 This document summarizes the progress of this Jet Propulsion Laboratory project, funded by SunShot, for the second quarter...

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Fundamental understanding and development of low-cost, high-efficiency silicon solar cells  

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The overall objectives of this program are (1) to develop rapid and low-cost processes for manufacturing that can improve yield, throughput, and performance of silicon photovoltaic devices, (2) to design and fabricate high-efficiency solar cells on promising low-cost materials, and (3) to improve the fundamental understanding of advanced photovoltaic devices. Several rapid and potentially low-cost technologies are described in this report that were developed and applied toward the fabrication of high-efficiency silicon solar cells.

ROHATGI,A.; NARASIMHA,S.; MOSCHER,J.; EBONG,A.; KAMRA,S.; KRYGOWSKI,T.; DOSHI,P.; RISTOW,A.; YELUNDUR,V.; RUBY,DOUGLAS S.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact Sheet)  

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Many scientists once believed that high-quality gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) alloys could not be grown for use as semiconductors because the alloys would separate. However, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) thought differently, and they employed GaInP in a material combination that allowed the multijunction cell to flourish. The multijunction cell is now the workhorse that powers satellites and the catalyst for renewed interest in concentrator photovoltaic products.

Not Available

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Light Weigh Thin Film Solar Concentrators  

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

Light Weight Thin Film Solar Concentrators PI: Gani B. Ganapathi (JPLCaltech) Other Contributors: L'Garde: Art Palisoc, Gyula Greschik, Koorosh Gidanian JPL: Bill Nesmith,...

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Low-Cost Light Weigh Thin Film Solar Concentrators  

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This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators JPL logo Graphic of two dishes, mounted to the ground, that are side-by-side. This graphic shows the JPL/L'Garde lightweight concentrator facets, which are deployed for different configurations. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with funding from the 2012 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) R&D FOA, is designing an optimized solar thermal collector structure using a lightweight collector structure capable of lowering structural costs, simplifying installation, and leading to mass-manufacturability. Approach The JPL project seeks to achieve the SunShot Initiative installed cost target of $75/m2 for a solar thermal collector system, as well as SunShot performance targets for optical errors, operations during windy conditions, and lifetime.

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Nanobonding for Multi-Junction Solar Cells at Room Temperature T. Yu, M. M. R. Howlader*, F. Zhang, M. Bakr  

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in windows, roofs and outside walls of new houses and buildings at the construction stage [1]. Among variousNanobonding for Multi-Junction Solar Cells at Room Temperature T. Yu, M. M. R. Howlader*, F. Zhang of the interfacial properties of Si/GaAs indicates its potential use on the fabrication of multi-junction solar cells

Howlader, Matiar R

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The Potential for Low-Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems  

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Concern over the possibility of global climate change as a result of anthropogenic greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere is resulting in increased interest in renewable energy technologies. The World Bank recently sponsored a study to determine whether solar thermal power plants can achieve cost parity with conventional power plants. The paper reviews the conclusions of that study.

Price, H. W. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Carpenter, S. (Enermodal Engineering Limited)

1999-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic Semiconductors for Low—Cost Solar Cells  

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The current cost of solar electricity derived from silicon photovoltaics is about 30 to 40 cents per kilowatt—hour. This cost is similar to peak—power charges in California during the height of summer thus establishing a partial path to economic viability. However this competitiveness is not viable in other seasons and many other locations. This paper will discuss the basic theory and progress of a new class of photovoltaic semiconductors derived from organic polymer materials. These materials have obtained promising results with 5% conversion efficiency. In addition these materials can be manufactured relatively easily by using printing technologies and roll?to?roll coating machines similar to those used to make photographic film or newspapers. Solar cells made this way would not only be cheaper but could also be incorporated into roofing materials to reduce installation costs. Organic semiconductors can be dissolved in common solvents and sprayed or printed onto substrates so they are very promising candidates for the solar production of electricity.

Michael D. McGehee; Chiatzun Goh

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power  

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Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power Super-Efficient Cells Key to Low-Cost Solar Power February 16, 2011 This photo shows eight Amonix 7700 solar power generators, those in front tilted horizontally, those in the rear tilted near vertically. Each is a huge rectangle divided into hundreds of squares holding cells and lenses. Enlarge image The Amonix 7700 Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Power Generators are showcasing reliability and undergoing validation-of-performance measurements at the SolarTAC facility in Aurora, Colo. Credit: Dennis Schroeder In this photo, a man in an orange safety vest and hardhat is using a laptop, with large concentrated photovoltaic generators in the background. Enlarge image A technician at SolarTAC in Aurora, CO, enters some numbers into a laptop as he monitors validation of the Amonix 7700 Solar Power Generators.

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Processes for producing low cost, high efficiency silicon solar cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Processes which utilize rapid thermal processing (RTP) are provided for inexpensively producing high efficiency silicon solar cells. The RTP processes preserve minority carrier bulk lifetime {tau} and permit selective adjustment of the depth of the diffused regions, including emitter and back surface field (bsf), within the silicon substrate. In a first RTP process, an RTP step is utilized to simultaneously diffuse phosphorus and aluminum into the front and back surfaces, respectively, of a silicon substrate. Moreover, an in situ controlled cooling procedure preserves the carrier bulk lifetime {tau} and permits selective adjustment of the depth of the diffused regions. In a second RTP process, both simultaneous diffusion of the phosphorus and aluminum as well as annealing of the front and back contacts are accomplished during the RTP step. In a third RTP process, the RTP step accomplishes simultaneous diffusion of the phosphorus and aluminum, annealing of the contacts, and annealing of a double-layer antireflection/passivation coating SiN/SiO{sub x}. In a fourth RTP process, the process of applying front and back contacts is broken up into two separate respective steps, which enhances the efficiency of the cells, at a slight time expense. In a fifth RTP process, a second RTP step is utilized to fire and adhere the screen printed or evaporated contacts to the structure. 28 figs.

Rohatgi, A.; Doshi, P.; Tate, J.K.; Mejia, J.; Chen, Z.

1998-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost evacuated-tube solar collector. Final report  

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A prototype design for an evacuated tube air cooled solar collector module has been completed. A product cost study, based on the production of 60,000 of the prototype modules per year (approx. 1,000,000 square feet annually), estimates that the module as shipped would have a cost at inventory of $7.09 to $7.40 per square foot of aperture. Computer programs were developed to predict the optical and thermal performance of the module. Antireflective coatings (porous aluminum oxide) which could be formed by spraying or dipping were demonstrated but degraded more rapidly when exposed to a high humidity ambient than acid etched films. A selective black chromium oxide multi-layered graded film was vapor deposited which had an absorptivity of about 0.9 and an emissivity of 0.03. When the film was heated to temperatures of 400/sup 0/C in a gettered vacuum for as little as 24 hours, however, irreversible changes took place both between and within coating layers which resulted in ..cap alpha.. decreasing to about 0.73 and epsilon increasing to 0.14. The product cost studies indicate that module design changes are warranted to reduce product cost prior to tooling for production.

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1981-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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III-V Growth on Silicon Toward a Multijunction Cell  

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A III-V on Si multijunction solar cell promises high efficiency at relatively low cost. The challenges to epitaxial growth of high-quality III-Vs on Si, though, are extensive. Lattice-matched (LM) dilute-nitride GaNPAs solar cells have been grown on Si, but their performance is limited by defects related to the nitrogen. Advances in the growth of lattice-mismatched (LMM) materials make more traditional III-Vs, such as GaInP and GaAsP, very attractive for use in multijunction solar cells on silicon.

Geisz, J.; Olson, J.; McMahon, W.; Friedman, D.; Kibbler, A.; Kramer, C.; Young, M.; Duda, A.; Ward, S.; Ptak, A.; Kurtz, S.; Wanlass, M.; Ahrenkiel, P.; Jiang, C. S.; Moutinho, H.; Norman, A.; Jones, K.; Romero, M.; Reedy, B.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of Back Contact Silicon Solar Cells for Low-Cost Application  

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Back contact solar cells hold significant promise for increased performance in photovoltaics for the near future. Two major advantages which these cells possess are a lack of grid shading loss and coplanar interconnection. Front contacted cells can have up to 10% shading loss when using screen printed metal grids. A front contact cell must also use solder connections which run from the front of one cell to the back of the next for series interconnection. This procedure is more difficult to automate than the case of co-planar contacts. The back contact cell design is not a recent concept. The earliest silicon solar cell developed by Bell Labs was a back contact device. There have been many design modifications to the basic concept over the years. To name a few, there is the Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) cell, the Stanford Point contact solar cell, the Emitter Wrap Through (EWT), and its many variations. A number of these design concepts have demonstrated high efficiency. The SunPower back contact solar cell holds the efficiency record for silicon concentrator cells. The challenge is to produce a high efficiency cell at low cost using high throughput techniques. This has yet to be achieved with a back contact cell design. The focus of this paper will be to review the relevant features of back contact cells and progress made toward the goal of a low cost version of this device.

Smith, David D.

1999-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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vacuum technology that is required in crystalline solar cellTechnologies, Inc. “SolarWindow” Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multijunction solar cells for conversion of concentrated sunlight to electricity  

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Solar-cell efficiencies have exceeded 40% in recent years. The keys to achieving these high efficiencies include: 1) use of multiple materials that span the solar spectrum, 2) growth...

Kurtz, Sarah; Geisz, John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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photon harvesting in organic solar cells with luminescentfor low-energy gap organic solar cells,” Sol. Energy Mater.

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic Thin Film System for Multijunction Solar Cells  

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The efficiency of photovoltaic generators based on different semiconductor materials with optimized band gaps can achieve considerably higher values than those obtained with single junction solar cells. For th...

W. H. Bloss; M. Griesinger; E. R. Reinhardt

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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the 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference andin 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference andfor photovoltaic application,” Nano Energy, vol. 1, no. 1,

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost evacuated-tube solar collector appendices. Final report  

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A low cost solar heat energy collector module and array has been designed using the evacuated tube, selective absorber, air cooled concept. Glass tubing as used in fluorescent lamps with automatic sealing methods is a key feature of the evacuated tube design. A molded fiber glass concentrating reflector panel and sheet metal header assembly are proposed. Major design problems involved included the cost of materials and labor, thermal expansion and distortion problems, high stagnation and operating temperatures, isolation, thermal efficiency, sealing, joining, air pressure drop, and weight of the preassembled module. A cost of less than $5 per active square foot of collecting surface has been estimated for materials and labor of the module and its mounting frame.

Beecher, D.T.

1980-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost, single crystal-like substrates for practical, high efficiency solar cells  

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It is well established that high efficiency (20%) solar cells can be routinely fabricated using single crystal photovoltaic (PV) materials with low defect densities. Polycrystalline materials with small grain sizes and no crystallographic texture typically result in reduced efficiences. This has been ascribed primarily to the presence of grain boundaries and their effect on recombination processes. Furthermore, lack of crystallographic texture can result in a large variation in dopant concentrations which critically control the electronic properties of the material. Hence in order to reproducibly fabricate high efficiency solar cells a method which results in near single crystal material is desirable. Bulk single crystal growth of PV materials is cumbersome, expensive and difficult to scale up. We present here a possible route to achieve this if epitaxial growth of photovoltaic materials on rolling-assisted-biaxially textured-substrates (RABiTS) can be achieved. The RABiTS process uses well-established, industrially scaleable, thermomechanical processing to produce a biaxially textured or single-crystal-like metal substrate with large grains (50-100 {mu}m). This is followed by epitaxial growth of suitable buffer layers to yield chemically and structurally compatible surfaces for epitaxial growth of device materials. Using the RABiTS process it should be possible to economically fabricate single-crystal-like substrates of desired sizes. Epitaxial growth of photovoltaic devices on such substrates presents a possible route to obtaining low-cost, high performance solar cells.

Goyal, A.; Specht, E.D.; List, F.A. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wide-band-gap InAlAs solar cell for an alternative multijunction approach Marina S. Leite,1,a  

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Wide-band-gap InAlAs solar cell for an alternative multijunction approach Marina S. Leite,1,a Robyn L. Woo,2 William D. Hong,2 Daniel C. Law,2 and Harry A. Atwater1 1 California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, California 91125, USA 2 Boeing-Spectrolab Inc., 12500

Atwater, Harry

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Multijunction Photovoltaic Technologies for High-Performance Concentrators: Preprint  

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Multijunction solar cells provide high-performance technology pathways leading to potentially low-cost electricity generated from concentrated sunlight. The National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has funded different III-V multijunction solar cell technologies and various solar concentration approaches. Within this group of projects, III-V solar cell efficiencies of 41% are close at hand and will likely be reported in these conference proceedings. Companies with well-developed solar concentrator structures foresee installed system costs of $3/watt--half of today's costs--within the next 2 to 5 years as these high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies are incorporated into their concentrator photovoltaic systems. These technology improvements are timely as new large-scale multi-megawatt markets, appropriate for high performance PV concentrators, open around the world.

McConnell, R.; Symko-Davies, M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interface properties of GaInP/Ge hetero-structure sub-cells of multi-junction solar cells  

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The interface properties of the GaInP/Ge hetero-structure solar cells were studied. It was found that an undesirable potential barrier for the majority carriers could occur at the n-GaInP/n-Ge hetero-interface during the growth of multi-junction solar cells. The potential barrier at the GaInP/Ge interface leads to S-shape behaviour of I?V curves at low temperatures, which was observed either for the single junctions or for the multi-junction solar cells containing the n-GaInP/n-Ge interface. The values of the effective barrier height and width as 0.12???0.05?eV and 45?55?nm, respectively, were estimated by admittance spectroscopy and by C?V profiling measurements.

A S Gudovskikh; K S Zelentsov; N A Kalyuzhnyy; V V Evstropov; V M Lantratov; S A Mintairov

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of low cost, passive solar/earth contact housing using an embankment wall concept. Final report  

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The basis of the grant proposal was to research, design, and develop a system for constructing an attractive, low cost passive solar/earth contact dwelling. In achieving all of these goals the grant was considered to be highly successful. The energy savings potential of the dwelling was very impressive. The amount of back-up heat required makes the house as efficient as any for the mid-west climate. This makes the idea more marketable with each increase in utility costs.

McGuire, S.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ultra-Light, Low-Cost Solar Concentrator Offers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of times onto smaller solar cells." -- Mark O'Neill, Chief Technology Officer, Entech Solar, Inc. "The SLA Offers Unparalleled Efficiency and Performance Affordable Green Energy Technology from NASA/Entech Solar Fresnel lenses for optical concentration, minimizing solar cell area, mass, and cost. The SLA has been

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Next-generation multijunction solar cells: The promise of II-VI materials  

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High concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems offer the highest photovoltaic(PV) conversion efficiencies. Also as production is beginning to ramp up HCPV is becoming cost competitive with thin-film poly-CdTe and crystalline Si systems in high solar insolation regions. High solar concentrations X???500 are used to increase cell efficiencies and greatly reduce the cell area per unit of incident solar radiation thereby greatly reducing the cell cost per watt. The monolithic three-junction (3J) solar cells presently used in HCPV systems typically consist of two epitaxialIII-V homojunctions such as GaInP and GaInAs grown on an active Ge substrate by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). The III-Vbandgaps are chosen to match the currents generated in each junction and minimize the energy lost to thermalization of the electron-hole pairs generated subject to the constraint of approximate lattice matching. We propose using cells consisting of one or more CdTe-based II-VI homojunctions grown on large-area active Si substrates by high-throughput MBE or a less expensive high-vacuum deposition technique as an alternative to III-V based multijunction cells grown by MOCVD. The bandgap of Si is more optimal than that of Ge for two-junction (2J) or 3J cells and lattice mismatches affect the efficiencies of such cells only slightly which allows greater freedom in the choice of bandgaps and thus the potential for higher efficiencies. Also such cells could be manufactured at a much lower cost due to the larger area much lower cost and superior mechanical properties of Si substrates as compared to Ge substrates. The much lower cell cost also would enable medium concentration PV systems that would require more cell area but with simplified less expensive tracking and optics resulting in lower overall system costs. Promising initial results from material-property measurements and single-junction and 2J CdZnTe/Si cell characterization results are given. Both the promise of the proposed technology and the challenges it faces are discussed.

J. W. Garland; T. Biegala; M. Carmody; C. Gilmore; S. Sivananthan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heater market.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical beam epitaxy growth of AlGaAs/GaAs tunnel junctions using trimethyl aluminium for multijunction solar cells  

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AlGaAs/GaAs tunnel junctions for use in high concentration multijunction solar cells were designed and grown by chemical beam epitaxy (CBE) using trimethyl aluminium (TMA) as the p-dopant source for the AlGaAs active layer. Controlled hole concentration up to 4?10{sup 20} cm{sup ?3} was achieved through variation in growth parameters. Fabricated tunnel junctions have a peak tunneling current up to 6140 A/cm{sup 2}. These are suitable for high concentration use and outperform GaAs/GaAs tunnel junctions.

Paquette, B.; DeVita, M.; Turala, A.; Kolhatkar, G.; Boucherif, A.; Jaouad, A.; Aimez, V.; Arès, R. [Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec (Canada)] [Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec (Canada); Wilkins, M.; Wheeldon, J. F.; Walker, A. W.; Hinzer, K. [Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (Canada)] [Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Fafard, S. [Cyrium Technologies Inc., Ottawa, ON (Canada)] [Cyrium Technologies Inc., Ottawa, ON (Canada)

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of cascaded low cost solar cell with CuO substrate  

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For many years the main focus of R and D in solar cells was the development of high-efficiency solar convertors. However with solar technology beginning to be a part of national grids and stand-alone power supplies for variety of individual customers, the emphasis has changed, namely, the cost per kilowatt- hour (kW-hr) started to be an important figure of merit. Although Si does dominate the market of solar convertors, this material has total cost of kilowatt-hour much higher than what the power grid is providing presently to customers. It is well known that the cost of raw semiconductor material is a major factor in formulation of the final cost of a solar cell. That motivated us to search and design a novel solar cell using cheap materials. The new p-i-n solar cell consists of hetero-structure cascade of materials with step by step decreasing energy gap. Since the lattice constant of these three materials do differ not more than 2%, the more expensive epitaxial fabrication methods can be used as well. It should be emphasized that designed solar cell is not a cascade of three solar cells connected in series. Our market study shows that Si solar panel which costs $250–400 / m{sup 2} leads to a cost of $0.12–0.30 / kW-hr. To the contrary, CuO based solar cells with Cadmium compounds on top, would cost $100 / m{sup 2}. This will allow the novel solar cell to produce electricity at a cost of $0.06–0.08 / kW-hr.

Samson, Mil'shtein; Anup, Pillai; Shiv, Sharma; Garo, Yessayan [Advanced Electronic Technology Center, ECE Dept., University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA-01851 (United States)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact...  

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and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heaters. Water heating energy use represents the second largest energy demand for homes...

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Design of a compact, lightweight, and low-cost solar concentrator  

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The objective of this mechanical design project was to improve the current design of large and heavy solar concentrators. The three main design goals were: making the system compact, making the system lightweight, and ...

González, Gabriel J. (Gabriel Joe), 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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P+N N+ and Pin Low Cost Silicon Solar Cell Technology  

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The results of a study which has as its main goal the fabrication of silicon solar cell panels using only the most simple techniques is presented. Spin-on diffusion sources were used to form the junctions, whi...

O. Leistiko; Y. Safir; W. G. Proctor

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency, Low Cost Solar Cells Manufactured Using 'Silicon Ink' on Thin Crystalline Silicon Wafers  

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Reported are the development and demonstration of a 17% efficient 25mm x 25mm crystalline Silicon solar cell and a 16% efficient 125mm x 125mm crystalline Silicon solar cell, both produced by Ink-jet printing Silicon Ink on a thin crystalline Silicon wafer. To achieve these objectives, processing approaches were developed to print the Silicon Ink in a predetermined pattern to form a high efficiency selective emitter, remove the solvents in the Silicon Ink and fuse the deposited particle Silicon films. Additionally, standard solar cell manufacturing equipment with slightly modified processes were used to complete the fabrication of the Silicon Ink high efficiency solar cells. Also reported are the development and demonstration of a 18.5% efficient 125mm x 125mm monocrystalline Silicon cell, and a 17% efficient 125mm x 125mm multicrystalline Silicon cell, by utilizing high throughput Ink-jet and screen printing technologies. To achieve these objectives, Innovalight developed new high throughput processing tools to print and fuse both p and n type particle Silicon Inks in a predetermined pat-tern applied either on the front or the back of the cell. Additionally, a customized Ink-jet and screen printing systems, coupled with customized substrate handling solution, customized printing algorithms, and a customized ink drying process, in combination with a purchased turn-key line, were used to complete the high efficiency solar cells. This development work delivered a process capable of high volume producing 18.5% efficient crystalline Silicon solar cells and enabled the Innovalight to commercialize its technology by the summer of 2010.

Antoniadis, H.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-performance broadband optical coatings on InGaN/GaN solar cells for multijunction device integration  

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We demonstrate InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well solar cells grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on a bulk (0001) substrate with high-performance broadband optical coatings to improve light absorption. A front-side anti-reflective coating and a back-side dichroic mirror were designed to minimize front surface reflections across a broad spectral range and maximize rear surface reflections only in the spectral range absorbed by the InGaN, making the cells suitable for multijunction solar cell integration. Application of optical coatings increased the peak external quantum efficiency by 56% (relative) and conversion efficiency by 37.5% (relative) under 1 sun AM0 equivalent illumination.

Young, N. G., E-mail: ngyoung@engineering.ucsb.edu; Farrell, R. M.; Iza, M.; Speck, J. S. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Perl, E. E.; Keller, S. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Bowers, J. E.; Nakamura, S.; DenBaars, S. P. [Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High volume method of making low-cost, lightweight solar materials  

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A thin film solar cell and a method fabricating thin film solar cells on flexible substrates. The method includes including providing a flexible polymeric substrate, depositing a photovoltaic precursor on a surface of the substrate, such as CdTe, ZrTe, CdZnTe, CdSe or Cu(In,Ga)Se.sub.2, and exposing the photovoltaic precursor to at least one 0.5 microsecond to 10 second pulse of predominately infrared light emitted from a light source having a power output of about 20,000 W/cm.sup.2 or less to thermally convert the precursor into a crystalline photovoltaic material having a photovoltaic efficiency of greater than one percent, the conversion being carried out without substantial damage to the substrate.

Blue, Craig A.; Clemens, Art; Duty, Chad E.; Harper, David C.; Ott, Ronald D.; Rivard, John D.; Murray, Christopher S.; Murray, Susan L.; Klein, Andre R.

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Dye-Sentitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are an emerging low-cost third generation photovoltaic technology particularly suited for efficient light-  

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light-to -electricity conversion efficiency in early implementations under AM1.5 solar light. EasyDye-Sentitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) are an emerging low-cost third generation photovoltaic technology particularly suited for efficient light- to-electricity conversion in indoors low-light

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DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH EFFICIENCY MECHANICALLY STACKED MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL  

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Monolithic, 2-terminal, epitaxially grown multi-junctions represent the state-of-the-art in high efficiency photovoltaic space power. Their in-situ monolithic integration results in an elegant device structure with high efficiency, relatively high specific power, and a simple fabrication process. The monolithic, epitaxially grown nature of these devices also imposes materials and design restrictions which impede the march to significantly higher

Daniel Aiken; Paul Sharps; Mark Stan; Harry Atwater; Anna Fontcuberta I Morral; James Zahler; Mark Wanlass

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Low-Cost Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems for Mild Climates  

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In FY99, Solar Heating and Lighting set the goal to reduce the life-cycle cost of saved-energy for solar domestic hot water (SDHW) systems in mild climates by 50%, primarily through use of polymer technology. Two industry teams (Davis Energy Group/SunEarth (DEG/SE) and FAFCO) have been developing un-pressurized integral-collector-storage (ICS) systems having load-side heat exchangers, and began field-testing in FY04. DEG/SE?s ICS has a rotomolded tank and thermoformed glazing. Based upon manufacturing issues, costs, and poor performance, the FAFCO team changed direction in late FY04 from an un-pressurized ICS to a direct thermosiphon design based upon use of pool collectors. Support for the teams is being provided for materials testing, modeling, and system testing. New ICS system models have been produced to model the new systems. A new ICS rating procedure for the ICS systems is undergoing testing and validation. Pipe freezing, freeze protection valves, and overheating have been tested and analyzed.

Burch, J.; Christensen, C.; Merrigan, T.; Hewett, R.; Jorgensen, G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter IB-3 - Low-Cost Industrial Technologies for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells  

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Publisher Summary Silicon substrates used in commercial solar cell processes contain a near-surface saw-damaged layer, which has to be removed at the beginning of the process. Thickness of the damage depends on the technique used in wafering of the ingot. A layer with thickness of 20 to 30 ?m has to be etched from both sides of wafers cut by an inner-diameter blade saw, while only 10 to 200 ? m is enough when a wire saw is used. The etching process has to be slightly modified when applied to multicrystalline substrates. Too fast or prolonged etching can produce steps at grain boundaries. This can lead to problems with interruptions of metal contacts. This problem can be avoided by an isotropic etching based on a mixture of nitric, acetic, and hydrofluoric acids. However, a strong exothermic reaction makes this etching process difficult to control and toxicity of the solution creates safety and waste disposal problems. The silicon surface after saw damage etching is shiny and reflects more than 35% of incident light. The reflection losses in commercial solar cells are reduced mainly by random chemical texturing. Surface texturing reduces the optical reflection from the single crystalline silicon surface to less than 10% by allowing the reflected ray to be recoupled into the cell.

Jozef Szlufcik; S. Sivoththaman; Johan F. Nijs; Robert P. Mertens; Roger Van Overstraeten

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Array automated assembly task low cost silicon solar array project. Phase 2. Final report  

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The initial contract was a Phase II Process Development for a process sequence, but with concentration on two particular process steps: laserscribing and spray-on junction formation. The add-on portion of the contract was to further develop these tasks, to incorporate spray-on of AR Coating and aluminum and to study the application of microwave energy to solar cell fabrication. The overall process cost projection is 97.918 cents/Wp. The major contributor to this excess cost is the module encapsulation materials cost. During the span of this contract the study of microwave application to solar cell fabrication produced the ability to apply this technique to any requirement of 600/sup 0/C or less. Above this temperature, non-uniformity caused the processing to be unreliable. The process sequence is described in detail, and a SAMICS cost analysis for each valid process step studied is presented. A temporary catalog for expense items is included, and engineering specifications for the process steps are given. (WHK)

Olson, Clayton

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Water Heating with Low-Cost Plastic Systems (Brochure), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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

buildings consumed over 392,000 billion Btu of site- buildings consumed over 392,000 billion Btu of site- delivered energy for buildings during FY 2007 at a total cost of $6.5 billion. [1] Earlier data indicate that about 10% of this is used to heat water. [2] Targeting energy consumption in Federal buildings, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires new Federal buildings and major renovations to meet 30% of their hot water demand with solar energy, provided it is cost-effective over the life of the system. In October 2009, President Obama expanded the energy reduction and performance requirements of EISA and its subsequent regulations with his Executive Order 13514. Federal facilities having financial difficulty meeting the EISA mandate and executive order (e.g., facilities with natural

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NREL Scientists Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Scientists Spurred the Success Scientists Spurred the Success of Multijunction Solar Cells Before 1984, many scientists believed that high-quality gallium indium phosphide (GaInP) alloys could not be grown for use as semiconductors because the alloys would separate. One researcher at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) thought differently. His name was Jerry Olson, and his innovative thinking changed solar history. Olson identified a material combination that allowed the multijunction cell to flourish. It is now the workhorse that powers satellites and the catalyst for renewed interest in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) products. In the early 1980s, Olson was a scientist at SERI, the predecessor of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At the time, solar researchers were looking for the ideal combina-

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Multijunction III-V Photovoltaics Research | Department of Energy  

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

coating. DOE invests in multijunction III-V solar cell research to drive down the costs of the materials, manufacturing, tracking techniques, and concentration methods used...

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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 Gómez; 10.1016/j.solmat.2012.02.022

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGN APPROACHES AND MATERIALS PROCESSES FOR ULTRAHIGH EFFICIENCY LATTICE MISMATCHED MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS Melissa J. Griggs 1 , Daniel C. Law 2 , Richard R. King 2 , Arthur C. Ackerman 3 , James M. Zahler 3 , Harry A. Atwater 1 1 California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125, USA 2 Spectrolab Engineering Inc., 12500 Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar, California

Atwater, Harry

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Low Cost, Durable Seal  

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Cost, Durable Seal Cost, Durable Seal George M. Roberts UTC Power Corporation February 14, 2007 This presentation does not contain any proprietary or confidential information 1 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL Outline * Project Objective * Technical Approach * Timeline * Team Roles * Budget * Q&A 2 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL Project Objective Develop advanced, low cost, durable seal materials and sealing techniques amenable to high volume manufacture of PEM cell stacks. DOE Targets/Goals/Objectives Project Goal Durability Transportation: 5,000 hr Stationary: 40,000 hr Durability Improve mechanical and chemical stability to achieve 40,000 hr of useful operating life. Low Cost Low Cost A material cost equivalent to or less than the cost of silicones in common use. 3 LOW COST, DURABLE SEAL

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Low Cost, Durable Seal  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation, which focuses on low cost, durable seals, was given by George Roberts of UTC Power at a February 2007 meeting on new fuel cell projects.

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High-Efficiency Low-Cost Solar Receiver for Use in a Supercritical CO2 Recompression Cycle  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

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Low-Cost Heliostat for Modular Systems- Presentation from SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

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Profiling the Built-In Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells (Poster)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We have observed three electrical potentials at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions of GnInP{sub 2}/GaAs tandem-junction solar cells, by performing the UHV-SKPM measurement. The effect of laser illumination was avoided by using GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the AFM operation. We also observed higher potentials at the atomic steps than on the terraces for both p-type GaInP{sub 2} epitaxial layer and p-type GaAs substrate, and found that the potential at steps of GaAs substrate depends on the step directions.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - III-V Multijunction Materials and Devices  

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III-V Multijunction Materials and Devices R&D III-V Multijunction Materials and Devices R&D NREL has a strong research capability in III-V multijunction photovoltaic (PV) cells. The inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) technology, which is fundamentally a new technology path with breakthrough performance and cost advantages, is a particular focus. We invented and first demonstrated the IMM solar cell and introduced it to the PV industry. Our scientists earlier invented and demonstrated the first-ever multijunction PV cell-and then worked with industry to develop the industry-standard GaInP/Ga(In)As/Ge) technology. III-V multijunction cells, which address both space and terrestrial power needs, have achieved the highest energy conversion efficiencies of all PV cells, with the current record exceeding 40%.

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Low-cost, deterministic quasi-periodic photonic structures for light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Light trapping has been an important issue for thin film silicon solar cells because of the low absorption coefficient in the near infrared range. In this paper, we present a photonic structure which combines anodic aluminum ...

Sheng, Xing

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Contribution to solving the energy crisis: Simulating the prospects for low cost energy through silicon solar cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

PECAN (Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Analysis) is a highly interactive decision analysis and support system. It simulates the prospects for widespread use of solar cells for the generation of electrical power. PECAN consists of a set of integrated APL ...

Alexander Kran

1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Profiling the Built-In Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells  

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We report on a direct measurement of the electrical potential on cross-sections of GaInP{sub 2}/GaAs multiple-junction solar cells by using an ultrahigh-vacuum scanning Kelvin probe microscope (UHV-SKPM). The UHV-SKPM allows us to measure the potential without air molecules being adsorbed on the cross-sectional surface. Moreover, it uses a GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the atomic force microscope (AFM) operation. This eliminated the light-absorption-induced bottom-junction flattening and top-junction enhancement, which happened in our previous potential measurement using a 1.85-eV laser for the AFM operation. Three potentials were measured at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions. Values of the potentials are smaller than the potentials in the bulk. This indicates that the Fermi level on the UHV-cleaved (110) surface was pinned, presumably due to defects upon cleaving. We also observed higher potentials at atomic steps than on the terraces for both GaInP2 epitaxial layer and GaAs substrate. Combining scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and SKPM measurements, we found that the potential height at steps of the GaAs substrate depends on the step direction, which is probably a direct result of unbalanced cations and anions at the steps.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Profiling the Built-in Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells: Preprint  

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We report on a direct measurement of the electrical potential on cross-sections of GaInP2/GaAs multiple-junction solar cells by using an ultrahigh-vacuum scanning Kelvin probe microscope (UHV-SKPM). The UHV-SKPM allows us to measure the potential without air molecules being adsorbed on the cross-sectional surface. Moreover, it uses a GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the atomic force microscope (AFM) operation. This eliminated the light-absorption-induced bottom-junction flattening and top-junction enhancement, which happened in our previous potential measurement using a 1.85-eV laser for the AFM operation. Three potentials were measured at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions. Values of the potentials are smaller than the potentials in the bulk. This indicates that the Fermi level on the UHV-cleaved (110) surface was pinned, presumably due to defects upon cleaving. We also observed higher potentials at atomic steps than on the terraces for both GaInP2 epitaxial layer and GaAs substrate. Combining scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and SKPM measurements, we found that the potential height at steps of the GaAs substrate depends on the step direction, which is probably a direct result of unbalanced cations and anions at the steps.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase 2 of the array automated assembly task for the low cost silicon solar array project. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Studies were conducted on several fundamental aspects of electroless nickel/solder metallization for silicon solar cells. A process proposed by Motorola, which precedes the electroless nickel plating with several steps of palladium plating and heat treatment, was compared directly with single step electroless nickel plating. Work has directed toward answering specific questions concerning the effect of silicon surface oxide on nickel plating, effects of thermal stresses on the metallization, sintering of nickel plated on silicon, and effects of exposure to the plating solution on solar cell characteristics. The Motorola process was compared with simple electroless nickel plating in a series of parallel experiments. Results are presented. (WHK)

Petersen, R.C.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a low-cost black-liquid solar collector, Phase II. Second semi-annual report, March 1, 1980-August 31, 1980  

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Battelle's Columbus Laboratories (BCL) is continuing its research effort to develop an efficient, low-temperature, low-cost, flat-plate black-liquid solar collector. The research efforts during this second 6-month period of Phase II have been directed toward (1) evaluating the long-term durability of various plastic materials and solar collector designs, (2) obtaining sufficient outdoor performance data to design a full-scale demonstration of a black-liquid solar collector for a commercial application, (3) working closely with a company willing to commercialize black liquid plastic collectors, and (4) incorporating improved black liquids with the identified plastic collector designs. Besides conducting indoor weathering tests of various plastic materials, two outdoor automated test facilities have been operated. One unit has been in use since February 1980 at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio, and the other unit began operation in May 1980 at Ramada Energy Systems, Inc., a collector manufacturing company near Phoenix, Arizona. Since Ramada Energy Systems has been working with extruded polycarbonate panels, Battelle has been working to date with extruded acrylic panel designs. Other potential plastics for solar collectors are being evaluated by exposure testing.

Landstrom, D.K.; Talbert, S.G.; McGinniss, V.D.

1980-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase 2 of the array automated assembly task for the Low Cost Silicon Solar Array Project. Seventh quarterly report  

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Work during this quarter emphasized the evaluation of the Motorola metallization process, the major experimental task of the program. The Motorola process is a lengthy one, designed to assure reproducible metallization of solar cells, but it was found difficult to reproduce relative to a single step electroless nickel plating. It is also concluded, on the basis of experiments performed to date, that the product of the Motorola process is virtually identical to the product of a simple electroless nickel plating process.

Petersen, R.C.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs | Department...  

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Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)...

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Array automated assembly task for the Low-Cost Silicon Solar Array Project, Phase 2. Sixth quarterly report  

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This program is concerned with nickel/solder metallization of silicon solar cells. Work in this second quarter of the program extension comprised portions of four experimental tasks. The task to study nickel plating on silicon oxide films has led to the finding that the plating solution dissolves oxide before depositing nickel. The electron microprobe study of nickel penetration of silicon has shown that sintering can be conducted for long times at 300/sup 0/C but that problems may arise above this temperature, even though there is no significant penetration of nickel into silicon below about 450/sup 0/C. Measurements on cells fabricated using plating times in the four to fourteen minute range indicate no degradation of cell properties as a result of contact with the plating solution in this time range, but do show evidence of poor contact quality if the nickel plate is either too thick or too thin. The task to assess the Motorola plating process is in its early stages, but it is evident that the process is a very complex and time consuming one.

Petersen, R.C.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Low Cost, Durable Seal  

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Seal durability is critical to achieving the 2010 DOE operational life goals for both stationary and transportation PEM fuel cell stacks. The seal material must be chemically and mechanically stable in an environment consisting of aggressive operating temperatures, humidified gases, and acidic membranes. The seal must also be producible at low cost. Currentlyused seal materials do not meet all these requirements. This project developed and demonstrated a high consistency hydrocarbon rubber seal material that was able to meet the DOE technical and cost targets. Significant emphasis was placed on characterization of the material and full scale molding demonstrations.

Roberts, George; Parsons, Jason; Friedman, Jake

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

89

SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development  

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Low-Cost Heliostat Development to Low-Cost Heliostat Development to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment National Laboratory Research & Development

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Low-Cost "Vacuum Desiccator"  

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Low-Cost "Vacuum Desiccator" ... Described are individualized, low-cost, and safe desiccators that can be efficiently and rapidly made with an inexpensive kitchen aid sold for shrink-wrapping food. ... Cost-Effective Teacher ...

Frederick Sweet

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Prize: America's Most Affordable Rooftop Solar: A Competition To Spur Low-Cost Rooftop Solar Installations Across The Nation (Fact Sheet)  

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The SunShot Prize encourages novel public-private partnerships, original business models, and innovative approaches to installing clean, renewable solar energy. The sustainable business strategies developed by participants will provide transferable lessons that can be applied nationwide to hasten America's transition to affordable clean energy in a post-subsidy market.

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2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint Development of Coated Conductor and Low Cost Thin Film Solar Cells: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-007-213  

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UES plans on developing CIGS thin films by using Metal Organic Deposition (MOD) technique as it is a low-cost, non-vacuum method for scale-up to large area PV modules. NREL will support UES, Inc. through expert processing, characterization and device fabrication. NREL scientists will also help develop a processing phase diagram which includes composition, film thickness, annealing temperature and ambient conditions. Routine measurements of devices and materials will be done under NREL's core support project.

Bhattacharya, R.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Spectral Sensor Development Description.  

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Solar spectral data for all parts of the US is limited due in part to the high cost of commercial spectrometers. Solar spectral information is necessary for accurate photovoltaic (PV) performance forecasting, especially for large utility-scale PV installations. A low-cost solar spectral sensor would address the obstacles and needs. In this report, a novel low-cost, discrete- band sensor device, comprised of five narrow-band sensors, is described. The hardware is comprised of commercial-off-the-shelf components to keep the cost low. Data processing algorithms were developed and are being refined for robustness. PV module short-circuit current ( I sc ) prediction methods were developed based on interaction-terms regression methodology and spectrum reconstruction methodology for computing I sc . The results suggest the computed spectrum using the reconstruction method agreed well with the measured spectrum from the wide-band spectrometer (RMS error of 38.2 W/m 2 -nm). Further analysis of computed I sc found a close correspondence of 0.05 A RMS error. The goal is for ubiquitous adoption of the low-cost spectral sensor in solar PV and other applications such as weather forecasting.

Armijo, Kenneth Miguel; Yellowhair, Julius

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sponsored by Nanotechnology Seminar Program Fulfilling a Dream: Low Cost  

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fabricated electrodeposited CZTSe and CZTS solar cell with 7.3% record high power conversion efficiency for electrodeposition. Since the solar cell devices with world record efficiency contain both Se and S in the absorber for the development of low cost Cu2ZnSn(Se,S)4 thin film solar cells with even higher efficiency. BIOGRAPHY Lili

Fisher, Frank

95

Planar micro-optic solar concentration  

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designs. 1.2. Solar Cell Technologies Solar technologiesinstallations [5]. A new solar cell technology layers III-Va 1cm 2 multijunction solar cell (Cyrium Technologies). The

Karp, Jason Harris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock glacier monitoring with low-cost GPS  

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moving stations on rock glacier Low-cost L1 GPS receivers (blox) Power source: solar panels Local data Rock glacier GPS antennaGPS antenna Solar panelSolar panel Box incl.Box incl. -GPS receiverData logger Instruments Solar panelSolar panel (24W, 12V, 50x50cm)(24W, 12V, 50x50cm) Costs per station: 2

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Project Profile: Development and Productization of High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Building-Integrated PV Shingles Using Monocrystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells  

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The Solexel-OC team is developing a BIPV roofing shingle product that includes low-profile solar modules and a unique attachment system that will be fastened directly to the roof and incorporates...

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Performance evaluation of an active solar cooling system utilizing low cost plastic collectors and an evaporatively-cooled absorption chiller. Final report  

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During the summer of 1982, air conditioning in Solar House III at Colorado State University was provided by an evaporatively-cooled absorption chiller. The single-effect lithium bromide chiller provided by Arkla Industries is an experimental three-ton unit from which heat is rejected by direct evaporative cooling of the condenser and absorber walls, thereby eliminating the need for a separate cooling tower. Domestic hot water was also provided by use of a double-walled heat exchanger and 300-l (80-gal) hot water tank. For solar heat supply to the cooling system, plastic thin film collectors developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory were installed on the roof of Solar House III. Failure to withstand stagnation temperatures forced replacement of solar energy with an electric heat source. Objectives of the project were: (1) evaluation of system performance over the course of one cooling season in Fort collins, Colorado; (2) optimization of system operation and control; (3) development of a TRNSYS compatible model of the chiller; and (4) determination of cooling system performance in several US climates by use of the model.

Lof, G.O.G.; Westhoff, M.A.; Karaki, S.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector  

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Next-Generation Low-Cost Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment

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Dow Offers Low-Cost Ethylenimine  

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New process paves way to commercialization of highly reactive cyclic compound at low cost ... Behind the imine's substantially lower price tag is a new, low-cost commercial process developed by Dow. ...

1963-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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Concentrators Concentrators California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award Number:0595-1612 | April 18, 2013 | Ganapathi * Mirror module development has been approached with the goal of being applicable to all types of CSP systems * Several heliostat design options being considered to address driving requirements: * Facets that are compliant to winds > 35 mph * Deep structures for optimizing structural efficiency * Pointing accuracy achieved with mechanism design * Simple precision components * Easy on-site assembly with pre-fab components * Structural foam properties and strengthening trades being conducted to reduce overall costs with FEM models Goal: Typical costs for a concentrator (heliostat or parabolic dish) can range between 40-50% of the total costs. To meet SunShot

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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or parabolic dish) can range between 40-50% of the total costs. To meet SunShot cost target of 6ckWh, the concentrator costs need to reduced from 150-200m 2 to 75m 2...

103

High-Efficiency Multijunction Photovoltaics | Center for Energy...  

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Efficiency Multijunction Photovoltaics This Task Group focuses on novel approaches to InGaN and multijunction photovoltaics for unprecedented high photovoltaic energy conversion...

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Low Cost Titanium ? Propulsion Applications | Department of...  

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Applications Low Cost Titanium Propulsion Applications 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Low-Cost Titanium Alloy Production | Department of Energy  

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Cost Titanium Alloy Production Low-Cost Titanium Alloy Production titaniumalloyproduction.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Cost Titanium Propulsion Applications Low Cost...

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Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda | Department...  

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Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Workshop Agenda carbonfiberworkshopagenda.pdf More...

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BUSINESS PLAN NIRMAL: LOW COST WATER PURIFICATION  

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NIRMAL #12;BUSINESS PLAN 2 NIRMAL: LOW COST WATER PURIFICATION I. Executive summary Nearly one the water. Hence we intend to address the issue by providing a low cost water purification system using billion people all over the world do not have access to safe drinking water.It is estimated that around 37

Mlllet, Dylan B.

108

Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform  

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A technology and design evaluation was carried out for the development of a turnkey hydrogen production system in the range of 2.4 - 12 kg/h of hydrogen. The design is based on existing SMR technology and existing chemical processes and technologies to meet the design objectives. Consequently, the system design consists of a steam methane reformer, PSA system for hydrogen purification, natural gas compression, steam generation and all components and heat exchangers required for the production of hydrogen. The focus of the program is on packaging, system integration and an overall step change in the cost of capital required for the production of hydrogen at small scale. To assist in this effort, subcontractors were brought in to evaluate the design concepts and to assist in meeting the overall goals of the program. Praxair supplied the overall system and process design and the subcontractors were used to evaluate the components and system from a manufacturing and overall design optimization viewpoint. Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) techniques, computer models and laboratory/full-scale testing of components were utilized to optimize the design during all phases of the design development. Early in the program evaluation, a review of existing Praxair hydrogen facilities showed that over 50% of the installed cost of a SMR based hydrogen plant is associated with the high temperature components (reformer, shift, steam generation, and various high temperature heat exchange). The main effort of the initial phase of the program was to develop an integrated high temperature component for these related functions. Initially, six independent concepts were developed and the processes were modeled to determine overall feasibility. The six concepts were eventually narrowed down to the highest potential concept. A US patent was awarded in February 2009 for the Praxair integrated high temperature component design. A risk analysis of the high temperature component was conducted to identify any potential design deficiency related to the concept. The analysis showed that no fundamental design flaw existed with the concept, but additional simulations and prototypes would be required to verify the design prior to fabricating a production unit. These identified risks were addressed in detail during Phase II of the development program. Along with the models of the high temperature components, a detailed process and 3D design model of the remainder of system, including PSA, compression, controls, water treatment and instrumentation was developed and evaluated. Also, in Phase II of the program, laboratory/fullscale testing of the high temperature components was completed and stable operation/control of the system was verified. The overall design specifications and test results were then used to develop accurate hydrogen costs for the optimized system. Praxair continued development and testing of the system beyond the Phase II funding provided by the DOE through the end of 2008. This additional testing is not documented in this report, but did provide significant additional data for development of a prototype system as detailed in the Phase III proposal. The estimated hydrogen product costs were developed (2007 basis) for the 4.8 kg/h system at production rates of 1, 5, 10, 100 and 1,000 units built per year. With the low cost SMR approach, the product hydrogen costs for the 4.8 kg/h units at 50 units produced per year were approximately $3.02 per kg. With increasing the volume production to 1,000 units per year, the hydrogen costs are reduced by about 12% to $2.67 per kg. The cost reduction of only 12% is a result of significant design and fabrication efficiencies being realized in all levels of production runs through utilizing the DFMA principles. A simplified and easily manufactured design does not require large production volumes to show significant cost benefits. These costs represent a significant improvement and a new benchmark in the cost to produce small volume on-site hydrogen using existing process technologies. The cost mo

Timothy M. Aaron, Jerome T. Jankowiak

2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

109

Building low-cost music controllers  

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This paper presents our work on building low-cost music controllers intended for educational and creative use. The main idea was to build an electronic music controller, including sensors and a sensor interface, on a “10 euro” budget. We ...

Alexander Refsum Jensenius; Rodolphe Koehly; Marcelo M. Wanderley

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Explorations in Low-Cost Compliant Robotics  

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This thesis presents the findings of exploratory research in low-cost compliant robotics. The most heavily leveraged trade-off is that of mechanical precision for computational power, with the hope that the price of future ...

Kumpf, Adam

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Explorations in low-cost compliant robotics  

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This thesis presents the findings of exploratory research in low-cost compliant robotics. The most heavily leveraged trade-off is that of mechanical precision for computational power, with the hope that the price of future ...

Kumpf, Adam (Adam A.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Optimization of Phase-Engineered a-Si:H-Based Multi-Junction Solar Cells: Final Technical Report, October 2001-July 2005  

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The scope of the work under this subcontract has involved investigating engineered improvements in the performance and stability of solar cells in a systematic way, which included the following four tasks: (1) Materials research and device development; (2) Process improvement directed by real time diagnostics; (3) Device loss mechanisms; and (4) Characterization strategies for advanced materials Our work has resulted in new and important insights into the deposition of a-Si:H-based materials, as well as into the nature of the Staebler-Wronski Effect (SWE). Presumably, many of these insights will be used by industrial partners to develop more systematic approaches in optimizing solar cells for higher performance and stability. This effort also cleared up several serious misconceptions about the nature of the p-layer in cells and the SWE in materials and cells. Finally, the subcontract identified future directions that should be pursued for greater understanding and improvement.

Wronski, C. R.; Collins, R. W.; Podraza, N. J.; Vlahos, V.; Pearce, J. M.; Deng, J.; Albert, M.; Ferreira, G. M.; Chen, C.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

114

GaAs, AlGaAs and InGaP Tunnel Junctions for Multi-Junction Solar Cells Under Concentration: Resistance Study  

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The following four TJ designs, AlGaAs/AlGaAs, GaAs/GaAs, AlGaAs/InGaP and AlGaAs/GaAs are studied to determine minimum doping concentration to achieve a resistance of <10{sup -4} {omega}{center_dot}cm{sup 2} and a peak tunneling current suitable for MJ solar cells up to 1500-suns concentration (operating current of 21 A/cm{sup 2}). Experimentally calibrated numerical models are used to determine how the resistance changes as a function of doping concentration. The AlGaAs/GaAs TJ design is determined to require the least doping concentration to achieve the specified resistance and peak tunneling current, followed by the GaAs/GaAs, and AlGaAs/AlGaAs TJ designs. The AlGaAs/InGaP TJ design can only achieve resistances >5x10{sup -4} {omega}cm{sup 2}.

Wheeldon, Jeffrey F.; Valdivia, Christopher E.; Walker, Alex; Kolhatkar, Gitanja; Hall, Trevor J.; Hinzer, Karin [Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (Canada); Masson, Denis; Riel, Bruno; Fafard, Simon [Cyrium Technologies Inc., Ottawa, ON (Canada); Jaouad, Abdelatif; Turala, Artur; Ares, Richard; Aimez, Vincent [Centre de Recherche en Nanofabrication et en Nanocaracterisation CRN2, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)

2010-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

115

Durable, Low Cost, Improved Fuel Cell Membranes  

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Durable, Low-cost, Improved Durable, Low-cost, Improved Fuel Cell Membranes US Department of Energy Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Kickoff Meeting, Washington DC, February 13, 2007 Michel Fouré Project Objectives z To develop a low cost (vs. perfluorosulfonated ionomers), durable membrane. z To develop a membrane capable at 80°C at low relative humidity (25-50%). z To develop a membrane capable of operating at 120°C for brief periods of time. z To elucidate membrane degradation and failure mechanisms. U:jen/slides/pres.07/FC kickoff Washington DC 2-13-07 2 Technical Barriers Addressed z Membrane Cost z Membrane Durability z Membrane capability to operate at low relative humidity. z Membrane capability to operate at 120ºC for brief period of times.

116

Development of Low-Cost, High Strength Commercial Textile Precursor...  

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

a project to develop develop a low-cost precursor fiber that can be converted to low-cost carbon fiber (CF) with at least 650 ksi tensile strength. Development of Low-Cost, High...

117

Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing - Building America Top Innovation This drawing shows simple...

118

Development of an Advanced, Low-Cost parabolic Trough Collector...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Development of an Advanced, Low-Cost parabolic Trough Collector for Baseload Operation Development of an Advanced, Low-Cost parabolic Trough Collector for Baseload Operation This...

119

Low Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal...  

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Low Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal Resource Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Low Cost...

120

Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary...  

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Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary Report Renewable, Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles: Summary Report This report outlines the final...

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121

Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs | Department...  

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Receivers for Parabolic Troughs Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs This fact sheet describes an advanced, low-cost receiver project for parabolic troughs, awarded...

122

Low Cost PM Technology for Particle Reinforced Titanium Automotive...  

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Low Cost PM Technology for Particle Reinforced Titanium Automotive Components: Manufacturing Process Feasibility StudyAMD 310 Low Cost PM Technology for Particle Reinforced...

123

Low-Cost Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring Applications...  

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Low-Cost Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring Applications Low-Cost Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring Applications Lead Performer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak...

124

Low-Cost Solutions for Dynamic Window Material | Department of...  

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Low-Cost Solutions for Dynamic Window Material Low-Cost Solutions for Dynamic Window Material Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer...

125

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials...  

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Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen...

126

Advanced High Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost...  

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

Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost for Hybrid Engines Advanced High Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost for Hybrid Engines Clean, in-cylinder combustion...

127

Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Presentation...  

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

Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Presentation by Cummins Power Generation, June 2011 Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Presentation by...

128

A Low-Cost Continuous Emissions Monitoring System for Mobile...  

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

A Low-Cost Continuous Emissions Monitoring System for Mobile and Stationary Engine SCRDPF ApplicationsData-Logger for Vehicle Data Acquisition A Low-Cost Continuous Emissions...

129

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview | Department of Energy  

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

130

Low-Cost Constant Temperature Heating Block  

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Low-Cost Constant Temperature Heating Block ... Secondary school and undergraduate laboratories can build many units for the cost of a commercially comparable one while simultaneously putting to practice several electronic principles taught in most instrumental analysis courses. ... Cost-Effective Teacher ...

Charles G. Shevlin; Ward Coppersmith; Christopher Fish; Stanley Vlock; William Vellema

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Low-cost inertial measurement unit.  

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Sandia National Laboratories performs many expensive tests using inertial measurement units (IMUs)--systems that use accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other sensors to measure flight dynamics in three dimensions. For the purpose of this report, the metrics used to evaluate an IMU are cost, size, performance, resolution, upgradeability and testing. The cost of a precision IMU is very high and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thus the goals and results of this project are as follows: (1) Examine the data flow in an IMU and determine a generic IMU design. (2) Discuss a high cost IMU implementation and its theoretically achievable results. (3) Discuss design modifications that would save money for suited applications. (4) Design and implement a low cost IMU and discuss its theoretically achievable results. (5) Test the low cost IMU and compare theoretical results with empirical results. (6) Construct a more streamlined printed circuit board design reducing noise, increasing capabilities, and constructing a self-contained unit. Using these results, we can compare a high cost IMU versus a low cost IMU using the metrics from above. Further, we can examine and suggest situations where a low cost IMU could be used instead of a high cost IMU for saving cost, size, or both.

Deyle, Travis Jay

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

www.praxair.com Low Cost Hydrogen  

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www.praxair.com Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform Cooperative Agreement: DE-FC36-01GO11004 Timothy M. Aaron Team Praxair - Tonawanda, NY Boothroyd-Dewhurst - Wakefield, RI Diversified Manufacturing (Hot Components Only) Praxair HGS Comparison 1/4 Capacity 1/6 Physical Plant Size Lower H2 Cost

133

Low-Cost Manufacturable Microchannel Systems for Passive  

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for use in fuel cell systems need development in order to achieve cost targets. Low-cost, highLow-Cost Manufacturable Microchannel Systems for Passive PEM Water Management IIPS Number 16910 LowLow--CostCost;2 Project objective: Create a low cost and passive PEM water management system Project objective

134

A low cost adaptive optics system using a membrane mirror  

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A low cost adaptive optics system constructed almost entirely of commercially available components is presented.

Paterson, Carl; Munro, I; Dainty, J

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Low-cost laser diode array  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A substrate is used to fabricate a low-cost laser diode array. A substrate is machined from an electrically insulative material that is thermally conductive, or two substrates can be bonded together in which the top substrate is electrically as well as thermally conductive. The substrate thickness is slightly longer than the cavity length, and the width of the groove is wide enough to contain a bar and spring (which secures the laser bar firmly along one face of the groove). The spring also provides electrical continuity from the backside of the bar to the adjacent metalization layer on the laser bar substrate. Arrays containing one or more bars can be formed by creating many grooves at various spacings. Along the groove, many bars can be adjoined at the edges to provide parallel electrical conduction. This architecture allows precise and predictable registration of an array of laser bars to a self-aligned microlens array at low cost.

Freitas, Barry L. (Livermore, CA); Skidmore, Jay A. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Low-cost laser diode array  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A substrate is used to fabricate a low-cost laser diode array. A substrate is machined from an electrically insulative material that is thermally conductive, or two substrates can be bonded together in which the top substrate is electrically as well as thermally conductive. The substrate thickness is slightly longer than the cavity length, and the width of the groove is wide enough to contain a bar and spring (which secures the laser bar firmly along one face of the groove). The spring also provides electrical continuity from the backside of the bar to the adjacent metalization layer on the laser bar substrate. Arrays containing one or more bars can be formed by creating many grooves at various spacings. Along the groove, many bars can be adjoined at the edges to provide parallel electrical conduction. This architecture allows precise and predictable registration of an array of laser bars to a self-aligned microlens array at low cost. 19 figs.

Freitas, B.L.; Skidmore, J.A.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Low Cost Ceramics:Low Cost Ceramics: Applications in Water FiltrationApplications in Water Filtration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Drawbacks of parabolic mirrors (fires) and solarDrawbacks of parabolic mirrors (fires) and solar cookers

Petta, Jason

138

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview | Department of Energy  

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

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Overview 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010...

139

Low Cost Gigabit Rate Transmit/Receive Chip Set  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 H Low Cost Gigabit Rate Transmit/Receive Chip Set Technical Data Features · Transparent, Extended Ribbon Cable Replacement · Implemented in a Low Cost Aluminum M-Quad 80 Package · High-Speed Serial Rate

California at Santa Cruz, University of

140

Low Cost Gigabit Rate Transmit/Receive Chip Set  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 H Low Cost Gigabit Rate Transmit/Receive Chip Set Technical Data Fea t ures . Transparent, Extended Ribbon Cable Rep l acemen t . Implemented in a Low Cost Aluminum M­Quad 80 Package . High

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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141

The era of plentiful, low-cost petroleum is  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The era of plentiful, low-cost petroleum is approaching an end. Without massive mitigation of plentiful, low-cost petroleum is approaching an end. The good news is that commercially viable mitigation

Laughlin, Robert B.

142

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Low-Cost...  

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

Advanced Low-Cost SiC and GaN Wide Bandgap Inverters for Under-the-Hood Electric Vehicle Traction Drives Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Low-Cost SiC and...

143

Low-Cost Packaged Combined Heat and Power System | Department...  

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

Low-Cost Packaged Combined Heat and Power System Low-Cost Packaged Combined Heat and Power System Introduction Many combined heat and power (CHP) systems less than 1 megawatt (MW)...

144

The potential for low-cost airlines in Asia  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this thesis is to assess the potential for low-cost airlines in Asia. Low-cost airlines have been very successful in North America and Europe and have significantly impacted the airline industry and its ...

Dietlin, Philipp, 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Concentrating Solar Power SunShot Research and Development |...  

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

Flexible Assembly Solar Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Concentrated Solar...

146

Low-Cost Production of Hydrogen and Electricity  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Bloom Energy is testing the potential to produce low-cost hydrogen and electricity simultaneously from natural gas.

147

Developing a Low-Cost Robot Colony  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Taking inspiration from nature, we have developed a colony of small, low-cost robots. We have created a robotic base which is inexpensive and utilizes simple sensors, yet has the capabilities required to form a colony. To overcome computational limitations, we have developed custom sensors and algorithms that enable the robots to communicate, localize relative to one another, and sense the environment around them. Using these noisy sensors and simple local rules, the Colony as a whole is able to exhibit more complex global behaviors. We present our work developing an autonomous robot colony and algorithms for efficient communication, localization, and robot behaviors. We also highlight recent developments that enable our Colony to recharge autonomously.

Felix Duvallet; James Kong; Eugene Marinelli; Kevin Woo; Austin Buchan; Brian Coltin; Christopher Mar; Bradford Neuman

148

Integration of High Efficiency Solar Cells on Carriers for Concentrating System Applications .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??High efficiency multi-junction (MJ) solar cells were packaged onto receiver systems. The efficiency change of concentrator cells under continuous high intensity illumination was done. Also,… (more)

Chow, Simon Ka Ming

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Scientists Confirm Robustness of Key Component in Ultra-High-Efficiency Solar Cell (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Scientists developed and tested a new, stable 1-eV metamorphic junction for a high efficiency multijunction III-V solar cell for CPV application.

Not Available

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Progress toward low-cost titanium  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Although titanium has impressive mechanical and corrosion properties, designers and engineers simply do not think of it as a cost-effective, viable alternative to aluminum and steel. Moreover, the history and use of titanium have been solidly wedded to the aerospace industry. This explains why titanium's price rises and falls cyclically with the demand for civilian and military aircraft. Although the titanium industry is temporarily depressed, developing prospects may offer reason for optimism: several non-aerospace industries are interested in using titanium. Unfortunately, the decision makers in these industries are more than cautious, remembering titanium's reputation for down today, up tomorrow seesaw prices. The US Army and Navy are two of the new and potentially large customers for titanium. Lessons from the recent conflict in Panama and the Gulf War have spurred interest in the development of lighter, more efficient, more maneuverable vehicles and artillery. Other promising nonmilitary, non-aerospace applications include suspension springs and engine parts for cars and trucks, marine and offshore oil-rig components that currently are made of stainless steels and nickel-base alloys, and piping and reactor parts for the pulp-and-paper and chemical processing industries. Existing markets, such as tubing for shell-and-tube heat exchangers, are expected to grow. For the future, the Bureau of Mines - in cooperation with the US Army Tank/Automotive Command, Warren, Michigan, and other government and industry organizations - is planning a comprehensive, five-year program on low-cost titanium that will consist of several projects that seek not only to further reduce costs, but to improve ballistic protection and other mechanical and wear properties.

Turner, P.C.; Hansen, J.S. (Bureau of Mines, Albany, OR (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix,  

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

Amonix, Inc. Amonix, Inc. Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix, Inc. A series of brief fact sheet on various topics including:Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation,High Efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaic Power System,Reaching Grid Parity Using BP Solar Crystalline Silicon Technology, Fully Integrated Building Science Solutions for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Energy Generation,A Value Chain Partnership to Accelerate U.S. Photovoltaic Industry Growth,AC Module PV System,Flexible Organic Polymer-Based PV For Building Integrated Commercial Applications,Flexable Integrated PV System,Delivering Grid-Parity Solar Electricity On Flat Commercial Rooftops,Fully Automated Systems Technology, Concentrating Solar Panels: Bringing the Highest Power and Lowest Cost to

152

AMO Announces Funding Opportunity for Low-Cost, Energy Efficient...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

AMO Announces Funding Opportunity for Low-Cost, Energy Efficient Manufacturing and Recycling of Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites AMO Announces Funding Opportunity for...

153

Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials  

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

Sotowa (Showa-Denko) Objective Synthesize and evaluate doped manganese phosphate as low cost cathode material Replace graphite anode with an alternative material that meets the...

154

Low-cost, Rapid DNA Sequencing Technique - Energy Innovation...  

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Biofuels Advanced Materials Advanced Materials Find More Like This Return to Search Low-cost, Rapid DNA Sequencing Technique Oak Ridge National Laboratory Contact ORNL About This...

155

Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials  

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

Replace graphite anode with an alternative material that meets the requirement for low cost and high energy. Continue development of binders for the cathode and alternative anode...

156

Development of Low-Cost, High Strength Commercial Textile Precursor...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

High cost of carbon fiber CF largest cost component of high pressure storage tanks. Inadequate supply base for low cost carbon fibers Timeline Barriers * ORNL:...

157

Adaptive PCCI with Variable Orifice Injector for Low Cost High...  

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

for Low Cost High Efficiency Clean Diesels Poster presentation from the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit,...

158

A Low Cost Spectrographic Attachment for an Echelle Spectrometer  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The report describes a simple, low cost photographic attachment for an echelle spectrometer. The crossed dispersion prism/echelle grating system provides a high resolution spectrum...

Brackett, John M; Mitchell, Joel C; Vickers, Thomas J

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources | Department of...  

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

from Renewable Resources Low Cost Carbon Fiber from Renewable Resources 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

160

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

(DBA) Substrates Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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161

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates | Department...  

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

Aluminum (DBA) Substrates Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

162

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials  

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

- EV) Use BASF's existing assets and low cost production process. Validate that cost and quality targets are met via coin cells, pouch cells and 18650 cells. ...

163

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials...  

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

Process for Low Cost Domestic Production of LIB Cathode Materials 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

164

Development and Commercialization of a Novel Low-Cost Carbon...  

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

Development and Commercialization of a Novel Low-Cost Carbon Fiber 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

165

High Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable...  

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

Performance, Low Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

166

ORNL: Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates (Agreement...  

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

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates H. -T. Lin, A. A. Wereszczak, and S. Waters Oak Ridge National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

167

Low Cost Exploration, Testing, and Development of the Chena Geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Article: Low Cost Exploration, Testing, and Development of the Chena Geothermal Resource Abstract The Chena Hot Springs geothermal field was intensivelyexplored, tested, and...

168

An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost...  

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

An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low...

169

Multijunction photovoltaic device and fabrication method  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multijunction photovoltaic device includes first and second amorphous silicon PIN photovoltaic cells in a stacked arrangement. An interface layer, composed of a doped silicon compound, is disposed between the two cells and has a lower bandgap than the respective n- and p-type adjacent layers of the first and second cells. The interface layer forms an ohmic contact with the one or the adjacent cell layers of the same conductivity type, and a tunnel junction with the other of the adjacent cell layers. The disclosed device is fabricated by a glow discharge process.

Arya, Rajeewa R. (Jamison, PA); Catalano, Anthony W. (Furlong, PA)

1993-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

170

Low-Cost Illumination-Grade LEDs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solid State Lighting is a cost-effective, energy-conserving technology serving a rapidly expand- ing multi-billion dollar market. This program was designed to accelerate this lighting revolution by reducing the manufacturing cost of Illumination-Grade LEDs. The technical strategy was to investigate growth substrate alternatives to standard planar sapphire, select the most effective and compatible option, and demonstrate a significant increase in Lumen/$ with a marketable LED. The most obvious alternate substrate, silicon, was extensively studied in the first two years of the program. The superior thermal and mechanical properties of Si were expected to improve wavelength uniformity and hence color yield in the manufacture of high-power illumination- grade LEDs. However, improvements in efficiency and epitaxy uniformity on standard c-plane sapphire diminished the advantages of switching to Si. Furthermore, the cost of sapphire decreased significantly and the cost of processing Si devices using our thin film process was higher than expected. We concluded that GaN on Si was a viable technology but not a practical option for Philips Lumileds. Therefore in 2012 and 2013, we sought and received amendments which broadened the scope to include other substrates and extended the time of execution. Proprietary engineered substrates, off-axis (non-c-plane) sapphire, and c-plane patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) were all investigated in the final 18 months of this program. Excellent epitaxy quality was achieved on all three candidates; however we eliminated engineered substrates and non-c-plane sapphire because of their higher combined cost of substrate, device fabrication and packaging. Ultimately, by fabricating a flip-chip (FC) LED based upon c-plane PSS we attained a 42% reduction in LED manufacturing cost relative to our LUXEON Rebel product (Q1-2012). Combined with a flux gain from 85 to 102 Lm, the LUXEON Q delivered a 210% increase in Lm/$ over this time period. The technology was commercialized in our LUXEON Q product in Sept., 2013. Also, the retention of the sapphire increased the robustness of the device, enabling sales of low-cost submount-free chips to lighting manufacturers. Thus, blue LED die sales were initiated in the form of a PSS-FC in February, 2013.

Epler, John

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

171

Low-Cost Thermocouple Signal-Conditioning Module  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Low-Cost Thermocouple Signal-Conditioning Module ... In this article we present a signal-conditioning module, based on the AD594C chip (Analog Devices, Inc.), which can be easily built at low cost and overcomes the drawbacks associated with thermocouple use. ... Cost-Effective Teacher ...

Michael F. Cunningham; Marcelo K. Lenzi; Fabricio M. Silva; Enrique L. Lima; José Carlos Pinto

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

III-V High-Efficiency Multijunction Photovoltaics (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Capabilities fact sheet that includes scope, core competencies and capabilities, and contact/web information for III-V High-Efficiency Multijunction Photovoltaics at the National Center for Photovoltaics.

Not Available

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Multijunction photovoltaic device and method of manufacture  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multijunction photovoltaic device includes first, second, and third amorphous silicon p-i-n photovoltaic cells in a stacked arrangement. The intrinsic layers of the second and third cells are formed of a-SiGe alloys with differing ratios of Ge such that the bandgap of the intrinsic layers respectively decrease from the first uppermost cell to the third lowermost cell. An interface layer, composed of a doped silicon compound, is disposed between the two cells and has a lower bandgap than the respective n- and p-type adjacent layers of the first and second cells. The interface layer forms an ohmic contact with the one of the adjacent cell layers of the same conductivity type, and a tunnel junction with the other of the adjacent cell layers.

Arya, Rejeewa R. (Jamison, PA); Catalano, Anthony W. (Boulder, CO); Bennett, Murray (Longhorne, PA)

1995-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

174

Project Profile: Low-Cost Heliostat Development | Department...  

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

Cost Heliostat Development Project Profile: Low-Cost Heliostat Development HiTek logo HiTek Services, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is conducting fundamental parametric analyses of...

175

Low-cost exterior insulation process and structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low-cost exterior insulation process of stacking bags of insulating material against a wall and covering them with wire mesh and stucco provides a durable structure with good insulating value.

Vohra, Arun (Bethesda, MD)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Low-cost exterior insulation process and structure  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low-cost exterior insulation process of stacking bags of insulating material against a wall and covering them with wire mesh and stucco provides a durable structure with good insulating value. 2 figs.

Vohra, A.

1999-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

177

Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and...  

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

Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and National Security Applications Front-end creel for processing precursor in tow format In-line melt spinning for...

178

Development of a low-cost underwater manipulator  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis describes the design, modeling, manufacture, and testing of a low cost, multiple degree-of-freedom underwater manipulator. Current underwater robotic arm technologies are often expensive or limited in functionality. ...

Cooney, Lauren Alise

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Development, Production and Implementation of Low Cost Rubber Bearings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The investigations and the results discussed in this chapter are related to development, production and implementation of low cost rubber isolators. In addition to production of isolators, one of the main objecti...

Mihail Garevski

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A microelectronic design for low-cost disposable chemical sensors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis demonstrates the novel concept and design of integrated microelectronics for a low-cost disposable chemical sensor. The critical aspects of this chemical sensor are the performance of the microelectronic chip ...

Laval, Stuart S. (Stuart Sean), 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low Cost  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fact sheet discusses a success story detailing a retro-commissioning project at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site to increase data center energy efficiency at low costs.

182

Low Cost PM Technology for Particle Reinforced Titanium Automotive...  

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

Titanium Automotive Components edm2@chrysler.com February 28, 2008 Ti-6Al-4V + 10% TiC Etched Unetched RMI RMI Ti- MMC USAMP AMD 310 - Low Cost PM Technology for Particle...

183

Design of small, low-cost, underwater fin manipulator  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis details the development of a small, low cost, underwater manipulator for use on the XAUV. At this time, there are no cheap underwater servos commercially available. The design involves modifying a commercially ...

Roberts, Megan Johnson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Low-Cost High-Performance Scientific Visualization  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The authors discuss the development of a low-cost stereoscopic visualization system using commonly available components. The system is used to improve understanding about the field-line structure and associated dynamics, confinement, and geometry of ...

Samuel T. Jones; Scott E. Parker; Charlson C. Kim

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates  

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

Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates H. -T. Lin, A. A. Wereszczak, and S. Waters Oak Ridge National Laboratory This...

186

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates  

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

Low-Cost Direct Bonded Aluminum (DBA) Substrates H. -T. Lin, A. A. Wereszczak, M. L. Santella, and G. Muralidharan Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) This presentation does not...

187

Development and performance of a miniature, low cost mass spectrometer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A miniature, low cost mass spectrometer has been developed that is capable of unit resolution over a mass range of 10 to 50 AMU. The design of the mass spectrometer incorporates several new features that enhance the ...

Hemond, Brian D. (Brian David Thomson)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Low Cost Fabrication of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Materials  

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Low Cost Fabrication of Oxide Dispersion Low Cost Fabrication of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Materials Background To obtain significant increases in the efficiency of coal fired power plants, steam pressure and temperature must be increased beyond current technology to advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) conditions -temperatures and pressures up to 760 degrees Celsius (°C) and 35 megapascals (MPa). The upper bounds of operating pressure and temperature are limited by the properties of the current set

189

High-resolution modeling of the western North American power system demonstrates low-cost and low-carbon futures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-resolution modeling of the western North American power system demonstrates low-cost and low energy Carbon emissions a b s t r a c t Decarbonizing electricity production is central to reducing of resource cost scenarios, most coal power plants would be replaced by solar, wind, gas, and/or nuclear

Kammen, Daniel M.

190

High-resolution modeling of the western North American power system demonstrates low-cost and low-carbon futures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-resolution modeling of the western North American power system demonstrates low-cost and low t Decarbonizing electricity production is central to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exploiting intermittent be replaced by solar, wind, gas, and/or nuclear generation, with intermittent renewable sources providing

Kammen, Daniel M.

191

Low-Cost Solutions for Dynamic Window Material  

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Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Window Materials André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aanders@lbl.gov 510-486-6745 April 4, 2013 AZO: transparent and conducting 2 | Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov BTO Program Peer Review Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Window Materials André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aanders@lbl.gov 510-486-6745 April 4, 2013 Task 1: Reduce cost of transparent conducting oxide (TCO) for electrochromic windows, * started in FY11 * Applicable to existing technology of electrochromic window and other applications Task 2: Produce films of oxide nanocrystals relevant to dynamic windows by terminated cluster growth, * started in FY 13

192

Low-Cost Solutions for Dynamic Window Material  

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

Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Window Materials André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aanders@lbl.gov 510-486-6745 April 4, 2013 AZO: transparent and conducting 2 | Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov BTO Program Peer Review Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Window Materials André Anders Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aanders@lbl.gov 510-486-6745 April 4, 2013 Task 1: Reduce cost of transparent conducting oxide (TCO) for electrochromic windows, * started in FY11 * Applicable to existing technology of electrochromic window and other applications Task 2: Produce films of oxide nanocrystals relevant to dynamic windows by terminated cluster growth, * started in FY 13

193

Gelatin/graphene systems for low cost energy storage  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this work, we introduce the possibility to use a low cost, biodegradable material for temporary energy storage devices. Here, we report the use of biologically derived organic electrodes composed of gelatin ad graphene. The graphene was obtained by mild sonication in a mixture of volatile solvents of natural graphite flakes and subsequent centrifugation. The presence of exfoliated graphene sheets was detected by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopy. The homogeneous dispersion in gelatin demonstrates a good compatibility between the gelatin molecules and the graphene particles. The electrical characterization of the resulting nanocomposites suggests the possible applications as materials for transient, low cost energy storage device.

Landi, Giovanni [Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, FernUniversität Hagen, 58084 Hagen (Germany); Fedi, Filippo; Sorrentino, Andrea; Iannace, Salvatore [Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB-CNR), Piazzale Enrico Fermi 1, 80055 Portici (Italy); Neitzert, Heinz C. [Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (Italy)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

194

Low-cost and durable catalyst support for fuel cells: graphite...  

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

cost and durable catalyst support for fuel cells: graphite submicronparticles. Low-cost and durable catalyst support for fuel cells: graphite submicronparticles. Abstract: Low-cost...

195

Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration / Users Facility and Commercializati...  

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

Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration Users Facility and Commercialization of Textile Precursors Low-Cost Carbon-Fiber Integration Users Facility and Commercialization of Textile...

196

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Cost Modeling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Low Cost Carbon Fiber Production Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Cost Modeling Oak Ridge National fiber reinforced composites have enjoyed limited acceptance in the automotive industry due to high costs to bond with composite matrix material. It is important that a carbon fiber manufacturing cost model

197

DEVELOPMENT OF LOW COST SENSORS FOR HYDROGEN SAFETY APPLICATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

production, storage, and utilization technologies brings with it the need to detect and pinpoint hydrogen materials and fabrication methods, which have obvious cost advantages. The response to hydrogenDEVELOPMENT OF LOW COST SENSORS FOR HYDROGEN SAFETY APPLICATIONS Barbara S. Hoffheins, L. Curt

198

Low cost highly reliable telemetry module for space applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper we demonstrate a low cost highly reliable telemetry module design suitable for low orbit satellites based on commercial or industrial components. The proposed telemetry module configuration employs on shelf components to achieve 3 Kg weight, ... Keywords: highly reliable design, low orbit satellite, space application, telemetry module

Aladin S. Abdelaziz; Ahmed M. Mahmoud

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A New, Simple, "universal", Low Cost LED Driver and Controller  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A New, Simple, "universal", Low Cost LED Driver and Controller Akram M. Fayaz Sup´elec Department:daniel.sadarnac@supelec.fr Abstract--In this paper a new LED driver and its controller are conceived realized and experimentally approach the average current through the LED is directly regulated. The proposed driver is built around

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

200

Low Cost, Scalable Proteomics Data Analysis Using Amazon's Cloud  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Low Cost, Scalable Proteomics Data Analysis Using Amazon's Cloud Computing Services and Open and maintain. #12;Cloud Computing · Distributed or Cloud computing allows for the use of virtual computers Web Services (AWS) · EC2 ­ Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud "a web service that provides resizable compute

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201

An Exploratory Initiative for Improving Low-Cost Housing in Texas  

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Affairs in its "State of Texas Low-Income Housing Plan and Annual Report." However, as the results from the Delphi study and the T.S.A. survey show, no one issue will solve the low-cost housing problem in Texas. True and lasting progress will depend... variety of disciplines related to affordable housing including Architecture firms, Building Contractors and Planning Firms, Building Code Committees, Engineering Firms, and a variety of other specific technical areas of focus such as Solar Energy and air...

McKittrick, T. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Graham, C. W.; Claridge, D. E.; Swain, W. B.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero-Net Power, Low-Cost Sensor Platform  

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Numerous national studies and working groups have identified very low-power, low-cost sensors as a critical technology for increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing processes. This research addressed that need by developing an ultra low-power, low-cost sensor platform based on microsensor (MS) arrays that includes MS sensors, very low-power electronics, signal processing, and two-way data communications, all integrated into a single package. MSs were developed to measure carbon dioxide and room occupancy. Advances were made in developing a coating for detecting carbon dioxide and sensing thermal energy with MSs with a low power electrical readout. In addition, robust algorithms were developed for communications within buildings over power lines and an integrated platform was realized that included gas sensing, temperature, humidity, and room occupancy with on-board communications.

Hardy, J.E.

2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost flywheel demonstration program. Final report  

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The Applied Physics Laboratory/Department of Energy Low Cost Flywheel Demonstration Program was initiated on 1 October 1977 and was successfully concluded on 31 December 19'9. The total cost of this program was $355,190. All primary objectives were successfully achieved as follows: demonstration of a full-size, 1)kWh flywheel having an estimated cost in large-volume production of approximately $50/kWh; developmeNt of a ball-bearing system having losses comparable to the losses in a totally magnetic suspension system; successful and repeated demonstration of the low-cost flywheel in a complete flywheel energy-storage system based on the use of ordinary house voltage and frequency; and application of the experience gained in the hardware program to project the system design into a complete, full-scale, 30-kWh home-type flywheel energy-storage system.

None

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PPG Industries Develops a Low-Cost Integrated OLED Substrate  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

With the help of DOE funding, PPG Industries, Inc., has developed a low-cost OLED substrate, using inexpensive soda-lime "float" glass that the company manufactures at high volume for the architectural industry. Float glass is thin sheet glass and is much less expensive than the borosilicate or double-side-polished display glass that's currently being used as substrates by OLED device manufacturers.

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An Automated Home Made Low Cost Vibrating Sample Magnetometer  

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The design and operation of a homemade low cost vibrating sample magnetometer is described here. The sensitivity of this instrument is better than 10 ?2 ? emu and found to be very efficient for the measurement of magnetization of most of the ferromagnetic and other magnetic materials as a function of temperature down to 77 K and magnetic field upto 800 Oe. Both M(H) and M(T) data acquisition are fully automated employing computer and Labview software.

S. Kundu; T. K. Nath

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automated Home Made Low Cost Vibrating Sample Magnetometer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The design and operation of a homemade low cost vibrating sample magnetometer is described here. The sensitivity of this instrument is better than 10-2 emu and found to be very efficient for the measurement of magnetization of most of the ferromagnetic and other magnetic materials as a function of temperature down to 77 K and magnetic field upto 800 Oe. Both M(H) and M(T) data acquisition are fully automated employing computer and Labview software

Kundu, S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

A low-cost CW-pumped supercontinuum source  

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In order to resolve the conflict of high performance and high cost for a continuous wave (CW)-pumped supercontinuum (SC) source under low-power pumping conditions (less than ~20 W), a cascaded-fiber configuration of a short photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and a short low-cost conventional fiber is proposed to replace long high-cost PCFs. By cascading a 60 m low-cost conventional nonlinear fiber with a 90 m PCF pumped by a 24 W CW fiber laser, a higher-quality SC with a 10 dB bandwidth of 230 nm and a 5 dB bandwidth of 176 nm is demonstrated. This SC also has a maximum output power of 13.9 W. Both the spectral performance and the output power properties for this SC source are superior to those for the SC from the 200 m high-cost PCF, and these results demonstrate the effectiveness of the method in realizing a low-cost, high-quality SC source.

C Y Guo; S C Ruan; P G Yan; H F Wei; Z C Chen; D Q Ouyang; H Q Lin; X J Hu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Strategies for Maximizing the Output of Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Panels  

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Multi-junction photovoltaics provide a logical method of increasing the utilization of solar power for a given area. However, their current design and fabrication methods invoke numerous material and cost complexities that limit their potential, particularly for flat panel paradigms. In this paper, three general strategies based on the electrical isolation of the internal sub-layers are described. These strategies involve current or voltage matching the sub-layers by varying of fractional absorption and areal coverage of individual cells within each sub-layer, as well as modifying their combined output using power electronics. A simplified theoretical description of these strategies is provided for pairs of junction materials that allows a more streamlined description of the requirements.

Abrams, Ze'ev R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Accessing Low-Cost Capital Through Securitization (Poster)  

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Poster for Solar Power International conference presents information on NREL's effort to open capital markets through securitization via Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group's efforts.

Mendelsohn, M.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon materials task of the low cost solar array project (Phase III). Effect of impurities and processing on silicon solar cells. Phase III summary and seventeenth quarterly report, Volume 1: characterization methods for impurities in silicon and impurity effects data base  

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The object of Phase III of the program has been to investigate the effects of various processes, metal contaminants and contaminant-process interactions on the performance of terrestrial silicon solar cells. The study encompassed a variety of tasks including: (1) a detailed examination of thermal processing effects, such as HCl and POCl/sub 3/ gettering on impurity behavior, (2) completion of the data base and modeling for impurities in n-base silicon, (3) extension of the data base on p-type material to include elements likely to be introduced during the production, refining, or crystal growth of silicon, (4) effects on cell performance on anisotropic impurity distributions in large CZ crystals and silicon webs, and (5) a preliminary assessment of the permanence of the impurity effects. Two major topics are treated: methods to measure and evaluate impurity effects in silicon and comprehensive tabulations of data derived during the study. For example, discussions of deep level spectroscopy, detailed dark I-V measurements, recombination lifetime determination, scanned laser photo-response, and conventional solar cell I-V techniques, as well as descriptions of silicon chemical analysis are included. Considerable data are tabulated on the composition, electrical, and solar cell characteristics of impurity-doped silicon.

Hopkins, R.H.; Davis, J.R.; Rohatgi, A.; Campbell, R.B.; Blais, P.D.; Rai-Choudhury, P.; Stapleton, R.E.; Mollenkopf, H.C.; McCormick, J.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A low cost ECL-bus multiplexer: bus switch  

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A fast low cost ECL differential bus multiplexer, Bus Switch (BS), has been constructed as a single CAMAC unit. It has been designed with two strobed 16-bit latches to capture and hold two 16-bit input ECL data words. Its design has foreseen the possibility of connecting 16-bit differential ECL outputs of many BS modules to the same bus. Its simplicity and flexibility make it a useful element for all kind of acquisition systems. It will be used, for example, in the first level trigger of the L3 experiment at LEP.

F. Cesaroni; E. Gennari; S. Gentile; P. Pacchiarotti

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost, large area silicon detectors for calorimetry  

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Trapezoidal detectors with 28 cm{sup 2} active area have been fabricated on >2500 {Omega}cm, 4 in. diameter n-type silicon wafers. Instead of the commonly used ion implantation method, low-cost, high volume solid state diffusion technology along with phosphosilicate-glass and TCA gettering was adopted for boron and phosphorus doping. Typically the diode dark current was 15 {mu}A {at} 100 volts. Efforts are being made to obtain a finished device yield of 80% to meet the $2/cm{sup 2} price goal of SSC semiconductor detector group. 20 refs., 4 figs.

Korde, R. (International Radiation Detectors, Torrance, CA (USA)); Furuno, K.; Hwang, H.; Brau, J.E. (Oregon Univ., Eugene, OR (USA)); Bugg, W.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost options for upgrading light straight run naphtha  

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Of the many alternatives available for gasoline pool octane improvement, light straight run naphtha isomerization is among the most attractive. Recent catalyst and process developments have improved the cost effectiveness and flexibility of the Penex process for achieving octane improvement. Two new commercial catalysts have been developed, the first obtains maximum once-through octane on desulfurized feeds in new or revamped units, the second allows operation at feed sulfur levels above 100 ppm. New process developments permit low cost product recycle to achieve maximum octane. An isomerization unit may be designed for once-through operation initially with postponed investment for recycle operation.

Schmidt, R.J.; Weiszmann, J.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technological development for commercialization of amorphous silicon based multijunction modules  

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Some of the significant steps in technological development for large-scale commercialization of amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) based multijunction photovoltaic modules are presented. These developments are establishing a high quality baseline process for manufacturing large-area ({approximately}8 ft{sup 2}) a-Si:H/a-SiGe:H tandem junction modules with improved stabilized conversion efficiency, throughput, yield, and reduced materials usage.

Yang, L.; Bennett, M.; Chen, L. [Solarex, Newtown, PA (United States)] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Boosting Accuracy of Testing Multijunction Solar Cells (Fact...  

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performance. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Photovoltaic Cell and Module Characterization group, in conjunction with Spectrolab, Inc.,...

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NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Assessment Of Low Cost Novel  

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Assessment Of Low Cost Novel Mercury Sorbents Assessment Of Low Cost Novel Mercury Sorbents Project Summary: Apogee Scientific Inc. will assess up to a dozen carbon-based and other sorbents that are expected to remove more than 90 percent of mercury and cost 40 to 75 percent less than commercial sorbents because they feature inexpensive precursors and simple activation steps. Six to 12 sorbents will undergo fixed-bed adsorption tests with the most promising three to six being further evaluated by injecting them into a pilot-scale electrostatic precipitator and baghouse. Commercial flue gas desulfurization activated carbon will provide the baseline for comparisons. A portable pilot system will be constructed and would accommodate a slipstream ESP or baghouse at minimal cost. Tests will be conducted at Wisconsin Electric's Valley power plant in Milwaukee, WI, and Midwest Generation's Powerton Station in Pekin, IL. The project team consists of URS Radian, Austin, TX; the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA; the Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL; ADA Environmental Solutions, Littleton, CO; and Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA.

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NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Low-Cost Options for  

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Low-Cost Options for Moderate Levels of Mercury Control Low-Cost Options for Moderate Levels of Mercury Control ADA- Environmental Solutions will test two new technologies for mercury control. The TOXECON II(tm) technology injects activated carbon directly into the downstream collecting fields of an electrostatic precipitator. The benefit of this technology is that the majority of the fly ash is collected in the upstream collecting fields which results in only a small portion of carbon-contaminated ash. Additionally, the TOXECON II(tm) technology requires minimal capital investment as only minor retrofits to the electrostatic precipitator are needed. The second technology is injection of novel sorbents for mercury removal on units with hot-side electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). Mercury removal from hot-side electrostatic precipitators is difficult as their high operating temperature range keeps the mercury in the vapor phase and prevents the mercury from adsorbing onto sorbents. The TOXECON II(tm) technology will be tested at Entergy's Independence Station which burns PRB coal. The novel sorbents for hot-side ESPs technology will be tested at MidAmerican's Council Bluffs Energy Center and MidAmerican's Louisa Station, both of which burn PRB coal. Additional project partners include EPRI, MidAmerican, Entergy, Alliant, ATCO Power, DTE Energy, Oglethorpe Power, Norit Americas Inc., Xcel Energy, Southern Company, Arch Coal, and EPCOR.

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Low Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates  

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Bipolar plate is an important component in fuel cell stacks and accounts for more than 75% of stack weight and volume. The technology development of metal bipolar plates can effectively reduce the fuel cells stack weight and volume over 50%. The challenge is the metal plate corrosion protection at low cost for the broad commercial applications. This project is aimed to develop innovative technological solutions to overcome the corrosion barrier of low cost metal plates. The feasibility of has been demonstrated and patented (US Patent 7,309,540). The plan is to further reduce the cost, and scale up the technology. The project is built on three pillars: 1) robust experimental evidence demonstrating the feasibility of our technology, 2) a team that consists of industrial leaders in fuel cell stack application, design, and manufactures; 3) a low-risk, significant-milestone driven program that proves the feasibility of meeting program objectives The implementation of this project will reduce the fuel cell stack metal bipolar separator plate cost which accounts 15-21% of the overall stack cost. It will contribute to the market adoption of fuel cell technologies. In addition, this corrosion protection technology can be used similar energy devices, such as batteries and electrolyzers. Therefore, the success of the project will be benefit in broad markets.

Wang, Conghua [TreadStone Technologies, Inc.

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Teaching auscultation visually with low cost system, is it feasible?  

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Cardiac auscultation can generate important information in the diagnosis of diseases. The sounds that the cardiac system provides are understood in the frequency range of human hearing but in a region of low sensitivity. This project aims to build a low cost didactic software/hardware set for teaching cardiac auscultation technique in Brazilian universities. The frequencies of interest to describe the human cardiac cycle were found in the range of 20 Hz to 1 kHz which includes low frequencies where available low-cost transducers usually have large errors. To create the system an optimization of the geometry of the chestpiece is being programmed with finite element simulations; meanwhile digital filters for specific frequencies of interest and an interface based on MATLAB are being developed. There were needed filters for the gallops (20 to 70 Hz) heart beats (20 to 100 Hz) ejection murmurs (100 to 500 Hz) mitral stenosis (30 to 80 Hz) and regurgitations (200 to 900 Hz). The FEM simulation of a chestpiece demonstrates high signaling levels on the desired frequency range which can be used with the filters to obtain specific information. Furthermore the ideal signal recording equipments will be defined implemented and tested.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost fiber-optic chemochromic hydrogen detector  

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The ability to detect hydrogen gas leaks economically and with inherent safety is an important technology that could facilitate commercial acceptance of hydrogen fuel in various applications. In particular, hydrogen fueled passenger vehicles will require hydrogen leak detectors to signal the activation of safety devices such as shutoff valves, ventilating fans, alarms, etc. Such detectors may be required in several locations within a vehicle--wherever a leak could pose a safety hazard. It is therefore important that the detectors be very economical. This paper reports progress on the development of low-cost fiber-optic hydrogen detectors intended to meet the needs of a hydrogen-fueled passenger vehicle. In the design, the presence of hydrogen in air is sensed by a thin-film coating at the end of a polymer optical fiber. When the coating reacts reversibly with the hydrogen, its optical properties are changed. Light from a central electro-optic control unit is projected down the optical fiber where it is reflected from the sensor coating back to central optical detectors. A change in the reflected intensity indicates the presence of hydrogen. The fiber-optic detector offers inherent safety by removing all electrical power from the leak sites and offers reduced signal processing problems by minimizing electromagnetic interference. Critical detector performance requirements include high selectivity, response speed and durability as well as potential for low-cost production.

Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.; Hishmeh, G.; Ciszek, P.; Lee, S.H. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1991--31 December 1991  

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This report describes the progress made during Phase 1 of research and development program to obtain high-efficiency amorphous silicon alloy multijunction modules. Using a large-area deposition system, double-and triple-junction cells were made on stainless steel substrates of over 1 ft{sup 2} area with Ag and ZnO predeposited back reflector. Modules of over 1 ft{sup 2} were produced with between 9.2% and 9.9 initial aperture-area efficiencies as measured under a USSC Spire solar simulator. Efficiencies as measured under the NREL Spire solar simulator were found to be typically 15% to 18% lower. The causes for this discrepancy are now being investigated. The modules show about 15% degradation after 600 hours of one-sun illumination at 50{degrees}C. To optimize devices for higher stabilized efficiency, a new method was developed by which the performance of single-junction cells after long-term, one-sun exposure at 50{degrees}C can be predicted by exposing cells to short-term intense light at different temperatures. This method is being used to optimize the component cells of the multijunction structure to obtain the highest light-degraded efficiency.

Banerjee, A.; Chen, E.; Clough, R.; Glatfelter, T.; Guha, S.; Hammond, G.; Hopson, M.; Jackett, N.; Lycette, M.; Noch, J.; Palmer, T.; Pawlikiewicz, A.; Rosenstein, I.; Ross, R.; Wolf, D.; Xu, X.; Yang, J.; Younan, K.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric...  

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

Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles Low-Cost U.S. Manufacturing of Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles 2010 DOE Vehicle...

223

Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium...  

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

2 - Development of High Volume Warm Forming of Low Cost Magnesium Sheet edm2@chrysler.com February 28, 2008 Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low- Cost Magnesium Sheet...

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Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen...

225

Low-Cost Graphite and Olivine-Based Materials for Li-Ion Batteries...  

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Low-Cost Graphite and Olivine-Based Materials for Li-Ion Batteries Low-Cost Graphite and Olivine-Based Materials for Li-Ion Batteries Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

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Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs - FY13 Q2 ...  

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Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs - FY13 Q2 Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs - FY13 Q2 This document summarizes the progress of this Norwich...

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A New Low-Cost Measurement Platform for Urea Quality Monitoring...  

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

A New Low-Cost Measurement Platform for Urea Quality Monitoring A New Low-Cost Measurement Platform for Urea Quality Monitoring This technique can use specifications for urea...

228

Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Fact Sheet...  

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

system for a CHP project less than 1 megawatt (MW) in size. Low-Cost Packaged Combined Heat and Power System with Reduced Emissions More Documents & Publications Low-Cost...

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Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential | Department...  

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

Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential January 3, 2014 - 9:05am Addthis John Fox, CEO of Electratherm,...

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Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium...  

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Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

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Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium...  

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

More Documents & Publications Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet Development of High-Volume Warm Forming of Low-Cost Magnesium Sheet Magnesium...

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Low Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal  

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Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal Resource Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Low Cost Exploration, Testing, And Development Of The Chena Geothermal Resource Details Activities (2) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The Chena Hot Springs geothermal field was intensively explored, tested, and developed without a wireline unit between October 2005 and August 2006. Due to the remote location of the project and its small size of 0.4 MW, it was necessary to perform the work without the geothermal industry infrastructure typically utilized in the 48 contiguous states. This could largely be done because some of the wells were capable of artesian flow at below boiling temperatures. The geology, consisting of

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development  

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Cost Heliostat Development Cost Heliostat Development HiTek logo Photo of a machine with two round discs connected by intertwined chains. A staged-chain drive unit eliminates destructive coupling loads from severe wind conditions and greatly reduces cumulative fatigue damage. HiTek Services, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is conducting fundamental parametric analyses of the optimum heliostat size and developing a novel low-cost heliostat design. Approach There are four tasks under this award: Develop a means to determine the optimum size range of the heliostat, in terms of the applied forces and moments, manufacturing learning curve effects, O&M, and optical efficiency. The outcome of this task will be a spreadsheet analysis tool for parametrically determining heliostat costs that are appropriately allocated into categories with inputs for a specific design.

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Low-Cost Miniature Multifunctional Solid-State Gas Sensors  

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Richard J. Dunst Richard J. Dunst Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 412-386-6694 richard.dunst@netl.doe.gov Eric D. Wachsman Principal Investigator University of Florida 339 Weil Hall Gainesville, FL 32611-4025 352-846-2991 ewach@mse.ufl.edu Low-Cost Miniature MuLtifunCtionaL soLid-state Gas sensors Description Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and performed by the University of Florida, has resulted in successful development of solid-state sensor technology that can provide an inexpensive, rugged device that is capable of measuring the concentration of multiple pollutants in lean-burn coal

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Low-Cost Methane Liquefaction Plant and Vehicle Refueling Station  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is currently negotiating a collaborative effort with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) that will advance the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a vehicle fuel. We plan to develop and demonstrate a small-scale methane liquefaction plant (production of 5,000 to 10,000 gallons per day) and a low-cost ($150,000) LNG refueling station to supply fuel to LNG-powered transit buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. INEEL will perform the research and development work. PG&E will deploy the new facilities commercially in two demonstration projects, one in northern California, and one in southern California.

B. Wilding; D. Bramwell

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

LOW-COST LED LUMINAIRE FOR GENERAL ILLUMINATION  

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During this two-year Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Manufacturing R&D project Cree developed novel light emitting diode (LED) technologies contributing to a cost-optimized, efficient LED troffer luminaire platform emitting at ~3500K correlated color temperature (CCT) at a color rendering index (CRI) of >90. To successfully achieve program goals, Cree used a comprehensive approach to address cost reduction of the various optical, thermal and electrical subsystems in the luminaire without impacting performance. These developments built on Cree’s high- brightness, low-cost LED platforms to design a novel LED component architecture that will enable low-cost troffer luminaire designs with high total system efficacy. The project scope included cost reductions to nearly all major troffer subsystems as well as assembly costs. For example, no thermal management components were included in the troffer, owing to the optimized distribution of compact low- to mid-power LEDs. It is estimated that a significant manufacturing cost savings will result relative to Cree’s conventional troffers at the start of the project. A chief project accomplishment was the successful development of a new compact, high-efficacy LED component geometry with a broad far-field intensity distribution and even color point vs. emission angle. After further optimization and testing for production, the Cree XQ series of LEDs resulted. XQ LEDs are currently utilized in Cree’s AR series troffers, and they are being considered for use in other platforms. The XQ lens geometry influenced the independent development of Cree’s XB-E and XB-G high-voltage LEDs, which also have a broad intensity distribution at high efficacy, and are finding wide implementation in Cree’s omnidirectional A-lamps.

Lowes, Ted

2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

237

Semitransparent organic solar cells  

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The organic solar cell technology has attracted great interests due to ... low cost solution process capability. Bulk heterojunction organic solar cells offer a potentially much cheaper alternative way to harness...

Furong Zhu

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: High-Concentration, Low-Cost Parabolic Trough...  

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

aperture, while incorporating additional advancements that substantially lower installed solar field costs. For example, the reflective film surfaces are being upgraded to improve...

239

Low Cost Nanostructured Smart Window Coatings | Department of...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

glass unit (IGU) that reduces building energy consumption by dynamically optimizing solar gain without affecting natural light. During this project, Heliotrope will utilize...

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Defect Engineering, Cell Processing, and Modeling for High-Performance, Low-Cost Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics  

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The objective of this project is to close the efficiency gap between industrial multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) and monocrystalline silicon solar cells, while preserving the economic advantage of low-cost, high-volume substrates inherent to mc-Si. Over the course of this project, we made significant progress toward this goal, as evidenced by the evolution in solar-cell efficiencies. While most of the benefits of university projects are diffuse in nature, several unique contributions can be traced to this project, including the development of novel characterization methods, defect-simulation tools, and novel solar-cell processing approaches mitigate the effects of iron impurities ("Impurities to Efficiency" simulator) and dislocations. In collaboration with our industrial partners, this project contributed to the development of cell processing recipes, specialty materials, and equipment that increased cell efficiencies overall (not just multicrystalline silicon). Additionally, several students and postdocs who were either partially or fully engaged in this project (as evidenced by the publication record) are currently in the PV industry, with others to follow.

Buonassisi, Tonio

2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Polyhedral Specular Reflector Design for Ultra-High Spectrum Splitting Solar Module Efficiencies (>50%)  

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Polyhedral Specular Reflector Design for Ultra-High Spectrum Splitting Solar Module Efficiencies., Pasadena, CA, USA 95555-0345 ABSTRACT One pathway to achieving ultra-high solar efficiencies (>50, multijunction solar cell, solar concentrator 1. INTRODUCTION Solar cell efficiency is increased through

Atwater, Harry

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LowCostGHG ReductionCARB 3/03 Low-Cost and Near-Term Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for Light Duty Vehicles Critical to the Pavley bill's goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from symbols, and light trucks by large. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity (kg/mi), urban driving cycleLowCostGHG ReductionCARB 3/03 1 Low-Cost and Near-Term Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Marc Ross

Edwards, Paul N.

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SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Review 2013 | Department...  

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

Films and Panels for Next Generation Solar Collectors, Attila Molnar, 3M Company Low-Cost Light Weight Thin Film Solar Concentrators, Gani Ganapathi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

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Process for Fabrication of Efficient Solar Cells - Energy Innovation...  

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to provide low-cost solar energy conversion, flexibility, manufacturability, and are light weight. However, the efficiency of organic solar cells is about 4-6%, and increasing...

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Development of a Low-Cost Rotary Steerable Drilling System  

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The project had the goal to develop and commercialize a low-cost rotary steerable system (LCRSS) capable of operating downhole at conventional pressures and temperatures to reduce operating costs by a minimum of 50% and lost-in-hole charges by at least 50% over the currently offered systems. The LCRSS system developed under this project does reduce operating costs by 55% and lost-in-hole charges by at least 50%. The developed product is not commercializable in its current form. The overall objective was to develop and commercialize a low cost rotary steerable system (LCRSS) capable of operating downhole at conventional pressures and temperatures (20,000 psi/150 C) while reducing the operating costs by 50% and the lost-in-hole charges by 50% over the currently available systems. The proposed reduction in costs were to be realized through the significant reduction in tool complexity, a corresponding increase in tool reliability as expressed in the mean-time between failure (MTBF), and a reduction in the time and costs required to service tools after each field operation. Ultimately, the LCRSS system was to be capable of drilling 7 7/8 in. to 9 5/8 in. borehole diameters. The project was divided into three Phases, of which Phases I & II were previously completed and reported on, and are part of the case file. Therefore, the previously reported information is not repeated herein. Phase III included the fabrication of two field ready prototypes that were to be subjected to a series of drilling tests at GTI Catoosa, DOE RMOTC, and at customer partnering wells, if possible, as appropriate in the timing of the field test objectives to fully exercise all elements of the LCRSS. These tests were conducted in an iterative process based on a performance/reliability improvement cycle with the goal of demonstrating the system met all aspects required for commercial viability. These tests were conducted to achieve continuous runs of 100+ hours with well trajectories that fully exercised the tool's build/turn/drop/hold target capabilities and its higher end ratings for bit weight, torque and rotary speed. The tool teardowns were rigorously analyzed at the conclusion of each field run to assess component wear rates and to fully document any detrimental behavior(s) observed.

Roney Nazarian

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Low-Cost Natural Gas/Freshwater Aerial Pipeline  

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Offered is a new type of low-cost aerial pipeline for delivery of natural gas, an important industrial and residential fuel, and freshwater as well as other payloads over long distances. The offered pipeline dramatically decreases the construction and operation costs and the time necessary for pipeline construction. A dual-use type of freight pipeline can improve an arid rural environment landscape and provide a reliable energy supply for cities. Our aerial pipeline is a large, self-lofting flexible tube disposed at high altitude. Presently, the term "natural gas" lacks a precise technical definition, but the main components of natural gas are methane, which has a specific weight less than air. A lift force of one cubic meter of methane equals approximately 0.5 kg. The lightweight film flexible pipeline can be located in the Earth-atmosphere at high altitude and poses no threat to airplanes or the local environment. The authors also suggest using lift force of this pipeline in tandem with wing devices for cheap shipment of a various payloads (oil, coal and water) over long distances. The article contains a computed macroproject in northwest China for delivery of 24 billion cubic meter of gas and 23 millions tonnes of water annually.

Alexander Bolonkin; Richard Cathcart

2007-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A Low-Cost Natural Gas/Freshwater Aerial Pipeline  

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Offered is a new type of low-cost aerial pipeline for delivery of natural gas, an important industrial and residential fuel, and freshwater as well as other payloads over long distances. The offered pipeline dramatically decreases the construction and operation costs and the time necessary for pipeline construction. A dual-use type of freight pipeline can improve an arid rural environment landscape and provide a reliable energy supply for cities. Our aerial pipeline is a large, self-lofting flexible tube disposed at high altitude. Presently, the term "natural gas" lacks a precise technical definition, but the main components of natural gas are methane, which has a specific weight less than air. A lift force of one cubic meter of methane equals approximately 0.5 kg. The lightweight film flexible pipeline can be located in the Earth-atmosphere at high altitude and poses no threat to airplanes or the local environment. The authors also suggest using lift force of this pipeline in tandem with wing devices for che...

Bolonkin, A; Bolonkin, Alexander; Cathcart, Richard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost hadron colliders at Fermilab: A discussion paper  

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New more economic approaches are required to continue the dramatic exponential rise in collider energies as represented by the well known Livingston plot. The old idea of low cost, low field iron dominated magnets in a small diameter pipe may become feasible in the next decade with dramatic recent advances in technology: (1) advanced tunneling technologies for small diameter, non human accessible tunnels, (2) accurate remote guidance systems for tunnel survey and boring machine steering, (3) high T{sub c} superconductors operating at liquid N{sub 2} or liquid H{sub 2} temperatures, (4) industrial applications of remote manipulation and robotics, (5) digitally multiplexed electronics to minimize cables, (6) achievement of high luminosities in p-p and p-{anti P} colliders. The goal of this paper is to stimulate continuing discussions on approaches to this new collider and to identify critical areas needing calculations, construction of models, proof of principle experiments, and full scale prototypes in order to determine feasibility and arrive at cost estimates.

Foster, G.W.; Malamud, E.

1996-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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concentrators for building integrated photovoltaics,” 2013,the performance of building integrated photovoltaics,” Sol.evaluation of building-integrated photovoltaics,” Energy,

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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using front-facing photovoltaic cell luminescent solarwith front-facing photovoltaic cells using weighted Montefor tandem photovoltaic cells,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 516,

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Luminescent Solar Concentrators And Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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for building integrated photovoltaics,” 2013, vol. 8821, pp.of building integrated photovoltaics,” Sol. Energy, vol. 85,of building-integrated photovoltaics,” Energy, vol. 26, no.

Leow, Shin Woei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

A Novel Low-Cost Sodium-Zinc Chloride Battery  

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The sodium-metal halide (ZEBRA) battery has been considered as one of the most attractive energy storage systems for stationary and transportation applications. Even though Na-NiCl2 battery has been widely investigated, there is still a need to develop a more economical system to make this technology more attractive for commercialization. In the present work, a novel low-cost Na-ZnCl2 battery with a thin planar ??-Al2O3 solid electrolyte (BASE) was proposed, and its electrochemical reactions and battery performance were investigated. Compared to the Na-NiCl2 chemistry, the ZnCl2-based chemistry was more complicated, in which multiple electrochemical reactions including liquid-phase formation occurred at temperatures above 253°C. During the first stage of charge, NaCl reacted with Zn to form Na in the anode and Na2ZnCl4 in the cathode. Once all the residual NaCl was consumed, further charging led to the formation of a NaCl-ZnCl2 liquid phase. At the end of charge, the liquid phase reacted with Zn to produce solid ZnCl2. To identify the effects of liquid-phase formation on electrochemical performance, button cells were assembled and tested at 280°C and 240°C. At 280°C where the liquid phase formed during cycling, cells revealed quite stable cyclability. On the other hand, more rapid increase in polarization was observed at 240°C where only solid-state electrochemical reactions occurred. SEM analysis indicated that the stable performance at 280°C was due to the suppressed growth of Zn and NaCl particles, which were generated from the liquid phase during discharge of each cycle.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Li, Guosheng; Kim, Jin Yong; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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PEM Electrolyzer Incorporating an Advanced Low-Cost Membrane  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has identified hydrogen production by electrolysis of water at forecourt stations as a critical technology for transition to the hydrogen economy; however, the cost of hydrogen produced by present commercially available electrolysis systems is considerably higher than the DOE 2015 and 2020 cost targets. Analyses of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer systems indicate that reductions in electricity consumption and electrolyzer stack and system capital cost are required to meet the DOE cost targets. The primary objective is to develop and demonstrate a cost-effective energy-based system for electrolytic generation of hydrogen. The goal is to increase PEM electrolyzer efficiency and to reduce electrolyzer stack and system capital cost to meet the DOE cost targets for distributed electrolysis. To accomplish this objective, work was conducted by a team consisting of Giner, Inc. (Giner), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & University (VT), and domnick hunter group, a subsidiary of Parker Hannifin (Parker). The project focused on four (4) key areas: (1) development of a high-efficiency, high-strength membrane; (2) development of a long-life cell-separator; (3) scale-up of cell active area to 290 cm2 (from 160 cm²); and (4) development of a prototype commercial electrolyzer system. In each of the key stack development areas Giner and our team members conducted focused development in laboratory-scale hardware, with analytical support as necessary, followed by life-testing of the most promising candidate materials. Selected components were then scaled up and incorporated into low-cost scaled-up stack hardware. The project culminated in the fabrication and testing of a highly efficient electrolyzer system for production of 0.5 kg/hr hydrogen and validation of the stack and system in testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Hamdan, Monjid [Giner, Inc.] [Giner, Inc.

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy | Department of Energy  

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Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy Addthis Record-Breaking Solar 1 of 5 Record-Breaking Solar This concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cell -- which uses a focused lens to magnify light to 418 times the intensity of the sun -- earned an R&D100 Award and set a new world record of 43.5 percent for solar cell conversion efficiency. The technology is based on high-efficiency multijunction research pioneered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). | Photo by Daniel Derkacs/Solar Junction. Date taken: 2012-11-29 09:21 Solar Innovation 2 of 5 Solar Innovation Solar Junction's record-breaking SJ3 solar cell is based on EERE-supported multijunction research. | Photo by Daniel Derkacs/Solar Junction Date taken: 2012-11-29 09:21

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NREL-Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Webinar | Open  

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NREL-Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Webinar NREL-Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Webinar Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Webinar, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/state_local_activities/webinar_2009 Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Screenshot References: Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds[1] Logo: Low-Cost Financing with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Technical Assistance Project for state and local officials, this Webinar described the elements of clean

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Building Green Cloud Services at Low Cost Josep Ll. Berral  

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at a relatively low additional cost compared to existing services. Keywords-datacenter; renewable energy; green sources of renewable ("green") energy such as solar and wind into datacenters. In particular, several advantage of green energy produced on- site [7]­[10]. Two key observations behind these works are: (1

Bianchini, Ricardo

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A New Method of Low Cost Production of Ti Alloys to Reduce Energy...  

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or otherwise restricted information. Project Objective Develop a novel low cost method for manufacturing Ti Demonstrate the mechanical properties of Ti using the...

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Low Cost Fabrication of Thin-Film Ceramic Membranes for Nonshrinking...  

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Low Cost Fabrication of Thin-Film Ceramic Membranes for Nonshrinking Substrates Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact LBL About This Technology Technology Marketing...

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Low-Cost Graphite and Olivine-Based Materials for Li-Ion Batteries  

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WORK Identify suitable graphite materials for anodes that meet the requirement for low cost and long cycle life. Fabricate half cells (Ligraphite) and Li-ion (graphiteolivine)...

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Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Fact Sheet...  

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Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Fact Sheet, 2011 Low-Cost Packaged CHP System with Reduced Emissions - Fact Sheet, 2011 Cummins Power Generation, in collaboration...

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Low-Cost and Low-Electromagnetic-Interference Packaging of Optical Transceiver Modules  

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The low-cost and low-electromagnetic-interference (EMI) packaging of optical transceiver modules employing housings of plastic composites are developed and fabricated. Optical...

Cheng, Wood-Hi; Hung, Wen-Chi; Lee, Chien-Hui; Hwang, Gan-Lin; Jou, Wern-Shiang; Wu, Tzong-Lin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview...  

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

Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies...

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Scale Up of Novel, Low-Cost Carbon Fibers Leading to High-Volume...  

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More Documents & Publications CX-009154: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low Cost Carbon Fiber Research in the LM Materials Program Overview Carbon Fiber Technology...

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles...  

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Innovative Manufacturing and Materials for Low-Cost Lithium-Ion...  

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Manufacturing and Materials for Low-Cost Lithium-Ion Batteries 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Laser Assisted Nanomanufacturing with Solution Processed Nanoparticles for Low-cost Electronics and Photovoltaics  

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Electronics and Photovoltaics by Heng Pan A dissertationcost Electronics and Photovoltaics Copyright © 2009 By HengLow-cost Electronics and Photovoltaics by Heng Pan Doctor of

Pan, Heng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Durable, Low-cost, Improved Fuel Cell Membranes  

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The development of low cost, durable membranes and membranes electrode assemblies (MEAs) that operate under reduced relative humidity (RH) conditions remain a critical challenge for the successful introduction of fuel cells into mass markets. It was the goal of the team lead by Arkema, Inc. to address these shortages. Thus, this project addresses the following technical barriers from the fuel cells section of the Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Multi-Year Research, Development and Demonstration Plan: (A) Durability (B) Cost Arkema’s approach consisted of using blends of polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF) and proprietary sulfonated polyelectrolytes. In the traditional approach to polyelectrolytes for proton exchange membranes (PEM), all the required properties are “packaged” in one macromolecule. The properties of interest include proton conductivity, mechanical properties, durability, and water/gas transport. This is the case, for example, for perfluorosulfonic acid-containing (PFSA) membranes. However, the cost of these materials is high, largely due to the complexity and the number of steps involved in their synthesis. In addition, they suffer other shortcomings such as mediocre mechanical properties and insufficient durability for some applications. The strength and originality of Arkema’s approach lies in the decoupling of ion conductivity from the other requirements. Kynar® PVDF provides an exceptional combination of properties that make it ideally suited for a membrane matrix (Kynar® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.). It exhibits outstanding chemical resistance in highly oxidative and acidic environments. In work with a prior grant, a membrane known as M41 was developed by Arkema. M41 had many of the properties needed for a high performance PEM, but had a significant deficiency in conductivity at low RH. In the first phase of this work, the processing parameters of M41 were explored as a means to increase its proton conductivity. Optimizing the processing of M41 was found to increase its proton conductivity by almost an order of magnitude at 50% RH. Characterization of the membrane morphology with Karren More at Oak Ridge National Laboratory showed that the membrane morphology was complex. This technology platform was dubbed M43 and was used as a baseline in the majority of the work on the project. Although its performance was superior to M41, M43 still showed proton conductivity an order of magnitude lower than that of a PFSA membrane at 50% RH. The MEA performance of M43 could be increased by reducing the thickness from 1 to 0.6 mils. However, the performance of the thinner M43 still did not match that of a PFSA membrane.

Chris Roger; David Mountz; Wensheng He; Tao Zhang

2011-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Pasteurization of naturally contaminated water with solar energy.  

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...G. 0. G. 1979. Solar energy in less developed countries...In N. L. Brown (ed.), Renewable energy resources and rural applications...Logvin. 1981. Solar now; an energy primer and guide to low cost solar cooking, solar tea...

D A Ciochetti; R H Metcalf

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules  

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This report describes research on semiconductor and non-semiconductor materials to enhance the performance of multi-band-gap, multijunction panel with an area greater than 900 cm[sup 2] by 1992. Double-junction and triple-junction cells are mode on a Ag/ZnO back reflector deposited on stainless steel substrates. An a-SiGe alloy is used for the i-layer in the bottom and the middle cells; the top cell uses an amorphous silicon alloy. After the evaporation of an antireflection coating, silver grids and bus bars are put on the top surface and the panel is encapsulated in an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)/Tefzel structure to make a 1-ft[sup 2] monolithic module.

Guha, S. (United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States))

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development  

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H{sub 2}Gen, with the support of the Department of Energy, successfully designed, built and field-tested two steam methane reformers with 578 kg/day capacity, which has now become a standard commercial product serving customers in the specialty metals and PV manufacturing businesses. We demonstrated that this reformer/PSA system, when combined with compression, storage and dispensing (CSD) equipment could produce hydrogen that is already cost-competitive with gasoline per mile driven in a conventional (non-hybrid) vehicle. We further showed that mass producing this 578 kg/day system in quantities of just 100 units would reduce hydrogen cost per mile approximately 13% below the cost of untaxed gasoline per mile used in a hybrid electric vehicle. If mass produced in quantities of 500 units, hydrogen cost per mile in a FCEV would be 20% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in an HEV in the 2015-2020 time period using EIA fuel cost projections for natural gas and untaxed gasoline, and 45% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in a conventional car. This 20% to 45% reduction in fuel cost per mile would accrue even though hydrogen from this 578 kg/day system would cost approximately $4.14/kg, well above the DOE hydrogen cost targets of $2.50/kg by 2010 and $2.00/kg by 2015. We also estimated the cost of a larger, 1,500 kg/day SMR/PSA fueling system based on engineering cost scaling factors derived from the two H{sub 2}Gen products, a commercial 115 kg/day system and the 578 kg/day system developed under this DOE contract. This proposed system could support 200 to 250 cars per day, similar to a medium gasoline station. We estimate that the cost per mile from this larger 1,500 kg/day hydrogen fueling system would be 26% to 40% below the cost per mile of untaxed gasoline in an HEV and ICV respectively, even without any mass production cost reductions. In quantities of 500 units, we are projecting per mile cost reductions between 45% (vs. HEVs) and 62% (vs ICVs), with hydrogen costing approximately $2.87/kg, still above the DOE's 2010 $2.50/kg target. We also began laboratory testing of reforming ethanol, which we showed is currently the least expensive approach to making renewable hydrogen. Extended testing of neat ethanol in micro-reactors was successful, and we also were able to reform E-85 acquired from a local fueling station for 2,700 hours, although some modifications were required to handle the 15% gasoline present in E-85. We began initial tests of a catalyst-coated wall reformer tube that showed some promise in reducing the propensity to coke with E-85. These coated-wall tests ran for 350 hours. Additional resources would be required to commercialize an ethanol reformer operating on E-85, but there is no market for such a product at this time, so this ethanol reformer project was moth-balled pending future government or industry support. The two main objectives of this project were: (1) to design, build and test a steam methane reformer and pressure swing adsorption system that, if scaled up and mass produced, could potentially meet the DOE 2015 cost and efficiency targets for on-site distributed hydrogen generation, and (2) to demonstrate the efficacy of a low-cost renewable hydrogen generation system based on reforming ethanol to hydrogen at the fueling station.

C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, Ph.D., President; Principal Investigator, and

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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VISION-BASED OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR A SMALL, LOW-COST ROBOT  

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VISION-BASED OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR A SMALL, LOW-COST ROBOT Chau Nguyen Viet, Ian Marshall Computer.marshall@kent.ac.uk Keywords: obstacle-avoidance, robot vision. Abstract: This paper presents a vision-based obstacle avoidance algorithm for a small indoor mobile robot built from low-cost, and off-the-shelf electronics. The obstacle

Marshall, Ian W.

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Development of Low-Cost, High Strength Commercial Textile Precursor (PAN-MA)  

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These slides, presented at the 2014 DOE Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, provide an overview of and accomplishments for a project to develop develop a low-cost precursor fiber that can be converted to low-cost carbon fiber.

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Design and Development of a Low-Cost Test-Bed for Undergraduate Education in UAVs  

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Design and Development of a Low-Cost Test-Bed for Undergraduate Education in UAVs D. Jung, E. J for the development of a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) test-bed for educational purposes. The objective) and graduate students (secondarily) in UAV research. The complete design and development of all hardware

Tsiotras, Panagiotis

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UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA ATTITUDE ESTIMATION FOR A LOW-COST UAV  

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UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ ATTITUDE ESTIMATION FOR A LOW-COST UAV A thesis submitted of Physics #12;Copyright c by Gregory M. Horn 2009 #12;Abstract Attitude Estimation for a Low-Cost UAV by Gregory M. Horn Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are a rapidly growing

Belanger, David P.

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From Low-Cost Depth Sensors to CAD: Cross-Domain 3D Shape Retrieval via  

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applications for 3D shape retrieval, such as high-quality 3D scanning, manipulation and printing. NoteFrom Low-Cost Depth Sensors to CAD: Cross-Domain 3D Shape Retrieval via Regression Tree Fields Yan@us.ibm.com Abstract. The recent advances of low-cost and mobile depth sensors dramatically extend the potential of 3D

Chang, Shih-Fu

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CREATING A LOW-COST AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE Richard W. Wall Jerry Bennett, Greg Eis,  

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CREATING A LOW-COST AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE Richard W. Wall Jerry Bennett, Greg Eis, Kevin Lichy of the project was to design and build a low cost autonomous vehicle control system for a ground vehicle, University of Idaho Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Moscow, ID 83844-1023 Abstract ­ Autonomous

Idaho, University of

277

Low-cost multispectral vegetation imaging system for detecting leaking CO2 gas  

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Low-cost multispectral vegetation imaging system for detecting leaking CO2 gas Justin A. Hogan,1 sequestration sites for possible leaks of the CO2 gas from underground reservoirs, a low-cost multispectral are then flagged for closer inspection with in-situ CO2 sensors. The system is entirely self

Shaw, Joseph A.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adaheli solar mission Sample Search Results  

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Conversion and Utilization 14 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ultra-Light, Low-Cost Solar Concentrator Offers Summary: , solar power high radiation...

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EEE 565 Solar Cells Course Objective: To introduce the basic concepts of the operation of photovoltaic devices, the  

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Energy Conversion, Solar Spectrum, Light Absorption (1 week) 2) Background on Semiconductor Material) Heterojunction Solar Cells (1 week) 6) Multi-junction Solar Cells (1 week) 7) Light Management (1 week) 8EEE 565 Solar Cells Fall 2012 Course Objective: To introduce the basic concepts of the operation

Zhang, Junshan

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations | Department of  

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Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations Advancing Solar Through Photovoltaic Technology Innovations April 19, 2011 - 5:17pm Addthis At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder At NREL's High-Intensity Pulse Solar Simulator, NREL's Keith Emery removes an array of multijunction solar cells produced by PV Incubator partner Solar Junction. The NREL instrument can produce the intensity of up to 90 suns. | Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder David Moore Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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1 Copyright 2011 by ASME MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC AND  

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photovoltaic and hot water co-generation based on various solar cell technologies and micro channel heat sinks. Concentrated solar Photovoltaic (PV) based on multi junction cells can yield around 35-40% efficiency is moderate [3] in comparison to the concentrated solar photovoltaic, for which multi-junction cells

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Low-Cost Manufacturable Microchannel Systems for Passive PEM Water Management  

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Manufacturable Manufacturable Microchannel Systems for Passive PEM Water Management IIPS Number 16910 Low Low - - Cost Cost Manufacturable Manufacturable Microchannel Systems for Passive Microchannel Systems for Passive PEM Water Management PEM Water Management IIPS Number 16910 IIPS Number 16910 Ward TeGrotenhuis, Susie Stenkamp, Curt Lavender Pacific Northwest National Laboratories Richland, WA HFCIT Kick Off Meeting February 2007 2 Project objective: Create a low cost and passive PEM water management system Project objective: Project objective: Create a low cost Create a low cost and passive PEM water management system and passive PEM water management system Specific Targets Addressed for 3.4.2 Automotive-Scale: 80 kWe Integrated Transportation Fuel Cell Power Systems Operating on Direct Hydrogen

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Low-cost label-free biosensors using photonic crystals embedded between crossed polarizers  

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There is a strong need for low-cost biosensors to enable rapid, on-site analysis of biological, biomedical, or chemical substances. We propose a platform for label-free optical...

Nazirizadeh, Yousef; Bog, Uwe; Sekula, Sylwia; Mappes, Timo; Lemmer, Uli; Gerken, Martina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials | Department of...  

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Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Design and testing of components for a low cost laser cutter  

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The main goal of this thesis is to document the design and testing of various components for use in a low cost laser cutting mechanism for hobbyists and recreational designers. Different electronics were used to assess the ...

Ramos, Joshua D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Record 12024: Hydrogen Production Cost Using Low-Cost Natural Gas  

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This program record from the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office provides information about the cost of hydrogen production using low-cost natural gas.

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Sewage sludge ash as an alternative low-cost oxygen carrier for chemical looping combustion  

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In this paper, novel low-cost oxygen carriers containing Fe2O3 are evaluated for use in chemical looping combustion. Sewage sludge ashes and reference samples were...2...) fuel and a solid fuel (hard coal) were t...

Ewelina Ksepko

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alternative low-cost precursors Sample...  

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de Physique11, Volume 5,juin 1995 Summary: in consistent quality and quantities at low cost, (7) liquid rather than gas or solid and (8)stable in its... Trends in the Selection...

290

TestosterICs: A Low-Cost Functional Chip Tester David Harris and David Diaz  

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TestosterICs: A Low-Cost Functional Chip Tester David Harris and David Diaz Department of Engineering Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA 91711 David_Harris@hmc.edu Abstract Students in VLSI design

Harris, David Money

291

Scale Up of Novel, Low-Cost Carbon Fibers Leading to High-Volume Commercial Launch  

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The goal of this scale-up is to produce low cost CF from novel PO polymer precursors in higher yield and at lower cost than the incumbent CF made from specialty-grade PAN fiber.

292

DOE Issues 2 Requests for Information on Low-Cost Hydrogen Production...  

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

on the RD&D needs for enabling low-cost, effective hydrogen production from all types of water electrolysis systems, both centralized and forecourt. Based on the results of these...

293

An integrated approach towards efficient, scalable, and low cost thermoelectric waste heat recovery devices for vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Efficient, scalable, and low cost vehicular thermoelectric generators development will include rapid synthesis of thermoelectric materials, different device geometries, heat sink designs, and durability and long-term performance tests

294

Design and prototyping of a low-cost portable mechanical ventilator  

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This paper describes the design and prototyping of a low-cost portable mechanical ventilator for use in mass casualty cases and resource-poor environments. The ventilator delivers breaths by compressing a conventional ...

Powelson, Stephen K. (Stephen Kirby)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Low-cost, single-mode diode-pumped Cr:Colquiriite lasers  

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We present three Cr[superscript 3+]:Colquiriite lasers as low-cost alternatives to Ti:Sapphire laser technology. Single-mode laser diodes, which cost only $150 each, were used as pump sources. In cw operation, with ~520 ...

Demirbas, Umit

296

The Creation of a low-cost, reliable platform for mobile robotics research  

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This work documents the planning process, design, fabrication, and integration of a low-cost robot designed for research on the problem of life-long robot mapping. The robotics platform used is the iRobot Create. This robot ...

Gilbert, Taylor Harrison

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and High Voltage Spinel Cathode | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Cathode Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and High Voltage Spinel Cathode 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

298

Innovative Manufacturing and Materials for Low-Cost Lithium-Ion...  

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optimization and scale up for energy cells To be completed June-13 June-13 Optimized low cost andor safer electrolyte for energy cells On schedule June-13 Cathode coated stack...

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Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials | Department of...  

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

May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. es19zaghib.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Cost SiOx-Graphite and Olivine Materials Phase Behavior and Solid State Chemistry in Olivines...

300

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules  

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This report describes research to improve the understanding of amorphous silicon alloys and other relevant non-semiconductor materials for use in high-efficiency, large-area multijunction modules. The research produced an average subcell initial efficiency of 8.8% over a 1-ft{sup 2} area using same-band-gap, dual-junction cells deposited over a ZnO/AlSi back reflector. An initial efficiency of 9.6% was achieved using a ZnO/Ag back reflector over smaller substrates. A sputtering machine will be built to deposit a ZnO/Ag back reflector over a 1-ft{sup 2} area so that a higher efficiency can also be obtained on larger substrates. Calculations have been performed to optimize the grid pattern, bus bars, and cell interconnects on modules. With our present state of technology, we expect a difference of about 6% between the aperture-area and active-area efficiencies of modules. Preliminary experiments show a difference of about 8%. We can now predict the performance of single-junction cells after long-term light exposure at 50{degree}C by exposing cells to short-term intense light at different temperatures. We find that single-junction cells deposited on a ZnO/Ag back reflector show the highest stabilized efficiency when the thickness of the intrinsic layers is about 2000 {angstrom}. 8 refs.

Guha, S. (United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of a Low Cost Robot Controller PC-ROBOCONT on Hydraulic Robot for Spray Painting G-201  

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The paper describes the implementation of the low cost robot controller PC-ROBOCONT on hydraulic spray painting robot G-201. PC-ROBOCONT is a low cost robot controller based on popular PC 386. For use with the sp...

B. Nemec; L. Zlajpah; S. Mrak

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Technical Note: Comments on "A Low-cost Device for Chromatographic Analysis of Gas Mixtures at Reduced Pressures"  

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......Comments on "A Low-cost Device for Chromatographic Analysis of Gas Mixtures at Reduced Pressures...Chornet reported a low-cost device for gas chromatographic (GC) analysis...routine analyses on the production line are performed by the......

John Chih-An Hu

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Photovoltaic-Reliability R&D Toward a Solar-Powered World: Preprint  

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Paper about the importance of continued progress toward low-cost, high-reliability, and high-performance PV systems. High reliability is an essential element in achieving low-cost solar electricity.

Kurtz, S.; Granata, J.; Quintana, M.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Advanced Manufacture of Second-Surface, Silvered Glass Reflectors for High-Performance, Low-Cost CSP Collector Systems  

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Advanced Manufacture of Second-Surface, Silvered Glass Reflectors for High-Performance, Low-Cost CSP Collector Systems

305

Inexpensive photovoltaic solar radiometer  

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Using a solar cell as a sensor a low?cost instrument can be constructed which measures both the instantaneous and integrated value of solar flux. The process of constructing and calibrating the instrument constitutes an excellent undergraduate experimental project affording the student an opportunity to examine a variety of aspects associated with solar energy measurements.

Fritz Kissner

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells  

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Organic bulk heterojunction solar cells are a promising candidate for low-cost next-generation photovoltaic systems. However, carrier extraction limitations necessitate thin active...

Raman, Aaswath; Yu, Zongfu; Fan, Shanhui

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Bandgap Engineering in High-Efficiency Multijunction Concentrator Cells  

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This paper discusses semiconductor device research paths under investigation with the aim of reaching the milestone efficiency of 40%. A cost analysis shows that achieving very high cell efficiencies is crucial for the realization of cost-effective photovoltaics, because of the strongly leveraging effect of efficiency on module packaging and balance-of systems costs. Lattice-matched (LM) GaInP/ GaInAs/ Ge 3-junction cells have achieved the highest independently confirmed efficiency at 175 suns, 25?C, of 37.3% under the standard AM1.5D, low-AOD terrestrial spectrum. Lattice-mismatched, or metamorphic (MM), materials offer still higher potential efficiencies, if the crystal quality can be maintained. Theoretical efficiencies well over 50% are possible for a MM GaInP/ 1.17-eV GaInAs/ Ge 3-junction cell limited by radiative recombination at 500 suns. The bandgap - open circuit voltage offset, (Eg/q) - Voc, is used as a valuable theoretical and experimental tool to characterize multijunction cells with subcell bandgaps ranging from 0.7 to 2.1 eV. Experimental results are presented for prototype 6-junction cells employing an active {approx}1.1-eV dilute nitride GaInNAs subcell, with active-area efficiency greater than 23% and over 5.3 V open-circuit voltage under the 1-sun AM0 space spectrum. Such cell designs have theoretical efficiencies under the terrestrial spectrum at 500 suns concentration exceeding 55% efficiency, even for lattice-matched designs.

King, R. R.; Sherif, R. A.; Kinsey, G. S.; Kurtz, S.; Fetzer, C. M.; Edmondson, K. M.; Law, D. C.; Cotal, H. L.; Krut, D. D.; Ermer, J. H.; Karam, N. H.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

High efficiency, low cost, thin film silicon solar cell design and method for making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A semiconductor device having a substrate, a conductive intermediate layer deposited onto said substrate, wherein the intermediate layer serves as a back electrode, an optical reflector, and an interface for impurity gettering, and a semiconductor layer deposited onto said intermediate layer, wherein the semiconductor layer has a grain size at least as large as the layer thickness, and preferably about ten times the layer thickness. The device is formed by depositing a metal layer on a substrate, depositing a semiconductive material on the metal-coated substrate to produce a composite structure, and then optically processing the composite structure by illuminating it with infrared electromagnetic radiation according to a unique time-energy profile that first produces pits in the backside surface of the semiconductor material, then produces a thin, highly reflective, low resistivity alloy layer over the entire area of the interface between the semiconductor material and the metal layer, and finally produces a grain-enhanced semiconductor layer. The time-energy profile includes increasing the energy to a first energy level to initiate pit formation and create the desired pit size and density, then ramping up to a second energy level in which the entire device is heated to produce an interfacial melt, and finally reducing the energy to a third energy level and holding for a period of time to allow enhancement in the grain size of the semiconductor layer.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Crystalline Silicon P-N Junction Solar Cells — Efficiency Limits And Low-Cost Fabrication Technology  

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Economic growth depends on energy use. Worldwide, energy accounts for 25 to 30% of the present investments in development and economic growth. The highest future energy needs are envisaged for developing count...

J. Szlufcik

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Low-Cost High-Efficiency Solar Cells with Wafer Bonding and Plasmonic Technologies  

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First of all, I would like to thank my thesis adviser Harry Atwater for his great mentorship and guidance over the years. While he is an extremely busy professor holding about twenty students in his research group and a lot of domestic and international travels for seminars and conferences, he never hesitated to discuss with me when I knocked on his office’s door. Our discussion often went over 1 hour in his tight schedule, but he did not stop until we reached clear conclusions and decided what to do next. While he always tries to find the most effective way for experimental scheme, Harry one day told me that we engineers should always assume possible to fabricate whatever structure possible when I showed a hesitation for doing a complicated process, which preach is still and will be in my mind. It was also a great pleasure for me to work with the excellent members in the Atwater

Katsuaki Tanabe; Katsuaki Tanabe

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

A Novel Low Cost Solar Central Inverters Topology With 99.2 % Efficiency Heiko Preckwinkel and  

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range. In this contribution, a new topology for central inverters connected to the medium-voltage grid and lower cost. Most of the new topologies that found their way to the market belong to a lower power range inverters. In this power range, a lot of topologies are used to meet the high market demands. Examples

Paderborn, Universität

312

Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C  

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Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C Systems Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) SBIR/STTR Home About Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Applicant and Awardee Resources Commercialization Assistance Other Resources Awards SBIR/STTR Highlights Reporting Fraud Contact Information Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer U.S. Department of Energy SC-29/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-5707 F: (301) 903-5488 E: sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov More Information » January 2013 Mainstream Engineering Develops a Low-Cost Energy-Saving Device for A/C Systems Mainstream is achieving its goal to commercialize practical and

313

NETL: IEP - Post-Combustion CO2 Emissions Control - Low Cost Sorbent for  

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Low Cost Sorbent for Capturing CO2 Emissions Generated by Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Low Cost Sorbent for Capturing CO2 Emissions Generated by Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Project No.: DE-NT0005497 TDA sorbent test equipment TDA sorbent test equipment. TDA Research Inc. will produce and evaluate a low-cost solid sorbent developed in prior laboratory testing. The process uses an alkalized alumina adsorbent to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) at intermediate temperature and near ambient pressure. The physical adsorbent is regenerated with low-pressure steam. Although the regeneration is primarily by concentration swing, the adsorption of steam on the sorbent during regeneration also provides approximately 8°C to 10°C of temperature swing, further enhancing the regeneration rate. The sorbent is transferred between two moving bed reactors. Cycling results in gas

314

On the Path to Low Cost Renewable Fuels, an Important Breakthrough |  

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On the Path to Low Cost Renewable Fuels, an Important Breakthrough On the Path to Low Cost Renewable Fuels, an Important Breakthrough On the Path to Low Cost Renewable Fuels, an Important Breakthrough April 18, 2013 - 4:10pm Addthis NREL Scientist Bryon Donohoe looks at different views of ultra structures of pre-treated biomass materials in the Cellular Visualization room of the Biomass Surface Characterization Lab. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. NREL Scientist Bryon Donohoe looks at different views of ultra structures of pre-treated biomass materials in the Cellular Visualization room of the Biomass Surface Characterization Lab. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. A researcher examines a strain of the fermentation microorganism Zymomonas mobilis on a culture plate. NREL has genetically engineered and patented its own strains of Zymomonas mobilis to more effectively ferment the multiple sugars found in biomass as part of the cellulosic ethanol-to-renewable fuel conversion process. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.

315

Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block | Department of Energy  

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Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block February 20, 2010 - 6:21pm Addthis An innovative pilot program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focuses on rallying whole communities around energy efficiency, one neighborhood at a time. Through the program, area residents cash in on a home energy-efficiency upgrade that saves them roughly $130 on their annual energy bill. All they have to contribute is a little time and a small initial payment. "The most effective way to get people involved is for people to tell each other, neighbor to neighbor," says Lola Schoenrich, who signed up after reading about the program in her neighborhood newsletter. She even volunteered to go door-to-door on her block handing out registration

316

Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block | Department of Energy  

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Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Goes Block-to-Block February 20, 2010 - 6:21pm Addthis An innovative pilot program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focuses on rallying whole communities around energy efficiency, one neighborhood at a time. Through the program, area residents cash in on a home energy-efficiency upgrade that saves them roughly $130 on their annual energy bill. All they have to contribute is a little time and a small initial payment. "The most effective way to get people involved is for people to tell each other, neighbor to neighbor," says Lola Schoenrich, who signed up after reading about the program in her neighborhood newsletter. She even volunteered to go door-to-door on her block handing out registration

317

NANOCOMPOSITE ENABLED SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

technologies. Silicon photovoltaic module cost have continuegeneration photovoltaic panels due to their low cost, easycost-efficient multiple junction solar devices with remarkably high efficiency should be the direction and objective of photovoltaic

Phuyal, Dibya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Modeling and Identification of 2 DOF Low Cost Driving Simulator: Experimental Results  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

consists in motorized rail for the longitudinal movement while the second system consists in motorized yaw and the modeling aspects of a 2 DOF low cost motion platform allowing the restitution of the longitudinal and yaw will be implemented. The whole system is considered as a two coupled systems and linked mechanically. The first system

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

319

Planning of Low-Cost 77-GHz Radar Transceivers for Automotive Applications  

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. Moghavvemi University ofMalaya INTRODUCTION The use of electronics in the automotive industry will reach (orPlanning of Low-Cost 77-GHz Radar Transceivers for Automotive Applications H. Ameri, A. Attaran & M the position and speed as with other components used in the automotive industry, radars will find widespread

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

320

Low-cost, Automated Assessment of Sit-To-Stand Movement in "Natural" Environments  

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1 Low-cost, Automated Assessment of Sit-To-Stand Movement in "Natural" Environments Sonya Allin assessing the quality of "sit-to- stand" movements in environments outside of clinics. Automated assessments have been designed to translate perceived kinematics onto assessment scores that are consistent

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Full design of a low-cost quadrotor UAV by student team  

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Full design of a low-cost quadrotor UAV by student team Jean-Baptiste Devaud#1 , Stéphane Najko.marzat@onera.fr Abstract-- This paper presents the complete design of a quadrotor UAV, named VORTEX, comprising its architecture and control. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for surveillance, observation and security

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

322

Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform Robert B. Bollinger and Timothy M. Aaron  

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Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform Robert B. Bollinger and Timothy M. Aaron Praxair, Inc. P.O. Box 44 Tonawanda, NY 14151 Phone: 716-879-2000 Abstract Praxair is in the initial phases of developing. Praxair has as partners in this program, Boothroyd-Dewhurst Inc. (BDI) and Diversified Manufacturing Inc

323

Design of a Low-Cost, Highly Mobile Urban Search and Rescue Robot Bradley E. Bishop*  

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1 Design of a Low-Cost, Highly Mobile Urban Search and Rescue Robot Bradley E. Bishop* Frederick L-- In this paper, we discuss the design of a novel robotic platform for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). The system locomotive morphology. The main facets of this work involve the morphological concepts, initial design

Crabbe, Frederick

324

Low-Cost Single-Phase Powered Induction Machine Drive for Residential Applications  

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, and lifetime. Keywords-induction motor; harmonic elimination; power factor correction; efficiency; low cost of the motors are less than 1 hp in size, and account for approximately 10% of the electricity consumed by the electric motor population [1]. These fractional horsepower motors are primarily single- phase induction

Chapman, Patrick

325

Relatively low-cost solutions could improve reliability while making biodiesel blends an affordable option.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is vehicle stalling caused by fuel filter clogging, which prevents fuel from reaching the engine. ResearchRelatively low-cost solutions could improve reliability while making biodiesel blends an affordable option. While biodiesel has very low production costs and the potential to displace up to 10

326

DOE Issues 2 Requests for Information on Low-Cost Hydrogen Production and Delivery  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The US DOE's FCTO has issued two RFIs seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about hydrogen production and hydrogen delivery RD&D activities aimed at developing technologies that can ultimately produce and deliver low-cost hydrogen.

327

The PANOPTES project: discovering exoplanets with low-cost digital cameras  

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The PANOPTES project: discovering exoplanets with low-cost digital cameras Olivier Guyona,b, Josh at optimizing system robustness while maintaining adequate cost. PANOPTES is both an outreach project (PANOPTES, www.projectpanoptes.org) project is aimed at identifying transiting exoplanets using a wide

Guyon, Olivier

328

The path to ubiquitous and low-cost organic electronic appliances on plastic  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... films on a variety of very-low-cost substrates such as glass, plastic or metal foils, and the relative ease of processing of the organic compounds that are currently being ... the world of inorganic semiconductors. Many processes involve direct printing through use of contact with stamps, or alternatively via ink-jets and other solution-based methods. ...

Stephen R. Forrest

2004-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

329

ROBOPuppet: Low-Cost, 3D Printed Miniatures for Teleoperating Full-Size Robots  

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ROBOPuppet: Low-Cost, 3D Printed Miniatures for Teleoperating Full-Size Robots Anna Eilering of the robot links, which are then 3D printed and assembled. This procedure is generalizable to variety to target robot. smaller scale suitable for desktop use. The puppet is a 3D- printed miniature of the target

Hauser, Kris

330

Strategic Plan for Utilizing Low Cost Engineering Resources at Generic Aerospace  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of these methods are costly and may cause other issues, such as inconsistent output, high turnover and resource constraints for other sites. One concept that is being more readily adopted is the use of Low Cost Engineering Services (LCES) offered by third party...

Veach, Michael

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

331

Novel technologies and techniques for low-cost phased arrays and scanning antennas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

reconfigurable grating antenna is presented for low-cost millimeter-wave beam steering. The versatility of the approach is proven by adapting the design to dual-beam and circular-polarized operation. In addition, a simple and accurate procedure is developed...

Rodenbeck, Christopher Timothy

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

Optimization of low-cost phosphorus removal from wastewater using co-treatments with constructed  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

treatment residual; iron; lime sludge; municipal wastewater Introduction The US-EPA has identified for removing P from wastewater (US-EPA, 1993). However, questions of mechanisms, predictabilityOptimization of low-cost phosphorus removal from wastewater using co-treatments with constructed

Florida, University of

333

A low emission technology -- low cost coal water mixture fired fluidized bed combustion  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this paper, low cost coal water mixture (CWM) FBC technology is described. Low cost CWM may be coal washery sludge or the mixture of water and coal crashed easily. This technology is featured by agglomerate combustion of low cost MM. Experimental results in 0.5MW FBC test rig are reported. lie effects of bed temperate excess air, staged combustion on combustion and emission performance has been studied. The comparison combustion tests by using dry coal and CWM we made ha 0.5MW FBC test rig. Also coal washery sludge of different origins are also tested in the test rig. Based on the test rig comments a demonstration AFBC boiler with capacity of 35 T/H steam for utility application (6 MW) is designed. The design features will be presented in this paper Both the operation experience of test rig and demonstration unit show the developed low cost CWM FBC technology is of high combustion efficiency and low emission. This technology is being commercialized and applied in China in top priority by Chinese government.

Jianhua Yan; Xuguang Jiang; Yong Chi [Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

334

Low-cost, non-precious metal/polymer composite catalysts for fuel cells  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

will fuel cells take their place as a centerpiece of a hydrogen economy and position hydrogen as a major) activity in known-to-date non- precious metal. Fuel cell testing of the composite Figure 2 shows a hydrogenLow-cost, non-precious metal/polymer composite catalysts for fuel cells R. Bashyam and P. Zelenay 1

335

Low-cost wearable low-vision aid using a handmade retinal light-scanning microdisplay  

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scanning fiber display6 to present icons indicating the location of potential hazards. The scanning fiberLow-cost wearable low-vision aid using a handmade retinal light-scanning microdisplay Ryland C) is a portable system that uses machine vision to track potential walking hazards for the visually impaired

Washington at Seattle, University of

336

Technology transfer: solar power and distributed rural electrification  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The research objective is to assess and transfer high efficiency multi-junction photovoltaic cell technology developed at the National Renewable Energy Lab to a start-up venture. The technology integrates a rooftop satellite-dish sized reflector that tracks and concentrates solar energy onto the target cell. There are still rural communities in the world where

Stephen W. Jordan; Tugrul U. Daim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

State-of-the-Art Solar Simulator Reduces Measurement Time and Uncertainty (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS) brings accurate energy-rating predictions that account for the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of only a few International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-accredited calibration labs in the world for primary and secondary reference cells and modules. As such, it is critical to seek new horizons in developing simulators and measurement methods. Current solar simulators are not well suited for accurately measuring multijunction devices. To set the electrical current to each junction independently, simulators must precisely tune the spectral content with no overlap between the wavelength regions. Current simulators do not have this capability, and the overlaps lead to large measurement uncertainties of {+-}6%. In collaboration with LabSphere, NREL scientists have designed and implemented the One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS), which enables automatic spectral adjustment with nine independent wavelength regions. This fiber-optic simulator allows researchers and developers to set the current to each junction independently, reducing errors relating to spectral effects. NREL also developed proprietary software that allows this fully automated simulator to rapidly 'build' a spectrum under which all junctions of a multijunction device are current matched and behave as they would under a reference spectrum. The OSMSS will reduce the measurement uncertainty for multijunction devices, while significantly reducing the current-voltage measurement time from several days to minutes. These features will enable highly accurate energy-rating predictions that take into account the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices.

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2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Low-cost gigabit PCF transceivers using commercially available logic ICs for short-range optical networks  

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We propose low-cost gigabit optical transceivers for broadband and short-range communication networks using plastic clad optical fiber. The transceivers can be used for broadband...

Fujimoto, Nobuhiro; Ishizuka, Atsuo; Moriya, Masayoshi; Goto, Masami

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

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

340

Investigation of the Role of Trap States in Solar Cell Reliability using Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

various renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind-power,source; no matter how efficient and low cost solar energydemand as a source of renewable energy. Solar energy is more

Bezryadina, Anna Sergeyevna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Superconducting Wire for Wind Generators: High Performance, Low Cost Superconducting Wires and Coils for High Power Wind Generators  

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REACT Project: The University of Houston will develop a low-cost, high-current superconducting wire that could be used in high-power wind generators. Superconducting wire currently transports 600 times more electric current than a similarly sized copper wire, but is significantly more expensive. The University of Houston’s innovation is based on engineering nanoscale defects in the superconducting film. This could quadruple the current relative to today’s superconducting wires, supporting the same amount of current using 25% of the material. This would make wind generators lighter, more powerful and more efficient. The design could result in a several-fold reduction in wire costs and enable their commercial viability of high-power wind generators for use in offshore applications.

None

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Low Cost Open-Path Instrument for Monitoring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide at Sequestration Sites  

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Low Cost open-path Instrument for Low Cost open-path Instrument for monItorIng atmospherIC Carbon DIoxIDe at sequestratIon sItes Background Growing concern over the effect on global climate of the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG), particularly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), in the atmosphere may lead to the curtailment of CO 2 emissions. One potential course of action by industry to reduce GHG emissions is the subsurface disposal of CO 2 . An important requirement of such disposal is verification that the injected gases remain in place and do not leak to the surface. Perhaps the most direct evidence of a successful sequestration project is the lack of a detectable CO 2 concentration above the background level in the air near the ground. Although measurement of CO 2 concentration can be performed, it is

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NETL: News Release - Innovative Technology Shows Promise for Low-Cost  

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June 2, 2005 June 2, 2005 Innovative Technology Shows Promise for Low-Cost Mercury Control Patented DOE Process Licensed to Industry for Commercial Development WASHINGTON, DC - Close on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's March 15 release of its Clean Air Mercury Rule, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a license to private industry to commercially develop a promising low-cost, DOE-patented mercury control technology. MORE INFO Technical Report on the Thief Process [PDF-374KB] DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the license on a technology called the Thief Process to Mobotec USA, Inc., of Walnut Creek, Calif. Mobotec, a leader in developing cost-effective combustion improvement and multi-pollutant reduction technologies for industrial and

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Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation)  

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Hydrogen-from- Hydrogen-from- Ethanol: A Distributed Production System Presented at the Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Working Group Meeting Laurel, Maryland Tuesday, November 6, 2007 H 2 Gen Innovations, Inc. Alexandria, Virginia www.h2gen.com 2 Topics * H 2 Gen Reformer System Innovation * Natural Gas Reformer - Key performance metrics - Summary unique H2A inputs * Ethanol Reformer - Key performance metrics - Summary unique H2A inputs * Questions from 2007 Merit Review 3 H 2 Gen Innovations' Commercial SMR * Compact, low-cost 115 kg/day natural gas reformer proven in commercial practice [13 US Patents granted] * Built-in, unique, low-cost PSA system * Unique sulfur-tolerant catalyst developed with Süd Chemie 4 DOE Program Results * Task 1- Natural Gas Reformer Scaling:

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Â… Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing  

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simple, cost-effective techniques for providing fresh air throughout the home, including exhaust-only and central fan-integrated supply ventilation. Building America has refined simple whole-house ventilation systems that cost less than $350 to install. BUILDING AMERICA TOP INNOVATIONS HALL OF FAME PROFILE INNOVATIONS CATEGORY: 1. Advanced Technologies and Practices 1.3 Assured Health, Safety, and Durability Low-Cost Ventilation in Production Housing As high-performance homes get more air-tight and better insulated, attention to good indoor air quality becomes essential. Building America has effectively guided the nation's home builders to embrace whole-house ventilation by developing low-cost options that adapt well to their production processes. When the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America research teams began

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NETL: News Release - Ultra-low Cost Well Monitoring Could Save Thousands of  

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January 19, 2005 January 19, 2005 Ultra-low Cost Well Monitoring Could Save Thousands of Marginal Oil Wells DOE-funded Project in California Tested Successfully TULSA, OKLA. - A new, ultra-low cost method for monitoring marginal oil wells promises to help rescue thousands of U.S. wells from an early demise. Developed with funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and project-managed by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, this novel, inexpensive, monitoring-system prototype helps improve the efficiency of rod-pumped oil wells. The ultimate payoff for such an approach could be the recovery of millions of barrels of oil otherwise permanently lost while the United States watches its oil production continue to slide. MORE INFO Marginal Expense Oil Well Wireless Surveillance MEOWS -Phase II final technical report [PDF-294KB]

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Materials and Modules for Low Cost, High Performance Fuel Cell Humidifiers  

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Kick-off Meeting, Kick-off Meeting, Wash. D.C - 10/01/2009 Materials and Modules for Low Cost, High Performance Fuel Cell Humidifiers Prime Contractor: W. L. Gore & Associates Elkton, MD Principal Investigator: William B. Johnson Sub-Contractor: dPoint Technologies Vancouver, BC W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. DOE Kick-off Meeting, Wash. D.C - 10/01/2009 Ahluwalia, et. al, ibid. Mirza, Z. DOE Hydrogen Program Review, June 9-13, 2008; Washington, DC Background W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. DOE Kick-off Meeting, Wash. D.C - 10/01/2009 Objective and Technical Barriers Addressed More efficient, low-cost humidifiers can increase fuel cell inlet humidity: Reduce system cost and size of balance of plant; Improve fuel cell performance; Improve fuel cell durability. OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a durable, high performance water

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Low-cost flywheel demonstration program. Final report, 1 October 1977-31 December 1979  

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The Applied Physics Laboratory/Department of Energy Low Cost Flywheel Demonstration Program was initiated on 1 October 1977 and was successfully concluded on 31 December 1979. The total cost of this program was $355,190. All primary objectives were successfully achieved as follows: demonstration of a full-size, 1-kWh flywheel having an estimated cost in large-volume production of approximately $50/kWh; development of a ball-bearing system having losses comparable to the losses in a totally magnetic suspension system; successful and repeated demonstration of the low-cost flywheel in a complete flywheel energy-storage system based on the use of ordinary house voltage and frequency; and application of the experience gained in the hardware program to project the system design into a complete, full-scale, 30-kWh home-type flywheel energy-storage system.

Rabenhorst, D.W.; Small, T.R.; Wilkinson, W.O.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coating and drying processes for functional films in polymer solar cells - from laboratory to pilot scale.  

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??Polymer solar cells can be produced by a continuous low cost coating and drying process. This work details a specialized experimental set-up to enable large… (more)

Wengeler, Lukas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analysis of Energy Reductions from the Use of Daylighting in Low-Cost Housing  

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to preserving natural resources and contribute to a solution for the world’s energy shortage problem. 1 .2 . OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of several daylighting design strategies applied to low... AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY REDUCTIONS FROM THE USE OF DAYLIGHTING IN LOW-COST HOUSING A Thesis by NAYARAT RUNGCHAREONRAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Rungchareonrat, N.

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NETL: A Low-Cost, High-Capacity Regenerable Sorbent for CO2 Capture From  

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A Low Cost, High Capacity Regenerable Sorbent for CO2 Capture from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants A Low Cost, High Capacity Regenerable Sorbent for CO2 Capture from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Project No.: DE-FE0007580 TDA Research, Inc is developing a low cost, high capacity CO2 adsorbent and demonstrating its technical and economic viability for post-combustion CO2 capture for existing pulverized coal-fired power plants. TDA is using an advanced physical adsorbent to selectively remove CO2 from flue gas. The sorbent exhibits a much higher affinity to adsorb CO2 than N2, H2O or O2, enabling effective CO2 separation from the flue gas. The sorbent binds CO2 more strongly than common adsorbents, providing the chemical potential needed to remove the CO2, however, because CO2 does not form a true covalent bond with the surface sites, regeneration can be carried out with only a small energy input. The heat input to regenerate the sorbent is only 4.9 kcal per mol of CO2, which is much lower than that for chemical absorbents or amine based solvents.

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The Stirling engine as a low cost tool to educate mechanical engineers  

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The University of Zaragoza through CIRCE, the New Enterprise foundation, an Opel foundation and the local Government of Aragon have been developed a program to introduce the Stirling Engine as a low cost tool to educate students in mechanical engineering. The promotion of a prize like GNAT Power organized by the magazine Model Engineer in London, has improved the practical education of students in the field of mechanical devices and thermal engines. Two editions of the contest, 1993 and 1994, awarded the greatest power Stirling engine made by only using a little candle of paraffin as a heat source. Four engines were presented in the first edition, with an average power of about 100 mW, and seven engines in the second one, achieving a power of about 230 mW. Presentations in Technical Schools and the University have been carried out. Also low cost tools have been made for measuring an electronic device to draw the real internal pressure volume diagram using a PC. A very didactic software to design classic kinematic alpha, beta and gamma engines plus Ringbom beta and gamma engines has been created. A book is going to be published (in Spanish) explaining the design of small Stirling engines as a way to start with low cost research in thermal engines, a very difficult target with IC engines.

Gros, J.; Munoz, M.; Moreno, F.; Valero, A. [Univ. of Zaragoza (Spain). Center for Research of Powerplant Efficiency

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Reclaiming lost capability in power plant coal conversions: an innovative, low-cost approach  

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Some of the capability lost during coal conversion can be recovered for midrange/peaking power generation through low cost, turbine cycle and economizer modifications. The additional output can be realized by shutting off adjacent high pressure feedwater heaters (as specified by turbogenerator manufacturers) and simultaneously increasing heat input to the economizer. The supplemental economizer heat input makes up for heat lost to the feedwater when extraction steam is shut off. Several options for applying this novel approach to capability recovery are described. The reclaimed capability is realized at somewhat lower efficiency but at low cost, compared to the overall cost of a coal conversion. Rather than return converted units to up to 100% oil or gas firing during periods of high system demand, the proposed method allows the continued comsumption of coal for the base-load portion of the plant's output. The development of the low NO/sub x/ Slagging Combustor will allow even the added economizer heat input to be supplied by relatively low cost coal. Following a brief review of factors affecting boiler capability in coal conversions and current approaches to coal conversion in this country and overseas, the results of a preliminary study that apply the proposed novel concept to a West Coast power plant are described.

Miliaras, E.S.; Kelleher, P.J.; Fujimura, K.S.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The IMM solar cell's advanced ultra-light, highly flexible design earned it a 2008 R&D 100 Award and a 2009 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer by the Federal Laboratory  

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innovati n The IMM solar cell's advanced ultra-light, highly flexible design earned it a 2008 R. The cell's inventors pioneered a new class of solar cells with marked advantages in performance--particularly for complex multijunction cells. These cells convert solar energy more efficiently than single- junction cells

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Simulator Developed to Drastically Reduce Time of Multijunction PV Device Efficiency Measurements (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development  

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NREL's new simulator helps speed up research in the race to improve photovoltaic efficiency. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) needed a quick and accurate method to predict energy generated from multijunction photovoltaic (PV) test devices. This method had to take into account the nonlinear behavior of multijunction PV. NREL achieved this by developing the One-Sun Multi-Source Simulator (OSMSS), which reduces the time for this type of reference spectrum efficiency measurement from hours or days to minutes. The OSMSS is an automated, spectrally adjustable light source that builds a unique simulator spectrum that causes a multijunction PV device to behave as it would under a reference spectrum. This new simulator consists of four light sources separated into nine wavelength bands between 350 and 2,000 nm. The irradiance in each band is adjustable from zero to about 1.5 suns. All bands are recombined via optical fibers and integrating optics to produce a nearly 10 cm x 10 cm uniform spot. The operator simply links the OSMSS to the quantum efficiency data for the test device, and the OSMSS does the rest. The OSMSS can also determine the power as a function of the spectral irradiance (beyond the reference spectra), total irradiance, and temperature. Major components of the system were built to NREL specification by LabSphere, Inc. NREL developed a new, fully automated tool that rapidly builds a spectrum under which all junctions of a multijunction PV device behave as they would under a reference spectrum. Such a spectrum is essential to properly characterize multijunction devices. The OSMSS reduces the time for building spectra for current vs. voltage measurements from hours or days to minutes. This makes it possible to quickly characterize a multijunction device under many different conditions. The OSMSS will be an important tool to help predict the yearly energy output of a multijunction PV device in a particular environment when provided with a range of spectra and temperatures for that location.

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2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broad spectrum solar cell  

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An alloy having a large band gap range is used in a multijunction solar cell to enhance utilization of the solar energy spectrum. In one embodiment, the alloy is In.sub.1-xGa.sub.xN having an energy bandgap range of approximately 0.7 eV to 3.4 eV, providing a good match to the solar energy spectrum. Multiple junctions having different bandgaps are stacked to form a solar cell. Each junction may have different bandgaps (realized by varying the alloy composition), and therefore be responsive to different parts of the spectrum. The junctions are stacked in such a manner that some bands of light pass through upper junctions to lower junctions that are responsive to such bands.

Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw (Kensington, CA); Yu, Kin Man (Lafayette, CA); Wu, Junqiao (Richmond, CA); Schaff, William J. (Ithaca, NY)

2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Upside-Down Solar Cell Achieves Record Efficiencies (Fact Sheet)  

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The inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) solar cell is an exercise in efficient innovation - literally, as the technology boasted the highest demonstrated efficiency for converting sunlight into electrical energy at its debut in 2005. Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) inverted the conventional photovoltaic (PV) structure to revolutionary effect, achieving solar conversion efficiencies of 33.8% and 40.8% under one-sun and concentrated conditions, respectively.

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2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL researchers develop a new tool that confirms the stability of the IMM solar cell's 1-eV metamorphic junction.  

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NREL researchers develop a new tool that confirms the stability of the IMM solar cell's 1-eV metamorphic junction. To test the robustness of NREL's inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) solar-cost power production using this device. One of NREL's industry partners, RF Micro Devices, demonstrated III

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Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability-Low-Cost Supports  

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Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability-Low-Cost Supports Co-PIs: Jia Wang, Miomir Vukmirovic, Kotaro Sasaki, Brookhaven National Laboratory Yang Shao-Horn Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rachel O'Malley, David Thompsett, Sarah Ball, Graham Hard Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Radoslav Adzic Brookhaven National Laboratory DOE Projects Kickoff Meeting September 30 , 2009 2 Project Overview Project Overview 1. Objectives: Objectives: Developing high performance fuel cell electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) comprising contiguous Pt monolayer Pt monolayer on stable, inexpensive metal or alloy nanorods, nanowires, nanobars and

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A reliable, fast and low cost maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic applications  

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This work presents a new maximum power point tracker system for photovoltaic applications. The developed system is an analog version of the ''P and O-oriented'' algorithm. It maintains its main advantages: simplicity, reliability and easy practical implementation, and avoids its main disadvantages: inaccurateness and relatively slow response. Additionally, the developed system can be implemented in a practical way at a low cost, which means an added value. The system also shows an excellent behavior for very fast variables in incident radiation levels. (author)

Enrique, J.M.; Andujar, J.M.; Bohorquez, M.A. [Departamento de Ingenieria Electronica, de Sistemas Informaticos y Automatica, Universidad de Huelva (Spain)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A new double sided linear switched reluctance motor with low cost  

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This paper presents the realization and design of a new linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM) structure. The new model has double sided configuration and provides high force for many applications with low cost. The characteristics of the LSRM are obtained by using finite element analysis (FEA) and analytical calculations. The results of the FEA and analytical calculations are presented, and compared with experimental results. A high correlation between experimental and analytical results is obtained, which has been demonstrated in the form of inductance versus position versus current.

Ferhat Daldaban; Nurettin Ustkoyuncu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple and low-cost measurement system for switched reluctance motor drive  

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This paper describes a low cost digital measurement system for measuring the voltage, current and flux linkage and rotor position of switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive. The digital measurement scheme was developed using a eZdsp TMS320F2812 board along with CCS-IDE environment. The graphical window allows plotting the current, voltage, flux linkage and rotor position waveforms of SRM with a high degree of accuracy and presentation of results. The complete digital measurement scheme of the SRM incorporating the magnetic characteristics implementation algorithm is experimentally implemented and validated using a digital signal processor board TMS320F2812 for SRM drive.

M. Marsaline Beno; N.S. Marimuthu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Size-Controllable and Low-Cost Fabrication of Graphene Quantum Dots Using Thermal Plasma Jet  

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graphene quantum dots; thermal plasma jet; mass production; size-controllable fabrication; low-cost fabrication; carbyne-like edges; photoluminescence ... We produced carbon soot by injecting ethylene gas continuously (at a rate of 2.5 L/min) into Ar plasma and attaching a carbon tube (5, 10, or 20 cm in length) to the anode. ... (34) In principle, oxygen is not contained in our fabrication, since only Ar and ethylene gases have been added into a plasma system as the plasma gas and carbon source, respectively. ...

Juhan Kim; Jung Sang Suh

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A new principle for low-cost hydrogen sensors for fuel cell technology safety  

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Hydrogen sensors are of paramount importance for the safety of hydrogen fuel cell technology as result of the high pressure necessary in fuel tanks and its low explosion limit. I present a novel sensor principle based on thermal conduction that is very sensitive to hydrogen, highly specific and can operate on low temperatures. As opposed to other thermal sensors it can be operated with low cost and low power driving electronics. On top of this, as sensor element a modified standard of-the shelf MEMS thermopile IR-sensor can be used. The sensor principle presented is thus suited for the future mass markets of hydrogen fuel cell technology.S.

Liess, Martin [Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences, Rüsselsheim, Wiesbaden (Germany)

2014-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - New, Low-Cost Approach to 4-D Imaging of CO2  

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7, 2005 7, 2005 New, Low-Cost Approach to 4-D Imaging of CO2 Flood Yields Breakthrough DOE-Funded Kansas Research to Bolster Economics of Marginal EOR Projects TULSA, OK - - U.S. Department of Energy-funded research has yielded a breakthrough in high-resolution subsurface imaging with the first low-cost depiction of CO2 movement through a thin, shallow oil reservoir. The University of Kansas Center for Research project combines the time-lapse approach of 4-D seismic, which is essentially a series of three-dimensional images recorded over time, with a carefully selected application of the higher-resolution imaging of other advanced seismic technologies. The first-of-its-kind project is being implemented for a landmark CO2 flood pilot project underway in the Hall-Gurney oilfield, near Russell, Kan. That pilot-itself the first CO2 flood in Kansas-also is funded by DOE. Both projects are managed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory as part of its Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) program.

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NETL: IEP - Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture  

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Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture Bench-Scale Silicone Process for Low-Cost CO2 Capture Project No.: FE0007502 GE Global Research and their project partners are conducting research on the use of a novel silicone solvent to capture CO2 with a continuous bench-scale system. The project will utilize both computational and experimental methods. Previously measured experimental data from a continuous laboratory-scale CO2 capture system will be used to design this bench-scale system. Data from the bench-scale system, such as kinetics and mass transfer information, will be used to determine scale-up effects and needed design parameters to develop a scale-up strategy, update cost of electricity (COE) calculations and perform a technical and economic feasibility study. A manufacturing plan for the aminosilicone solvent and a price model will be used for optimization. The final objective of the program is to demonstrate, at the bench-scale, a process that achieves 90 percent CO2 capture efficiency with less than a 35 percent increase in the COE. Development of this scalable bench-scale process combined with a rigorous process model and thorough manufacturability analysis for the solvent, will enable a practical technology path to later development at larger scales and commercialization. The technology will eventually be retrofittable to coal-based power plants.

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NETL: Bench-Scale Process for Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Using a  

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Bench-Scale Process for Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Using a Phase-Changing Absorbent Bench-Scale Process for Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Using a Phase-Changing Absorbent Project No.: DE-FE0013687 GE global is constructing and operating a continuous, bench-scale CO2 capture system that employs a phase-changing silicone solvent . Experimental data obtained at the laboratory scale in a previous ARPA-E funded project, including mass transfer and kinetic information, is being used to determine process scalability and perform a techno-economic assessment of the commercial scale process. The manufacturability of the solvent is being examined to obtain the material needed for bench-scale testing. Data obtained from the bench-scale system will include mass transfer parameters, kinetic parameters, heat transfer parameters, solvent stability, effects of flue gas contaminants, and recommended operating conditions. Other data such as absorption/desorption isotherms and solvent regeneration energy will be determined in laboratory testing. The solvent manufacturing cost, the bench-scale engineering data, and the laboratory property data will be used to complete the techno-economic assessment and to develop a scale-up strategy for commercialization.

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Low Cost Carbon Fibre: Applications, Performance and Cost Models - Chapter 17  

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Weight saving in automotive applications has a major bearing on fuel economy. It is generally accepted that, typically, a 10% weight reduction in an automobile will lead to a 6-8% improvement in fuel economy. In this respect, carbon fibre composites are extremely attractive in their ability to provide superlative mechanical performance per unit weight. That is why they are specified for high-end uses such as Formula 1 racing cars and the latest aircraft (e.g. Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and A380), where they comprise over 50% by weight of the structure However, carbon fibres are expensive and this renders their composites similarly expensive. Research has been carried out at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), Tennessee, USA for over a decade with the aim of reducing the cost of carbon fibre such that it becomes a cost-effective option for the automotive industry. Aspects of this research relating to the development of low cost carbon fibre have been reported in Chapter 3 of this publication. In this chapter, the practical industrial applications of low-cost carbon fibre are presented, together with considerations of the performance and cost models which underpin the work.

Warren, Charles David [ORNL; Wheatley, Dr. Alan [University of Sunderland; Das, Sujit [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Low cost stable air electrode material for high temperature solid oxide electrolyte electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low cost, lanthanide-substituted, dimensionally and thermally stable, gas permeable, electrically conductive, porous ceramic air electrode composition of lanthanide-substituted doped lanthanum manganite is provided which is used as the cathode in high temperature, solid oxide electrolyte fuel cells and generators. The air electrode composition of this invention has a much lower fabrication cost as a result of using a lower cost lanthanide mixture, either a natural mixture or an unfinished lanthanide concentrate obtained from a natural mixture subjected to incomplete purification, as the raw material in place of part or all of the higher cost individual lanthanum. The mixed lanthanide primarily contains a mixture of at least La, Ce, Pr, and Nd, or at least La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm in its lanthanide content, but can also include minor amounts of other lanthanides and trace impurities. The use of lanthanides in place of some or all of the lanthanum also increases the dimensional stability of the air electrode. This low cost air electrode can be fabricated as a cathode for use in high temperature, solid oxide fuel cells and generators.

Kuo, Lewis J. H. (Monroeville, PA); Singh, Prabhakar (Export, PA); Ruka, Roswell J. (Churchill Boro, PA); Vasilow, Theodore R. (Penn Township, PA); Bratton, Raymond J. (Delmont, PA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

The rise of low-cost sensing for managing air pollution in cities  

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Abstract Ever growing populations in cities are associated with a major increase in road vehicles and air pollution. The overall high levels of urban air pollution have been shown to be of a significant risk to city dwellers. However, the impacts of very high but temporally and spatially restricted pollution, and thus exposure, are still poorly understood. Conventional approaches to air quality monitoring are based on networks of static and sparse measurement stations. However, these are prohibitively expensive to capture tempo-spatial heterogeneity and identify pollution hotspots, which is required for the development of robust real-time strategies for exposure control. Current progress in developing low-cost micro-scale sensing technology is radically changing the conventional approach to allow real-time information in a capillary form. But the question remains whether there is value in the less accurate data they generate. This article illustrates the drivers behind current rises in the use of low-cost sensors for air pollution management in cities, while addressing the major challenges for their effective implementation.

Prashant Kumar; Lidia Morawska; Claudio Martani; George Biskos; Marina Neophytou; Silvana Di Sabatino; Margaret Bell; Leslie Norford; Rex Britter

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Low cost stable air electrode material for high temperature solid oxide electrolyte electrochemical cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A low cost, lanthanide-substituted, dimensionally and thermally stable, gas permeable, electrically conductive, porous ceramic air electrode composition of lanthanide-substituted doped lanthanum manganite is provided which is used as the cathode in high temperature, solid oxide electrolyte fuel cells and generators. The air electrode composition of this invention has a much lower fabrication cost as a result of using a lower cost lanthanide mixture, either a natural mixture or an unfinished lanthanide concentrate obtained from a natural mixture subjected to incomplete purification, as the raw material in place of part or all of the higher cost individual lanthanum. The mixed lanthanide primarily contains a mixture of at least La, Ce, Pr, and Nd, or at least La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm in its lanthanide content, but can also include minor amounts of other lanthanides and trace impurities. The use of lanthanides in place of some or all of the lanthanum also increases the dimensional stability of the air electrode. This low cost air electrode can be fabricated as a cathode for use in high temperature, solid oxide fuel cells and generators. 4 figs.

Kuo, L.J.H.; Singh, P.; Ruka, R.J.; Vasilow, T.R.; Bratton, R.J.

1997-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

372

Low-cost coherent receiver for long-reach optical access network using single-ended detection  

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A low-cost coherent receiver using two 2×3 optical hybrids and single-ended detection is proposed for long-reach optical access network. This structure can detect the two...

Zhang, Xuebing; Li, Zhaohui; Li, Jianping; Yu, Changyuan; Lau, Alan Pak Tao; Lu, Chao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Making a Low-Cost Soda Can Ethanol Burner for Out-of-Laboratory Flame Test Demonstrations and Experiments  

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Making a Low-Cost Soda Can Ethanol Burner for Out-of-Laboratory Flame Test Demonstrations and Experiments ... Video clips for the three flame tests shown in Figure 3, and for turning the burner on and off. ...

Henson L. Lee Yu; Perfecto N. Domingo, Jr.; Elliard Roswell S. Yanza; Armando M. Guidote, Jr.

2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Large scale production of carbon nanotube arrays on the sphere surface from liquefied petroleum gas at low cost  

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Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a cheap industrial material, ... and good mobility, leading to the mass production of CNT arrays continuously. The arrays obtained ... easily be produced on large scale at low cost.

Qiang Zhang; JiaQi Huang; Fei Wei; GuangHui Xu; Yao Wang…

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purdue Solar Energy Utilization Laboratory  

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The objective of this project is to establish and set-up a laboratory that will facilitate research and development of new low-cost and high-efficiency solar energy utilization technologies at Purdue University. The outcome will help spur the creation of solar energy start-up companies and eventually a solar energy industry in Indiana that can help fulfill the growing national demand for solar energy.

Agrawal, Rakesh [Purdue] [Purdue

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

376

Cheap solar cells tempt businesses  

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... of Valencia in Spain, first heard about perovskites, the latest hope for low-cost solar power, in April last year. Unlike the slabs of purified silicon at the heart ... in April last year. Unlike the slabs of purified silicon at the heart of the solar ...

Richard Van Noorden

2014-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

377

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.

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for ESS - Brandon Passmore, APEI  

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W. Research Center Blvd. * Fayetteville, AR 72701 * (479) 443-5759 W. Research Center Blvd. * Fayetteville, AR 72701 * (479) 443-5759 Design and Development of a Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for Energy Storage Systems Phase I SBIR September 27, 2012 Brandon Passmore, PhD Sr. Electronics Packaging Research Engineer Email: bpassmo@apei.net Acknowledgements * I would like to thank Dr. Imre Gyuk of the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program and Dr. Stan Atcitty for technical support * I would also like to thank 2 Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

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NETL: News Release - Four Industry Teams Begin Quest for Low-Cost,  

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August 8, 2001 August 8, 2001 Four Industry Teams Begin Quest for Low-Cost, Breakthrough Fuel Cell Could Broaden Market Acceptance of "Cutting Edge" Technology Cited in President's Climate Change Policy PITTSBURGH, PA - Four new government-industry projects have been selected as the vanguards of a $500 million, 10-year effort to produce breakthrough fuel cells that will shatter current cost barriers and move the advanced, low-polluting technology into mainstream energy markets. - Technician Examining Planar Fuel Cell Assembly Future fuel cells could be mass- produced from flat, ceramic plates. This configuration is called a "planar" fuel cell. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected proposals from Honeywell, Inc., Torrence,

380

A simple, low-cost, data logging pendulum built from a computer mouse  

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Lessons and homework problems involving a pendulum are often a big part of introductory physics classes and laboratory courses from high school to undergraduate levels. Although laboratory equipment for pendulum experiments is commercially available, it is often expensive and may not be affordable for teachers on fixed budgets, particularly in developing countries. We present a low-cost, easy-to-build rotary sensor pendulum using the existing hardware in a ball-type computer mouse. We demonstrate how this apparatus may be used to measure both the frequency and coefficient of damping of a simple physical pendulum. This easily constructed laboratory equipment makes it possible for all students to have hands-on experience with one of the most important simple physical systems.

Gintautas, Vadas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hubler, Alfred [UIUC

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Low-cost and durable catalyst support for fuel cells: graphite submicronparticles  

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Low-cost graphite submicronparticles (GSP) are employed as a possible catalyst support for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Platinum nanoparticles are deposited on Vulcan XC-72 carbon black (XC-72), carbon nanotubes (CNT), and GSP via ethylene glycol (EG) reduction method. The morphologies and the crystallinity of Pt/XC-72, Pt/CNT, and Pt/GSP are characterized with X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscope, which shows that Pt nanoparticles (~ 3.5 nm) are uniformly dispersed on GSP support. Pt/GSP exhibits the highest activity towards oxygen reduction reactions. The durability study indicates that Pt/GSP is 2 ~ 3 times durable than Pt/CNT and Pt/XC-72. The enhanced durability of Pt/GSP catalyst is attributed to the higher corrosion resistance of graphite submicronparticles, which results from higher graphitization degree of GSP support. Considering its low production cost, graphite submicronparticles are promising electrocatalyst support for fuel cells.

Zhang, Sheng; Shao, Yuyan; Li, Xiaohong; Nie, Zimin; Wang, Yong; Liu, Jun; Yin, Geping; Lin, Yuehe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Selective sorption of PCBs by low-cost polymers and application to soil washing processes  

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Surfactant-assisted soil washing and soil flushing processes have shown to be a promising soil decontamination method. In these and other remediation technologies that employ surfactants to mobilize organic contaminants, large volumes of contaminated aqueous solutions are generated. An efficient process to selectively concentrate the organic contaminant from the aqueous surfactant solution, thereby allowing the recycle of the surfactant, is considered essential for cost-effective application of these remediation methods. To this end, a process was developed wherein commercial, low-cost polymers are used to selectively sorb PCBs and petroleum oils from aqueous surfactant solutions. Sorption isotherms and sorption rates were determined for a large number of polymer sorbents and several significant structure-property relationships were observed. Two classes of polymers, polyester elastomers and carbon-filled elastomer rubbers (e.g., recycled rubber tire), were found to perform superiorly in this application and a successful pilot-scale demonstration of the process was conducted.

Sivavec, T.M.; Webb, J.L.; Gascoyne, D.G. [GE Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Evaluation of a low-cost and accurate ocean temperature logger on subsurface mooring systems  

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Monitoring seawater temperature is important to understanding evolving ocean processes. To monitor internal waves or ocean mixing, a large number of temperature loggers are typically mounted on subsurface mooring systems to obtain high-resolution temperature data at different water depths. In this study, we redesigned and evaluated a compact, low-cost, self-contained, high-resolution and high-accuracy ocean temperature logger, TC-1121. The newly designed TC-1121 loggers are smaller, more robust, and their sampling intervals can be automatically changed by indicated events. They have been widely used in many mooring systems to study internal wave and ocean mixing. The logger’s fundamental design, noise analysis, calibration, drift test, and a long-term sea trial are discussed in this paper.

Tian, Chuan; Deng, Zhiqun; Lu, Jun; Xu, Xiaoyang; Zhao, Wei; Xu, Ming

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

384

Philips Lumileds Develops a Low-Cost, High-Power, Warm-White LED Package  

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With the help of DOE funding, Philips Lumileds has developed a low-cost, high-power, warm-white LED package for general illumination. During the course of the two-year project, this package was used to commercialize a series of products with correlated color temperatures (CCTs) ranging from 2700 to 5700 K, under the product name LUXEON M. A record efficacy of nearly 125 lm/W was demonstrated at a flux of 1023 lumens, a CCT of 3435 K, and a color rendering index (CRI) of more than 80 at room temperature in the productized package. In an R&D package, a record efficacy of more than 133 lm/W at a flux of 1015 lumens, a CCT of 3475 K, and a CRI greater than 80 at room temperature were demonstrated.

385

Rheology and stability kinetics of bare silicon nanoparticle inks for low-cost direct printing  

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Highly dispersed and stable silicon nanoparticles ink is formulated for its application in direct printing or printable electronics. These dispersions are prepared from free-standing silicon nanoparticles which are not capped with any organic ligand, making it suitable for electronic applications. Silicon nanoparticles dispersions are prepared by suspending the nanoparticles in benzonitrile or ethanol by using polypropylene glycol (PPG) as a binder. All the samples show typical shear thinning behavior while the dispersion samples show low viscosities signifying good quality dispersion. Such thinning behavior favors in fabrication of dense films with spin-coating or patterns with drop casting. The dispersion stability is monitored by turbiscan measurements showing good stability for one week. A low-cost direct printing method for dispersion samples is also demonstrated to obtain micro-sized patterns. Low electrical resistivity of resulting patterns, adjustable viscosity and good stability makes these silicon nanoparticles dispersions highly applicable for direct printing process.

More, Priyesh V.; Jeong, Sunho; Seo, Yeong-Hui; Ryu, Beyong-Hwan; Choi, Youngmin [Advanced Materials Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology 141 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-600 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Seong Jip [Advanced Materials Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology 141 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-600 Korea and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University 5-1 Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Nahm, Sahn [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University 5-1 Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

386

Phase-Sensitive Detection in the undergraduate lab using a low-cost microcontroller  

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Phase-sensitive detection (PSD) is an important experimental technique that allows signals to be extracted from noisy data. PSD is also used in modulation spectroscopy and is used in the stabilization of optical sources. Commercial lock-in amplifiers that use PSD are often expensive and host a bewildering array of controls that may intimidate a novice user. Low-cost microcontrollers such as the Arduino family of devices seem like a good match for learning about PSD; however, making a self-contained device (reference signal, voltage input, mixing, filtering, and display) is difficult, but in the end the project teaches students "tricks" to turn the Arduino into a true scientific instrument.

Schultz, K D

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

LEP3: a low-cost, high-luminosity Higgs factory  

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The discovery of a relatively light Higgs opens up the possibility of circular e+e- Higgs factories. LEP3 is such a machine with emphasis on low cost, since it re-uses most of the LHC infrastructure, including the tunnel, cryogenics, and the two general-purpose LHC experiments Atlas and CMS, with some modifications. The energy reach of LEP3 is 240GeV in the centre of mass, close to the ZH production maximum. Alternative tunnel diameters and locations are possible, including a Higgs factory housed in the UNK tunnel, UNK-L, and a machine located in a new 80 km tunnel in the Geneva region, TLEP, than can further house a very high energy pp collider. The design merits further consideration and a detailed study should be performed, so that LEP3 can be one more option available to the community for the next step in High Energy Physics.

M. Koratzinos

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

388

Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and National Security Applications  

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Innovative Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy and National Security Applications Front-end creel for processing precursor in tow format In-line melt spinning for precursor development (lignins, polymers) Belt conveyance for processing precursor in web format Multiple flow regimens in oxidation ovens Low-temperature furnace up to 1,000°C High-temperature furnace up to 2,000°C Flexible posttreatment for various resin systems Winding and packaging Carbon fiber is a strong, stiff, lightweight enabling material for improved performance in many applications. However, its use in cost-sensitive, high-volume industrial applications such as automobiles, wind energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure is limited because of today's relatively high price. Current methods for manufacturing carbon fiber

389

Maglev Launch: Ultra?low Cost, Ultra?high Volume Access to Space for Cargo and Humans  

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Despite decades of efforts to reduce rocket launch costs improvements are marginal. Launch cost to LEO for cargo is ?$10 000 per kg of payload and to higher orbit and beyond much greater. Human access to the ISS costs $20 million for a single passenger. Unless launch costs are greatly reduced large scale commercial use and human exploration of the solar system will not occur. A new approach for ultra low cost access to space—Maglev Launch—magnetically accelerates levitated spacecraft to orbital speeds 8 km/sec or more in evacuated tunnels on the surface using Maglev technology like that operating in Japan for high speed passenger transport. The cost of electric energy to reach orbital speed is less than $1 per kilogram of payload. Two Maglev launch systems are described the Gen?1System for unmanned cargo craft to orbit and Gen?2 for large?scale access of human to space. Magnetically levitated and propelled Gen?1 cargo craft accelerate in a 100 kilometer long evacuated tunnel entering the atmosphere at the tunnel exit which is located in high altitude terrain (?5000 meters) through an electrically powered “MHD Window” that prevents outside air from flowing into the tunnel. The Gen?1 cargo craft then coasts upwards to space where a small rocket burn ?0.5 km/sec establishes the final orbit. The Gen?1 reference design launches a 40 ton 2 meter diameter spacecraft with 35 tons of payload. At 12 launches per day a single Gen?1 facility could launch 150 000 tons annually. Using present costs for tunneling superconductors cryogenic equipment materials etc. the projected construction cost for the Gen?1 facility is 20 billion dollars. Amortization cost plus Spacecraft and O&M costs total $43 per kg of payload. For polar orbit launches sites exist in Alaska Russia and China. For equatorial orbit launches sites exist in the Andes and Africa. With funding the Gen?1 system could operate by 2020 AD. The Gen?2 system requires more advanced technology. Passenger spacecraft enter the atmosphere at 70 000 feet where deceleration is acceptable. A levitated evacuated launch tube is used with the levitation force generated by magnetic interaction between superconducting cables on the levitated launch tube and superconducting cables on the ground beneath. The Gen?2 system could launch 100’s of thousands of passengers per year and operate by 2030 AD. Maglev launch will enable large human scale exploration of space thousands of gigawatts of space solar power satellites for beamed power to Earth a robust defense against asteroids and comets and many other applications not possible now.

James Powell; George Maise; John Rather

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Comparative study of Non -Tracking and Low Concentrating Photovoltaic systems Using Low -Cost Reflectors.  

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??The traditional high concentrating photovoltaic systems have proved to be expensive as they use high grade silicon solar cells, highly specular reflecting materials and require… (more)

Hatwaambo, Sylvester

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Development of Low Cost Industrially Scalable PCM Capsules for Thermal Energy Storage in CSP Plants  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

392

Development of an Advanced, Low-Cost parabolic Trough Collector for Baseload Operation  

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This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

393

Construction of High-Performance, Low-Cost Photoelectrodes with Controlled Polycrystalline Architectures  

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The major goal of our research was to gain the ability in electrochemical synthesis to precisely control compositions and morphologies of various oxide-based polycrystalline photoelectrodes in order to establish the composition-morphology-photoelectrochemical property relationships while discovering highly efficient photoelectrode systems for use in solar energy conversion. Major achievements include: development of porous n-type BiVO{sub 4} photoanode for efficient and stable solar water oxidation; development of p-type CuFeO{sub 2} photocathode for solar hydrogen production; and junction studies on electrochemically fabricated p-n Cu{sub 2}O homojunction solar cells for efficiency enhancement.

Kyoung-Shin Choi

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

394

An innovative approach to heat extraction from a salinity gradient solar pond to enhance overall efficiency.  

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??A solar pond is a simple and low-cost solar collector with long-term thermal storage. It utilizes a large body of salinity gradient water to absorb… (more)

Yaakob, Y

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Design of Zinc Oxide Based Solid-State Excitonic Solar Cell with Improved Efficiency  

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Excitonic photovoltaic devices, including organic, hybrid organic/inorganic, and dye-sensitized solar cells, are attractive alternatives to conventional inorganic solar cells due to their potential for low cost and low temperature solution...

Lee, Tao Hua

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

396

Organic solar cells based on conjugated polymers : History and recent advances  

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Organic solar cells have attracted huge attention because of their ... potential in the low-cost manufacturing of plastic solar modules featuring flexible, lightweight, ultrathin, rollable ... bendable shapes. Th...

Hwajeong Kim; Sungho Nam; Jaehoon Jeong…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Thin silicon solar cells  

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The silicon-film design achieves high performance by using a dun silicon layer and incorporating light trapping. Optimally designed thin crystalline solar cells (<50 microns thick) have performance advantages over conventional thick devices. The high-performance silicon-film design employs a metallurgical barrier between the low-cost substrate and the thin silicon layer. Light trapping properties of silicon-film on ceramic solar cells are presented and analyzed. Recent advances in process development are described here.

Hall, R.B.; Bacon, C.; DiReda, V.; Ford, D.H.; Ingram, A.E.; Cotter, J.; Hughes-Lampros, T.; Rand, J.A.; Ruffins, T.R.; Barnett, A.M. [Astro Power Inc., Solar Park, Newark, DE (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Enery Efficient Press and Sinter of Titanium Powder for Low-Cost Components in Vehicle Applications  

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This is the final technical report for the Department of Energy NETL project NT01931 Energy Efficient Press and Sinter of Titanium Powder for Low-Cost Components in Vehicle Applications. Titanium has been identified as one of the key materials with the required strength that can reduce the weight of automotive components and thereby reduce fuel consumption. Working with newly developed sources of titanium powder, Webster-Hoff will develop the processing technology to manufacture low cost vehicle components using the single press/single sinter techniques developed for iron based powder metallurgy today. Working with an automotive or truck manufacturer, Webster-Hoff will demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing a press and sinter titanium component for a vehicle application. The project objective is two-fold, to develop the technology for manufacturing press and sinter titanium components, and to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a titanium component for a vehicle application. The lowest cost method for converting metal powder into a net shape part is the Powder Metallurgy Press and Sinter Process. The method involves compaction of the metal powder in a tool (usually a die and punches, upper and lower) at a high pressure (up to 60 TSI or 827 MPa) to form a green compact with the net shape of the final component. The powder in the green compact is held together by the compression bonds between the powder particles. The sinter process then converts the green compact to a metallurgically bonded net shape part through the process of solid state diffusion. The goal of this project is to expand the understanding and application of press and sinter technology to Titanium Powder applications, developing techniques to manufacture net shape Titanium components via the press and sinter process. In addition, working with a vehicle manufacturer, demonstrate the feasibility of producing a titanium component for a vehicle. This is not a research program, but rather a project to develop a process for press and sinter of net shape Titanium components. All of these project objectives have been successfully completed.

Thomas Zwitter; Phillip Nash; Xiaoyan Xu; Chadwick Johnson

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, development, and applications of a low-cost, dynamic neutron radiography system utilizing the TAMU NSC TRIGA reactor  

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partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SC'IENCE May 1990 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT. AND APPLICATIONS OF A LOW ? COST, DYNAMIC NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM UTILIZING THE TAMU NSC TRIGA REACTOR A...DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT. AND APPLICATIONS OF A LOW ? COST, DYNAMIC NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM UTILIZING THE TAMU NSC TRIGA REACTOR A Thesis SC'OTT PATRIC'If ItIIDGETT Submitted to the Ofhce of Graduate Studies of Texas AklVI I!niversity rn...

Midgett, Scott Patrick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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401

NETL: News Release - Colorado Company Pursues Low-Cost, Low-Impact  

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10, 2007 10, 2007 Colorado Company Pursues Low-Cost, Low-Impact Technology to Develop Nation's Oil Shale Resources DOE-Funded Research Targets America's Largest Potential Source of Oil WASHINGTON, DC - A U.S. Department of Energy-funded project has successfully demonstrated the viability of a new technology that could prove to be the key to unlocking America's largest potential source of oil. If ongoing research continues to confirm the technology's effectiveness, its application offers the potential to dramatically reduce costs and environmental impacts in the extraction of oil from oil shale. America holds more than three-fourths of the world's estimated 2.6 trillion barrels of oil-in-place of oil shale resources. As much as 1.1 trillion barrels of oil equivalent is believed to be recoverable in the richest single deposit - the Green River formation of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. That volume is almost 50 percent greater than the combined proved reserves of conventional oil in the entire Middle East.

402

Rapid removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions by low cost adsorbents  

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In the present investigation, different agricultural solid wastes namely: eggplant hull (EH), almond green hull (AGH), and walnut shell (WS), that are introduced as low cost adsorbents, were used for the removal of heavy metals (cobalt, strontium and mercury ions) from aqueous solutions. Activation process and/or chemical treatments using H2O2 and NH3 were performed on these raw materials to increase their adsorption performances. The effectiveness of these adsorbents was studied in batch adsorption mode under a variety of experimental conditions such as: different chemical treatments, various amounts of adsorbents, initial metal-ion concentrations, pH of solutions, contact times, and solution temperatures. High metal adsorption efficiencies were achieved for all cases only in the first two to three minutes of adsorbents' contact time. Maximum adsorption capacity of AGH sorbent for cobalt and EH for mercury were found to be 45.5 mg/g and 147.06 mg/g, respectively. The adsorption capacity of mercury for WS was also obtained as 151.5 and 100.9 mg/g for two different treated sorbents.

Ali Ahmadpour; Tahereh Rohani Bastami; Masumeh Tahmasbi; Mohammad Zabihi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Low cost methodologies to analyze and correct abnormal production decline in stripper gas wells  

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The goal of this research program is to develop and deliver a procedure guide of low cost methodologies to analyze and correct problems with stripper wells experiencing abnormal production declines. A study group of wells will provide data to determine the historic frequency of the problem of abnormal production declines in stripper gas wells and the historic frequency of the causes of the production problems. Once the most frequently occurring causes of the production problems are determined, data collection forms and decision trees will be designed to cost-effectively diagnose these problems and suggest corrective action. Finally, economic techniques to solve the most frequently occurring problems will be researched and implemented. These systematic methodologies and techniques will increase the efficiency of problem assessment and implementation of solutions for stripper gas wells. This first quarterly technical report describes the data reduction and methodology to establish a study group of stripper gas wells in which Artex Oil Company or its affiliate, Arloma Corporation, own a working or royalty interest. The report describes the procedures to define wells exhibiting abnormal decline and identify the associated problem. Finally, the report discusses initial development of diagnostic procedures to evaluate the cause of abnormal production declines.

James, J.; Huck, G.; Knobloch, T.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Nonequilibrium Thermoelectrics: Low-Cost, High-Performance Materials for Cooling and Power Generation  

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Thermoelectric materials can be made into coolers (TECs) that use electricity to develop a temperature difference, cooling something, or generators (TEGs) that convert heat directly to electricity. One application of TEGs is to place them in a waste heat stream to recuperate some of the power being lost and putting it to use more profitably. To be effective thermoelectrics, however, materials must have both high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity, a combination rarely found in nature. Materials selection and processing has led to the development of several systems with a figure of merit, ZT, of nearly unity. By using non-equilibrium techniques, we have fabricated higher efficiency thermoelectric materials. The process involves creating an amorphous material through melt spinning and then sintering it with either spark plasma or a hot press for as little as two minutes. This results in a 100% dense material with an extremely fine grain structure. The grain boundaries appear to retard phonons resulting in a reduced thermal conductivity while the electrons move through the material relatively unchecked. The techniques used are low-cost and scaleable to support industrial manufacturing.

Li, Q.

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

405

Developing a low cost 3D imaging solution for inscribed stone surface analysis  

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Abstract The article uses a 3D imaging based solution where surface shading is determined by surface geometry. It is applied to inscribed stone surfaces in order to examine lettering and other carvings dated to the 5th - 9th centuries AD. Mid-range terrestrial laser scanning and structure from motion (SfM) based photogrammetry were cross-examined in order to create a low cost, but nevertheless highly accurate solution to 3D imaging that requires a computer, a camera, open source software like CloudCompare and a SfM based service called Photo located at ReCap360.autodesk.com. Ambient occlusion (AO) shading was used to show improvements made to the SfM data, which was achieved by adding known parameters to all photographs used. It simulates the direct light components of a light source so that exposed areas appear lightened and enclosed areas (like crevices and incisions) appear darkened. In the case study, AO was used to differentiate lettering in the inscription from damage and weathering on the granite surface of the Tristan Stone, as well as picking up a previously unnoticed wheel-head cross. This particular inscribed stone is located near Fowey in Cornwall, UK, and was known as the Long Stone before its name was changed on British Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps in 1951. The Tristan Stone was the first artefact to be scanned by the FARO Focus3D laser scanner after its release in 2010.

Adam P. Spring; Caradoc Peters

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Measuring Boltzmann’s constant with a low-cost atomic force microscope: An undergraduate experiment  

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We discuss a low-cost atomic force microscope that we have designed and built for use in an undergraduate teaching laboratory. This microscope gives students hands-on access to nano-Newton force measurements and subangstrom position measurements. The apparatus relies mainly on off-the-shelf components and utilizes an interferometric position sensor known as the interdigitated (ID) cantilever to obtain high resolution. The mechanical properties of the ID readout enable a robust and open design that makes it possible for students to directly control it. Its pedagogical advantage is that students interact with a complete instrument system and learn measurement principles in context. One undergraduate experiment enabled by this apparatus is a measurement of Boltzmann’s constant which is done by recording the thermal noise power spectrum of a microfabricated cantilever beam. In addition to gaining an appreciation of the lower limits of position and force measurements students learn to apply numerous concepts such as digital sampling Fourier-domain analysis noise sources and error propagation.

M. Shusteff; T. P. Burg; S. R. Manalis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Silicide Nanopowders as Low-Cost and High-Performance Thermoelectric Materials  

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Thermoelectric devices directly convert heat into electricity and are very attractive for waste heat recovery and solar energy utilization. If thermoelectric devices can be made sufficiently efficient and inex...

Renkun Chen

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Low-cost, High-yield Process for the Direct Productin of High Energy Density Liquid Fuel from Biomass  

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The primary objective and outcome of this project was the development and validation of a novel, low-cost, high-pressure fast-hydropyrolysis/hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) process (H{sub 2}Bioil) using supplementary hydrogen (H{sub 2}) to produce liquid hydrocarbons from biomass. The research efforts under the various tasks of the project have culminated in the first experimental demonstration of the H2Bioil process, producing 100% deoxygenated >C4+ hydrocarbons containing 36-40% of the carbon in the feed of pyrolysis products from biomass. The demonstrated H{sub 2}Bioil process technology (i.e. reactor, catalyst, and downstream product recovery) is scalable to a commercial level and is estimated to be economically competitive for the cases when supplementary H{sub 2} is sourced from coal, natural gas, or nuclear. Additionally, energy systems modeling has revealed several process integration options based on the H{sub 2}Bioil process for energy and carbon efficient liquid fuel production. All project tasks and milestones were completed or exceeded. Novel, commercially-scalable, high-pressure reactors for both fast-hydropyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation were constructed, completing Task A. These reactors were capable of operation under a wide-range of conditions; enabling process studies that lead to identification of optimum process conditions. Model compounds representing biomass pyrolysis products were studied, completing Task B. These studies were critical in identifying and developing HDO catalysts to target specific oxygen functional groups. These process and model compound catalyst studies enabled identification of catalysts that achieved 100% deoxygenation of the real biomass feedstock, sorghum, to form hydrocarbons in high yields as part of Task C. The work completed during this grant has identified and validated the novel and commercially scalable H2Bioil process for production of hydrocarbon fuels from biomass. Studies on model compounds as well as real biomass feedstocks were utilized to identify optimized process conditions and selective HDO catalyst for high yield production of hydrocarbons from biomass. In addition to these experimental efforts, in Tasks D and E, we have developed a mathematical optimization framework to identify carbon and energy efficient biomass-to-liquid fuel process designs that integrate the use of different primary energy sources along with biomass (e.g. solar, coal or natural gas) for liquid fuel production. Using this tool, we have identified augmented biomass-to-liquid fuel configurations based on the fast-hydropyrolysis/HDO pathway, which was experimentally studied in this project. The computational approach used for screening alternative process configurations represents a unique contribution to the field of biomass processing for liquid fuel production.

Agrawal, Rakesh

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

409

Using Light-Induced Thermocleavage in a Roll-to-Roll Process for Polymer Solar Cells  

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In addn., tandem or multi-junction solar cells offer the distinct advantage that photon energy is used more efficiently, because the voltage at which charges are collected in each subcell is closer to the energy of the photons absorbed in that cell. ... The entire process leading to polymer solar cells is broken down into the individual steps and the available techniques and materials for each step are described with focus on the particular advantages and disadvantages assocd. ...

Frederik C. Krebs; Kion Norrman

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Power In China | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Power In China Solar Power In China Jump to: navigation, search This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Working on #ask query to display all Chinese solar companies TODO: query not working: need to select only certain "Place" - China and "Sector" - Solar All Solar PV Anwell Technologies Ltd aka Sungen BSL-Solar Beijing Sijimicoe Solar Energy Beijing Sky Solar Investment Management Co Big China Solar Energy Group CETC Solar Energy Centro Renewables Holding Limited China Innovation Investment Limited China Technology Solar Power Holdings Ltd Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group Co Ltd Hope Solar Sun Bear Solar Ltd Sunrain Trina Solar Yingli Solar ZTE Energy Co Ltd Investment in Solar China's state-owned banks have provided low-cost loans to China's renewable

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Design and Analysis of a High-Efficiency, Cost-Effective Solar Concentrator John H. Reif  

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that concentrate solar energy for conversion into usable energy. Ideally, a solar concentrating system should have, wind and sand loading, and abrasion. Many arid and desert areas, best suited for solar energy advantages of our solar concentrating system: are low cost and durability. Unlike most prior solar

Reif, John H.

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Laser scribing of CIGS based thin films solar cells  

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Laser scribing tests on CIGS based thin films solar cells have been performed. The obtained high quality incisions show that laser scribing is a valuable tool for producing low-cost...

Sozzi, Michele; Menossi, Daniele; Bosio, Alessio; Cucinotta, Annamaria; Romeo, Nicola; Selleri, Stefano

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High-Efficiency, Self-Concentrating Nanoscale Solar Cell - Energy...  

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provided the right combination of high-efficiency and low-cost. For example, conventional solar cells are designed to absorb light through an antireflective layer, and through a...

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Efficient Phase-Change Materials: Development of a Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage System Using Phase-Change Materials with Enhanced Radiation Heat Transfer  

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HEATS Project: USF is developing low-cost, high-temperature phase-change materials (PCMs) for use in thermal energy storage systems. 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 night—when the sun is not out—to 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. Most PCMs do not conduct heat very well. Using an innovative, electroless encapsulation technique, USF is enhancing the heat transfer capability of its PCMs. The inner walls of the capsules will be lined with a corrosion-resistant, high-infrared emissivity coating, and the absorptivity of the PCM will be controlled with the addition of nano-sized particles. USF’s PCMs remain stable at temperatures from 600 to 1,000°C and can be used for solar thermal power storage, nuclear thermal power storage, and other applications.

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A Low-Cost Quantitative Absorption Spectrophotometer Daniel R. Albert, Michael A. Todt, and H. Floyd Davis*  

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A Low-Cost Quantitative Absorption Spectrophotometer Daniel R. Albert, Michael A. Todt, and H with spectrophotometry. Additionally, more than 75% of the high school teachers polled stated that the high cost of modern spectrophotometers was prohibitive for regular classroom use. The lowest-cost modern

Davis, H. Floyd

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A direct thin-film path towards low-cost large-area III-V photovoltaics  

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A direct thin-film path towards low-cost large-area III-V photovoltaics Rehan Kapadia1,2 *, Zhibin-V photovoltaics (PVs) have demonstrated the highest power conversion efficiencies for both single- and multi times, and large equipment investments restrict applications to concentrated and space photovoltaics

California at Irvine, University of

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IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 20, NO. 13, JULY 1, 2008 1151 Low-Cost Optoelectronic Self-Injection-Locked  

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IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, VOL. 20, NO. 13, JULY 1, 2008 1151 Low-Cost Optoelectronic Self by injecting 8-dBm optical signals without using any high-speed optoelectronic components. Index Terms--InP monolithic oscillator, optoelectronic oscillator (OEO), phase-noise reduction, self-injection locking (SIL

Choi, Woo-Young

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Hardware and software architecture for state estimation on an experimental low-cost small-scaled helicopter  

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: Low-cost sensors Embedded systems MEMS Unmanned aerial vehicle Autonomous helicopter Data fusion a b contribution of this paper is to detail, at the light of a successful reported autonomous hovering flight these aerial platforms represent a very good choice for outdoor applications under moderate to large wind gust

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Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted  

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Obstacle detection and mapping in low-cost, low-power multi-robot systems using an Inverted with constrained memory capacity and processing power, and is called the Inverted Particle Filter. This method has circuits. An important benefit of this is reduced power consumption opening for new battery-powered

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Use of coconut fiber as a low-cost thermal insulator  

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Cost is one of the major factors to be considered when choosing a thermal insulator. Design engineers continuously strive to provide the best at the lowest possible cost. In the tropics climate conditions are essentially hot and humid and a cause for daily discomfort. To some extent, air-conditioning of buildings has solved this problem. The major deterrent to air-conditioning is the exorbitant cost of imported thermal insulation materials. This has prompted a search for local, low-cost but effective thermal insulation for buildings. Coconut fiber is available at minimal cost from the copra industry in Trinidad, as it is a waste product from the coconut. The viability of using coconut fiber as building thermal insulation was explored by conducting thermal conductivity tests on 200 mm X 400 mm X 60 mm thick slab-like specimens. The test equipment used was a locally designed constant temperature hot box apparatus. This apparatus was designed to test slab-like specimens under steady-state conditions. The reliability if this experimental set up was checked using Gypsum Plaster. The thermal conductivity test results for coconut fiber over the density range 30 kg/m{sup 3} to 115 kg/m{sup 3} showed the characteristic hooked shape graph for fibrous material. For the 60 mm thick specimens at a mean temperature of 39 C, a minimum thermal conductivity of 0.058 W/mK occurred at an optimum density of 85 kg/m{sup 3}. The thermal conductivity of commonly used industrial insulators, namely loose-fill expanded vermiculite, cellular glass and blanket fiber glass, at a mean temperature of 38 C are 0.066 W/mK, 0.061 W/mK and 0.052 W/mK respectively. When compared, these results show that air dried coconut fiber has far reaching potential for use as an effective building thermal insulation.

Kochhar, G.S.; Manohar, K. [Univ. of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Low Cost, High Capacity Regenerable Sorbent for Pre-combustion CO{sub 2} Capture  

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The overall objective of the proposed research is to develop a low cost, high capacity CO{sub 2} sorbent and demonstrate its technical and economic viability for pre-combustion CO{sub 2} capture. The specific objectives supporting our research plan were to optimize the chemical structure and physical properties of the sorbent, scale-up its production using high throughput manufacturing equipment and bulk raw materials and then evaluate its performance, first in bench-scale experiments and then in slipstream tests using actual coal-derived synthesis gas. One of the objectives of the laboratory-scale evaluations was to demonstrate the life and durability of the sorbent for over 10,000 cycles and to assess the impact of contaminants (such as sulfur) on its performance. In the field tests, our objective was to demonstrate the operation of the sorbent using actual coal-derived synthesis gas streams generated by air-blown and oxygen-blown commercial and pilot-scale coal gasifiers (the CO{sub 2} partial pressure in these gas streams is significantly different, which directly impacts the operating conditions hence the performance of the sorbent). To support the field demonstration work, TDA collaborated with Phillips 66 and Southern Company to carry out two separate field tests using actual coal-derived synthesis gas at the Wabash River IGCC Power Plant in Terre Haute, IN and the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, AL. In collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a detailed engineering and economic analysis for the new CO{sub 2} capture system was also proposed to be carried out using Aspen PlusTM simulation software, and estimate its effect on the plant efficiency.

Alptekin, Gokhan

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-COST MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR PLANAR, MULTILAYER SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL ELEMENTS  

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This report summarizes the results of a four-year project, entitled, ''Low-Cost Manufacturing Of Multilayer Ceramic Fuel Cells'', jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Ohio, and by project participants. The project was led by NexTech Materials, Ltd., with subcontracting support provided by University of Missouri-Rolla, Michael A. Cobb & Co., Advanced Materials Technologies, Inc., Edison Materials Technology Center, Gas Technology Institute, Northwestern University, and The Ohio State University. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, though not formally a subcontractor on the program, supported the effort with separate DOE funding. The objective of the program was to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for making solid oxide fuel cell components that are more economical and reliable for a variety of applications. The program was carried out in three phases. In the Phase I effort, several manufacturing approaches were considered and subjected to detailed assessments of manufacturability and development risk. Estimated manufacturing costs for 5-kW stacks were in the range of $139/kW to $179/kW. The risk assessment identified a number of technical issues that would need to be considered during development. Phase II development work focused on development of planar solid oxide fuel cell elements, using a number of ceramic manufacturing methods, including tape casting, colloidal-spray deposition, screen printing, spin-coating, and sintering. Several processes were successfully established for fabrication of anode-supported, thin-film electrolyte cells, with performance levels at or near the state-of-the-art. The work in Phase III involved scale-up of cell manufacturing methods, development of non-destructive evaluation methods, and comprehensive electrical and electrochemical testing of solid oxide fuel cell materials and components.

Scott Swartz; Matthew Seabaugh; William Dawson; Harlan Anderson; Tim Armstrong; Michael Cobb; Kirby Meacham; James Stephan; Russell Bennett; Bob Remick; Chuck Sishtla; Scott Barnett; John Lannutti

2004-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Microcrystalline SiGe Absorber Layers in Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells  

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Abstract We report on physical properties of microcrystalline silicon-germanium (?c-SiGe:H) absorber layers for the use as a bottom structure in silicon based multijunction thin-film solar cells. Due to incorporation of Ge the absorption of the film is enhanced compared to pure ?c-Si:H films. This provides the opportunity to significantly reduce the absorber layer thickness. The experiments were carried out in a 13.56 MHz PECVD reactor using germane, silane and hydrogen as process gases. Single layers were characterized for their optical and electrical properties. Results from single and multijunction solar cells using a ?c- SiGe:H absorbers will be shown. In tandem solar cells a reduction of about 60% of the absorber layer thickness could be reached by using SiGe alloys compared to pristine silicon tandem cells.

K.V. Maydell; K. Grunewald; M. Kellermann; O. Sergeev; P. Klement; N. Reininghaus; T. Kilper

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Powerful Dot Of Solar Energy  

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A Powerful Dot Of Solar Energy ... The ongoing supermassive thermo­nuclear explosion that powers the sun emits energy at a mind-boggling rate exceeding 100 trillion trillion watts. ... To meet that challenge, scientists have been searching for ways to make low-cost solar cells—photovoltaic devices that convert light ... ...

MITCH JACOBY

2013-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: Low-Cost Self-Cleaning Reflector Coatings for CSP Collectors  

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), under the National Laboratory R&D competitive funding opportunity, is developing self-cleaning, optically transparent coatings that can be applied to the surfaces of heliostats and collector mirrors in concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. The coatings can help to achieve the SunShot Initiative cost goals by reducing the time and costs associated with cleaning collector and heliostat mirror surfaces and increasing the reliability and efficiency of CSP systems.

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Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells  

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Dielectric nanostructures for broadband light trapping in organic solar cells Aaswath Raman, Zongfu light trapping configuration for thin-film solar cells," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 243501 (2007). 8. M@stanford.edu Abstract: Organic bulk heterojunction solar cells are a promising candidate for low-cost next

Fan, Shanhui

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Folded-Light-Path Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells  

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Folded-Light-Path Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells Ghada I. Koleilat*, Illan J. Kramer*, Chris T, Canada. Colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics combine low-cost solution processing with quantum size-effect tuning to match absorption to the solar spectrum. Rapid advances have led to certified solar power

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost, High Performance and Long Life Flow Battery Electrodes - Tom Stepien, Primus Power  

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With ARPA-E we optimized With ARPA-E we optimized * Adhesion * Current density * Duration * Catalytic coatings * Voltaic performance Goals * Cost-effectiveness * High-efficiency * Uniformity EnergyPod Low Cost, High Performance and Long Life Flow Battery Electrodes TM A Breakthrough In Distributed, Grid Scale Energy Storage ARPA-E has enabled Primus Power to create an innovative and technically advanced electrode Electrode Zinc Plating This, combined with our other advances has enabled us to create a unique flow battery system with ...  Low cost electrodes  Long life  High efficiency  Flexibility For...  Ubiquitous  Dispatchable  Cost effective ... grid-scale electrical energy storage to: * Accelerate renewable

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Record 12024: Hydrogen Production Cost Using Low-Cost Natural Gas  

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2024 Date: September 19, 2012 2024 Date: September 19, 2012 Title: Hydrogen Production Cost Using Low-Cost Natural Gas Originator: Sara Dillich, Todd Ramsden & Marc Melaina Approved by: Sunita Satyapal Date: September 24, 2012 Item: Hydrogen produced and dispensed in distributed facilities at high-volume refueling stations using current technology and DOE's Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2009 projected prices for industrial natural gas result in a hydrogen levelized cost of $4.49 per gallon-gasoline-equivalent (gge) (untaxed) including compression, storage and dispensing costs. The hydrogen production portion of this cost is $2.03/gge. In comparison, current analyses using low-cost natural gas with a price of $2.00 per MMBtu can decrease the hydrogen levelized cost to $3.68 per gge (untaxed) including

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Air-Microfluidics: Towards Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Low-Cost Air-Quality  

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Air-Microfluidics: Towards Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Low-Cost Air-Quality Air-Microfluidics: Towards Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Low-Cost Air-Quality Monitoring Speaker(s): Igor Paprotny Date: November 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Lara Gundel Air-microfluidic devices that monitor particles suspended in air, as opposed to liquids, can dramatically reduce the size and cost of future air-quality sensors. The use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies and wafer-scale integration permits the inclusion of many different sensors onto a small footprint. Benefits of air-microfluidics are many. For example, air-microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices can be used as portable sensors for tracking individual exposure to airborne pollutants. Such sensors will enable linking exposure and biometric information to

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low-Cost, High-Performance Hybrid Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries - Hongxing Hu, Amsen Technologies  

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DESIGN © 2008 DESIGN © 2008 www.PosterPresentations.com Low-Cost, High-Performance Hybrid Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries Hongxing Hu, Amsen Technologies LLC DOE SBIR Project, Program Manager at DOE: Dr. Imre Gyuk Objectives and Technical Approach Objectives: This SBIR project aims to develop low-cost, high performance hybrid polymeric PEMs for redox flow batteries (RFBs). Such membranes shall have high chemical stability in RFB electrolytes, high proton conductivity, low permeability of vanadium ions, along with high dimensional stability, high mechanical strength and durability, and lower cost than Nafion membranes. Approach: * Hybrid membranes of sulfonated polymers * Balance between different types of polymers for proton conductivity and chemical stability

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NETL: IEP – Post-Combustion CO2 Emissions Control - A Low-Energy, Low-Cost  

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A Low-Energy, Low-Cost Process for Stripping Carbon Dioxide from Absorbents A Low-Energy, Low-Cost Process for Stripping Carbon Dioxide from Absorbents Project No.: FG02-06ER84592 SBIR Glycol Heater, Stripper, MEA Delivery Tank, CO2 and H2O Collection Apparatus Glycol Heater, Stripper, MEA Delivery Tank, CO2 and H2O Collection Apparatus AIL Research, Inc. (AIL) is in the second phase of a small business initiative research (SBIR) project that is assessing the economic and technical feasibility of a carbon dioxide (CO2) stripper that uses an internally heated contactor. The project will determine whether the construction of the internally heated contactor is compatible with the operating conditions of a monoethanolamine stripper and an advanced scrubber (e.g., one that uses a mixture of potassium carbonate and piperazine) and it will also determine the maintenance procedures required

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Low-cost, high-power mechanical impact transducers for sonar and acoustic through-wall surveillance applications  

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A new concept is presented for mechanical acoustic transmitters and matched resonant receivers. The lightweight, compact, and low-cost transmitters produce high-power acoustic pulses at one or more discrete frequencies with very little input power. The transducer systems are well suited for coupling acoustic pulse energy into dense media, such as walls and water. Applications of the impact transducers are discussed, including detection and tracking of humans through walls and long-duration underwater surveillance by a low-cost network of autonomous, self-recharging, battery-operated sonobuoys. A conceptual design of a sonobuoy surveillance network for harbors and littoral waters is presented. An impact-transmitter and matched-receiver system that detected human motion through thick walls with only rudimentary signal processing is described, and results are presented. Signal processing methods for increasing the signal-to-noise ratio by several tens of dB are discussed.

Felber, Franklin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost and Highly Selective Composite Membrane for Redox Flow Batteries - Fei Wang, EIC Laboratories  

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Low Cost and Highly Selective Composite Membrane for Redox Flow Batteries Low Cost and Highly Selective Composite Membrane for Redox Flow Batteries Fei Wang, Dharmasena Peramunage, James M. Sylvia, and Monsy M. Jocob EIC Laboratories, Inc. 111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA 02062. www.eiclabs.com Identification of the Problem and Technical Approach Redox flow batteries (RFB) hold great promise for large scale electrochemical energy storage. A critical component of RFB is the membrane which separates anode and cathode compartments. The current state-of-the-art membrane, NAFION is too expensive, lacks selectivity, permitting leakage between anode and cathode electrolyte compartments. EIC is developing a novel bilayer, interpenetrating network membrane. Thin Nafion layer for anode side protection providing oxidative stability. The bulk part of the membrane consists of a block

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A Feasibility Analysis for the Design of A Low-Cost High-Power Energy Storage System  

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A Feasibility Analysis for the Design of A Low-Cost High-Power Energy Storage System Travis Mc://www.funginstitute.berkeley.edu/sites/default/ les/EnergyStorageSystem.pdf May 3, 2014 130 Blum Hall #5580 Berkeley, CA 94720-5580 | (510) 664 of existing systems. Energy storage is a viable method for increasing the e ciency of a broad range of systems

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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The development of low cost LiFePO4-based high power lithium-ion batteries  

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development of low cost LiFePO4-based high power lithium-ion batteries development of low cost LiFePO4-based high power lithium-ion batteries Title The development of low cost LiFePO4-based high power lithium-ion batteries Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2005 Authors Striebel, Kathryn A., Joongpyo Shim, Azucena Sierra, Hui Yang, Xiangyun Song, Robert Kostecki, and Kathryn N. McCarthy Journal Journal of Power Sources Volume 146 Pagination 33-38 Keywords libob, lifepo4, lithium-ion, post-test, raman spectroscopy Abstract Pouch type LiFePO4-natural graphite lithium-ion cells were cycled at constant current with periodic pulse-power testing in several different configurations. Components were analyzed after cycling with electrochemical, Raman and TEM techniques to determine capacity fade mechanisms. The cells with carbon-coated current collectors in the cathode and LiBOB-salt electrolyte showed the best performance stability. In many cases, iron species were detected on the anodes removed from cells with both TEM and Raman spectroscopy. The LiFePO4 electrodes showed unchanged capacity suggesting that the iron is migrating in small quantities and is acting as a catalyst to destabilize the anode SEI in these cells.

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Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy  

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Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy November 29, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Record-Breaking Solar 1 of 5 Record-Breaking Solar This concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cell -- which uses a focused lens to magnify light to 418 times the intensity of the sun -- earned an R&D100 Award and set a new world record of 43.5 percent for solar cell conversion efficiency. The technology is based on high-efficiency multijunction research pioneered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). | Photo by Daniel Derkacs/Solar Junction. Date taken: 2012-11-29 09:21 Solar Innovation 2 of 5 Solar Innovation Solar Junction's record-breaking SJ3 solar cell is based on EERE-supported

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Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy  

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Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy November 29, 2012 - 10:37am Addthis Record-Breaking Solar 1 of 5 Record-Breaking Solar This concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cell -- which uses a focused lens to magnify light to 418 times the intensity of the sun -- earned an R&D100 Award and set a new world record of 43.5 percent for solar cell conversion efficiency. The technology is based on high-efficiency multijunction research pioneered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). | Photo by Daniel Derkacs/Solar Junction. Date taken: 2012-11-29 09:21 Solar Innovation 2 of 5 Solar Innovation Solar Junction's record-breaking SJ3 solar cell is based on EERE-supported

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Current- and lattice-matched tandem solar cell  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A multijunction (cascade) tandem photovoltaic solar cell device is fabricated of a Ga/sub x/In/sub 1-x/P (0.505 equal to or less than x equal to or less than 0.515) top cell semiconductor lattice-matched to a GaAs bottom cell semiconductor at a low resistance heterojunction, preferably a p/sup +//n/sup +/ heterojunction between the cells. The top and bottom cells are both lattice-matched and current-matched for high efficiency solar radiation conversion to electrical energy.

Olson, J.M.

1985-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The Investigation and Development of Low Cost Hardware Components for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells - Final Report  

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Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell components, which would have a low-cost structure in mass production, were fabricated and tested. A fuel cell electrode structure, comprising a thin layer of graphite (50 microns) and a front-loaded platinum catalyst layer (600 angstroms), was shown to produce significant power densities. In addition, a PEM bipolar plate, comprising flexible graphite, carbon cloth flow-fields and an integrated polymer gasket, was fabricated. Power densities of a two-cell unit using this inexpensive bipolar plate architecture were shown to be comparable to state-of-the-art bipolar plates.

George A. Marchetti

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction and Test of Low Cost X-Ray Tomography Scanner for Physical-Chemical Analysis and Nondestructive Inspections  

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X-ray computed tomography (CT) refers to the cross-sectional imaging of an object measuring the transmitted radiation at different directions. In this work, we describe the development of a low cost micro-CT X-ray scanner that is being developed for nondestructive testing. This tomograph operates using a microfocus X-ray source and contains a silicon photodiode as detectors. The performance of the system, by its spatial resolution, has been estimated through its Modulation Transfer Function-MTF and the obtained value at 10% of MTF is 661 {mu}m. It was built as a general purpose nondestructive testing device.

Oliveira, Jose Martins Jr. de [Universidade de Sorocaba-UNISO, Campus Seminario, Caixa Postal 578, Av. Dr. Eugenio Salermo, 100, Centro, 18035-430, Sorocaba, SP (Brazil); Martins, Antonio Cesar Germano [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho-UNESP, GASI, Av. 3 de Marco, 511, Alto da Boa Vista, 18087-180, Sorocaba, SP (Brazil)

2009-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of low cost LiFePO4-based high power lithium-ion batteries  

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The cycling performance of low-cost LiFePO4-based high-power lithium-ion cells was investigated and the components were analyzed after cycling to determine capacity fade mechanisms. Pouch type LiFePO4/natural graphite cells were assembled and evaluated by constant C/2 cycling, pulse-power and impedance measurements. From post-test electrochemical analysis after cycling, active materials, LiFePO4 and natural graphite, showed no degradation structurally or electrochemically. The main reasons for the capacity fade of cell were lithium inventory loss by side reaction and possible lithium deposition on the anode.

Shim, Joongpyo; Sierra, Azucena; Striebel, Kathryn A.

2003-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a low-cost bi-axial intensity-based optical fibre accelerometer for wind turbine blades  

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Abstract A bi-axial optical fibre accelerometer was developed for wind turbine monitoring. The sensor was fabricated from intensity-modulated optical fibre, which is low-cost, lightweight and simple in design. The bi-axial acceleration was measured by light intensity coupling between a cantilever fibre and two receiving fibres. Numerical simulation was performed to obtain the light coupling characteristics and the results were used to design the sensor parameters. A prototype was fabricated and the calibration scheme validated experimentally. The performance of the prototype was tested in terms of frequency response and linearity.

Yao Ge; Kevin S. Kuang; Ser Tong Quek

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-optimizing silicon solar cell processing for efficiency and throughput  

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Crystalline silicon solar cells are a proven renewable energy technology, but they have yet to reach low costs commensurate with subsidy-free, grid-scale adoption. To achieve the widespread adoption of photovoltaics, the ...

Morishige, Ashley E. (Ashley Elizabeth)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of sputtered CdTe and CdSe solar cells.  

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??CdTe has recently become the most commercially successful polycrystalline thin filmsolar module material. Its low cost, large-area solar module is reshaping the silicondominatedsolar panel market;… (more)

Kwon, Dohyoung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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??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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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Redox Flow Battery (RFB) with Low-cost Electrolyte and Membrane Technologies - Thomas Kodenkandath, ITN Energy Systems  

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Innovative, high energy density Mn-V based RFB electrolytes as a Innovative, high energy density Mn-V based RFB electrolytes as a low-cost alternate to all-Vanadium systems * Low-cost membrane technology, based on renewable biopolymer Chitosan with improved proton conduction & chemical stability, adaptable to Mn-V system * Scale-up of electrolyte and membrane technologies in pursuit of ARPA-E's goal for a 2.5kW/10kWh RFB stack with integrated BoS at a total cost of ~$1000/unit and ~1.2 m 3 footprint ITN Energy Systems, Inc., Littleton, CO 2.5kW/10kWh Redox Flow Battery (RFB) with Low-cost Electrolyte and Membrane Technologies $2.1 M, 33-month program awarded by ARPA-E Sept 7, 2012 Dr. Thomas Kodenkandath High-Performance, Low-cost RFB through Electrolyte & Membrane Innovations Technology Summary

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The use of a low cost 3D scanning and printing tool in the manufacture of custom-made foot orthoses: a preliminary study  

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A preliminary study finds that use of low-cost 3D printing allows quick and accurate creation of custom-made foot orthoses; mass adoption of this new technology could potentially have tremendous clinical applicability.

Colin E Dombroski; Megan ER Balsdon; Adam Froats

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice-Mismatched GaAs/InGaAs Two-Junction Solar Cells by Direct Wafer Bonding  

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Direct bonded interconnect between subcells of a lattice-mismatched III-V compound multijunction cell would enable dislocation-free active regions by confining the defect network needed for lattice mismatch accommodation to tunnel junction interfaces, while metamorphic growth inevitably results in less design flexibility and lower material quality than is desirable. The first direct-bond interconnected multijunction solar cell, a two-terminal monolithic GaAs/InGaAs two-junction solar cell, is reported and demonstrates viability of direct wafer bonding for solar cell applications. The tandem cell open-circuit voltage was approximately the sum of the subcell open-circuit voltages. This achievement shows direct bonding enables us to construct lattice-mismatched III-V multijunction solar cells and is extensible to an ultrahigh efficiency InGaP/GaAs/InGaAsP/InGaAs four-junction cell by bonding a GaAs-based lattice-matched InGaP/GaAs subcell and an InP-based lattice-matched InGaAsP/InGaAs subcell. The interfacial resistance experimentally obtained for bonded GaAs/InP smaller than 0.10 Ohm-cm{sup 2} would result in a negligible decrease in overall cell efficiency of {approx}0.02%, under 1-sun illumination.

Tanabe, K.; Aiken, D. J.; Wanlass, M. W.; Morral, A. F.; Atwater, H. A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Solar Cell Concepts: Physics, Materials, and Devices  

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Over the past three decades, significant progress has been made in the area of high-efficiency multijunction solar cells, with the effort primarily directed at current-matched solar cells in tandem. The key materials issues here have been obtaining semiconductors with the required bandgaps for sequential absorption of light in the solar spectrum and that are lattice matched to readily available substrates. The GaInP/GaAs/Ge cell is a striking example of success achieved in this area. Recently, several new approaches for high-efficiency solar cell design have emerged, that involve novel methods for tailoring alloy bandgaps, as well as alternate technologies for hetero-epitaxy of III-V's on Si. The advantages and difficulties expected to be encountered with each approach will be discussed, addressing both the materials issues and device physics whilst contrasting them with other fourth-generation solar cell concepts.

Mascarenhas, A.; Francoeur, S.; Seong, M. J.; Fluegel, B.; Zhang, Y.; Wanlass, M. W.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ESS 2012 Peer Review - Iron Based Flow Batteries for Low Cost Grid Level Energy Storage - Jesse Wainright, Case Western Reserve  

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authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Energy/Office of Electricity's Energy Storage Program. authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Energy/Office of Electricity's Energy Storage Program. Iron Based Flow Batteries for Low Cost Grid Level Energy Storage J.S. Wainright, R. F. Savinell, P.I.s Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University Purpose Impact on Iron Based Batteries on the DOE OE Energy Storage Mission Recent Results Recent Results Develop efficient, cost-effective grid level storage capability based on iron. Goals of this Effort: * Minimize Cost/Watt by increasing current density - Hardware Cost >> Electrolyte Cost * Minimize Cost/Whr by increasing plating capacity * Maximize Efficiency by minimizing current lost to hydrogen evolution Electrochemistry of the all-Iron system:

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Low-cost electrochemical treatment of indium tin oxide anodes for high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes  

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We demonstrate a simple low-cost approach as an alternative to conventional O{sub 2} plasma treatment to modify the surface of indium tin oxide (ITO) anodes for use in organic light-emitting diodes. ITO is functionalized with F{sup ?} ions by electrochemical treatment in dilute hydrofluoric acid. An electrode with a work function of 5.2?eV is achieved following fluorination. Using this electrode, a maximum external quantum efficiency of 26.0% (91?cd/A, 102?lm/W) is obtained, which is 12% higher than that of a device using the O{sub 2} plasma-treated ITO. Fluorination also increases the transparency in the near-infrared region.

Hui Cheng, Chuan, E-mail: chengchuanhui@dlut.edu.cn; Shan Liang, Ze; Gang Wang, Li; Dong Gao, Guo; Zhou, Ting; Ming Bian, Ji; Min Luo, Ying [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Tong Du, Guo, E-mail: dugt@dlut.edu.cn [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China)

2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Hierarchically Structured ZnO Nanorods-Nanosheets for Improved Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells  

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). This hierarchical structure had two advantages in improving the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the solar cells. INTRODUCTION The establishment of low-cost and high-performance solar cells for sustainable energy sourcesHierarchically Structured ZnO Nanorods-Nanosheets for Improved Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells

Cao, Guozhong

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Rigid Deployable Solar Array A.M. Watt and S. Pellegrino  

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with the design of low-cost rigid-panel deployable solar arrays with self- locking tape-spring hinges. The reportRigid Deployable Solar Array A.M. Watt and S. Pellegrino CUED/D-STRUCT/TR214 Department on the deployment of a solar array wing are evaluated experimentally. #12;#12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Layout

Pellegrino, Sergio

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Structure-property relationships of organic dyes with D-?-A structure in dye-sensitized solar cells  

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Organic dyes with a D-?-A structure ... drawn increasing attention as sensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), due to their rich photophysical ... properties, easy molecular tailoring, and low-cost production

Zhong-Sheng Wang; Fang Liu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision synthesis of tailor-made polythiophene-based materials and their application to organic solar cells  

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Polymer-based solar cells (PSCs) have been promising candidates as renewable energy resources, having multiple advantages of flexible, low-cost and large-area processing for their mass production. Among them, ...

Tomoya Higashihara; Mitsuru Ueda

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Low Cost Radio Telescope  

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A radio interferometer has been constructed at Haverford College as an aid to learning the fundamentals of radio astronomy. Its cost both in cash outlay and in construction time make it a feasible year-long project for an undergraduate. Its simplicity does not prevent it from being a useful instrument for instruction at the college or high-school level; among its capabilities are the measurement of the positions of at least four of the strongest discrete cosmic-noisesources and the diameter of the radio sun.

Joseph H. Taylor Jr.

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 January 1992--30 June 1992  

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This report describes research on semiconductor and non-semiconductor materials to enhance the performance of multi-band-gap, multijunction panel with an area greater than 900 cm{sup 2} by 1992. Double-junction and triple-junction cells are mode on a Ag/ZnO back reflector deposited on stainless steel substrates. An a-SiGe alloy is used for the i-layer in the bottom and the middle cells; the top cell uses an amorphous silicon alloy. After the evaporation of an antireflection coating, silver grids and bus bars are put on the top surface and the panel is encapsulated in an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)/Tefzel structure to make a 1-ft{sup 2} monolithic module.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News - Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts  

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513 513 Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts NREL-organized group aims to improve access to low-cost capital November 5, 2013 A working group representing solar industry stakeholders has developed standard contracts that should help lower transaction costs and make it easier to access low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar power projects. The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group, assembled by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is a consortium of solar energy developers, law firms, financiers and analysts with expertise in solar energy projects. The contracts cover residential leases and commercial power purchase agreements (PPAs). The working group members recognized that customizable contract templates could improve consumer transparency, increase

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SunShot Initiative: Baseload Concentrating Solar Power Generation  

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Concentrating Solar Power Generation Concentrating Solar Power Generation In 2010, DOE issued the Baseload Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Generation funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The following projects were selected under this competitive solicitation: Abengoa: Advanced Nitrate Salt Central Receiver Power Plant eSolar: Modular and Scalable Baseload Molten Salt Plant Conceptual Design and Feasibility General Atomics: Baseload CSP Generation Integrated with Sulfur-Based Thermochemical Heat Storage HiTek: Low-Cost Heliostat Development Infinia: Innovative Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Solution for Baseload Power PPG: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector Rocketdyne: Solar Power Tower Improvements with the Potential to Reduce Costs SENER: High-Efficiency Thermal Storage System for Solar Plants

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Low Cost Sorbent for Capturing CO{sub 2} Emissions Generated by Existing Coal-fired Power Plants  

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TDA Research, Inc. has developed a novel sorbent based post-combustion CO{sub 2} removal technology. This low cost sorbent can be regenerated with low-pressure (ca. 1 atm) superheated steam without temperature swing or pressure-swing. The isothermal and isobaric operation is a unique and advantageous feature of this process. The objective of this project was to demonstrate the technical and economic merit of this sorbent based CO{sub 2} capture approach. Through laboratory, bench-scale and field testing we demonstrated that this technology can effectively and efficiently capture CO{sub 2} produced at an existing pulverized coal power plants. TDA Research, Inc is developing both the solid sorbent and the process designed around that material. This project addresses the DOE Program Goal to develop a capture technology that can be added to an existing or new coal fired power plant, and can capture 90% of the CO{sub 2} produced with the lowest possible increase in the cost of energy. .

Elliott, Jeannine

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a low-cost iron ore as an oxygen carrier for Chemical Looping Combustion of gaseous fuels  

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Abstract This work evaluates the performance of an iron ore, mainly composed of Fe2O3, as an oxygen carrier (OC) for Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) with gaseous fuels. The OC was characterized by TGA and evaluated in a continuous 500 Wth CLC unit, using CH4, syngas and a PSA off-gas as fuels. The OC was able to fully convert syngas at 880 °C. However, lower conversion rates were observed with methane-containing fuels. The addition of a Ni-based OC was evaluated in order to increase the reactivity of the OC with methane. In spite of this, an absence of catalytic effect was observed for the Ni-based OC. A deep analysis was carried out into the reasons for the absence of catalytic effect of the Ni-based OC. The performance of the iron ore with regard to attrition and fluidization behaviour was satisfactory throughout 50 h of hot operation in the continuous CLC plant. Thus, this low cost material is a suitable OC for gaseous fuels mainly composed of H2 and CO.

Miguel A. Pans; Pilar Gayán; Luis F. de Diego; Francisco García-Labiano; Alberto Abad; Juan Adánez.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bar codes and intrinsic-surface-roughness tag: Accurate and low-cost accountability for CFE. [Conventional force equipment (CFE)  

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CFE poses a number of verification challenges that could be met in part by an accurate and low-cost means of aiding in accountability of treaty-limited equipment. Although the treaty as signed does not explicitly call for the use of tags, there is a provision for recording serial numbers'' and placing special marks'' on equipment subject to reduction. There are approximately 150,000 residual items to be tracked for CFE-I, about half for each alliance of state parties. These highly mobile items are subject to complex treaty limitations: deployment limits and zones, ceilings subceilings, holdings and allowances. There are controls and requirements for storage, conversion, and reduction. In addition, there are national security concerns regarding modernization and mobilization capability. As written into the treaty, a heavy reliance has been placed on human inspectors for CFE verification. Inspectors will mostly make visual observations and photographs as the means of monitoring compliance; these observations can be recorded by handwriting or keyed into a laptop computer. CFE is now less a treaty between two alliances than a treaty among 22 state parties, with inspection data an reports to be shared with each party in the official languages designated by CSCE. One of the potential roles for bar-coded tags would be to provide a universal, exchangable, computer-compatible language for tracking TLE. 10 figs.

DeVolpi, A.; Palm, R.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Concentrating Solar Power Research - News  

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News News Below are news stories related to NREL Concentrating Solar Power research. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS . Learn about RSS. November 5, 2013 Solar Working Group Releases Standard Contracts A working group representing solar industry stakeholders has developed standard contracts that should help lower transaction costs and make it easier to access low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar power projects. October 24, 2013 NREL Researcher Honored with Hispanic STEM Award A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), has honored a scientist at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

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Development of a Solar-Powered Adsorption Cooling Tube  

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Solar energy shows much attraction for these scientists because it is clean, renewable, and environmentally protected. ... The disadvantages of the second generation solar-powered adsorption cooling tube are that (1) the heat loss from the solar collector is considerable, (2) because the condenser and evaporator are the same part of the solar cooling tube, the condensing heat significantly affects the refrigeration capacity in the condensing/chilled-water tank, and (3) the cooling water pipe cannot be maintained easily. ... A solar-powered adsorption refrigeration system consisting of solar cooling tubes has the advantages of a simple structure, low cost, and high efficiency. ...

Xiaodong Ma; Zhenyan Liu; Huizhong Zhao

2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings  

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Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells through the excitation 2010 We theoretically investigate the enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar.1063/1.3377791 Thin-film organic solar cells OSCs are a promising candidate for low-cost energy conversion.1­6 However

Veronis, Georgios

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On the design and development of attitude stabilization, vision-based navigation, and aerial gripping for a low-cost quadrotor  

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This paper presents the design and development of autonomous attitude stabilization, navigation in unstructured, GPS-denied environments, aggressive landing on inclined surfaces, and aerial gripping using onboard sensors on a low-cost, custom-built quadrotor. ... Keywords: Aerial gripping, GPS-Denied environment, Indoor navigation, Micro air vehicle, Quadrotor, SLAM

Vaibhav Ghadiok; Jeremy Goldin; Wei Ren

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and evaluation of carbon and binder loading in low-cost activated carbon cathodes for air-cathode microbial fuel cells{  

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Development and evaluation of carbon and binder loading in low-cost activated carbon cathodes materials in order to optimize and extend the lifetime of AC cathodes in MFCs. 1. Introduction A microbial, with the cathode typically limiting power production.5,6 Catalysts can be used to reduce the activation energy

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Laser Cladding of CPM Tool Steels on Hardened H13 Hot-Work Steel for Low-Cost High-Performance Automotive Tooling  

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This paper summarizes our research on laser cladding of high-vanadium CPM®...tool steels (3V, 9V, and 15V) onto the surfaces of low-cost hardened H13 hot-work tool steel to substantially enhance resistance agains...

J. Chen; L. Xue

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, Optimization, Calibration, and a Case Study of a 3D-Printed, Low-cost Fingertip Sensor for Robotic Manipulation  

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Design, Optimization, Calibration, and a Case Study of a 3D-Printed, Low-cost Fingertip Sensor fingertip force sensor for robotic manipulation. Our design makes the most of 3D printing technology sensor features a detachable fingertip made of 3D- printed materials, and a cantilever mechanism

Todorov, Emanuel

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BazookaSPECT: A Low-Cost Approach to High-Resolution, Single-Photon Imaging Using Columnar Scintillators and Image Intensifiers  

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-photon counting gamma-ray detector based on an image intensifier optically coupled to a low-cost CCD. Typically and allowing for a customizable imaging system. Operating in photon-counting mode, individual gamma-ray functioning as a gamma-ray microscope, (b) white-light microscope image of four 111 In oxine source beads, (c

Arizona, University of

472

Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: Low-Cost Evaluation of Energy Savings at the Community Scale, Fresno, California  

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In this project, U.S. Department of Energy Building America research team IBACOS partnered with builder Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes in Fresno, California, to develop a simple and low-cost methodology by which community-scale energy savings can be evaluated based on results at the occupied test house level.

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Development of ITM Oxygen Technology for Low-cost and Low-emission Gasification and Other Industrial Applications  

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Air Products is carrying out a scope of work under DOE Award No. DE-FE0012065 “Development of ITM Oxygen Technology for Low-cost and Low-emission Gasification and Other Industrial Applications.” The Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) includes a Task 4f in which a Decision Point shall be reached, necessitating a review of Tasks 2-5 with an emphasis on Task 4f. This Topical Report constitutes the Decision Point Application pertaining to Task 4f. The SOPO under DOE Award No. DE-FE0012065 is aimed at furthering the development of the Ion Transport Membrane (ITM) Oxygen production process toward a demonstration scale facility known as the Oxygen Development Facility (ODF). It is anticipated that the completion of the current SOPO will advance the technology significantly along a pathway towards enabling the design and construction of the ODF. Development progress on several fronts is critical before an ODF project can commence; this Topical Report serves as an early update on the progress in critical development areas. Progress was made under all tasks, including Materials Development, Ceramic Processing Development, Engineering Development, and Performance Testing. Under Task 4f, Air Products carried out a cost and performance study in which several process design and cost parameters were varied and assessed with a process model and budgetary costing exercise. The results show that the major variables include ceramic module reliability, ITM operating temperature, module production yield, and heat addition strategy. High-temperature compact heat exchangers are shown to contribute significant cost benefits, while directly firing into the feed stream to an ITM are even a mild improvement on the high-temperature recuperation approach. Based on the findings to-date, Air Products recommends no changes to the content or emphasis in the current SOPO and recommends its completion prior to another formal assessment of these factors.

Armstrong, Phillip

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

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 6.5 cm2 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

475

Solar?energy conversion at high solar intensities  

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The concentration of sunlight offers distinct advantages for solar–electrical generation either by thermal conversion or by photovoltaics. A large variety of concentration techniques are available with concentration ratios of 1–1000. 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 gallium–aluminum–arsenide cells all look attractive for concentrating systems.

Charles E. Backus

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS solar cells are among the most promising  

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Te/CdS SOLAR CELLS A.Romeo, A.N. Tiwari, and H. Zogg Thin Films Physics Group, Institute of Quantum ElectronicsTe/CdS thin film solar cells. The merits of different TCOs and the properties of the CdTe/CdS solar cells1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS solar cells are among the most promising devices for low cost and high

Romeo, Alessandro

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Nanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui  

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benefits. For power generation, low-cost fossil fuel has, however, been pre- ferred to renewable energy and wind, can be accessed easily in most of the world. In particular, the solar energy deliveredNanoscale photon management in silicon solar cells Sangmoo Jeong, Shuang Wang, and Yi Cui Citation

Cui, Yi

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Si concentrator solar cell development. [Final report  

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This is the final report of a program to develop a commercial, high-efficiency, low-cost concentrator solar cell compatible with Spectrolab`s existing manufacturing infrastructure for space solar cells. The period covered is between 1991 and 1993. The program was funded through Sandia National Laboratories through the DOE concentrator initiative and, was also cost shared by Spectrolab. As a result of this program, Spectrolab implemented solar cells achieving an efficiency of over 19% at 200 to 300X concentration. The cells are compatible with DOE guidelines for a cell price necessary to achieve a cost of electricity of 12 cents a kilowatthour.

Krut, D.D. [Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, CA (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal layering: a passive solar design strategy  

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SOLARGREEN was the author's entry into the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Passive Solar Residential Design Competition. The objective of the design was to develop a low-cost, innovative passive solar heating and cooling system as part of a marketable, aesthetically pleasing dwelling that could be easily constructed using existing building practices. The basic design is a three-bedroom, two-story, 1600 square foot home with a solarium that serves as both a solar collector and a food-producing greenhouse. The entry received a design award and five construction awards in the competition.

Moore, F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 January 1990--30 June 1991  

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This report describes research to improve the understanding of amorphous silicon alloys and other relevant non-semiconductor materials for use in high-efficiency, large-area multijunction modules. The research produced an average subcell initial efficiency of 8.8% over a 1-ft{sup 2} area using same-band-gap, dual-junction cells deposited over a ZnO/AlSi back reflector. An initial efficiency of 9.6% was achieved using a ZnO/Ag back reflector over smaller substrates. A sputtering machine will be built to deposit a ZnO/Ag back reflector over a 1-ft{sup 2} area so that a higher efficiency can also be obtained on larger substrates. Calculations have been performed to optimize the grid pattern, bus bars, and cell interconnects on modules. With our present state of technology, we expect a difference of about 6% between the aperture-area and active-area efficiencies of modules. Preliminary experiments show a difference of about 8%. We can now predict the performance of single-junction cells after long-term light exposure at 50{degree}C by exposing cells to short-term intense light at different temperatures. We find that single-junction cells deposited on a ZnO/Ag back reflector show the highest stabilized efficiency when the thickness of the intrinsic layers is about 2000 {angstrom}. 8 refs.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel procedure for the optical characterization of solar concentrators  

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characterization of heliostats is particularly simple and at very low cost. Results on first tests carried out with a heliostat of the CESA-I field at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria have shown the feasibility are not practical for the qualifi- cation of mirrors with a very large focal length, e.g. heliostats of a central

482

Affordable solar home retrofit design and initial evaluation  

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This paper describes the design construction and initial testing for a low cost live-in solar porch retrofit that has been developed by the Rural Housing Research Unit. The system was effective providing all the heat needed to keep the house warm during clear sunny winter days and it was effective in keeping the sun's energy out during summer periods.

Newman, J.O.; Newman, R.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Scale-up of Novel Low-Cost Carbon Fibers Leading to High-Volume Commercial Launch  

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The project started in September, 2012 with the goal of scaling up from the existing laboratory scale process for producing carbon fiber (CF) from polyolefin (PO) based precursor fiber using a Dow proprietary sulfonation-desulfonation stabilization process. The award was used to develop a process that was capable of producing market development quantities of CF from PO precursor fiber at a rate of 4 kg/h of CF. The CF would target properties that met or exceeded the Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicles Technology [1] standard; i.e., 172 GPa modulus and 1.72 GPa strength at greater than or equal to 1% strain. The Dow proprietary process was capable of meeting and exceeding these targets properties. Project DE-EE0005760 resulted from a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Dow and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and DOE. In the first budget period, the main goal was to design a sulfonation-desulfonation market development plant capable of stabilizing PO precursor fiber at a rate of 5 kg/h using a sulfonation solution. The detailed design, location, and cost estimate were determined as scheduled in the Project Management Plan (PMP). In parallel with this DOE award project was a fundamentals and economic evaluation funded by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). The goal of the Dow sponsored project was to finalize the mass balances, energy balances, and levelized cost to produce CF using the Dow process. A Go-No-Go decision was scheduled in June, 2013 based on the findings of the DOE sponsored scale up project and the Dow sponsored project. In June, 2013, Dow made the No-Go decision to halt and abandon the Dow proprietary sulfonation-desulfonation process for stabilizing PO precursor fibers for the manufacturing of CF. This No-Go decision was identified in the original proposal and at the start of this project, and the decision was made as scheduled. The decision was based on the high levelized economic cost of the process relative to the manufacture of CF from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor fibers. The capital required to sulfonate the fibers adds a significant cost to the process due to the need for investment in a sulfuric acid recovery plant. This high additional capital over the capital for a PAN based CF plant, reduces the levelized economic cost to slightly advantaged over PAN based CF. The sulfonation-desulfonation stabilization route failed to meet the Dow’s return on investment criterion and the cost advantage target set forth for the DOE project. The DOE and Dow decided to halt spending on the project until a new PO fiber stabilization process could be identified that met the DOE physical properties standard and the levelized economic cost constraints of Dow. When the new technology was developed, then award DE-EE0005760 would be re-started with the same goals of the development of a market development plant capable of producing CF at 4 kg/h with the properties that met or exceed those set forth by the Department of Energy Vehicles Technology standard. Progress on the development of the new process has been slow and thus has delayed the scale up project. Dow’s efforts to date have not progressed to the point of demonstrating a commercially-viable process for production of low cost CF from PO precursors for Dow’s rigorous economic constraints. After extensive discussions within Dow and consultation with DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Headquarters and Golden Field Office teams, Dow has decided to proceed with the formal recommendation to terminate subject project. DOE’s AMO Headquarters and Golden Field Office teams agreed with the termination of the project.

Spalding, Mark A [The Dow Chemical Company

2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an Actinide-Burning, Lead or Lead-Bismuth Cooled Reactor that Produces Low-Cost Electricity  

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The purpose of this Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) University Research Consortium (URC) project is to investigate the suitability of lead or lead-bismuth cooled fast reactors for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. The goal is to identify and analyze the key technical issues in core neutronics, materials, thermal-hydraulics, fuels, and economics associated with the development of this reactor concept. Work has been accomplished in four major areas of research: core neutronic design, material compatibility, plant engineering, and coolant activation. In the area of core neutronic design, the reactivity vs. burnup and discharge isotopics of both non-fertile and fertile fuels were evaluated. An innovative core for pure actinide burning that uses streaming, fertile-free fuel assemblies was studied in depth. This particular core exhibits excellent reactivity performance upon coolant voiding, even for voids that occur in the core center, and has a transuranic (TRU) destruction rate that is comparable to the proposed accelerator transmutation of waste (ATW) facility. These studies suggest that a core can be designed to achieve a long life while maintaining safety and minimizing waste. In the area of material compatibility studies, an experimental apparatus for the investigation of the flow-assisted dissolution and precipitation (corrosion) of potential fuel cladding and structural materials has been designed and built at the INEEL. The INEEL forced-convection corrosion cell consists of a small heated vessel with a shroud and gas flow system. The corrosion cell is being used to test steel that is commercially available in the United States to temperatures above 650°C. Progress in plant engineering was made for two reactor concepts, one utilizing an indirect cycle with heat exchangers and the other utilizing a direct-contact steam cycle. The evaluation of the indirect cycle designs has investigated the effects of various parameters to increase electric production at full power. For the direct-contact reactor, major issues related to the direct-contact heat transfer rate and entrainment and carryover of liquid lead-bismuth to the turbine have been identified and analyzed. An economic analysis approach was also developed to determine the cost of electricity production in the lead-bismuth reactor. The approach will be formulated into a model and applied to develop scientific cost estimates for the different reactor designs and thus aid in the selection of the most economic option. In the area of lead-bismuth coolant activation, the radiological hazard was evaluated with particular emphasis on the direct-contact reactor. In this system, the lack of a physical barrier between the primary and secondary coolant favors the release of the alpha-emitter Po?210 and its transport throughout the plant. Modeling undertaken on the basis of the scarce information available in the literature confirmed the importance of this issue, as well as the need for experimental work to reduce the uncertainties on the basic characteristics of volatile polonium chemical forms.

Mac Donald, Philip Elsworth; Weaver, Kevan Dean; Davis, Cliff Bybee; MIT folks

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Chemical Feedstocks Using an Improved and Energy Efficient Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) Removal Process, Final Technical Report  

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The overall objective of this project is to develop a new low-cost and energy efficient Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) recovery process - through a combination of theoretical, bench-scale and pilot-scale testing - so that it could be offered to the natural gas industry for commercialization. The new process, known as the IROA process, is based on U.S. patent No. 6,553,784, which if commercialized, has the potential of achieving substantial energy savings compared to currently used cryogenic technology. When successfully developed, this technology will benefit the petrochemical industry, which uses NGL as feedstocks, and will also benefit other chemical industries that utilize gas-liquid separation and distillation under similar operating conditions. Specific goals and objectives of the overall program include: (i) collecting relevant physical property and Vapor Liquid Equilibrium (VLE) data for the design and evaluation of the new technology, (ii) solving critical R&D issues including the identification of suitable dehydration and NGL absorbing solvents, inhibiting corrosion, and specifying proper packing structure and materials, (iii) designing, construction and operation of bench and pilot-scale units to verify design performance, (iv) computer simulation of the process using commercial software simulation platforms such as Aspen-Plus and HYSYS, and (v) preparation of a commercialization plan and identification of industrial partners that are interested in utilizing the new technology. NGL is a collective term for C2+ hydrocarbons present in the natural gas. Historically, the commercial value of the separated NGL components has been greater than the thermal value of these liquids in the gas. The revenue derived from extracting NGLs is crucial to ensuring the overall profitability of the domestic natural gas production industry and therefore of ensuring a secure and reliable supply in the 48 contiguous states. However, rising natural gas prices have dramatically reduced the economic incentive to extract NGLs from domestically produced natural gas. Successful gas processors will be those who adopt technologies that are less energy intensive, have lower capital and operating costs and offer the flexibility to tailor the plant performance to maximize product revenue as market conditions change, while maintaining overall system efficiency. Presently, cryogenic turbo-expander technology is the dominant NGL recovery process and it is used throughout the world. This process is known to be highly energy intensive, as substantial energy is required to recompress the processed gas back to pipeline pressure. The purpose of this project is to develop a new NGL separation process that is flexible in terms of ethane rejection and can reduce energy consumption by 20-30% from current levels, particularly for ethane recoveries of less than 70%. The new process integrates the dehydration of the raw natural gas stream and the removal of NGLs in such a way that heat recovery is maximized and pressure losses are minimized so that high-value equipment such as the compressor, turbo-expander, and a separate dehydration unit are not required. GTI completed a techno-economic evaluation of the new process based on an Aspen-HYSYS simulation model. The evaluation incorporated purchased equipment cost estimates obtained from equipment suppliers and two different commercial software packages; namely, Aspen-Icarus and Preliminary Design and Quoting Service (PDQ$). For a 100 MMscfd gas processing plant, the annualized capital cost for the new technology was found to be about 10% lower than that of conventional technology for C2 recovery above 70% and about 40% lower than that of conventional technology for C2 recovery below 50%. It was also found that at around 40-50% C2 recovery (which is economically justifiable at the current natural gas prices), the energy cost to recover NGL using the new technology is about 50% of that of conventional cryogenic technology.

Meyer, Howard, S.; Lu, Yingzhong

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency as a Low-Cost Resource for Achieving Carbon Emissions Reductions A RESOURCE OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

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This paper, Energy Efficiency as a Low-Cost Resource for Achieving Carbon Emissions Reductions, is provided to assist utility regulators, gas and electric utilities, and others in meeting the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency’s goal of achieving all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2025. This paper summarizes the scale and economic value of energy efficiency for reducing carbon emissions and discusses the barriers to achieving the potential for cost-effective energy efficiency. It also reviews current regional, state, and local approaches for including energy efficiency in climate policy, using these approaches to inform a set of recommendations for leveraging energy efficiency within state climate policy. The paper does not capture federal climate policy options or recommendations, discussion of tradable energy efficiency credits, or emissions impacts of specific energy efficiency measures or programs. The intended audience for the paper is any stakeholder interested in learning more about how to advance energy efficiency as a low-cost resource to reduce carbon emissions. All stakeholders, including state policy-makers, public utility commissions, city councils, and utilities, can use this paper to understand the key issues and terminology, as well as the approaches that are being used to reduce carbon emissions by advancing energy efficiency policies and programs. Energy Efficiency as a Low-Cost

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Water-trickle type solar collector with a massive concrete slab for heat storage and radiation (TMU solar system I)  

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Experimental results are reported for a simple open type solar collector - a water-trickle type collector - used in combination with a massive concrete slab for energy storage. This relatively low cost system was installed on a typical Japanese house in Yokohama City and measurements were made of the interior temperature. The system showed considerable promise for application in Japan.

Ito, N. (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan); Matsuda, K.; Ishii, A.; Osawa, H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Solar Array Project cell and module formation research area. Process research of non-CZ silicon material. Final report, November 26, 1980-September 30, 1983  

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The primary objective of the work reported was to investigate high-risk, high-payoff research areas associated with the Westinghouse process for producing photovoltaic modules using non-Czochralski sheet material. These tasks were addressed: technical feasibility study of forming front and back junctions using liquid dopant techniques, liquid diffusion mask feasibility study, application studies of antireflective material using a meniscus coater, ion implantation compatibility/feasibility study, and cost analysis. (LEW)

Campbell, R.B.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Efficiency Low-Cost Solar Receiver for Use in a Supercritical CO2 Recompression Cycle- FY13 Q1  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document summarizes the progress of this Brayton Energy project, funded by SunShot, for the fist quarter of fiscal year 2013.

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Design, manufacture and construction of low-cost housing units equipped with solar energy technology in Iraq’s marshes and remote areas  

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Samples of Iraq’s marshes reed panels were prepared by a new method. Reed samples were coated by polyester and pressed isolating to produce reed panel. Thermal isolation of(0. 13%) was found less than concert (0.9 %). Water absorption resistance effect was achieved and mechanical bending under static load was conducted. Reed panels were used as construction materials.

Usama Abdulmajeed Abdulhadi; Angham Raad Alwan; Hani Hassan Sarhan; Majid Hassan Ali; Jamal Jameel Anjas; Saba Mahdi Khaleel; Ban Ali Abood

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Improved Performance of CuInS2 Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on a Multilayered Architecture  

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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are a promising renewable solar energy source because of their low cost, high durability, and low environmental impact. ... One of the important factors limiting solar-cell efficiency is that incident photons generate one electron-hole pair, irresp. of the photon energy. ... Among the third-generation photovoltaic devices, much attention is being paid to the so-called Quantum Dot sensitized Solar Cells (QDSCs). ...

Jia-Yaw Chang; Jie-Mo Lin; Li-Fong Su; Chia-Fu Chang

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoinduced Giant Dielectric Constant in Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells  

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Perovskite solar cells have emerged as a major topic of research in photovoltaics because of the promising properties of the solution processed, low cost, and high efficiency solar cells for large-scale solar energy production. ... Illumination of the perovskite samples produces a significant increase of charge carrier density in the perovskite layer due to the high extinction coefficient of organic–inorganic lead halide perovskite. ... The effect of electron- and hole-selective contacts in the final cell performance of hybrid lead halide perovskite, CH3NH3PbI3, solar cells has been systematically analyzed by impedance spectroscopy. ...

Emilio J. Juarez-Perez; Rafael S. Sanchez; Laura Badia; Germá Garcia-Belmonte; Yong Soo Kang; Ivan Mora-Sero; Juan Bisquert

2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Hafnium nitride for hot carrier solar cells  

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Abstract Hot carrier solar cells is an attractive technology with the potential of reaching high energy conversion efficiencies approaching the thermodynamic limit of infinitely stacked multi-junction solar cells: 65% under one sun and 86% under maximally concentrated. The hot carrier solar cell is conceptually simple consisting of two key components: absorber and energy selective contacts. High efficiencies are achieved by minimising the energy lost to thermalisaton of hot photo-generated carriers while absorbing majority of the solar spectrum. For this to be achieved, energy selective contacts are required to allow the extraction of carriers fast enough at an energy level above the electronic band edge. It is critical for the absorber to be able to maintain a hot carrier population for a sufficiently long time period for the extraction of carriers while they are ‘hot’. Bulk materials with a large gap between acoustic and optical branches in the phonon dispersion are predicted to exhibit slow hot carrier thermalisation rates. Hafnium nitride is such a material with a large gap in its phonon dispersion and is identified as a potential material to be used as a hot carrier absorber. Hafnium nitride has been deposited using reactive sputtering and characterised to investigate material properties and carrier cooling rates.

Simon Chung; Santosh Shrestha; Xiaoming Wen; Yu Feng; Neeti Gupta; Hongze Xia; Pyng Yu; Jau Tang; Gavin Conibeer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon solar cells made by a self-aligned, selective-emitter, plasma-etchback process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A potentially low-cost process for forming and passivating a selective emitter. The process uses a plasma etch of the heavily doped emitter to improve its performance. The grids of the solar cell are used to mask the plasma etch so that only the emitter in the region between the grids is etched, while the region beneath the grids remains heavily doped for low contact resistance. This process is potentially low-cost because it requires no alignment. After the emitter etch, a silicon nitride layer is deposited by plasma-enhanced, chemical vapor deposition, and the solar cell is annealed in a forming gas.

Ruby, Douglas S. (Albuquerque, NM); Schubert, William K. (Albuquerque, NM); Gee, James M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon solar cells made by a self-aligned, selective-emitter, plasma-etchback process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A potentially low-cost process for forming and passivating a selective emitter. The process uses a plasma etch of the heavily doped emitter to improve its performance. The grids of the solar cell are used to mask the plasma etch so that only the emitter in the region between the grids is etched, while the region beneath the grids remains heavily doped for low contact resistance. This process is potentially low-cost because it requires no alignment. After the emitter etch, a silicon nitride layer is deposited by plasma-enhanced, chemical vapor deposition, and the solar cell is annealed in a forming gas. 5 figs.

Ruby, D.S.; Schubert, W.K.; Gee, J.M.

1999-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-cost small scale processing technologies for production applications in various environments—Mass produced factories  

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The requirements for chemical and food production technologies will change in the future as a result of shorter time to market and increasing market volatility. Especially the rising use of renewable resources will require the implementation of flexible and fast to install small-scale production technologies. The increasing number of necessary apparatuses and their distributed operation, however, will constitute major challenges, both economically and procedurally. The proposed solution to face the economic challenge is modularization and standardization. For food production, dewatering represents a key issue. Thus, biomass processing should first be divided into small-scale water separation steps and then into further large-scale processing steps. As dewatering usually happens thermally and heat exchangers often benefit from the economies of scale, heat supply and energy consumption or heat transfer with little capital investment are further issues. Therefore, temperature levels should be decreased and the use of solar heat increased. For the production of biofuels and chemicals from biomass, process integration and process simplification are proposed to improve the efficacy of production equipment and processes. Choosing raw materials with molecular structures, similar to the desired chemical building block, will lower the need for heat exchange and make small-scale manufacturing of fuels and chemicals possible.

C. Bramsiepe; S. Sievers; T. Seifert; G.D. Stefanidis; D.G. Vlachos; H. Schnitzer; B. Muster; C. Brunner; J.P.M. Sanders; M.E. Bruins; G. Schembecker

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of low cost thermoelectric power setup in the temperature range of 30 – 320 K up to a magnetic field of 8 T  

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The design and operation of a low cost and precise thermoelectric power (S) setup is described here. It is made simple to load and hold the sample between two Cu blocks using a spring loaded plunger arrangement. The useable range of measurements is from a ? few ?V/K to a few hundred ?V/K. The versatile nature of the setup is also demonstrated employing it in high magnetic field environment up to 8 T. S(T) data acquisition are fully automated employing a computer LabVIEW software and IEEE interfacing GPIB card (NI).

S. K. Giri; T. K. Nath

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency Solar Integrated Roof Membrane Product  

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This project was designed to address the Solar Energy Technology Program objective, to develop new methods to integrate photovoltaic (PV) cells or modules within a building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) application that will result in lower installed cost as well as higher efficiencies of the encapsulated/embedded PV module. The technology assessment and development focused on the evaluation and identification of manufacturing technologies and equipment capable of producing such low-cost, high-efficiency, flexible BIPV solar cells on single-ply roofing membranes.

Partyka, Eric; Shenoy, Anil

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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...