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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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Nanoporous Thermal-to-Electrical Energy Conversion System (of Wasted Energy : Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion AArticles: 1. “ Thermal to electrical energy conversion” , Yu

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High...  

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

Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature...

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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solar radiation, and the geothermal energy. [16] Fig. 1.1.thermal energy, geothermal energy, wasted heat from athermal energy, geothermal energy, ocean thermal energy,

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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biological thermal energy, geothermal energy, wasted heatpower plants, solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, oceansolar radiation, and the geothermal energy. [16] Fig. 1.1.

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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heat source can be solar thermal energy, biological thermaland concentrated solar thermal energy farms. They demandsources include solar thermal energy, geo-thermal energy,

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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power plants, solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, oceanpower plants, distributed solar thermal energy, geo/ocean-power plants [59]. Other LGH sources include solar thermal energy, geo-thermal energy, ocean

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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density, making direct thermal energy storage methods, e.g.reduced. Conventional thermal energy harvesting and storageharvesting, storage, and utilization of thermal energy has

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Recycling of Wasted Energy : ThermalOF THE DISSERTATION Recycling of Wasted Energy : Thermal to

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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Other LGH sources include solar thermal energy, geo-thermalThe heat source can be solar thermal energy, biologicalsources include the coolants in coal and nuclear power plants, solar thermal energy,

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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total energy received by today’s solar panels and is beings best solar panels can convert only ~16% of solar energy to

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct thermal to electrical energy conversion using very low bandgap TPV cells in a gas-fired furnace system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In this paper, electricity generation using very low bandgap InGaAsSb thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells whose bandgap is 0.53 eV was investigated in a gas-fired furnace system where thermal radiation was emitted from a metal alloy emitter. The electric output of the InGaAsSb TPV cells was characterized under various operating conditions. The cell short circuit density was measured to be 3.01 A/cm2 at an emitter temperature of 1197 °C. At this emitter temperature, an electric power density of 0.65 W/cm2 was produced by the TPV cells. Experimental results show that direct thermal to electrical energy conversion was achieved in a gas-fired heating furnace system. Such a system could be employed to form a micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) process where exhaust heat is utilized for home heating needs. The TPV integrated energy system provides an effective means for primary energy savings.

K. Qiu; A.C.S. Hayden

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum-coupled single-electron thermal to electric conversion scheme  

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Thermal to electric energy conversion with thermophotovoltaics relies on radiation emitted by a hot body, which limits the power per unit area to that of a blackbody. Microgap thermophotovoltaics take advantage of evanescent ...

Wu, D. M.

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Thermal to electricity conversion using thermal magnetic properties  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for the generation of Electricity from Thermal Energy using the thermal magnetic properties of a Ferromagnetic, Electrically Conductive Material (FECM) in one or more Magnetic Fields. A FECM is exposed to one or more Magnetic Fields. Thermal Energy is applied to a portion of the FECM heating the FECM above its Curie Point. The FECM, now partially paramagnetic, moves under the force of the one or more Magnetic Fields. The movement of the FECM induces an electrical current through the FECM, generating Electricity.

West, Phillip B [Idaho Falls, ID; Svoboda, John [Idaho Falls, ID

2010-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A computational analysis of the evaporator/artery of an alkali metal thermal to electric conversion (AMTEC) PX series cell  

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, while minimizing mass. Current technology, such as Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG's) are reliable, but do not supply the power conversion efficiencies desired for future space missions. That leads to Alkali Metal Thermal to Electric...-series cells to generate electricity for the deep space vehicle. The higher efficiency of AMTEC compared to other conversion technologies, such as Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG's), results in less energy source material being launched...

Pyrtle, Frank

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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as Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) mahines, Sterling engines,Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system or Sterling Engine (SE)an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system generates electricity

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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various types of Stirling engine have been developed, whichThermogalvanic cell Stirling Engine ORC Internal Combustion

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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1 1.1. Low Grade Heat (LGH) isvoltage (V) as a function of the LGH temperature (T): (a) Ptresults of the output voltage as a function of the LGH

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recycling of wasted energy : thermal to electrical energy conversion  

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Organic Rankine Cycle achieved by using Organic Rankine Cycle or Sterling Engines.technologies such as Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) mahines,

Lim, Hyuck

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules  

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The performance of thermoelectric (TE) materials has improved tremendously over the past decade. The intrinsic thermal and electrical properties of state-of-the-art TE materials demonstrate that the potential ...

James R. Salvador; Jung Y. Cho; Zuxin Ye…

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Discusses progress toward the fabrication of a skutterudite-based TE module and provides module performance data under operating conditions similar to those for automotive applications

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The role of the National Ignition Facility in energy production from inertial fusion  

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...thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency for...in IFE, the energy multiplication factor is typically...thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency ranges...is 7%, the energy multiplication factor is 1.1, and the power conversion efficiency is...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLID-STATE SOLAR-THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION CENTER NanoEngineering Group Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Gang Chen, 1 Daniel Kraemer, 1 Bed Poudel, 2 Hsien-Ping Feng, 1 J....

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Plasmonic conversion of solar energy  

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a novel method of solar energy conversion that can lead tofundamentals of plasmonic energy conversion are reviewed in3. Plasmonic energy conversion fundamentals Surface plasmons

Clavero, Cesar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion  

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In the present paper the progress in the field of solar energy conversion for the production of electricity and storable ... critically analyzed in view of their stability and conversion efficiency. A number of factors

Rüdiger Memming

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Energy Conversion  

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Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Frank Zimmermann #12;Solar Electricity Generation Consumes no fuel Make solar cells more efficient Theoretical energy conversion efficiency limit of single junction-bandgap photons are not absorbed: Carrier relaxation to band edges: Photon energy exceeding bandgap is lost

Glashausser, Charles

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Algae Harvest Energy Conversion  

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Resolution of many workshops on algae harvest energy conversion is that low productivity, high capital intensity ... and maintenance, respiration, and photoinhibition are few factors militating against viability ...

Yung-Tse Hung Ph.D.; P.E.; DEE; O. Sarafadeen Amuda Ph.D.…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Energy Conversion Technology  

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Wave Energy Conversion Technology Wave Energy Conversion Technology Speaker(s): Mirko Previsic Date: August 2, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Julie Osborn Scientists have been working on wave power conversion for the past twenty years, but recent advances in offshore and IT technologies have made it economically competitive. Sea Power & Associates is a Berkeley-based renewable energy technology company. We have developed patented technology to generate electricity from ocean wave energy using a system of concrete buoys and highly efficient hydraulic pumps. Our mission is to provide competitively priced, non-polluting, renewable energy for coastal regions worldwide. Mirko Previsic, founder and CEO, of Sea Power & Associates will discuss ocean wave power, existing technologies for its conversion into

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Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion  

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of applications, notably energy conversion. As researchnanowires for energy conversion. Chemical Reviews, 2010.Implications for solar energy conversion. Physical Review

Fardy, Melissa Anne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmonic conversion of solar energy  

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of solar energy into electricity in photovoltaic cells orsolar energy conversion aimed at photovoltaic applicationsenergy conversion, opening a new venue for photovoltaic and

Clavero, Cesar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmonic conversion of solar energy  

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of carriers allows maintaining the energy conversionenergy conversion 8 Timescale of charge separation, carrierin this energy conversion method, i.e. carrier regeneration

Clavero, Cesar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion to Electricity  

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30 May 1974 research-article Energy Conversion to Electricity D. Clark...continuing growth in the demand for energy, and of electricity as the route...the electricity share of the total energy market and of the substitution of electricity...

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII  

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Jones and w.s. Fong, Biomass Conversion of Biomass to Fuels11902 UC-61a BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII RonaldLBL-11902 Biomass Energy Conversion in Hawaii Ronald 1.

Ritschard, Ronald L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session: Energy Conversion  

SciTech Connect

This session at the Geothermal Energy Program Review X: Geothermal Energy and the Utility Market consisted of five presentations: ''Hydrothermal Energy Conversion Technology'' by David Robertson and Raymond J. LaSala; ''Materials for Geothermal Production'' by Lawrence E. Kukacka; ''Supersaturated Turbine Expansions for Binary Geothermal Power Plants'' by Carl J. Bliem; ''Geothermal Waster Treatment Biotechnology: Progress and Advantages to the Utilities'' by Eugen T. Premuzic; and ''Geothermal Brine Chemistry Modeling Program'' by John H. Weare.

Robertson, David; LaSala, Raymond J.; Kukacka, Lawrence E.; Bliem, Carl J.; Premuzic, Eugene T.; Weare, John H.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy conversion.  

SciTech Connect

If solar energy is to become a practical alternative to fossil fuels, we must have efficient ways to convert photons into electricity, fuel, and heat. The need for better conversion technologies is a driving force behind many recent developments in biology, materials, and especially nanoscience. The Sun has the enormous untapped potential to supply our growing energy needs. The barrier to greater use of the solar resource is its high cost relative to the cost of fossil fuels, although the disparity will decrease with the rising prices of fossil fuels and the rising costs of mitigating their impact on the environment and climate. The cost of solar energy is directly related to the low conversion efficiency, the modest energy density of solar radiation, and the costly materials currently required. The development of materials and methods to improve solar energy conversion is primarily a scientific challenge: Breakthroughs in fundamental understanding ought to enable marked progress. There is plenty of room for improvement, since photovoltaic conversion efficiencies for inexpensive organic and dye-sensitized solar cells are currently about 10% or less, the conversion efficiency of photosynthesis is less than 1%, and the best solar thermal efficiency is 30%. The theoretical limits suggest that we can do much better. Solar conversion is a young science. Its major growth began in the 1970s, spurred by the oil crisis that highlighted the pervasive importance of energy to our personal, social, economic, and political lives. In contrast, fossil-fuel science has developed over more than 250 years, stimulated by the Industrial Revolution and the promise of abundant fossil fuels. The science of thermodynamics, for example, is intimately intertwined with the development of the steam engine. The Carnot cycle, the mechanical equivalent of heat, and entropy all played starring roles in the development of thermodynamics and the technology of heat engines. Solar-energy science faces an equally rich future, with nanoscience enabling the discovery of the guiding principles of photonic energy conversion and their use in the development of cost-competitive new technologies.

Crabtree, G. W.; Lewis, N. S. (Materials Science Division); (California Inst. of Tech.)

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Conversion  

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If solar energy is to become a practical alternative to fossil fuels we must have efficient ways to convert photons into electricity fuel and heat. The need for better conversion technologies is a driving force behind many recent developments in biology materials and especially nanoscience.

George W. Crabtree; Nathan S. Lewis

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion Devices | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Jump to: navigation, search Name: Energy Conversion Devices Place: Rochester Hills, MI Website: http:www.energyconversiondev References: Energy Conversion Devices1...

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BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII  

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Operations, vol. 2 of Biomass Energy (Stanford: StanfordPhotosynthethic Pathway Biomass Energy Production," ~c:_! _LBL-11902 UC-61a BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII

Ritschard, Ronald L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind energy conversion system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The wind energy conversion system includes a wind machine having a propeller connected to a generator of electric power, the propeller rotating the generator in response to force of an incident wind. The generator converts the power of the wind to electric power for use by an electric load. Circuitry for varying the duty factor of the generator output power is connected between the generator and the load to thereby alter a loading of the generator and the propeller by the electric load. Wind speed is sensed electro-optically to provide data of wind speed upwind of the propeller, to thereby permit tip speed ratio circuitry to operate the power control circuitry and thereby optimize the tip speed ratio by varying the loading of the propeller. Accordingly, the efficiency of the wind energy conversion system is maximized.

Longrigg, Paul (Golden, CO)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion  

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Nanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion By MelissaNanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion by MelissaNanowires and Nanotubes for Energy Conversion by Melissa

Fardy, Melissa Anne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Draft Programmaticof ocean thermal energy conversion technology. U.S. Depart~on Ocean TherUial Energy Conversion, June 18, 1979. Ocean

Sands, M.Dale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Analytical Studies on Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Conversion  

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energy conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .other pyroelectric energy conversion methods . . . . Chapter6 Pyroelectric Energy Conversion using PLZT and

Lee, Felix

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The energy conversion system includes a photo-voltaic array for receiving solar radiation and converting such radiation to electrical energy. The photo-voltaic array is mounted on a stretched membrane that is held by a frame. Tracking means for orienting the photo-voltaic array in predetermined positions that provide optimal exposure to solar radiation cooperate with the frame. An enclosure formed of a radiation transmissible material includes an inside containment space that accommodates the photo-voltaic array on the stretched membrane, the frame and the tracking means, and forms a protective shield for all such components. The enclosure is preferably formed of a flexible inflatable material and maintains its preferred form, such as a dome, under the influence of a low air pressure furnished to the dome. Under this arrangement the energy conversion system is streamlined for minimizing wind resistance, sufficiently weatherproof for providing protection against weather hazards such as hail, capable of using diffused light, lightweight for low-cost construction, and operational with a minimal power draw.

Murphy, Lawrence M. (Lakewood, CO)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The energy conversion system includes a photo-voltaic array for receiving solar radiation and converting such radiation to electrical energy. The photo-voltaic array is mounted on a stretched membrane that is held by a frame. Tracking means for orienting the photo-voltaic array in predetermined positions that provide optimal exposure to solar radiation cooperate with the frame. An enclosure formed of a radiation transmissible material includes an inside containment space that accommodates the photo-voltaic array on the stretched membrane, the frame and the tracking means, and forms a protective shield for all such components. The enclosure is preferably formed of a flexible inflatable material and maintains its preferred form, such as a dome, under the influence of a low air pressure furnished to the dome. Under this arrangement the energy conversion system is streamlined for minimizing wind resistance, sufficiently weathproof for providing protection against weather hazards such as hail, capable of using diffused light, lightweight for low-cost construction and operational with a minimal power draw.

Murphy, L.M.

1985-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind energy conversion system  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes a wind energy conversion system comprising: a propeller rotatable by force of wind; a generator of electricity mechanically coupled to the propeller for converting power of the wind to electric power for use by an electric load; means coupled between the generator and the electric load for varying the electric power drawn by the electric load to alter the electric loading of the generator; means for electro-optically sensing the speed of the wind at a location upwind from the propeller; and means coupled between the sensing means and the power varying means for operating the power varying means to adjust the electric load of the generator in accordance with a sensed value of wind speed to thereby obtain a desired ratio of wind speed to the speed of a tip of a blade of the propeller.

Longrigg, P.

1987-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmonic conversion of solar energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Basic Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization, BasicS. Pillai and M. A. Green, Solar Energy Materials and SolarPlasmonic conversion of solar energy César Clavero Plasma

Clavero, Cesar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion by gravitational waves  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... out that if such particles are charged, the accelerations will constitute a mechanism for the conversion of gravitational ... of gravitational energy into electromagnetic ...

H. BONDI; F. A. E. PIRANI

1988-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...multiple carrier generation...renewable energy|solar energy conversion|photovoltaic...photovoltaic energy conversion process...minority carriers in the p-type...efficiency carrier multiplication...for solar energy conversion. Phys...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency Project  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Report of a discussion on possible collaborative experimentation to test and refine biomass production models based on the conversion of solar energy by plant stands, and to evaluate alternative models.

J. S. Pereira; J. J. Landsberg

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion, an Energy Frontier Research  

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electricity, will become increasingly important. Indeed enhancements in efficiencies of energy conversion technologies that are readily adaptable in any environment will con-...

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Energy Conversion, an Energy Frontier Research  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

most pressing problems. Indeed, our success at discovering new paradigms for efficient energy conversion, with minimal environmental impact, will largely determine humankind's...

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Biomass Conversion to Energy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Sunlight is an infinitely abundant source of energy on this earth and all energy on this planet, in principle, is renewable. However, considering the factor of time frame, the present sources of energy such as co...

Maneesha Pande; Ashok N. Bhaskarwar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3 Wind energy conversion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This document is part of Subvolume C 'Renewable Energy' of Volume 3 'Energy Technologies' of Landolt-Börnstein Group VIII 'Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

H.-J. Wagner

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy conversion apparatus  

SciTech Connect

Apparatus is disclosed for converting solar energy to more useful forms, I.E., thermal and electrical energy. Such apparatus includes a photoelectric transducer (E.G., an array of photovoltaic cells), means for concentrating solar energy on the transducer, and means for circulating a liquid between the transducer and the solar energy concentrator. The spectral properties of the liquid are such that the liquid functions as a bandpass filter, transmitting solar energy to which the transducer is responsive and absorbing solar energy to which the transducer is non-responsive. The transmitted solar energy is converted to electrical energy by the transducer, and the absorbed solar energy is converted to heat by the liquid. Preferably, the liquid is circulated through a container which, in the vicinity of the transducer, is constructed so as to provide optical gain to the system and to integrate incident solar energy for the purpose of eliminating ''hot spots'' which could overheat, and thereby damage, the transducer.

Powell, R.A.

1981-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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53119782000 Solar Energy Conversion  

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; · · 1100019000 1300 #12; · · 93 #12; · 1880 · · 1989 · #12;-1 · · #12;Solar Energy: 3 trillion barrels, 1.7 x 1022 joules = energy of the Sun supplied to Earth in 1.5 days The amount of energy humans use annually: 4.6 x 1020 joules = energy of the Sun supplied to Earth in 1 hour #12;How

Chen, Yang-Yuan

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HELIOPHYSICS II. ENERGY CONVERSION PROCESSES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of a solar flare 11 2.3.1 Flare luminosity and mechanical energy 11 2.3.2 The impulsive phase (hard X with the term "solar flare" dominate our thinking about energy conversion from magnetic storage to other forms approaches to the problems involved in phys- ically characterizing the solar atmosphere; see also the lecture

Hudson, Hugh

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WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WEC up Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator WEC up Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator September 24, 2014 -...

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Photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy  

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...photoelectrochemical conversion of solar energy Michael Gratzel * * ( michael...industry, have dominated photovoltaic solar energy converters. These systems have...promising perspectives. renewable energy|solar energy conversion|photovoltaic...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermionic energy conversion plasmas  

SciTech Connect

In this paper the history, application options, and ideal basic performance of the thermionic energy converter are outlined. The basic plasma types associated with various modes of converter operation are described, with emphasis on identification and semi-quantitative characterization of the dominant physical processes and utility of each plasma type. The frontier plasma science issues in thermionic converter applications are briefly summarized.

Rasor, N.S. (Rasor Associates, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion, an Energy Frontier Research  

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11 Awards ... 12 S p r I N g 2 0 1 1 Intermediate Band Solar Energy Conversion in ZnTe:O and ZnTeZnSe Affordable photovoltaic solar cells are highly...

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Photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy  

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Photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy ... In this article, the author considers the use of inorganic photochemical reactions for the conversion and storage of solar energy. ... HOMO?LUMO energy difference values compared ... ...

Charles Kutal

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion Technologies 1.0 Introduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Energy Conversion Technologies 1.0 Introduction In these notes, we describe the infrastructure. By "energy conversion," we mean the conversion of energy into some form of electric energy. By "available now that is available to be considered in the generation and planning functions. We classify this information by Energy

McCalley, James D.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion LUIS A. VEGA  

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion LUIS A. VEGA Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean depths of 20 m (surface water) and 1,000 m. OTEC Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, the process Energy Conversion. At first, OTEC plantships providing electricity, via submarine power cables, to shore

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3. Energy conversion, balances, efficiency, equilibrium  

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1/124 3. Energy conversion, balances, efficiency, equilibrium (Introduction to Thermodynamics) Ron h�dm, h = u + p/ Picture: SEHB06 56/124 3.5: Energy balances; Conversion work work, work heat 96/124 Energy conversion heat work /1 "the essential rules" Picture:IO06 #12;97/124 Energy

Zevenhoven, Ron

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Solid-State Energy Conversion Overview  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

eere.energy.gov 1 Solid-State Energy Conversion Overview John W. Fairbanks Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review June 11, 2010 Vehicle Technologies Program...

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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION: AN OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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1980. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Draft ProgrammaticPlan. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. U.S. DOE Assistantl OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Sands, M.Dale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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cost and improve the energy conversion efficiency, to enableefficiency solar energy conversion devices. AcknowledgementsPhotoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Neil P. Dasgupta and

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Explorations of Novel Energy Conversion and Storage Systems  

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of Steady-State Energy Conversion. Applied ScientificElectrokinetic energy conversion efficiency in nanofluidicElectrokinetic energy conversion efficiency in nanofluidic

Duffin, Andrew Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

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of ocean thermal energy conversion technology. U.S. DOE.ocean thermal energy conversion. A preliminary engineeringCompany. Ocean thermal energy conversion mission analysis

Sands, M. D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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Commercial ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants byFifth Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Conference, February1980. Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) pilot plant

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAFT. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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Commercial ocean thermal energy conversion ( OTEC) plants byfield of ocean thermal energy conversion discharges. I~. L.Sixth Ocean Thermal Energy conversion Conference. June 19-

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Solar Energy, Its Conversion and Utilization  

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The basis of the discussions is the University of Florida Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory with its Solar House and its Solar-Electric Car.

Erich A. Farber

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Approaches to Ultrahigh Efficiency Solar Energy Conversion"...  

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"Approaches to Ultrahigh Efficiency Solar Energy Conversion" Webinar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News...

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"Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop...  

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Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop hosted by LMI-EFRC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events...

74

Conversion Plan | Department of Energy  

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document the conversion plan that clearly defines the system or project's conversion procedures; outlines the installation of new and converted filesdatabases; coordinates the...

75

Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion for Space  

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Heat is converted to electricity by using a heated surface (the emitter) that radiates infrared (IR) photons to an adjacent low bandgap photovoltaic cell (typically made with binary, ternary, or quaternary semiconductors such as InGaAs, GaSb, InAs, or InGaAsSb), which converts these IR photons to electricity. ... Solid-state TPV energy conversion uses photovoltaic devices in the form of a p?n diode to convert radiant thermal photons directly into electricity. ... The overall system efficiency of a TPV system is the product of factors attributable to the TPV cell efficiency, the spectral filter, and the cell module factor which includes effects of parasitic photon absorption in the nonactive diode area and is defined as the total photonic energy absorbed in the active diode area divided by the total photonic energy absorption. ...

V. L. Teofilo; P. Choong; J. Chang; Y.-L. Tseng; S. Ermer

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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High Energy Utilization, Co-Generation Nuclear power Plants With Static Energy Conversion  

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In addition to being cost effective, very small nuclear power plants with static energy conversion could meet the needs and the energy mix in underdeveloped countries and remote communities, which may include electricity, residential and industrial space heating, seawater desalination, and/or high temperature process heat or steam for industrial uses. These plants are also an attractive option in naval, marine, and undersea applications, when the absence of a sound signature is highly desirable. An Analysis is performed of Gas Cooled Reactor (CGR) and Liquid Metal Cooled Reactor (LMR), very small nuclear power plants with static energy conversion, using a combination of options. These include Alkali Metal Thermal-to-Electric Converters (AMTECs) and both single segment and segmented thermoelectric converters. The total energy utilization of these plants exceeds 88%. It includes the fraction of the reactor's thermal power converted into electricity and delivered to the Grid at 6.6 kVA and those used for residential and industrial space heating at {approx}370 K, seawater desalination at 400 K, and/or high temperature process heat or steam at {approx}850 K. In addition to its inherently high reliability, modularity, low maintenance and redundancy, static energy conversion used in the present study could deliver electricity to the Grid at a net efficiency of 29.5%. A LMR plant delivers 2-3 times the fraction of the reactor thermal power converted into electricity in a GCR plant, but could not provide for both seawater desalination and high temperature process heat/steam concurrently, which is possible in GCR plants. The fraction of the reactor's thermal power used for non-electrical power generation in a GCR plant is {approx} 10 - 15% higher than in a LMR plant. (authors)

El-Genk, Mohamed S.; Tournier, Jean-Michel P. [Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies and Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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conversion efficiency for non-tracking converters must be reasonably independent of light incidence angle. To improve energy conversion efficiency with photonic design and...

78

Principles of photoelectrochemical, solar energy conversion  

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Photoelectrochemical devices for conversion of solar energy into both electrical energy and chemical energy are discussed with emphasis on how the ... parameters as band gap, doping level, minority carrier lifeti...

M. A. Butler; D. S. Ginley

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Approaches for biological and biomimetic energy conversion  

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...biological and biomimetic energy conversion 10.1073...that are related to energy conversion: specifically...synthetic and/or hybrid devices is still...systems that produce energy in an efficient...costs are related to infrastructure, such as supporting...inverters, and grid connections. For...

David A. LaVan; Jennifer N. Cha

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion  

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Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Award Number: CPS 25659 | April 15, 2013 | Melosh * Fabricate heterostructure semiconductor cathodes based...

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Biochemical Conversion | Department of Energy  

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by enhancing fuel yields in integrated biorefineries which combine conversion types with heat and power efficiencies to produce fuel and products. Lignocellulose (mainly lignin,...

82

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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of Energy Steven Chu visits Caltech labs For more information or questions about the Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion Energy Frontier Research Center, please...

83

Energy Conversion DevicesEnergy Conversion Devices Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst Development Program  

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for several groups of electrocatalysts ECD PEMFC Catalyst Development Evaluation programs exist for severalEnergy Conversion Devices PEMFC Electrocatalyst Development Program Contact information: Dr. Peter Faguy pfaguyEnergy Conversion DevicesEnergy Conversion Devices Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst Development Program

84

Parameterizing energy conversion on rough topography  

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Parameterizing energy conversion on rough topography using bottom pressure sensors to measure form and mixing U0 Form drag pressure Tidal energy conversion Form drag causes: - internal wave generation - eddy Sound, WA Point Three Tree Previous work McCabe et al., 2006 > Measured the internal form drag

Warner, Sally

85

Energy Calculator- Common Units and Conversions  

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Energy Calculator - Common Units and Conversions Energy Calculator - Common Units and Conversions Calculators for Energy Used in the United States: Coal Electricity Natural Gas Crude Oil Gasoline Diesel & Heating Oil Coal Conversion Calculator Short Tons Btu Megajoules Metric Tons Clear Calculate 1 Short Ton = 20,169,000 Btu (based on U.S. consumption, 2007) Electricity Conversion Calculator KilowattHours Btu Megajoules million Calories Clear Calculate 1 KilowattHour = 3,412 Btu Natural Gas Conversion Calculator Cubic Feet Btu Megajoules Cubic Meters Clear Calculate 1 Cubic Foot = 1,028 Btu (based on U.S. consumption, 2007); 1 therm = 100,000 Btu; 1 terajoule = 1,000,000 megajoules Crude Oil Conversion Calculator Barrels Btu Megajoules Metric Tons* Clear Calculate 1 Barrel = 42 U.S. gallons = 5,800,000 Btu (based on U.S. consumption,

86

Energy Balances for Biomass Conversion Systems  

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Biomass conversion systems of any type, irrespective of ... measured on a consistent scale which identifies the energy efficiency of the process and of the overall system. Accurate energy balances, as well as mat...

Raphael Katzen

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Energy conversions of a desert depression  

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This work is concerned with the energy conversions of a developing atmospheric system in subtropical ... and temporal variations of various components of the energy budget are presented in a detailed analysis. T...

H. Abdel Basset

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

The Conversion of Waste to Energy  

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Almost every industrial operation produces some combustible waste, but conversion of this to useful energy is often more difficult than with other energy recovery projects and requires careful attention to design, operating and maintaining...

John, T.; Cheek, L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Assessment of ocean thermal energy conversion  

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Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a promising renewable energy technology to generate electricity and has other applications such as production of freshwater, seawater air-conditioning, marine culture and chilled-soil ...

Muralidharan, Shylesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Conversion Device...  

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Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Conversion Device Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Conversion Device Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy...

91

Global Waste to Energy Conversion Company GWECC | Open Energy Information  

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Waste to Energy Conversion Company GWECC Waste to Energy Conversion Company GWECC Jump to: navigation, search Name Global Waste to Energy Conversion Company (GWECC) Place Washington, DC Product GWECC is a global alternative energy company headquartered in Washington DC, USA. References Global Waste to Energy Conversion Company (GWECC)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Global Waste to Energy Conversion Company (GWECC) is a company located in Washington, DC . References ↑ "Global Waste to Energy Conversion Company (GWECC)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Global_Waste_to_Energy_Conversion_Company_GWECC&oldid=345924" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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The recorded presentations and panel discussion are now available for online viewing. The Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion Energy Frontier Research Center...

93

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Si as part of RG-3 research efforts (Chris Gladden, LBNL) The Scientific Vision of the "Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion Energy Frontier Research Center"...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Millikan Board Room map California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA The Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI) Energy Frontier Research Center...

95

Utilizing Nature's Designs for Solar Energy Conversion  

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Nature's Designs for Solar Energy Conversion Nature's Designs for Solar Energy Conversion Create new materials that: capture, convert, store sunlight Learn from Nature... ...build with chemistry ANL Photosynthesis Group Fundamental Studies  Solar energy conversion in natural and artificial photosynthesis Resolve mechanisms, design principles  Unique capabilities Time-resolved, multi-frequency EPR Time-resolved synchrotron X-ray Ultrafast spectroscopy Multi-molecular: Artificial systems for H 2 photocatalysis  Limitations:  Large solvent, molecular dependencies  Diffusion  Lifetimes  Uncontrolled back-reactions  Most PS contain noble metals  Organic solvent/high proton

96

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Mostly about USA  

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion History Mostly about USA 1980's to 1990's and bias towards Vega or other energy carriers to be delivered to shore... 13luisvega@hawaii.edu #12;US Federal Government OTEC period estimated at 3 to 4 years. #12;luisvega@hawaii.edu 20 Energy Carriers · OTEC energy could

97

Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit  

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Micro Electret Energy Harvesting Device with Analogue Impedance Conversion Circuit Yuji Suzuki1 using a low-power-consumption impedance conversion circuit. Key words: Energy harvesting, Electret, CYTOP, Parylene spring, Impedance conversion 1. INTRODUCTION Energy harvesting from environmental

Kasagi, Nobuhide

98

BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII  

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Analysis of Giant Koa Energy Tree Farms," Hawaii Naturalfor a 1000 acre irrigated energy tree farm on Molokai usingof using eucalyptus trees for energy farming in Hawaii.

Ritschard, Ronald L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Ris Energy Report 2 Bioenergy conversion  

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6.3 Risø Energy Report 2 Bioenergy conversion There is a wide range of technologies to derive operate automatically and are in many regions an economic alternative, e.g. Austria and Finland

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Materials aspects of photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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Stabilization of the light-harvesting semiconductor electrode is a key factor in the design of a photoelectrochemical (PEC) system for solar energy conversion. Approaches to circumvent the problem of PEC...

K. Rajeshwar

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Network Analysis of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion  

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Photovoltaic energy conversion in photovoltaic cells has been analyzed by the detailed balance approach or by thermodynamic arguments. Here we introduce a network representation to analyze the performance of such systems once a suitable kinetic model (...

Mario Einax; Abraham Nitzan

2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

102

Energy Conversion | Global and Regional Solutions  

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Energy Conversion Group Energy Conversion Group The Energy Conversion Group offers advanced technical solutions to achieve reduced fossil fuel use in geothermal power and building energy applications. Focus is on advanced materials, biofuel end use, combustion and system concepts. We seek to continuously improve the capabilities of relevant research tools being applied in collaborative initiatives to achieving these goals. Capabilities The group conducts research in a number of energy-related areas. These include advanced materials for geothermal energy, applications of biofuels and alternative fuels, efficiency in heating/cooling equipment, advanced oil burner development and particulate emissions for wood boilers. Advanced Materials for Geothermal Energy Supercritical carbon dioxide has properties midway between a gas and a

103

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Basics | Department of Energy  

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Thermal Energy Conversion Basics Thermal Energy Conversion Basics Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Basics August 16, 2013 - 4:22pm Addthis A process called ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) uses the heat energy stored in the Earth's oceans to generate electricity. OTEC works best when the temperature difference between the warmer, top layer of the ocean and the colder, deep ocean water is about 36°F (20°C). These conditions exist in tropical coastal areas, roughly between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. To bring the cold water to the surface, ocean thermal energy conversion plants require an expensive, large-diameter intake pipe, which is submerged a mile or more into the ocean's depths. Some energy experts believe that if ocean thermal energy conversion can become cost-competitive with conventional power technologies, it could be

104

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Basics | Department of Energy  

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Thermal Energy Conversion Basics Thermal Energy Conversion Basics Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Basics August 16, 2013 - 4:22pm Addthis A process called ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) uses the heat energy stored in the Earth's oceans to generate electricity. OTEC works best when the temperature difference between the warmer, top layer of the ocean and the colder, deep ocean water is about 36°F (20°C). These conditions exist in tropical coastal areas, roughly between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. To bring the cold water to the surface, ocean thermal energy conversion plants require an expensive, large-diameter intake pipe, which is submerged a mile or more into the ocean's depths. Some energy experts believe that if ocean thermal energy conversion can become cost-competitive with conventional power technologies, it could be

105

Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal...  

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

Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Project objective: Develop...

106

Potential Impacts of Hydrokinetic and Wave Energy Conversion...  

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Potential Impacts of Hydrokinetic and Wave Energy Conversion Technologies on Aquatic Environments Potential Impacts of Hydrokinetic and Wave Energy Conversion Technologies on...

107

Energy Conversion Devices Inc aka ECD Ovonics | Open Energy Information  

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Conversion Devices Inc aka ECD Ovonics Conversion Devices Inc aka ECD Ovonics Jump to: navigation, search Name Energy Conversion Devices Inc (aka ECD Ovonics) Place Rochester Hills, Michigan Zip 48309 Sector Solar Product Michigan-based materials developer and holding company for thin-film silicon PV manufacturer United Solar Ovonics. References Energy Conversion Devices Inc (aka ECD Ovonics)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Energy Conversion Devices Inc (aka ECD Ovonics) is a company located in Rochester Hills, Michigan . References ↑ "Energy Conversion Devices Inc (aka ECD Ovonics)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Energy_Conversion_Devices_Inc_aka_ECD_Ovonics&oldid=34484

108

Defect Tolerant Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion  

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Defect Tolerant Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion ... He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at Paris-Sud University where he modeled Hot Carrier Solar Cells by means of Ensemble Monte Carlo methods. ... These surface energies are significantly lower compared to 96 and 102 meV/Å2 for (1010) and (1120) low energy nonpolar GaN surfaces respectively. ...

Andriy Zakutayev; Christopher M. Caskey; Angela N. Fioretti; David S. Ginley; Julien Vidal; Vladan Stevanovic; Eric Tea; Stephan Lany

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

109

Advanced Organic Vapor Cycles for Improving Thermal Conversion Efficiency in Renewable Energy Systems  

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clean and efficient energy conversion in power systems," inSteam Power Plant," in Energy conversion, YG Goswami and Fazeotropic mixture energy conversion," Energy Conversion and

Ho, Tony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

BIOMASS ENERGY CONVERSION IN HAWAII  

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Report, (unpublished, 1979). Biomass Project Progress 31.Operations, vol. 2 of Biomass Energy (Stanford: StanfordPhotosynthethic Pathway Biomass Energy Production," ~c:_! _

Ritschard, Ronald L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Energy from the Biological Conversion of Solar Energy [and Discussion  

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7 February 1980 research-article Energy from the Biological Conversion of Solar Energy [and Discussion] N. K. Boardman M...are well designed for the collection and storage of solar energy. Moreover, photosynthetic organisms show...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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academia and government to discuss new technologies for redefining the limits of solar energy conversion efficiency. download flyer Invited Speakers Include: Harry...

113

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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government gathered together and discussed new technologies for redefining the limits of solar energy conversion efficiency. The program featured invited talks, a poster session,...

114

MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform | Open Energy  

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MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform MHK Technologies/Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Mobil Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Aqua Magnetics Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Reciprocating Device Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Stabilized Energy Conversion Platform SECOP consists of submersible hulls supporting a raised work platform containing a number of AMI s reciprocating electric generators Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 34:44.5 << Return to the MHK database homepage Retrieved from

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Caltech Harry Atwater Introduction to the Workshop on Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion Harry A. Atwater, Caltech Eli Yablonovitch Fundamental Limits to Light...

116

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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broad importance in many thermal conversion and efficiency applications beyond solar energy. The RG3 team is establishing fundamental principles for thermal photon harvesting...

117

Photochemical conversion of solar energy  

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... THE energy crisis of the early 1970s has stimulated considerable growth in ... crisis of the early 1970s has stimulated considerable growth in solar ...

Anthony Harriman

1978-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

118

Encapsulation Strategies in Energy Conversion Materials  

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For instance, light is converted to electrical energy in photovoltaic devices and back to light in LEDs, electrical energy is converted to chemical energy and vice versa in batteries or fuel cells, light is converted to chemical energy in water splitting catalysts or related systems, or one form of chemical energy is converted to another form over various types of catalysts. ... Thermoelectric materials are an interesting class of energy conversion materials that convert thermal gradients directly to electricity. ... energy densities ranging up to a factor of 5 beyond conventional Li-ion systems. ...

Ferdi Schüth

2013-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

119

Laser spectroscopy of primary energy conversion in  

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A review is given of the current status of research on primary processes of energy conversion in photosynthesis. The structural and functional organization of photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants is considered. A description is given of laser probing methods, applications of high-speed optical shutters, and picosecond spectrofluorometry involving the use of image converters. A functional scheme of primary energy conversion by Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides bacteria is given for the 10?12–10?4 sec range of time intervals. Some nonlinear processes resulting from intense excitation of the pigment apparatus of photosynthesizing organisms are considered.

V Z Pashchenko; L B Rubin

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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research on conversion and storage of solar energy, with anof the solar resource, energy storage is a critical

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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of the solar resource, energy storage is a criticalon conversion and storage of solar energy, with an emphasis

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

US energy conversion and use characteristics  

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The long-range goal of the Energy Conversion and Utilization Technology (ECUT) Program is to enhance energy productivity in all energy-use sectors by supporting research on improved efficiency and fuel switching capability in the conversion and utilization of energy. Regardless of the deficiencies of current information, a summary of the best available energy-use information is needed now to support current ECUT program planning. This document is the initial draft of this type of summary and serves as a data book that will present current and periodically updated descriptions of the following aspects of energy use: gross US energy consumption in each major energy-use sector; energy consumption by fuel type in each sector; energy efficiency of major equipment/processes; and inventories, replacement rates, and use patterns for major energy-using capital stocks. These data will help the ECUT program staff perform two vital planning functions: determine areas in which research to improve energy productivity might provide significant energy savings or fuel switching and estimate the actual effect that specific research projects may have on energy productivity and conservation. Descriptions of the data sources and examples of the uses of the different types of data are provided in Section 2. The energy-use information is presented in the last four sections; Section 3 contains general, national consumption data; and Sections 4 through 6 contain residential/commercial, industrial, and transportation consumption data, respectively. (MCW)

Imhoff, C.H.; Liberman, A.; Ashton, W.B.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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which authors are part of the LMI-EFRC: "A.A.A. was supported as part of the DOE "Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion' Energy Frontier Research Center under...

124

WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition. The WEC Prize will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future, in part by providing an opportunity for developers to test their innovative wave energy conversion (WEC) devices in a wave generating basin.

125

Solar energy conversion by chloroplast photoelectrochemical cells  

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... the photochemical cell has proved advantageous because of their ease of preparation and their power conversion efficiency of close to 1 %. Fig. l Time course of potential development. ... h even after the light was turned off, illustrated the system's ability to store energy. The ability of the cell to generate a voltage is equivalent to a generator ...

Ravindra Bhardwaj; Rong L. Pan; Elizabeth L. Gross

1981-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

126

On the Energy Conversion during Geostrophic Adjustment  

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It is found that for a continuously stratified fluid which remains so during the geostrophic adjustment, the energy conversion ratio ? (??KE/?PE) is ½, in contrast to the value of ? for a two-layer fluid. Since the two-layer fluid is an ...

Hsien Wang Ou

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Minnesota) | Department of Energy  

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Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Minnesota) Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Minnesota) Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Wind Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Siting and Permitting This section distinguishes between large (capacity 5,000 kW or more) and small (capacity of less than 5,000 kW) wind energy conversion systems (WECS), and regulates the siting of large conversion systems. The statute

128

Magnetic energy storage and conversion in the solar atmosphere  

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A review of the theoretical problems associated with preflare magnetic energy storage and conversion is presented. The review consists of three parts; preflare magnetic energy storage, magnetic energy conversion ...

D. S. Spicer

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Advanced Conversion Roadmap Workshop | Department of Energy  

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Advanced Conversion Roadmap Workshop DOE introduction slides to the Advanced Conversion Roadmap Workshop webinar. ctabwebinardoe.pdf More Documents & Publications Conversion...

130

2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion COUNTRY NOTES  

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2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion 573 and personal communication. Valuable inputs were provided by Don Lennard of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion in the technology. #12;2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion 574

131

Semiconductor Nanowires for Energy Conversion Allon I. Hochbaum*,  

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Semiconductor Nanowires for Energy Conversion Allon I. Hochbaum*, and Peidong Yang* Department. Introduction: Role of Materials in Energy Conversion 527 2. Why Are Semiconductor Nanowires Special? 527 3 of Materials in Energy Conversion Between 2004 and 2030 the annual global consumption of energy is estimated

Wu, Zhigang

132

MHK Technologies/Direct Energy Conversion Method DECM | Open Energy  

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Conversion Method DECM Conversion Method DECM < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Direct Energy Conversion Method DECM.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Trident Energy Ltd Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/TE4 Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber Technology Description The Direct Energy Conversion Method DECM device has four major components 1 linear generators that convert straight line mechanical motion directly into electricity 2 floats placed in the sea to capture wave energy through a rising and falling action which drives linear generators resulting in the immediate generation of electricity 3 a sea platform used to support the floats and generators and 4 a conventional anchoring system to moor the rig

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Advanced Energy Conversion LLC AEC | Open Energy Information  

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LLC AEC Jump to: navigation, search Name: Advanced Energy Conversion LLC (AEC) Place: New York Zip: 12020 Product: R&D company focused on power electronics, motion control systems...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Get Involved The LMI-EFRC is a synergistic, engaged team of researchers devoted to light management for solar energy conversion. If you are interested in learning more about the...

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Issues related to wind energy conversion systems  

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There is growing interest in the development of more sustainable electricity systems employing renewable, low-emission resources. In this context, the number of wind power generators installed in the world is increasing, and there are strong indicators that such growth should continue in the next decades. The intensity of wind power expansion depends on different factors related to technical, economic, environmental, governmental, and regulatory issues. This paper presents an overview on various issues related to wind energy conversion systems.

Walmir Freitas; Ahmed Faheem Zobaa; Jose C.M. Vieira; James S. McConnach

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Functionalization of Graphene for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage  

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Functionalization of Graphene for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage ... Although the efficiency of energy conversion and storage devices depends on a variety of factors, their overall performance strongly relies on the structure and properties of the component materials. ...

Liming Dai

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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More Documents & Publications Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Vehicle Technologies Office...

138

Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion  

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This fact sheet describes a next-generation thermionic solar energy conversion project awarded under the DOE's 2012 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power R&D award program. The team, led by Stanford University, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of photon-enhanced, microfabricated thermionic energy converters as a high-efficiency topping cycle for CSP electricity generation. With the potential to double the electricity output efficiency of solar-thermal power stations, this topping cycle application can significantly reduce the cost of solar-thermal electricity below that of the lowest-cost, fossil-fuel generated electricity.

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Energy from the Biological Conversion of Solar Energy [and Discussion  

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...The average efficiency of solar energy conversion on a global scale is estimated as about 0.15%. The energy content of the annual biomass residues in...about one-quarter of the primary energy use in those countries, but only...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

E2I EPRI Assessment Offshore Wave Energy Conversion Devices  

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E2I EPRI Assessment Offshore Wave Energy Conversion Devices Report: E2I EPRI WP ­ 004 ­ US ­ Rev 1 #12;E2I EPRI Assessment - Offshore Wave Energy Conversion Devices Table of Contents Introduction Assessment - Offshore Wave Energy Conversion Devices Introduction E2I EPRI is leading a U.S. nationwide

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Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion  

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Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion ModellingSpecies #12;Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion Continuity Department of Energy Conversion MomentumEquation Momentum the forces of movement g x p x u x u x u u t u µ

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Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion  

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Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion Modelling Thunman Department of Energy Conversion Continuity equation 0= + x u t (Conservation of mass) 0 of the volume #12;Chalmers University of Technology Henrik Thunman Department of Energy Conversion Momentum

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Direct-Write Piezoelectric Polymeric Nanogenerator with High Energy Conversion  

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Direct-Write Piezoelectric Polymeric Nanogenerator with High Energy Conversion Efficiency Chieh have shown repeatable and consistent electrical outputs with energy conversion efficiency an order for efficient conversion of mechanical energy into electricity. Recent work in the field of nanomaterials has

Lin, Liwei

144

A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF IMPINGEMENT AND ENTRAINMENT BY OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PLANTS  

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Assessment, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) ProgramOcean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), U.S. Department offor Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plants. Argonne,

Sullivan, S.M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancing the Frontiers in Nanocatalysis, Biointerfaces, and Renewable Energy Conversion by Innovations of Surface Techniques  

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Figure 21. (a) Schemes of energy conversion from exothermicand Renewable Energy Conversion by Innovations of Surfacebiointerfaces, and renewable energy conversion chemistry. In

Somorjai, G.A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Micro/Nano-Scale Phase Change Systems for Thermal Management and Solar Energy Conversion Applications  

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and Techniques,” Energy Conversion and Management, 39 (11),and Applications,” Energy Conversion and Management, 45 ,and direct solar energy conversion to work. Focus should be

Coso, Dusan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Power Control and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversion Systems /  

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77 5.2 Wind Energy Conversion System . . . . .Optimization and Control in Wind Energy Conversion SystemsAC matrix con- verter for wind energy conversion system,” in

Ghaffari, Azad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Ocean energy conversion systems annual research report  

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Alternative power cycle concepts to the closed-cycle Rankine are evaluated and those that show potential for delivering power in a cost-effective and environmentally acceptable fashion are explored. Concepts are classified according to the ocean energy resource: thermal, waves, currents, and salinity gradient. Research projects have been funded and reported in each of these areas. The lift of seawater entrained in a vertical steam flow can provide potential energy for a conventional hydraulic turbine conversion system. Quantification of the process and assessment of potential costs must be completed to support concept evaluation. Exploratory development is being completed in thermoelectricity and 2-phase nozzles for other thermal concepts. Wave energy concepts are being evaluated by analysis and model testing with present emphasis on pneumatic turbines and wave focussing. Likewise, several conversion approaches to ocean current energy are being evaluated. The use of salinity resources requires further research in membranes or the development of membraneless processes. Using the thermal resource in a Claude cycle process as a power converter is promising, and a program of R and D and subsystem development has been initiated to provide confirmation of the preliminary conclusion.

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1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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Semiconductor nanowires (NW) possess several beneficial properties for efficient conversion of solar energy into electricity and chemical energy. Due to their efficient absorption of light, short distances for...

Neil P. Dasgupta; Peidong Yang

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy...

151

Glasses for solar energy conversion systems  

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

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Beilstein-Institut Reflections on Energy Conversion in  

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Beilstein-Institut Reflections on Energy Conversion in Biological and Biomimetic Systems Athel by conversion of the heat into work, chemical energy or electrical power, and the inevitable energy losses 2011 Abstract In principle any form of energy (light, electrical, potential, chemical, kinetic energy

153

On the conversion of rest energy in horizon energy  

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It is shown that the Verlinde formula for the entropy variation of a holographic screen is a consequence of the conversion of the particle energy in horizon energy. The special role played by the particular displacement $\\Delta x = c^{2}/a$ is emphasized, $a$ being the particle acceleration. Using the Heisenberg Principle we show that the energy on the causal horizon (viewed as a holographic screen) of an inertial observer is proportional to its radius, as for a black hole.

Hristu Culetu

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota) | Department  

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Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota) Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota) Energy Conversion and Transmission Facilities (South Dakota) < Back Eligibility Utility Commercial Investor-Owned Utility Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Retail Supplier Institutional Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State South Dakota Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider South Dakota Public Utilities Commission This legislation applies to energy conversion facilities designed for or capable of generating 100 MW or more of electricity, wind energy facilities with a combined capacity of 100 MW, certain transmission facilities, and

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Biofuel Conversion Basics | Department of Energy  

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Biofuel Conversion Basics Biofuel Conversion Basics Biofuel Conversion Basics August 14, 2013 - 12:31pm Addthis The conversion of biomass solids into liquid or gaseous biofuels is a complex process. Today, the most common conversion processes are biochemical- and thermochemical-based. However, researchers are also exploring photobiological conversion processes. Biochemical Conversion Processes In biochemical conversion processes, enzymes and microorganisms are used as biocatalysts to convert biomass or biomass-derived compounds into desirable products. Cellulase and hemicellulase enzymes break down the carbohydrate fractions of biomass to five- and six-carbon sugars in a process known as hydrolysis. Yeast and bacteria then ferment the sugars into products such as ethanol. Biotechnology advances are expected to lead to dramatic

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Energy Conversion and Thermal Efficiency Sales Tax Exemption | Department  

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Energy Conversion and Thermal Efficiency Sales Tax Exemption Energy Conversion and Thermal Efficiency Sales Tax Exemption Energy Conversion and Thermal Efficiency Sales Tax Exemption < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Bioenergy Biofuels Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Wind Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate None Program Info State Ohio Program Type Sales Tax Incentive Rebate Amount 100% exemption Provider Ohio Department of Taxation Ohio may provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property used in energy conversion, solid waste energy conversion, or thermal efficiency improvement facilities designed, constructed, or installed after December 31, 1974. Qualifying energy conversion facilities are those that are used for the

157

Vibrational energy redistribution in glyoxal following internal conversion  

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Vibrational energy redistribution in glyoxal following internal conversion R. Naaman,a) D. M, more than 50% of the energy in S1 is transferred to the ground state by internal conversion 4 June 1979; accepted 10 August 1979) The vibrational redistribution of energy following internal

Zare, Richard N.

158

Conversion of Solar to Electrical Energy  

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A photovoltaic device has been developed which converts solar radiation directly into electrical energy with an over-all efficiency of 11%. This consists of a p-n junction formed by gaseous diffusion near the front surface of a silicon plate. In full sunlight a single cell furnishes approximately 30 ma of short circuit current per square centimeter of surface 0.6 v of open circuit voltage and 12 mw of power into a matched load per square centimeter of surface. Like other electric batteries individual cells may be connected in series or parallel to obtain an increase in terminal voltage or current. The spectral response is a maximum near 0.7 µ and the long wavelength cutoff is at approximately 1.1 µ. The efficiency of this new siliconp-n junctionphotovoltaic cell is greater by a factor of 20 than that previously reported for other types of photocells and makes the conversion of the sun's energy directly into electricity possible for a number of interesting applications. A Bell System field trial at Americus Georgia in which solar batteries are used to power a rural carrier telephone communication system is described. A number of other possible applications for this new solar energy converter are discussed.

G. L. Pearson

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Plasmonic enhancement of catalysis and solar energy conversion.  

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??This thesis is dedicated to exploring the potential applications of plasmonic metal nanoparticles and understanding their fundamental enhancement mechanisms. Photocatalysis and solar energy conversion are… (more)

Hung, Wei Hsuan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nx-TEC: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion  

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(MSE), ZX Shen (SIMES), Roger Howe (EE) Nx-TEC: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Award Number:CPS 25659 Start date:...

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Liquid Metal MHD Energy Conversion in Fusion Reactors  

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Innovative Concepts for Power Conversion / Proceedings of the Seveth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Reno, Nevada, June 15–19, 1986)

L. Blumenau; H. Branover; A. El-Boher; E Spero; S. Sukoriansky; G. Talmage; E. Greenspan

162

Multiple-junction quantum cascade photodetectors for thermophotovoltaic energy conversion  

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The use of intersubband transitions in quantum cascade structures for thermophotovoltaic energy conversion is investigated numerically. The intrinsic cascading scheme, spectral...

Yin, Jian; Paiella, Roberto

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Plasmonic and High Index Nanostructures for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion  

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I will discuss the use of nanometallic and high-index dielectric nanostructures in boosting the energy conversion efficiency of photovoltaic and photo-electrochemical cells.

Brongersma, Mark L

164

Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperatures Geothermal Resources  

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Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperatures Geothermal Resources presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

165

Research Program - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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We investigate the molecular and structural origins of energy conversion (absorption, carrier generation and recombination processes, transport) phenomena in organic and hybrid...

166

Research Program - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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In the Inorganic PV thrust, we develop nanostructured materials architectures for solar energy conversion by engineering absorption and transport properties not available in the...

167

An overview of the progress in photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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An overview of the progress in photoelectrochemical energy conversion ... Kinetic studies of carrier transport and recombination at the n-silicon methanol interface ...

Bruce Parkinson

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Science Highlights- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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1 - Abstracts and Highlight Slides Efficiency of Thermoelectric Energy Conversion in Biphenyl-dithiol Junctions: Effect of Electron-Phonon Interactions Plasmonic Backscattering...

169

Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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High Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Waste Heat Recovery Project Overview 2 * Start: October 2011 * End: September 2015 * Percent complete -...

170

Designing Semiconductor Metal Oxides for Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion  

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Innovative materials hold the key for renewable energy conversion. In this talk, we will introduce our recent progress in semiconducting metal oxides, which underpin a number of...

Wang, Lianzhou

171

Photovoltaic Cell Conversion Efficiency Basics | Department of Energy  

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Conversion Efficiency Basics Conversion Efficiency Basics Photovoltaic Cell Conversion Efficiency Basics August 20, 2013 - 2:58pm Addthis The conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic (PV) cell, or solar cell, is the percentage of the solar energy shining on a PV device that is converted into electrical energy, or electricity. Improving this conversion efficiency is a key goal of research and helps make PV technologies cost-competitive with more traditional sources of energy. Factors Affecting Conversion Efficiency Much of the energy from sunlight reaching a PV cell is lost before it can be converted into electricity. But certain characteristics of solar cell materials also limit a cell's efficiency to convert the sunlight it receives. Wavelength of Light Light is composed of photons-or packets of energy-that range in

172

Synergistic energy conversion processes using nuclear energy and fossil fuels  

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This paper reviews the methods of producing energy carriers, such as electricity, hydrocarbons and hydrogen, by utilising both nuclear energy and fossil fuels synergistically. There are many possibilities for new, innovative, synergistic processes, which combine chemical and nuclear systems for efficient, clean and economical production of energy carriers. Besides the individual processes by each form of energy to produce the energy carriers, the synergistic processes which use two primary energies to produce the energy carriers will become important with the features of resource saving, CO2 emission reduction and economic production, due to the higher conversion efficiency and low cost of nuclear heat. The synergistic processes will be indispensable to the 21st century, when efficient best-mixed supplies of available primary energies are crucial.

Masao Hori

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Thermal energy conversion to motive power  

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Performance evaluations of both ideal and actual organic Rankine cycle (ORC) and steam Rankine cycles (SRC) are presented for systems that may be candidates for Solar Total Energy Systems (STES). Many organic fluids and heat engines (turbines or expanders) are being developed; therefore, performance of a few representative ORCs are evaluated. The electrical power outputs range from several kW to <10 MW with maximum cycle temperatures of 482/sup 0/C (900 F). Conclusions from basic Rankine cycle analyses are that the Carnot cycle concept should not be used as a standard of comparison for different cycle fluids, even when they are operating at the same inlet and exhaust temperatures. The ideal Rankine cycle with the maximum conversion efficiency, when based on exact physical properties of fluids, should provide a better standard for actual cycles. Three sets of maximum (ideal) Rankine cycle efficiency (n/sub r/) curves are estimated for steam and several organic fluids for exhaust temperatures of 38/sup 0/C, 100/sup 0/C, and 149/sup 0/C (100 F, 212 F, and 300F). These curves of n/sub r/ versus peak temperature at the expander inlet are referred to as Criterion Curves for basic Rankine cycles, in which corresponding inlet pressures are selected such that n/sub r/ will be a maximum. Basic cycle efficiencies indicate some fluids preferred for solar total energy applications.

Meador, J.T.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 31. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference. Volume 2: Conversion technologies, electro-chemical technologies, Stirling engines, thermal management  

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The 148 papers contained in Volume 2 are arranged topically as follows -- (A) Conversion Technologies: Superconductivity applications; Advanced cycles; Heat engines; Heat pumps; Combustion and cogeneration; Advanced nuclear reactors; Fusion Power reactors; Magnetohydrodynamics; Alkali metal thermal to electric conversion; Thermoelectrics; Thermionic conversion; Thermophotovoltaics; Advances in electric machinery; and Sorption technologies; (B) Electrochemical Technologies: Terrestrial fuel cell technology; and Batteries for terrestrial power; (C) Stirling Engines: Stirling machine analysis; Stirling machine development and testing; and Stirling component analysis and testing; (D) Thermal Management: Cryogenic heat transfer; Electronic components and power systems; Environmental control systems; Heat pipes; Numeric analysis and code verification; and Two phase heat and mass transfer. Papers within the scope of the data base have been processed separately.

Chetty, P.R.K.; Jackson, W.D.; Dicks, E.B. [eds.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

175

Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion  

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Microscale-enhanced thermionic emitters will enable high-efficiency, solar-to-electrical conversion by taking advantage of both heat and light. Image from Stanford University...

176

Thermochemical Conversion Related Links | Department of Energy  

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website's Information Resources section. Some key publications are: Using Heat and Chemistry to Make Fuel and Power: Thermochemical Conversion (January 2011) Thermochemical...

177

Design and Performance of Linear Biomechanical Energy Conversion Devices Penglin Niu, Student Member  

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Design and Performance of Linear Biomechanical Energy Conversion Devices Penglin Niu, Student, energy conversion, synchronous rectifier, voltage tripler, energy harvesting, human power. I investigated motions as energy sources for biomechanical energy conversion [1-7]. Until recently, most efforts

Chapman, Patrick

178

Plasmon Enhanced Solar-to-Fuel Energy Conversion  

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Plasmon Enhanced Solar-to-Fuel Energy Conversion ... As a result, many photoexcited carriers are generated too far from a reactive surface and recombine instead of participating in solar-to-fuel conversion. ... attractive approach is to store solar-converted energy as chem. ...

Isabell Thomann; Blaise A. Pinaud; Zhebo Chen; Bruce M. Clemens; Thomas F. Jaramillo; Mark L. Brongersma

2011-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Converse County, Wyoming: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Converse County, Wyoming: Energy Resources Converse County, Wyoming: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 43.0489425°, -105.4068079° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.0489425,"lon":-105.4068079,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop  

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NETL Publications NETL Publications 2001 Conference Proceedings Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop March 29-30, 2001 Table of Contents Disclaimer Papers and Presentations Plenary Session Selected Presentations on Current DOE Work Supporting SECA Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government or any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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181

Energy Conversion, Mixing Energy, and Neutral Surfaces with a Nonlinear Equation of State  

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Energy Conversion, Mixing Energy, and Neutral Surfaces with a Nonlinear Equation of State JONAS effect) such a neutral displacement is accompanied by a conversion between internal energy E and gravitational potential energy U, and an equal conversion between U and kinetic energy K. While there is thus

Nycander, Jonas

182

Theoretical investigation of solar energy conversion and water oxidation catalysis  

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Solar energy conversion and water oxidation catalysis are two great scientific and engineering challenges that will play pivotal roles in a future sustainable energy economy. In this work, I apply electronic structure ...

Wang, Lee-Ping

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Research Program - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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thrust of CSTEC focuses on fundamental transport processes that govern solid state energy conversion, i.e., how the charge and energy flow through the atomic lattice or an...

184

Energy Down-Conversion and Thermalization in Metal Absorbers  

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There are the two significant factors associated with down-conversion phonons. The first is the dependence of the energy loss on the distance of the absorption ... from the escape interface. A photon of energy E....

A. Kozorezov

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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screens for ocean thermal energy conversion power plants.cold deep-ocean waters to produce electric power via eitherOffice of Solar Power Applications. Division of Ocean Energy

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Demonstrating Energy Conversion with Piezoelectric Crystals and a Paddle Fan  

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A simple energy conversion system—particularly the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy by using shaker flashlights—has recently been presented. 1 This system uses hand generators consisting of a magnet in a tube with a coil wrapped around it and acts as an ac source when the magnet passes back and forth through the coil. Additionally this system includes an LED a capacitor a switch and a full-wave bridge rectifier. We were inspired by this work to design a simpler demonstrator made for teaching energy conversion concepts to science students using piezoelectric material. 2 3

Prissana Rakbamrung; Chatchai Putson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Atlantic Biomass Conversions Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Conversions Inc Conversions Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Atlantic Biomass Conversions Inc Place Frederick, Maryland Sector Biomass Product Atlantic Biomass Conversions is working on a system and a genetically modified bacteria to convert sugar beet pulp waste into methanol. Coordinates 45.836395°, -98.507249° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.836395,"lon":-98.507249,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

188

Chapter 24 - Fuel Cells: Energy Conversion Technology  

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The drive for fuel cell technology research and development stems from cleanliness of the technology, high chemical to electrical conversion efficiency and versatile applications ranging from large-scale, stand-alone stationary power plant to modular distributed generation systems to advanced mobile auxiliary power units. Portable systems and those that can be carried are also currently being designed for civilian and military markets. Fuel cells are capable of generating electricity with virtually negligible to zero pollution (e.g. SOx, NOx, volatile organic compounds (VOC), particulate matters (PMs)). They also offer a reduced carbon footprint and have the potential to be engineered for ‘zero carbon’ systems. Despite the potential to meet the pressing needs for clean and efficient fuel cell–based power generation systems, high capital and maintenance cost remains a challenge for large-scale commercialisation and global market entry. Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is one of the most promising fuel cell technologies as it offers significantly higher electrical efficiency as well as co-production of high-quality process heat. The system lifetime, its reliability and cost, however, remain a concern due to the performance degradation with time, commonly associated with the instability of materials in complex operating environment and high exposure temperature (650–1000)°C. New materials, systems design and operating conditions are being developed to increase the lifetime. Centralised and distributed SOFC power systems in the range of hundreds of kilowatt to megawatt are being considered for integration with advanced coal power plants, hybrid systems integrated with energy storage and carbon-capture technologies to fully exploit the commercial potential.

Manoj K. Mahapatra; Prabhakar Singh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Graduate School of Energy Science Outlines of Laboratories Department of ENERGY CONVERSION SCIENCE  

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Graduate School of Energy Science ­ Outlines of Laboratories Department of ENERGY CONVERSION SCIENCE 1 / 2 Group Code: H-1 Group Name: Thermal Energy Conversion Takuji ISHIYAMA, Professor; Hiroshi energy conversion systems with high efficiency and safety while protecting the environment

Takada, Shoji

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FRONTIERS ARTICLE Fundamentals of energy transport, energy conversion, and thermal properties  

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FRONTIERS ARTICLE Fundamentals of energy transport, energy conversion, and thermal properties, thermoelectrics, and photovoltaics. However, energy transport and conversion, at the organic­inorganic interface and as an energy conversion technology. Aviram and Ratner's revolutionary suggestion that molecules could behave

Malen, Jonathan A.

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MHK Technologies/Wave Energy Conversion Activator WECA | Open Energy  

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Activator WECA Activator WECA < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Wave Energy Conversion Activator WECA.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Daedalus Informatics Ltd Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description The full scale WECA design is ideally fabricated with steel so as to be suitable for mounting on the run up wall of breakwaters or other rigid or floating structures The oscillating wave surge converter absorbs most of the energy of the impacting waves and turn it into compressed air which is subsequently converted into electric power or other forms of energy The device utilizes the Critical Momentum Wedge principle where the water rushing into the device resembles a virtual Wedge of kinetic energy

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North Dakota Energy Conversion and Transmission Facility Siting Act (North  

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Dakota Energy Conversion and Transmission Facility Siting Act Dakota Energy Conversion and Transmission Facility Siting Act (North Dakota) North Dakota Energy Conversion and Transmission Facility Siting Act (North Dakota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State North Dakota Program Type Line Extension Analysis

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Tandem filters using frequency selective surfaces for enhanced conversion efficiency in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system  

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This invention relates to the field of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) direct energy conversion. In particular, TPV systems use filters to minimize parasitic absorption of below bandgap energy. This invention constitutes a novel combination of front surface filters to increase TPV conversion efficiency by reflecting useless below bandgap energy while transmitting a very high percentage of the useful above bandgap energy. In particular, a frequency selective surface is used in combination with an interference filter. The frequency selective surface provides high transmission of above bandgap energy and high reflection of long wavelength below bandgap energy. The interference filter maintains high transmission of above bandgap energy and provides high reflection of short wavelength below bandgap energy and a sharp transition from high transmission to high reflection.

Dziendziel, Randolph J. (Middle Grove, NY); DePoy, David Moore (Clifton Park, NY); Baldasaro, Paul Francis (Clifton Park, NY)

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

194

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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Semiconductor nanowires (NW) possess several beneficial properties for efficient conversion of solar energy into electricity and chemical energy. Due to their efficient absorption of light, short distances for minority carriers to travel, high surface-to-volume ratios, and the availability of scalable synthesis methods, they provide a pathway to address the low cost-to-power requirements for wide-scale adaptation of solar energy conversion technologies. Here we highlight recent progress in our group towards implementation of NW components as photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion devices. An emphasis is placed on the unique properties of these one-dimensional (1D) structures, which enable the use of abundant, low-cost materials and improved energy conversion efficiency compared to bulk devices.

Dasgupta, Neil; Yang, Peidong

2013-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

195

Analysis of a direct energy conversion system using medium energy helium ions  

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in Direct Energy Conversion Fission Electric Cells", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 91, 2(2004). 2) G. H. Miley, Fusion Energy Conversion, American Nuclear Society, Hinsdale, IL, 77 (1976). 3) G. I. Budker, ?Thermonuclear Reactions... in Direct Energy Conversion Fission Electric Cells", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 91, 2(2004). 2) G. H. Miley, Fusion Energy Conversion, American Nuclear Society, Hinsdale, IL, 77 (1976). 3) G. I. Budker, ?Thermonuclear Reactions...

Carter, Jesse James

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels: the concept of a solar fuels industry  

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...associated with solar energy conversion in a non-intense...clear that solar energy conversion could be invaluable...to 30 per cent conversion efficiency are...breakdown of our energy needs (DECC...biggest single factor. This is critical...

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Soft materials for linear electromechanical energy conversion  

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We briefly review the literature of linear electromechanical effects of soft materials, especially in synthetic and biological polymers and liquid crystals (LCs). First we describe results on direct and converse piezoelectricity, and then we discuss a linear coupling between bending and electric polarization, which maybe called bending piezoelectricity, or flexoelectricity.

Antal Jakli; Nandor Eber

2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

198

Quantum Solar Energy Conversion and Application to Organic Solar Cells  

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When studying the limits of solar energy conversion, either by thermal or quantum processes, the sun has traditionally been treated as a blackbody (thermal equilibrium) radiator with surface temperature 5 800 ...

Gottfried H. Bauer; Peter Würfel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic energy conversion, magnetospheric substorms and solar flares  

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... The magnetospheric substorm has been thought to be the manifestation of a sudden conversion of the magnetic ... of the magnetic energy stored in the magnetotail before substorm onset. It has been believed that solar flares ...

S.-I. Akasofu

1980-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

200

Optimization of Oxygen Purity for Coal Conversion Energy Reduction  

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The conversion of coal into gaseous and liquid fuels and chemical feedstock will require large quantities of oxygen. This oxygen will be produced in large multi-train air separation plants which will consume about 350 kilowatt hours of energy...

Baker, C. R.; Pike, R. A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Science Highlights- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Emission in Type-II GaSbGaAs Quantum Dots and Prospects for intermediate band solar energy conversion Angular Selective Semi-Transparent Photovoltaics Mechanisms of Nanorod...

202

Science Highlights- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Applied Physics Letters, 97, 171908 (2010) Sb2Te3 is a key material for thermoelectric energy conversion technology. We have found that the crystal structure of Sb2Te3 thin...

203

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

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of an open cycle ocean thermal difference power plant. M.S.screens for ocean thermal energy conversion power plants.1958. Ocean cooling water system for 800 MW power station.

Sands, M. D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

DRAFT. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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screens for ocean thermal energy conversion power plants.cold deep-ocean waters to produce electric power via eitherpower from the temperature differential between warm surface and cold deep-ocean

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Appropriate Technology Approach to Solar Energy Conversion  

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When we want to introduce Solar Energy into the energy system, there are two main approaches possible. The first one consists in transforming Solar energy into some traditional primary or secondary energy form...

B. Bartoli

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Energy conversion device with support member having pore channels  

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Energy devices such as energy conversion devices and energy storage devices and methods for the manufacture of such devices. The devices include a support member having an array of pore channels having a small average pore channel diameter and having a pore channel length. Material layers that may include energy conversion materials and conductive materials are coaxially disposed within the pore channels to form material rods having a relatively small cross-section and a relatively long length. By varying the structure of the materials in the pore channels, various energy devices can be fabricated, such as photovoltaic (PV) devices, radiation detectors, capacitors, batteries and the like.

Routkevitch, Dmitri [Longmont, CO; Wind, Rikard A [Johnstown, CO

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

207

Energy and reliability benefits of wind energy conversion systems  

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The electrical energy production and reliability benefits of a wind energy conversion system (WECS) at a specific site depend on many factors, including the statistical characteristics of the site wind speed and the design characteristics of the wind turbine generator (WTG) itself, particularly the cut-in, rated and cut-out wind speed parameters. In general, the higher the degree of the wind site matching with a WECS is, the more are the energy and reliability benefits. An electrical energy production and reliability benefit index designated as the Equivalent Capacity Ratio (ECR) is introduced in this paper. This index can be used to indicate the electrical energy production, the annual equivalent utilization time and the credit of a WECS, and quantify the degree of wind site matching with a WECS. The equivalent capacity of a WECS is modeled as the expected value of the power output random variable with the probability density function of the site wind speed. The analytical formulation of the ECR is based on a mathematical derivation with high accuracy. Twelve WTG types and two test systems are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed model. The results show that the ECR provides a useful index for a WTG to evaluate the energy production and the relative reliability performance in a power system, and can be used to assist in the determination of the optimal WTG type for a specific wind site.

Kaigui Xie; Roy Billinton

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Energy Conversion Materials Through Chemical Synthesis Route  

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Conversion Materials Through Chemical Synthesis Route Conversion Materials Through Chemical Synthesis Route Speaker(s): Lionel Vayssieres Date: April 27, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Samuel Mao The ability to design anisotropic nanoparticles with tailored aspect ratio and to order them into large 3-D arrays is an important challenge that scientists have to face to create functionalized nanomaterials. Our approach to control the size and shape of nanoparticles as well as the overall texture of nanoparticulate thin films is to tune their direct aqueous hydrolysis-condensation growth onto substrates by monitoring the interfacial thermodynamics of nanocrystals as well as their kinetics of heteronucleation. Growing materials at very low interfacial tension, i.e. at thermodynamically stable conditions, allows the experimental control of

209

Enzymatic Hydrogen Production:? Conversion of Renewable Resources for Energy Production  

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Enzymatic Hydrogen Production:? Conversion of Renewable Resources for Energy Production ... Steam-exploded aspen wood containing 60% cellulose was a gift from Michael Himmel of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado. ... The previous data demonstrate that the two primary components of renewable sources of energy such as biomassglucose and xyloseare capable of oxidiation by GDH, resulting in hydrogen production if hydrogenase is present. ...

Jonathan Woodward; Kimberley A. Cordray; Robert J. Edmonston; Maria Blanco-Rivera; Susan M. Mattingly; Barbara R. Evans

1999-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Portfolio Manager Technical Reference: Thermal Conversion Factors | ENERGY  

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Thermal Conversion Factors Thermal Conversion Factors Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) A New Secure Renewable Energy Source  

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) A New Secure Renewable Energy Source For Defense Water Temperature Delta 2 A New Clean Renewable 24/7 Energy Source #12;Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and Commercial Applications 1 Dr. Ted Johnson Director of Alternative Energy Programs Development Lockheed Martin

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Sustainable systems for the storage and conversion of energy are dependent on interconnected  

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SEMTE abstract Sustainable systems for the storage and conversion of energy are dependent performance buildings, renewable energy conversion, and energy storage can be streamlined by identifying energy systems for harvesting low availability thermal energy and for providing integrated power, cooling

Reisslein, Martin

213

Risks in the Conversion of Energy  

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Modern society is dependent upon the availability of an abundant supply of cheap energy. The use of energy is basically a positive factor necessary for our prosperity, but like all other industrial activities,...

Monica Gullberg; Torbjörn Thedéen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Thermodynamic Optimization in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion  

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As alternative energy sources to oil and uranium, we can consider well known alternative sources such as solar power, geothermal power and wind power. However when we consider the 21st century energy sources, ocean

Y. Ikegami; H. Uehara

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Light energy conversion in Halobacterium halobium.  

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...function for lightJ/dark adaptation has...132-134) energy-transducing...other means in the dark. In the envelope...ment of ATP in energy coupling is miniimal...this time. A survey of maximal transport...arranged in the dark by appro- priately...other sources of energy, it has been...

J K Lanyi

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources  

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Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Novel Energy Conversion Equipment for Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Energy Production from Low Temperature Resources, Coproduced Fluids from Oil and Gas Wells, and Geopressured Resources Project Type / Topic 3 Low Temperature Resources Project Description Using mass-produced chiller equipment for "reverse refrigeration" to generate electricity: This approach allows Johnson Controls to take advantage of the economies of scale and manufacturing experience gained from current products while minimizing performance risks. Process efficiencies will be increased over the current state of the art in two ways: better working fluids and improved cycle heat management.

217

Solar Energy Conversion by Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells  

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The device converted more than 60% of the incident photons to electric current at the absorption maximum of the sensitizer near 470 nm, and the overall conversion efficiency in full sunlight was between 1 and 2%. ... This striking performance defies expectations because such large-area junctions should fare poorly in photovoltaic energy conversion in the presence of defects at the disordered surface, enhancing the recombination of photogenerated charge carriers. ... less than one exciton is initially generated per NC, gave ?2 excitons (carrier multiplication) when pump photon energies are >3 times the NC band gap energy. ...

Michael Grätzel

2005-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

218

Managing Complex Photophysical Pathways for Solar Energy Conversion  

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Managing Complex Photophysical Pathways for Solar Energy Conversion ... Zhu provides us with a refreshing discussion of the advantages and limitations of models presently employed to depict the interconversion of excitons and charge carriers and proposes a new energy level diagram for this purpose based exclusively on single-particle energies of ground and optically excited states. ... For example, in photosynthesis, antenna complexes capture sunlight and direct the energy to reaction centers that then carry out the assocd. ...

Ryan D. Pensack; Gregory D. Scholes

2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

219

Energy Conversion from Salinity Gradients by Forward Osmosis–Electrokinetics  

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Energy Conversion from Salinity Gradients by Forward Osmosis–Electrokinetics ... Through the use of a salinity gradient, a suction force is created to induce a hydrodynamic flow in the FO submodule based on the principle of FO. ... Kiviat, F. E.Energy Recovery from Saline Water by Means of Electrochemical Cells Science 1976, 194, 719– 720 ...

Yanmei Jiao; Chun Yang; Yuejun Kang

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

220

Pin stack array for thermoacoustic energy conversion  

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A thermoacoustic stack for connecting two heat exchangers in a thermoacoustic energy converter provides a convex fluid-solid interface in a plane perpendicular to an axis for acoustic oscillation of fluid between the two heat exchangers. The convex surfaces increase the ratio of the fluid volume in the effective thermoacoustic volume that is displaced from the convex surface to the fluid volume that is adjacent the surface within which viscous energy losses occur. Increasing the volume ratio results in an increase in the ratio of transferred thermal energy to viscous energy losses, with a concomitant increase in operating efficiency of the thermoacoustic converter. The convex surfaces may be easily provided by a pin array having elements arranged parallel to the direction of acoustic oscillations and with effective radial dimensions much smaller than the thicknesses of the viscous energy loss and thermoacoustic energy transfer volumes.

Keolian, Robert M. (Monterey, CA); Swift, Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion.  

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??The energy requirements of our planet will continue to grow with increasing world population and the modernization of currently underdeveloped countries. This will force us… (more)

Hoang, Son Thanh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Nanostructured High Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...  

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Electricity & Solar Thermal HW Module Electricity Solar thermal space heating Baseline Solar Thermal Inverte r To Grid 2012 GMZ Energy, Proprietary and Confidential Bosch -...

223

Utilizing Nature's Designs for Solar Energy Conversion  

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Presentation by Lisa Utschig, Argonne National Laboratory, at the Biological Hydrogen Production Workshop held September 24-25, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

224

ITP Industrial Distributed Energy: Microturbine Power Conversion...  

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after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http:www.osti.govbridge Not available...

225

The maximum efficiency of the conversion of solar energy into wind energy  

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In the present paper the Gordon and Zarmi model is applied for the conversion of solar energy into wind energy in such a way that simple calculations lead to a universal result: The upper bound for the conversion efficiency of solar energy into wind energy equals 8.3%.

Alexis De Vos; Guust Flater

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Energy Conversion Efficiency of Nanofluidic Batteries: Hydrodynamic Slip and Access Resistance  

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Energy Conversion Efficiency of Nanofluidic Batteries: Hydrodynamic Slip and Access Resistance Yu and concentration polarization) on the energy conversion efficiency of pressure-driven electrolyte flow through battery system is its low energy conversion efficiency. Up to now, the energy conversion efficiencies have

Chang, Hsueh-Chia

227

Solar energy conversion via hot electron internal photoemission in metallic nanostructures: Efficiency estimates  

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Solar energy conversion via hot electron internal photoemission in metallic nanostructures://scitation.aip.org/termsconditions. Downloaded to ] IP: 131.215.44.236 On: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:46:10 #12;Solar energy conversion via hot electron for the construction of solar energy-conversion devices. Herein, we evaluate theoretically the energy-conversion

Atwater, Harry

228

Better Buildings: Workforce, Spotlight on Maine: Contractor Sales Training Boosts Energy Upgrade Conversions  

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Better Buildings: Workforce, Spotlight on Maine: Contractor Sales Training Boosts Energy Upgrade Conversions

229

Guidelines in Wave Energy Conversion System Design  

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This paper presents an investigational study on wave energy converters (WECs). The types of WEC available from the market are studied first. The design considerations for implementing a WEC in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are then evaluated...

Guiberteau, K. L.; Liu, Y.; Lee, J.; Kozman, T.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Electromagnetic Energy Conversion at Reconnection Fronts  

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...active galactic nuclei, and planetary magnetospheres. In Earth’s space environment, reconnection facilitates solar wind energy input into the magnetosphere by enabling solar wind field lines to cross the magnetopause and be directly connected...

V. Angelopoulos; A. Runov; X.-Z. Zhou; D. L. Turner; S. A. Kiehas; S.-S. Li; I. Shinohara

2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

231

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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2: Solar Spectrum Control and Conversion RG Leader: John Rogers Affiliated PIs: Paul Alivisatos, Harry Atwater, Paul Braun, Mark Brongersma, Jennifer Dionne, Shanhui Fan, Ralph...

232

Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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Ceramic Electrochemistry Ceramic Electrochemistry * Members * Contact * Publications * Overview * Solid Oxide Fuel Cells * Steam Electrolysis Catalysis & Energy Conversion Home Ceramic Electrochemistry Dave Carter and solid oxide fuel cell Materials scientist John David Carter prepares a solid oxide electrochemical cell for high temperature testing. Research activities in the Ceramic Electrochemistry Group are focused on the development of ceramic-based electrochemical devices and components, such as Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and High Temperature Steam Electrolyzers (HTSE). This extends to materials synthesis, fabrication, and characterization. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research As part of the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Core Technology Program, the goal of this research is the development of solid

233

Engineering Molecular Transformations for Sustainable Energy Conversion  

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Nature’s enzymes can exquisitely integrate highly active catalytic centers within flexible environments that can adaptively guide reactants to products with very high activities and selectivities. ... The sustainable production of energy presents one of the greatest societal challenges that we will face over the next few decades. ... We assess these four functionals by comparing their performance to that of 12 other functionals and Hartree-Fock theory for 403 energetic data in 29 diverse databases, including ten databases for thermochem., four databases for kinetics, eight databases for noncovalent interactions, three databases for transition metal bonding, one database for metal atom excitation energies, and three databases for mol. ...

Matthew Neurock

2010-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

234

Proceedings of the 25th intersociety energy conversion engineering conference  

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This book contains the proceedings of the 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. Volume 5 is organized under the following headings: Photovoltaics I, Photovoltaics II, Geothermal power, Thermochemical conversion of biomass, Energy from waste and biomass, Solar thermal systems for environmental applications, Solar thermal low temperature systems and components, Solar thermal high temperature systems and components, Wind systems, Space power sterling technology Stirling cooler developments, Stirling solar terrestrial I, Stirling solar terrestrial II, Stirling engine generator sets, Stirling models and simulations, Stirling engine analysis, Stirling models and simulations, Stirling engine analysis, Stirling engine loss understanding, Novel engine concepts, Coal conversion and utilization, Power cycles, MHD water propulsion I, Underwater vehicle powerplants - performance, MHD underwater propulsion II, Nuclear power, Update of advanced nuclear power reactor concepts.

Nelson, P.A.; Schertz, W.W.; Till, R.H.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Modulated reconnection rate and energy conversion at the magnetopause under steady IMF conditions  

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Modulated reconnection rate and energy conversion at the magnetopause under steady IMF conditions L conversion across the dayside high-latitude magnetopause. The energy conversion is estimated during eleven describe a new method to determine the reconnection rate from the magnitude of the local energy conversion

California at Berkeley, University of

236

Energy conversion in Purple Bacteria Photosynthesis  

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The study of how photosynthetic organisms convert light offers insight not only into nature's evolutionary process, but may also give clues as to how best to design and manipulate artificial photosynthetic systems -- and also how far we can drive natural photosynthetic systems beyond normal operating conditions, so that they can harvest energy for us under otherwise extreme conditions. In addition to its interest from a basic scientific perspective, therefore, the goal to develop a deep quantitative understanding of photosynthesis offers the potential payoff of enhancing our current arsenal of alternative energy sources for the future. In the following Chapter, we consider the trade-off between dynamics, structure and function of light harvesting membranes in Rps. Photometricum purple bacteria, as a model to highlight the priorities that arise when photosynthetic organisms adapt to deal with the ever-changing natural environment conditions.

Felipe Caycedo-Soler; Ferney J. Rodriguez; Luis Quiroga; Guannan Zhao; Neil F. Johnson

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Energy conversion in Purple Bacteria Photosynthesis  

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The study of how photosynthetic organisms convert light offers insight not only into nature's evolutionary process, but may also give clues as to how best to design and manipulate artificial photosynthetic systems -- and also how far we can drive natural photosynthetic systems beyond normal operating conditions, so that they can harvest energy for us under otherwise extreme conditions. In addition to its interest from a basic scientific perspective, therefore, the goal to develop a deep quantitative understanding of photosynthesis offers the potential payoff of enhancing our current arsenal of alternative energy sources for the future. In the following Chapter, we consider the trade-off between dynamics, structure and function of light harvesting membranes in Rps. Photometricum purple bacteria, as a model to highlight the priorities that arise when photosynthetic organisms adapt to deal with the ever-changing natural environment conditions.

Caycedo-Soler, Felipe; Quiroga, Luis; Zhao, Guannan; Johnson, Neil F

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major  

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Abstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major challenge Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science Thermal Physics Lab Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2 S T ZT dominates over increase in Seebeck coefficient leading to poor device performance. Thermoelectric figure

Walker, D. Greg

239

Silicon Microwire Arrays for Solar Energy-Conversion Applications  

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Silicon Microwire Arrays for Solar Energy-Conversion Applications ... The Si MW array geometry allows for efficient collection of photogenerated carriers from impure materials that have short minority-carrier diffusion lengths while simultaneously allowing for high optical absorption and high external quantum yields for charge-carrier collection. ...

Emily L. Warren; Harry A. Atwater; Nathan S. Lewis

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

240

Multiscale effects and capillary interactions in functional biomimetic surfaces for energy conversion and green engineering  

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...biomimetic surfaces for energy conversion and green engineering Michael Nosonovsky...discussed with the emphasis on energy and environmental (green) issues: new ways of...biomimetic surfaces for energy conversion and green engineering. | Biological...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the physiology of athletes during endurance sports events: modelling human energy conversion and metabolism  

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...somewhat slower to save energy for later). The motivational factors are represented by the...events: modelling human energy conversion and metabolism. | The...computational model for energy conversion during bicycle racing...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the sixth international conference on thermoelectric energy conversion  

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This book presents the papers given at a conference on thermoelectric energy conversion. Topics considered at the conference included thermoelectric materials, the computer calculation of thermoelectric properties, the performance of crss-flow thermoelectric liquid coolers, thermoelectric cooler performance corrections for soft heat sinks, heat exchange in a thermoelectric cooling system, the optimal efficiency of a solar pond and thermoelectric generator system, and thermoelectric generation utilizing industrial waste heat as an energy source.

Rao, K.R.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Molecular Transformations for Sustainable Energy Conversion  

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Future strategies for sustainable energy production will undoubtedly require processes and materials that can efficiently convert renewable resources into fuels. Nature’s enzymes can exquisitely integrate highly active catalytic centers within flexible environments that can adaptively guide reactants to products with very high activities and selectivities. They are limited, however, by their stability and ability to integrate into large scale production processes. The design of more robust heterogeneous catalytic materials that mimic the performance of enzymes, however, has been hindered by our limited understanding of how such transformations proceed. The tremendous advances in ab initio quantum mechanical methods, atomistic simulations, and high performance computing that have occurred over the past two decades, however, provide unprecedented ability to track molecular transformations and how they proceed at specific sites and within particular environments. This information together with the advances in in situ spectroscopic methods that follow such transformations can begin to enable the design of atomic surface ensembles and nanoscale reaction environments. This paper provides the author’s perspective on how theory and simulation can be used to move from current onedimensional design efforts based on catalytic descriptors to the design of two-dimensional surfaces, threedimensional reaction environments, and proton-coupled electron transfer systems that mimic enzymes in the transformation of molecules.

Neurock, Matthew

2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Russian arms conversion and its impact on the energy problem  

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Conversion of the Russian arms industry to civil production poses a key issue in the overall context of the problem of economic transformation. Its impact is enormous and bears upon the energy problem in several ways. If it succeeds the conversion will largely determine the nature of economic development in Russia and the CIS, influence the prospects of economic recovery in eastern Europe in a positive way, and play a substantial role in securing Russia's future place in the world economy. Because of the novel opportunities provided by market reforms, which generally increase production efficiency and enable profound structural changes towards the environmentally benign energy consumption, the consequences of arms conversion should be put under closer scrutiny. At the same time the possibility of using the idle capacity of arms industries to revamp the energy sector itself and to enhance the construction of modem infrastructures to run an efficient market economy deserves greater attention. Although great uncertainties exist when one attempts to assess the impact of arms conversion, nonetheless, new opportunities for Western investment and trade should be pointed out. Hence, one should highlight the problem as worthy of closer monitoring.

Vadim Nikolajew

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exceeding the Limit in Solar Energy Conversion with Multiple Excitons  

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The former comes from the transparence of the semiconductor material to solar radiation with photon energies below the bandgap (Eg), while the latter results from the cooling of hot carriers, initially generated by photon energies above Eg, to the band edges before they are extracted to do work. ... Carrier multiplication or singlet fission can be used to decrease the thermalization loss by converting part of the excess photon energy to multiple electron–hole pairs, thus increasing photocurrent. ... (9) However, such enhancement has little effect on the power conversion efficiency because significant carrier multiplication only occurs at photon energies as high as 4Eg. ...

Xiaoyang Zhu

2013-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And  

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April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And April 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And Utilization Seventh Edition Fuel Cell Handbook NETL (2004) 628 Continuously variable transmissions: theory and practice Beachley, N.H.; Frank, A.A. (null) 205 A study of lead-acid battery efficiency near top-of-charge and the impact on PV system design Stevens, J.W.; Corey, G.P. (1996) 173 Energy Saving Potentials and Air Quality Benefits of Urban HeatIslandMitigation Akbari, Hashem (2005) 153 Building a secondary containment system Broder, M.F. (1994) 144 An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes: Lateral Corrugator Frank C. Murray Ph.D.; , Roman Popil Ph.D.; Michael Shaepe (formerly with IPST, now at Cargill. Inc) (2008) 141 Ammonia usage in vapor compression for refrigeration and air-conditioning in the United States

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Contributions to Key Energy Conversion Technologies and Advanced Methods  

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Contributions to Key Energy Conversion Technologies and Advanced Methods Contributions to Key Energy Conversion Technologies and Advanced Methods for Optimum Energy Systems Design and Planning Speaker(s): Daniel Favrat Date: February 27, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare This presentation reviews some of EPFL-LENI's recent contributions to advanced cogeneration and heat pump technologies as well as to new system design approaches based on multimodal evolutionar algorithms. In the field of cogeneration, theoretical and experimental results show that gas engines with unscavenged ignition prechambers can, without the need of a catalyst, achieve high efficiencies with reasonable emissions with both natural gas and biogas. Combination with Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat recovery

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Meeting the Clean Energy Demand:? Nanostructure Architectures for Solar Energy Conversion  

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Meeting the Clean Energy Demand:? Nanostructure Architectures for Solar Energy Conversion ... This account further highlights some of the recent developments in these areas and points out the factors that limit the efficiency optimization. ...

Prashant V. Kamat

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

NSF Workshop on Emerging Opportunities of Nanoscience to Energy Conversion and Storage  

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NSF Workshop on Emerging Opportunities of Nanoscience to Energy Conversion and Storage Download PDF: Nanoelectronics for Energy Conversion by Stuart Lindsay Section 6: BioNano Techniques for Energy Applications by T:NationalScienceFoundation(NSF)Sponsoredby:NationalScienceFoundation(NSF) #12;#12;NSF Workshop on Emerging Opportunities of Nanoscience to Energy Conversion and Storage Summary

Reif, John H.

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Power Control and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversion Systems /  

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and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversionand Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversionpower of Photovoltaic modules and Wind Energy Conversion

Ghaffari, Azad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And  

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September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And September 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, And Utilization Process Equipment Cost Estimation, Final Report H.P. Loh; Jennifer Lyons; Charles W. White, III (2002) 169 Evaluation of the 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid Synergy Drive System Burress, Timothy A [ORNL]; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL]; Coomer, Chester [ORNL]; Ayers, Curtis William [ORNL]; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL]; Cunningham, Joseph Philip [ORNL]; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL]; Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL]; Lin, Hua-Tay [ORNL] (2011) 116 Evaluation of the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Syneregy Drive System Burress, T.A.; Coomer, C.L.; Campbell, S.L.; Seiber, L.E.; Marlino, L.D.; Staunton, R.H.; Cunningham, J.P. (2008) 102 A study of lead-acid battery efficiency near top-of-charge and the impact on PV system design

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Most Viewed Documents - Energy Storage, Conversion, and Utilization | OSTI,  

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Most Viewed Documents - Energy Storage, Conversion, and Utilization Most Viewed Documents - Energy Storage, Conversion, and Utilization Process Equipment Cost Estimation, Final Report H.P. Loh; Jennifer Lyons; Charles W. White, III (2002) Continuously variable transmissions: theory and practice Beachley, N.H.; Frank, A.A. () Review of air flow measurement techniques McWilliams, Jennifer (2002) Building a secondary containment system Broder, M.F. (1994) Cost benefit analysis of the night-time ventilative cooling in office building Seppanen, Olli; Fisk, William J.; Faulkner, David (2003) Evaluation of the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Syneregy Drive System Burress, T.A.; Coomer, C.L.; Campbell, S.L.; et al. (2008) Nanofluid technology : current status and future research. Choi, S. U.-S. (1998) An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes: Lateral

253

Direct Solar Energy Conversion by the Reduction of CO2  

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Direct Solar Energy Conversion by the Reduction of CO2 Direct Solar Energy Conversion by the Reduction of CO2 Speaker(s): Reed Jensen Date: August 25, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Reed Jensen has successfully demonstrated the direct solar reduction of CO2 to CO and O2 using a solar concentrator dish and ceramic converter that grew out of his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will discuss the thermochemical, kinetic and spectral properties of the CO2 /CO/ O2 system that enable this process and how the CO is subsequently converted to useful fuels by a range of catalytic processes. He will also discuss the technical difficulties associated with the design, construction and operation of a multi-component optical system that must operate at high temperatures. Results from a prototype system will be discussed defining the efficiencies

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Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion using photonic bandgap selective emitters  

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A method for thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity comprises heating a metallic photonic crystal to provide selective emission of radiation that is matched to the peak spectral response of a photovoltaic cell that converts the radiation to electricity. The use of a refractory metal, such as tungsten, for the photonic crystal enables high temperature operation for high radiant flux and high dielectric contrast for a full 3D photonic bandgap, preferable for efficient thermophotovoltaic energy conversion.

Gee, James M. (Albuquerque, NM); Lin, Shawn-Yu (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); Moreno, James B. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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WaveBob (TRL 5 6 System) - Advanced Wave Energy Conversion Project...  

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WaveBob (TRL 5 6 System) - Advanced Wave Energy Conversion Project WaveBob (TRL 5 6 System) - Advanced Wave Energy Conversion Project WaveBob (TRL 5 6 System) - Advanced Wave...

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Progress from DOE EF RC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion...  

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Progress from DOE EF RC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC ) Progress from DOE EF RC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC )...

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Photovoltaic effect in InSe Application to Solar Energy Conversion  

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253 Photovoltaic effect in InSe Application to Solar Energy Conversion A. Segura, J. P. Guesdon, JSe is shown to be a new material with attractive characteristics for solar energy conversion. PerformanceV at 300 K and it is thus close to the theoretical optimum for solar energy conversion. Since its transport

Boyer, Edmond

258

Optical, electrical, and solar energy-conversion properties of gallium arsenide nanowire-array  

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Optical, electrical, and solar energy-conversion properties of gallium arsenide nanowire, and will aid in the design and optimization of nanowire-based systems for solar energy-conversion applications, and the photoelectrochemical energy-conversion properties of GaAs nanowire arrays were evaluated in contact with one

Zhou, Chongwu

259

Energy Conversion Unit with Optimized Waveform Generation Sally Sajadian and Euzeli C. dos Santos Jr.  

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Energy Conversion Unit with Optimized Waveform Generation Sally Sajadian and Euzeli C. dos Santos to increase the efficiency of the devices dealing with energy conversion. The power supplies devices able and interleaved converters. This paper proposes an energy conversion unit constituted by a single-phase DC

Zhou, Yaoqi

260

Graphene-based photovoltaic cells for near-field thermal energy conversion  

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Graphene-based photovoltaic cells for near-field thermal energy conversion Riccardo Messina-Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel, 91127 Palaiseau Cedex, France. Thermophotovoltaic devices are energy-conversion , IR sensing and spectroscopy11,12 and has paved the way to a new generation of NTPV energy-conversion

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Mid-Career)(10-657) Energy Conversion Position in MAE  

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Mid-Career)(10-657) Energy Conversion Position in MAE of Energy Conversion. We are particularly interested in novel computational, theoretical, and experimental, and biofuels. Excellent candidates in other areas of energy conversion will also be given full consideration

Gleeson, Joseph G.

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Energy conversion at the Earth's magnetopause using single and multispacecraft methods  

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Energy conversion at the Earth's magnetopause using single and multispacecraft methods C. R a small statistical data set, where we investigate energy conversion at the magnetopause using Cluster density and magnetopause orientation are needed to infer the energy conversion at the magnetopause

Bergen, Universitetet i

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A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems proposes a framework for reliability and dynamic performance assessment of wind energy conversion systems--Reliability, Dynamic Performance, Wind Power, Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), Doubly-Fed Induction Generator

Liberzon, Daniel

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January 2011: ME 533-Energy Conversion Dr. William M. Carey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering  

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January 2011: ME 533-Energy Conversion Dr. William M. Carey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering for the determination of the importance of energy conversion technologies. 2.) Provide a comprehensive understanding and Ideal Gas Mixtures. 3) Energy Conversion systems-Coal-Oil-Nuclear, Oceanic, Solar, Geothermal and Wind

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The State of the Art of Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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243 1 The State of the Art of Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems Y. Amirat, M. E. H. Benbouzid, B. Bensaker, R. Wamkeue and H. Mangel Abstract--Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) have become. I. INTRODUCTION IND energy conversion is the fastest-growing source of new electric generation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Scaling the energy conversion rate from magnetic field reconnection to different bodies  

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Scaling the energy conversion rate from magnetic field reconnection to different bodies F. S. Mozer reconnection is often invoked to explain electromagnetic energy conversion in planetary magnetospheres, stellar in these bodies, it is important to understand energy conversion as a function of magnetic field strength

California at Berkeley, University of

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Energy conversion by autonomous regulation of chaos: Dynamical mechanism of loose coupling  

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Energy conversion by autonomous regulation of chaos: Dynamical mechanism of loose coupling Naoko by temporal three-body motion, is relevant to the energy conversion. © 2003 American Institute of Physics. DOI, the proposed mechanism is expected to be rather general and is applicable to other energy conversion problems

Kaneko, Kunihiko

268

Sliding Mode Power Control of Variable Speed Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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Sliding Mode Power Control of Variable Speed Wind Energy Conversion Systems B. Beltran, T. Ahmed power generation in variable speed wind energy conversion systems (VS-WECS). These systems have two variations. Index Terms--Wind energy conversion system, power generation control, sliding mode control

Boyer, Edmond

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The State of the Art of Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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The State of the Art of Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems Yassine Amirat, Mohamed Benbouzid, Bachir Bensaker and René Wamkeue Abstract--Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) have become. I. INTRODUCTION Wind energy conversion is the fastest-growing source of new electric generation

Boyer, Edmond

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Dynamical mechanism for the conversion of energy at a molecular scale Naoko Nakagawa  

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Dynamical mechanism for the conversion of energy at a molecular scale Naoko Nakagawa Department mechanism of a molecular machine for energy conversion, by considering a simple model describing is thermal ratchet 4­7 , which gives one plausible mechanism for the conversion of energy to mechanical work

Kaneko, Kunihiko

271

Optimisation of a Small Non Controlled Wind Energy Conversion System for Stand-Alone Applications  

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Optimisation of a Small Non Controlled Wind Energy Conversion System for Stand-Alone Applications. This article proposes a method to optimize the design of a small fixed-voltage wind energy conversion system are shown and discussed. Key words Wind energy conversion system, stand-alone application, nonlinear

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

272

Journal of Power Sources 156 (2006) 677684 Thermodynamic analysis of electrokinetic energy conversion  

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is carried out for electrokinetic energy conversion. We demonstrate that the efficiencies depend solely Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Electrokinetic energy conversion; Generator; Pump; Figure) are generated between the ends of the capillary, indicating a conversion of mechan- ical energy into electrical

Xuan, Xiangchun "Schwann"

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2012: ME 533-Energy Conversion Dr. William M. Carey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering  

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2012: ME 533-Energy Conversion Dr. William M. Carey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Office for the determination of the importance of energy conversion technologies. 2.) Provide a comprehensive understanding and Ideal Gas Mixtures. 3) Energy Conversion systems-Coal-Oil-Nuclear, Oceanic, Solar, Geothermal and Wind

274

Molecular approaches to solar energy conversion: the energetic cost of charge separation from molecular-excited states  

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...Can Li Molecular approaches to solar energy conversion: the energetic cost...light-absorbing materials for solar energy conversion, namely the separation...loss in limiting the efficiency of solar energy conversion by such devices is emphasized...

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ER100/PPC184/ER200/PPC284, Fall 2014 Energy Units & Conversions, Global Energy Use  

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1 ER100/PPC184/ER200/PPC284, Fall 2014 Energy Units & Conversions, Global Energy Use Problem Set #1 Total Points: 100 for ER110/PPC184; 120 for ER200/PPC284 Energy Units The purpose of these problems is to begin to get comfortable with the wide array of energy units used, and to gain experience in both doing

Kammen, Daniel M.

276

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, 2006 1 Distributed Control Agents Approach to Energy  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, 2006 1 Distributed Control Agents Approach to Energy a new scheme for an energy management system in the form of distributed control agents. The control architecture to function as energy management system is presented. Index Terms-- integrated electric power

Lai, Hong-jian

277

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION PRELIMINARY DATA REPORT FOR THE NOVEMBER 1977 GOTEC-02 CRUISE TO THE GULF OF MEXICO MOBILE SITE  

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02 OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION PRELIMINARY DATA REPORTto potential Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) sites inOcean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Sites: Puerto Rico,

Commins, M.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Energy transfer up-conversion in Tm3+ -doped silica fibre  

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1 Energy transfer up-conversion in Tm3+ - doped silica fibre D. A. Simpson, G. W. Baxter and S. F responsible for the up-conversion: excited state absorption and energy transfer up-conversion. The decay equations, the energy transfer up- conversion process (3 F4,3 F43 H4,3 H6) is established at Tm2O3

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

Continuous optical discharge in a thermionic converter for conversion of laser radiation energy into electrical energy  

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A model is developed and calculations are made of the characteristics of a continuous optical discharge in the interelectrode gap of a thermionic converter for conversion of laser radiation energy into electrical

I. V. Alekseeva; A. P. Budnik; V. A. Zherebtsov…

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress from DOE EF RC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)  

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Introduction to the solid-state solar-thermal energy conversion center plus discussion on phonon transport and solar thermoelectric energy conversion

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Left Coast Electric Formerly Left Coast Conversions | Open Energy...  

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Left Coast Electric Formerly Left Coast Conversions Jump to: navigation, search Name: Left Coast Electric (Formerly Left Coast Conversions) Place: California Sector: Services...

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Golden Fuel Systems formerly Greasel Conversions Inc | Open Energy...  

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Golden Fuel Systems formerly Greasel Conversions Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: Golden Fuel Systems (formerly Greasel Conversions Inc) Place: Drury, Montana Zip: 65638...

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Penrose Landfill Gas Conversion LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Penrose Landfill Gas Conversion LLC Place: Los Angeles, California Product: Owner of landfill gas plant. References: Penrose Landfill Gas Conversion LLC1 This article is a stub....

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SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion  

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Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Thermionic Solar Energy Conversion on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations Atom-Efficient Chemical Transformations iact logo Argonne National Laboratory along with its academic partners has established an Energy Frontier Research Center, the Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) whose focus is to advance the science of catalysis for the efficient conversion of energy resources into usable forms. IACT is one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers that DOE has established in the United States. IACT is a partnership among world-class scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving integrated catalyst synthesis, advanced characterization, catalytic experimentation, and computation, IACT is addressing key

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Optimal energy-preserving conversions of quantum coherence  

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Given two coherent superpositions of energy eigenstates, we search for the best evolution that converts one superposition into the other without exchanging energy with the surrounding environment. We consider both deterministic and probabilistic evolutions, which can be obtained by measuring the environment and postselecting a subset of the outcomes. For every fixed value of the postselection probability, we characterize the process that maximizes the fidelity of the output state with the target, showing that the optimal measurement can be chosen without loss of generality to be binary and pure. We then construct a recursive protocol, which allows one to increase the success probability while reaching maximum fidelity at each step of the iteration. In turn, the recursive protocol is used to generate efficient approximations of the optimal fidelity-probability tradeoff, via a technique dubbed coherent coarse-graining. Such a technique can be applied not only to energy-preserving conversions, but also to general conversions of pure states under linear constraints. The recursive protocol and its coherent coarse-graining are illustrated in a series of applications to phase estimation, quantum cloning, coherent state amplification, and ancilla-driven computation.

Yuxiang Yang; Giulio Chiribella

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conference Chair: Dr. Matthew Mench Condra Chair of Excellence in Energy Conversion & Storage  

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Conference Chair: Dr. Matthew Mench Condra Chair of Excellence in Energy Conversion & Storage Dept Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Forum April 19-20 Knoxville, Tennessee Proudly sponsored by: The National Science Foundation Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership and Tennessee Solar Conversion

Tennessee, University of

288

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Award, the Eni Italgas Prize for Energy and Environment, the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, the Wilson Prize, the Coblentz Award for Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy, the...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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writing Malvern Nano Zetasizer AJA e-beam evaporator DOE Center facilities National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) National Center for Electron Microscopy...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Eli Yablonovitch RG-1 Leader Eli Yablonovitch, Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E 3S) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory John A....

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Collaborator Albert Polman are awarded the Eni Award in Renewable and Nonconventional Energy Harry A. Atwater, Jr., Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and...

292

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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research interests center around two interwoven research themes: photovoltaics and solar energy; and plasmonics and optical metamaterials. Atwater and his group have been active...

293

Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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event details 02.06.13 logo Redefining the Limits of Photovoltaic Efficiency The LMI Energy Frontier Research Center, along with the Resnick Sustainability Institute, is...

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Eli Yablonovitch RG-1 Leader Eli Yablonovitch, Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E 3S) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Xiang Zhang...

295

Photovoltaic energy conversion The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore the science and engineering of the conversion of  

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Photovoltaic energy conversion Objective The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore the photovoltaic energy conversion process is optimal only for photons with energies above, but not too far the science and engineering of the conversion of light to electricity by photovoltaic devices. Preparation

Braun, Paul

296

Proceedings of the Chornobyl phytoremediation and biomass energy conversion workshop  

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Many concepts, systems, technical approaches, technologies, ideas, agreements, and disagreements were vigorously discussed during the course of the 2-day workshop. The workshop was successful in generating intensive discussions on the merits of the proposed concept that includes removal of radionuclides by plants and trees (phytoremediation) to clean up soil in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), use of the resultant biomass (plants and trees) to generate electrical power, and incorporation of ash in concrete casks to be used as storage containers in a licensed repository for low-level waste. Twelve years after the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) Unit 4 accident, which occurred on April 26, 1986, the primary 4radioactive contamination of concern is from radioactive cesium ({sup 137}Cs) and strontium ({sup 90}Sr). The {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr were widely distributed throughout the CEZ. The attendees from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Denmark and the US provided information, discussed and debated the following issues considerably: distribution and characteristics of radionuclides in CEZ; efficacy of using trees and plants to extract radioactive cesium (Cs) and strontium (Sr) from contaminated soil; selection of energy conversion systems and technologies; necessary infrastructure for biomass harvesting, handling, transportation, and energy conversion; radioactive ash and emission management; occupational health and safety concerns for the personnel involved in this work; and economics. The attendees concluded that the overall concept has technical and possibly economic merits. However, many issues (technical, economic, risk) remain to be resolved before a viable commercial-scale implementation could take place.

Hartley, J. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Tokarevsky, V. [State Co. for Treatment and Disposal of Mixed Hazardous Waste (Ukraine)] [State Co. for Treatment and Disposal of Mixed Hazardous Waste (Ukraine)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmadynamics and ionization kinetics of thermionic energy conversion  

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To reduce the plasma arc-drop, thermionic energy conversion is studied with both analytical and numerical tools. Simplifications are made in both the plasmadynamic and ionization-recombination theories. These are applied to a scheme proposed presently using laser irradiation to enhance the ionization kinetics of the thermionic plasma and thereby reduce the arc-drop. It is also predicted that it is possible to generate the required laser light from a thermionic-type cesium plasma. The analysis takes advantage of theoretical simplifications derived for the ionization-recombination kinetics. It is shown that large laser ionization enhancements can occur and that collisional cesium recombination lasing is expected. To complement the kinetic theory, a numerical method is developed to solve the thermionic plasma dynamics. To combine the analysis of ionization-recombination kinetics with the plasma dynamics of thermionic conversion, a finite difference computer program is constructed. It is capable of solving for both unsteady and steady thermionic converter behavior including possible laser ionization enhancement or atomic recombination lasing. A proposal to improve thermionic converter performance using laser radiation is considered. In this proposed scheme, laser radiation impinging on a thermionic plasma enhances the ionization process thereby raising the plasma density and reducing the plasma arc-drop. A source for such radiation may possibly be a cesium recombination laser operating in a different thermionic converter. The possibility of this being an energy efficient process is discussed. (WHK)

Lawless, J.L. Jr.; Lam, S.H.

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Wave Energy Resource Analysis for Use in Wave Energy Conversion  

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In order to predict the response of wave energy converters an accurate representation of the wave climate resource is crucial. This paper gives an overview of wave resource modeling techniques as well as detailing a methodology for estimating...

Pastor, J.; Liu, Y.; Dou, Y.

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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Light Matters Video The LMI-EFRC Video "Light Matters" was the winner of the "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" video contest for striking photography and visual impact....

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion - Energy Frontier...  

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July 18. Our submission captures the essence of what the LMI-EFRC is about: controlling light to make the most energy from the sun Many thanks to those who contributed to our...

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Energy content of macrobenthic invertebrates: general conversion factors from weight to energy  

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In ecological studies, especially in those dealing with energy circulation in nature, determinations of the energy content of organisms are inevitable. Energy determinations are, however, laborious and time-consuming. Average conversion factors based on different species form various areas and seasons may often be a shortcut for overcoming this problem. To establish general energy conversion factors for aquatic invertebrate groups, we used 376 values of J · mg?1 DW and 255 values of J · mg?1 AFDW, representing 308 and 229 species, respectively. The dry-weight-to-energy factors were highly variable both within and between taxonomic groups, e.g.: Porifera, 6.1 J · mg?1 DW; insect larvae, 22.4 J · mg?1 DW (median values). The energy-conversion factors related to AFDW showed a much smaller dispersion with a minimum median value of 19.7 J · mg?1 AFDW (Ascidiacea) and a maximum of 23.8 J · mg?1 AFDW (insect larvae). Within taxonomic groups, the 95% confidence intervals (AFDW) were only a few percent of the median values. The use of energy-conversion factors based on AFDW is preferable due to their lower dispersion. For aquatic macrobenthic invertebrates, a general conversion factor of 23 J · mg?1 AFDW can be used.

Thomas Brey; Heye Rumohr; Sven Ankar

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The use of solar energy can enhance the conversion of carbon dioxide into energy-rich products: stepping towards artificial photosynthesis  

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...considered as a H2 carrier as equation...pressure) with energy recovery...16]. The conversion of methanol...Catalysis for Energy: New Challenges...2006 Solar conversion efficiency...cells with carrier multiplication...of solar energy conversion technologies...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segregated tandem filter for enhanced conversion efficiency in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system  

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A filter system to transmit short wavelength radiation and reflect long wavelength radiation for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion cell comprises an optically transparent substrate segregation layer with at least one coherent wavelength in optical thickness; a dielectric interference filter deposited on one side of the substrate segregation layer, the interference filter being disposed toward the source of radiation, the interference filter including a plurality of alternating layers of high and low optical index materials adapted to change from transmitting to reflecting at a nominal wavelength .lambda..sub.IF approximately equal to the bandgap wavelength .lambda..sub.g of the thermophotovoltaic cell, the interference filter being adapted to transmit incident radiation from about 0.5.lambda..sub.IF to .lambda..sub.IF and reflect from .lambda..sub.IF to about 2.lambda..sub.IF ; and a high mobility plasma filter deposited on the opposite side of the substrate segregation layer, the plasma filter being adapted to start to become reflecting at a wavelength of about 1.5.lambda..sub.IF.

Brown, Edward J. (Clifton Park, NY); Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY); Dziendziel, Randolph J. (Middlegrove, NY)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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39610 Energy Conversion & Supply (6) 39611 Energy Demand &Utilization (6)  

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. Energy & Environment (12) 19740 (24740) Combustion & Air Pollution Cntrl (12) 19612 Int. Life Cycle:20 12711 Adv. Project Management for Construction (12) 12742 Data Mining in Infrastructure (6) 12750 Infrastructure Systems (12) 12651/751 Air Quality Engr. (9/12) TR10:3011:50/NA 12740 Data Acq

McGaughey, Alan

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39610 Energy Conversion & Supply (6) 39611 Energy Demand &Utilization (6)  

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() 19740 (24740) Comb. & Air Pollution Ctrl 19612 Int. Life Cycle Assessment (12) 19739 (18875) Econ& Engr Combustion & Air Pollution (12) 24642 Fuel Cell Systems (12)MW9:3011:20 24643 S.T. Electrochem. Energy Course (18) 12711 Adv. Project Management for Construction (12) 12742 Data Mining

McGaughey, Alan

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Conversion of Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy into Chemical Energy  

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When a concentrated solar beam is irradiated to the ceramics such as Ni-ferrite, the high-energy flux in the range of 1500–2500 kW/m2 is absorbed by an excess Frenkel defect formation. This non-equilibrium state ...

Yutaka Tamaura

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biochemical Conversion Pilot Plant (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Biochemical Conversion Biochemical Conversion Pilot Plant A pilot-scale conversion plant for researchers, industry partners, and stakeholders to test a variety of biochemical conversion processes and technologies. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. In the biochemical conversion pilot plant, NREL's engineers and scientists focus on all aspects of the efficiency and cost reduction of biochemical conversion processes. Our capabilities accommodate research from bench-scale to pilot-scale (up to one ton per day). NREL's biochemical conversion pilot plant is located in the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF). Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL/PIX 20248

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Advanced Optical Materials for Energy Efficiency and Solar Conversion  

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Optical materials and coatings play an important role in determining the efficiency of solar conversion processes. At present the best known ... . Since they are of significant consequence to solar conversion and...

Carl M. Lampert

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Energy Conversion Overview and it's Renewable Energy Potential for the Oil and Gas Industry  

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Ocean energy conversion has been of interest for many years. Recent developments such as concern over global warming have renewed interest in the topic. Part II provides an overview of the energy density found in ocean waves and how it is calculated...

Pastor, J.; Liu, Y.; Dou, Y.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photochemical Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical Energy in an Eosin–Mannose System  

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Solar energy has been converted into electrical energy using an eosin–mannose system in a ... and 67.20 ?W, respectively. The observed conversion efficiency was 0.6461% and the fill factor was 0.3739 against an a...

Mukesh Kumar Bhimwal; K. M. Gangotri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion  

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials * Members * Contact * Publications * Overview * Alternative Electrocatalysts * Electrocatalyst Durability * Hydrogen Storage * Electrocatalyst Degradation Catalysis & Energy Conversion Home Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials Polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) systems are promising alternatives to conventional power systems for transportation, portable, and stationary applications due to their high efficiency of converting fuel to electricity, low emissions, and low operating temperatures. Three major issues for PEFC systems, especially for portable and transportation use, are cost, lifetime, and fuel storage, with the fuel of choice being hydrogen. Argonne's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Materials group has active research projects in these three areas, to enable the use of this promising technology in a variety of applications.

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Siting handbook for small wind energy conversion systems  

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This handbook was written to serve as a siting guide for individuals wishing to install small wind energy conversion systems (WECS); that is, machines having a rated capacity of less than 100 kilowatts. It incorporates half a century of siting experience gained by WECS owners and manufacturers, as well as recently developed siting techniques. The user needs no technical background in meteorology or engineering to understand and apply the siting principles discussed; he needs only a knowledge of basic arithmetic and the ability to understand simple graphs and tables. By properly using the siting techniques, an owner can select a site that will yield the most power at the least installation cost, the least maintenance cost, and the least risk of damage or accidental injury.

Wegley, H.L.; Ramsdell, J.V.; Orgill, M.M.; Drake, R.L.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmadynamics and ionization kinetics of thermionic energy conversion  

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To reduce the plasma arc-drop, thermionic energy conversion is studied with both analytical and numerical tools. Simplifications are made in both the plasmadynamic and ionization-recombination theories. These are applied to a scheme proposed presently using laser irradiation to enhance the ionization kinetics of the thermionic plasma and thereby reduce the arc-drop. It is also predicted that it is possible to generate the required laser light from a thermionic-type Cesium plasma. The analysis takes advantage of theoretical simplifications derived for the ionization-recombination kinetics. It is shown that large laser ionization enhancements can occur and that collisional Cesium recombination lasing is expected. To complement the kinetic theory, a numerical method is developed to solve the thermionic plasma dynamics. The effects of the complete system of electron-atom inelastic collisions on the ionization-recombination problem are shown to reduce to a system nearly as simple as the well-known one-quantum approximation. To combine the above analysis of ionization-recombination kinetics with the plasma dynamics of thermionic conversion, a finite difference computer program is constructed. Using the above developments, a proposal to improve thermionic converter performance using laser radiation is considered. In this proposed scheme, laser radiation impinging on a thermionic plasma enhances the ionization process thereby raising the plasma density and reducing the plasma arc-drop. A source for such radiation may possibly be a Cesium recombination laser operating in a different thermionic converter. The possibility of this being an energy efficient process is discussed.

Lawless, J.L. Jr.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Norbornadiene-quadricyclane system in the photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy  

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Norbornadiene-quadricyclane system in the photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy ... Photoswitchable Molecular Rings for Solar-Thermal Energy Storage ... Photoswitchable Molecular Rings for Solar-Thermal Energy Storage ...

Constantine Philippopoulos; Dimitrios Economou; Constantine Economou; John Marangozis

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress from DOE EF RC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion...  

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Research Center of the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences SOLID-STATE SOLAR-THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION CENTER Progress from DOE EFRC: Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy...

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Assessment of Microbial Fouling in an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Experiment  

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...Press Inc., New York. 14. Hirshman...Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion...Press Inc., New York. 24. Mathis...Ocean thermal energy: the biggest...Department of Energy, part II. U...Pergamon Press, New York. 28. Perrigo...

R. Paul Aftring; Barrie F. Taylor

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Sebastian S a framework for assessing wind energy conversion systems (WECS) reliability in the face of external based on wind energy are: the impact of wind speed variability on system reliability [1]; WECS' reaction

Liberzon, Daniel

318

Assessment of Microbial Fouling in an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Experiment  

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...publication 23 July 1979 A project to investigate biofouling...to ocean thermal energy conversion heat exchangers...in ocean thermal energy conversion heat exchangers...for man to harvest solar energy involves exploitation...exchanger units. The project was conducted from...

R. Paul Aftring; Barrie F. Taylor

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Sciences The thermal sciences area involves the study of energy conversion and transmission, power  

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Thermal Sciences The thermal sciences area involves the study of energy conversion and transmission in virtually all energy conversion devices and systems. One may think of the jet engine as a mechanical device, power generation, the flow of liquids and gases, and the transfer of thermal energy (heat) by means

New Hampshire, University of

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Abstract: Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) produce fluctuating output power, which may cause voltage fluctuations and  

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Abstract: Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) produce fluctuating output power, which may cause, solar energy conversion, virtual test bed simulation. Preprint Order Number: PE-531EC (02- plying its market-clearing mechanism. This mechanism determines the accepted and unaccepted energy bids

Gross, George

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DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800087 Oriented Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and  

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DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800087 Oriented Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage Jun Liu, poor charge-carrier mobilities and narrow absorption in current semiconductors limit the energy-conversionSusChem 2008, 1, 676 ­ 697 #12;1. Introduction The tremendous challenges in energy and natural resources

Cao, Guozhong

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Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable Electronics  

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Nanoscale Triboelectric-Effect-Enabled Energy Conversion for Sustainably Powering Portable , and 128 mW/cm3 , respectively, and an energy conversion efficiency as high as 10-39% has been demonstrated: Harvesting energy from our living environment is an effective approach for sustainable, maintenance

Wang, Zhong L.

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THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO ETHANOL USING GEOTHERMAL ENERGY DERIVED FROM HOT DRY ROCK  

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97505 THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS TO ETHANOL USING GEOTHERMAL ENERGY DERIVED FROM HOT DRY ROCK between a hot dry rock (HDR) geothermal energy source and the power requirements for the conversion of biomass to fuel ethanol is considerable. In addition, combining these two renewable energy resources

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Volume 28A, number 2 PHYSICS LETTERS 4 November 1968 HIGH ENERGY K CONVERSION COEFFICIENTS  

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Volume 28A, number 2 PHYSICS LETTERS 4 November 1968 HIGH ENERGY K CONVERSION COEFFICIENTS C. 0V) Fig. 1. Theoretical values for K conversion coefficients for 2 = 48. gamma-ray transition energies 1 and Astronomy: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. USA Received 21 September 1968 High energy K

O'Connell, Robert F.

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PROCESS DESIGN AND CONTROL Efficient Conversion of Thermal Energy into Hydrogen: Comparing Two Methods  

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PROCESS DESIGN AND CONTROL Efficient Conversion of Thermal Energy into Hydrogen: Comparing Two. The performance of energy conversion processes can be evaluated using several types of efficiencies.2 Nowadays Gross,*, Ad Verkooijen, and Signe Kjelstrup, Department of Process & Energy, Delft Uni

Kjelstrup, Signe

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Economics of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Luis A. Vega, Ph.D.  

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Economics of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) by Luis A. Vega, Ph.D. Published and 100 MW Plants 15 Co-Products of OTEC 16 OTEC Energy Carriers 19 Externalities in the Production Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Luis A. Vega, Ph.D.1, 2 Abstract A straightforward analytical model

327

Assessment of Microbial Fouling in an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Experiment  

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...Proceedings of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion...Claude, G. 1930. Power from the tropical seas...Metz, W. D. 1977. Ocean thermal energy: the biggest gamble in solar power. Science 198:178-180...studies, p. 1-53. In Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion...

R. Paul Aftring; Barrie F. Taylor

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Transmission and Conversion of Energy by Coupled Soft Gears  

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Dynamical aspects of coupled deformable gears are investigated to clarify the differences of mechanical properties between the machines consist of hard materials and those of soft materials. In particular, the performances of two functions, the transmission and the conversion of the energy, are compared between the hard and soft gears systems. First, the responses of the coupled gears against a constant torque working on one of gears are focused for two types of couplings; P) a pair gears are coupled, and T) three gears are coupled with forming a regular triangle. In systems with the coupling P), we obtain trivial results that the rotational energy can be transmitted to other gear only if these gears are hard enough. On the other hand, in systems with the coupling T), the transmission of the rotational energy to one of the other gears appears only if these gears are soft enough. Second, we show the responses of this system in which one of gears have contact with a high temperature heat bath and the other gears have contact with a 0 temperature heat bath. With the coupling T), the directional rotations appear in two gears having contact with 0 temperature heat bath. Here, the direction of these rotations change depending on the noise strength.

Akinori Awazu

2005-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Photo-mechanical energy conversion using polymer brush dissociation  

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A device is investigated that continuously and directly converts light into mechanical energy, using polymers and photodissociation. A polymer brush tethered to a surface, is brought into contact with a parallel plate a small distance above it that contains reaction sites where photodissociation of bound polymer and light can occur. Under the appropriate conditions, the collective effect of these polymers is to apply a force parallel to the plates, converting incoming light into mechanical work. Numerical work is carried out to understand this effect, a three dimensional Langevin simulation, solution to the Fokker Planck equation, and a one dimensional Monte Carlo simulation. Theoretical analysis of the Fokker Planck equation is used to study a model where equilibration of the unbound state occurs and equilibration to a metastable equilibrium is achieved in the bound state. It is shown that the work per cycle can be made much larger than the thermal energy but at the expense of requiring a greatly diminished photodissociation rate. Parameters are discussed in order optimize mechanical energy conversion.

J. M. Deutsch

2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

330

Designing New Alloys to be Used in New Energy Conversion Technologies  

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Dr. Omer Dogan of NETL Albany discusses using computer simulation and modeling to design new alloys to be used in new energy conversion technologies.

Dr. Omer Dogan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced energy conversion Sample Search...  

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ENERGY Biomass Fuel Cell Battery Photovoltaic Stationary... Power A123 SYSTEMS BioGas Biomass Conversion Drying Zone ... Source: Choate, Paul M. - Department of Entomology...

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One- and Two-Phase Conversion of Biomass to Furfural - Energy...  

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One- and Two-Phase Conversion of Biomass to Furfural Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Contact GLBRC About This Technology Technology Marketing SummaryExploiting the energy...

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Conversion efficiency of broad-band rectennas for solar energy harvesting applications  

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Optical antennas have been proposed as an alternative option for solar energy harvesting. In this work the power conversion efficiency of broadband antennas, log-periodic,...

Briones, Edgar; Alda, Javier; González, Francisco Javier

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Divergent–rotational Nonlinear Energy Conversions in Wavenumber–frequency Domain During Summer Monsoon  

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...—This work deals with computational modelling designed to understand the dynamical mechanism of low frequency monsoonal transients that results from nonlinear divergent–rotational (?-?) kinetic energy (KE) conversions

D. R. Chakraborty; N. K. Agarwal

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversions and storage caused by an unsteady poloidal flow in active solar regions  

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In this paper we discuss coupling processes between a magnetic field and an unsteady plasma motion, and analyze the features of energy storage and conversions in active region.

Zhongyuan Li; W. R. Hu

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Solar Energy Conversion Processes in Nanostructured Materials Studied via Time-Resolved THz Spectroscopy  

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We discuss time-resolved THz spectroscopy measurements for three important solar energy conversion approaches; (1) electronically coupled semiconductor nanocrystals, (2) a bulk...

Beard, Matt; Blackburn, Jeffery; Heben, Michael; Ai, Xin; Rumbles, Garry; Ellingson, Randy J; Nozik, Arthur J

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Symposium on the Physical Chemistry of Solar Energy Conversion, Indianapolis American Chemical Society Meetings, Fall 2013  

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The Symposium on the Physical Chemistry of Solar Energy Conversion at the Fall ACS Meeting in Indianapolis, IN (Sept. 8-12) featured the following sessions (approx. 6 speakers per session): (1) Quantum Dots and Nanorods for Solar Energy Conversion (2 half-day sessions); (2) Artificial Photosynthesis: Water Oxidation; (3) Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Fuels (2 half-day sessions); (4) Organic Solar Cells; (5) Novel Concepts for Solar Energy Conversion (2 half-day sessions); (6) Emerging Techniques for Solar Energy Conversion; (7) Interfacial Electron Transfer

Lian, Tianquan [PI, Emory Univ.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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C3Bio.org - Resources: NIFA - Carbon and Energy Efficient Conversion...  

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Presentations NIFA - Carbon and Energy Efficient Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels About 0 review(s) (Review this) Share: ... Share this resource: Facebook Twitter...

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"Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop hosted by  

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Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop hosted by LMI-EFRC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC Events DOE Announcements Publications Contact BES Home 06.02.10 "Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop hosted by LMI-EFRC Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page July 7, 2010 :: The Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion EFRC at the California Institute of Technology will host a one day "Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop for faculty, staff, postdoctoral, and graduate researchers from EFRCs focused on solar energy conversion. More information can be found here .pdf file (553KB

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New developments in direct nuclear fission energy conversion devices  

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Some experimental and theoretical results obtained in the investigations undertaken at the Central Institute of Physics (CIP) in Bucharest-Romania concerning the direct nuclear energy conversion into electrical energy are presented. Open-circuit voltages (U /SUB oc/ ) of tens of kV and short-circuit currents (J /SUB sc/ ) of several ..mu..A were obtained in experiments with vacuum fission-electric cells (FEC) developed in the CIP and irradiated in the VVR-S reactor at a 10/sup 9/ neutrons/cm/sup 2/s thermal neutron flux. A gas filled FEC (GAFFC) has been devised and tested in the reactor at the same neutron flux. With this GAFEC U /SUB oc/ of hundreds of kV, J /SUB sc/ of hundreds of ..mu..A and powers of hundreds of mW have been obtained. Our researches pointed out the essential part played by the electrons in the charge transport dynamics occuring in the FEC and the influence of the secondary emission on the FEC operation.

Ursu, I.; Badescu-Singureann, A.I.; Schachter, L.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Q-cycle mechanism of transmembrane energy conversion  

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The Q-cycle mechanism plays an important role in the conversion of the redox energy into the energy of the proton electrochemical gradient across the biomembrane. The bifurcated electron transfer reaction, which is built into this mechanism, recycles one electron, thus, allowing to translocate two protons per one electron moving to the high-potential redox chain. We study a kinetic model of the Q-cycle mechanism in an artificial system which mimics the bf complex of plants and cyanobacteria in the regime of ferredoxin-dependent cyclic electron flow. Using methods of condensed matter physics, we derive a set of master equations and describe a time sequence of electron and proton transfer reactions in the complex. We find energetic conditions when the bifurcation of the electron pathways at the positive side of the membrane occurs naturally, without any additional gates. For reasonable parameter values, we show that this system is able to translocate more than 1.8 protons, on average, per one electron, with a thermodynamic efficiency of the order of 32% or higher.

Anatoly Yu. Smirnov; Franco Nori

2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Conversion of Light into Work - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Thermal Solar Thermal Industrial Technologies Industrial Technologies Find More Like This Return to Search Direct Conversion of Light into Work Lawrence Berkeley National...

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Energy Conversion Advanced Heat Transport Loop and Power Cycle  

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The Department of Energy and the Idaho National Laboratory are developing a Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) to serve as a demonstration of state-of-the-art nuclear technology. The purpose of the demonstration is two fold 1) efficient low cost energy generation and 2) hydrogen production. Although a next generation plant could be developed as a single-purpose facility, early designs are expected to be dual-purpose. While hydrogen production and advanced energy cycles are still in its early stages of development, research towards coupling a high temperature reactor, electrical generation and hydrogen production is under way. Many aspects of the NGNP must be researched and developed in order to make recommendations on the final design of the plant. Parameters such as working conditions, cycle components, working fluids, and power conversion unit configurations must be understood. Three configurations of the power conversion unit were demonstrated in this study. A three-shaft design with 3 turbines and 4 compressors, a combined cycle with a Brayton top cycle and a Rankine bottoming cycle, and a reheated cycle with 3 stages of reheat were investigated. An intermediate heat transport loop for transporting process heat to a High Temperature Steam Electrolysis (HTSE) hydrogen production plant was used. Helium, CO2, and an 80% nitrogen, 20% helium mixture (by weight) were studied to determine the best working fluid in terms cycle efficiency and development cost. In each of these configurations the relative component size were estimated for the different working fluids. The relative size of the turbomachinery was measured by comparing the power input/output of the component. For heat exchangers the volume was computed and compared. Parametric studies away from the baseline values of the three-shaft and combined cycles were performed to determine the effect of varying conditions in the cycle. This gives some insight into the sensitivity of these cycles to various operating conditions as well as trade offs between efficiency and capital cost. Prametric studies were carried out on reactor outlet temperature, mass flow, pressure, and turbine cooling. Recommendations on the optimal working fluid for each configuration were made. A steady state model comparison was made with a Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) power conversion system developed at Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). A preliminary model of the CBC was developed in HYSYS for comparison. Temperature and pressure ratio curves for the Capstone turbine and compressor developed at SNL were implemented into the HYSYS model. A comparison between the HYSYS model and SNL loop demonstrated power output predicted by HYSYS was much larger than that in the experiment. This was due to a lack of a model for the electrical alternator which was used to measure the power from the SNL loop. Further comparisons of the HYSYS model and the CBC data are recommended. Engineering analyses were performed for several configurations of the intermediate heat transport loop that transfers heat from the nuclear reactor to the hydrogen production plant. The analyses evaluated parallel and concentric piping arrangements and two different working fluids, including helium and a liquid salt. The thermal-hydraulic analyses determined the size and insulation requirements for the hot and cold leg pipes in the different configurations. Economic analyses were performed to estimate the cost of the va

Oh, C. H.

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of biomass feedstock chemical and physical properties on energy conversion processes: Volume 1, Overview  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory has completed an initial investigation of the effects of physical and chemical properties of biomass feedstocks relative to their performance in biomass energy conversion systems. Both biochemical conversion routes (anaerobic digestion and ethanol fermentation) and thermochemical routes (combustion, pyrolysis, and gasification) were included in the study. Related processes including chemical and physical pretreatment to improve digestibility, and size and density modification processes such as milling and pelletizing were also examined. This overview report provides background and discussion of feedstock and conversion relationships, along with recommendations for future research. The recommendations include (1) coordinate production and conversion research programs; (2) quantify the relationship between feedstock properties and conversion priorities; (3) develop a common framework for evaluating and characterizing biomass feedstocks; (4) include conversion effects as part of the criteria for selecting feedstock breeding programs; and (5) continue emphasis on multiple feedstock/conversion options for biomass energy systems. 9 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Butner, R.S.; Elliott, D.C.; Sealock, L.J. Jr.; Pyne, J.W.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A thermochemical study of ceria: exploiting an old material for new modes of energy conversion and CO2 mitigation  

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...partial molar free energy of lattice oxygen...solar-to-fuel conversion efficiency, which...the mobilities on carrier concentrations...J. Hydrogen Energy 31 5561( doi...for new modes of energy conversion and CO2 mitigation...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frster resonance energy transfer enhanced color-conversion using colloidal semiconductor quantum dots for solid  

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F�rster resonance energy transfer enhanced color-conversion using colloidal semiconductor quantum August 2009; published online 15 October 2009 In this paper, we present F�rster resonance energy transfer FRET -enhanced color-conversion using colloidal semiconductor quantum dot nanocrystals NCs to make

Demir, Hilmi Volkan

347

An unusual pathway of excitation energy deactivation in carotenoids: Singlet-to-triplet conversion on an  

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An unusual pathway of excitation energy deactivation in carotenoids: Singlet-to-triplet conversion of this energy transfer process can be as low as 30%. Here, we present evidence that an unusual pathway direct obser- vation of a singlet-to-triplet conversion process on an ultrafast timescale

van Stokkum, Ivo

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Self-oscillating modulators for direct energy conversion audio power amplifiers  

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Self-oscillating modulators for direct energy conversion audio power amplifiers Petar Ljusev1, Denmark Correspondence should be addressed to Petar Ljusev (pl@oersted.dtu.dk) ABSTRACT Direct energy conversion audio power amplifier represents total integration of switching-mode power supply and Class D

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C 81, 024326 (2010) Resonance behavior of internal conversion coefficients at low -ray energy  

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February 2010) A resonance-like structure of internal conversion coefficients (ICCs) at low -ray energyPHYSICAL REVIEW C 81, 024326 (2010) Resonance behavior of internal conversion coefficients at low -ray energy M. B. Trzhaskovskaya,1 T. Kib´edi,2 and V. K. Nikulin3 1 Petersburg Nuclear Physics

350

AC conductivity of nanoporous metal-oxide photoanodes for solar energy conversion  

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AC conductivity of nanoporous metal-oxide photoanodes for solar energy conversion Steven J. Konezny% solar-to-electric energy conversion efficiency) exploited the large surface area of nanoporous thin of nanoporous thin films without increasing the recombination rate. To ensure efficient charge carrier

Konezny, Steven J.

351

The Activation Energy of the para-Hydrogen Conversion on Tungsten  

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...research-article The Activation Energy of the para-Hydrogen Conversion on Tungsten A. Couper D. D. Eley...has been made of the activation energy, E, and frequency factor, B , for the conversion of para-hydrogen on tungsten...

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352

Thermal power plant efficiency enhancement with Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Abstract In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, coastal thermal power plants would gain further opposition due to their heat rejection distressing the local ecosystem. Therefore, these plants need to enhance their thermal efficiency while reducing their environmental offense. In this study, a hybrid plant based on the principle of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion was coupled to a 740 MW coal-fired power plant project located at latitude 28°S where the surface to deepwater temperature difference would not suffice for regular OTEC plants. This paper presents the thermodynamical model to assess the overall efficiency gained by adopting an ammonia Rankine cycle plus a desalinating unit, heated by the power plant condenser discharge and refrigerated by cold deep seawater. The simulation allowed us to optimize a system that would finally enhance the plant power output by 25–37 MW, depending on the season, without added emissions while reducing dramatically the water temperature at discharge and also desalinating up to 5.8 million tons per year. The supplemental equipment was sized and the specific emissions reduction was estimated. We believe that this approach would improve the acceptability of thermal and nuclear power plant projects regardless of the plant location.

Rodrigo Soto; Julio Vergara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Studies of Perovskite Materials for High-Performance Storage Media, Piezoelectric, and Solar Energy Conversion Devices  

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Studies of Perovskite Materials for High-Performance Storage Media, Piezoelectric, and Solar Energy of applications, such as sensing, data storage, and energy conversion. For example, perovskite solid solutions

Rappe, Andrew M.

354

Investigation into direct conversion with medium energy He-ion beams  

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INVESTIGATION INTO DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION WITH MEDIUM ENERGY HELIUM-ION BEAMS A Thesis by AVERY ALLAN GUILD-BINGHAM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering INVESTIGATION INTO DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION WITH MEDIUM ENERGY HELIUM-ION BEAMS A Thesis...

Guild-Bingham, Avery A.

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

355

Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell  

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Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to- Electrochemical Process for Self-charging power cell, mechanical energy, piezoelectricity, lithium ion battery, electrochemistry Energy conversion physical units achieving the conversions from mechanical energy to electricity and then from electric

Wang, Zhong L.

356

Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption | Department of Energy  

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Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption Methane Gas Conversion Property Tax Exemption < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Bioenergy Program Info Start Date 01/01/2008 (retroactive) State Iowa Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount 100% exemption for 10 years Provider Iowa Economic Development Authority '''''Note: This exemption is only available to facilities operated in connection or conjunction with a publicly-owned sanitary landfill. The exemption was available to other entities only for systems placed in service by December 31, 2012. Systems in place before this date are eligible to receive the property tax exemption for 10 years.''''' Under Iowa's methane gas conversion property tax exemption, real and

357

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversionas photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversionblock for solar photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Experimental and Analytical Studies on Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Conversion  

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Waste heat Pyroelectric energy3 Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Harvesting Using Heat4 Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Harvesting Using Relaxor

Lee, Felix

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Physical and Biochemical Influence of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Discharges into their Adjacent Waters  

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Modeling the Physical and Biochemical Influence of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Discharges into their Adjacent Waters

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A Conversation With Tribal Leaders in Denver | Department of Energy  

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A Conversation With Tribal Leaders in Denver A Conversation With Tribal Leaders in Denver A Conversation With Tribal Leaders in Denver June 27, 2012 - 2:29pm Addthis Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, fifth from left, and EM Office of External Affairs Director Paul Seider, first from left, stand for a photo with leaders and staff members of the Tribal Nations while on a tour of the Rocky Flats site following the Tribal Leader Dialogue in Denver on Tuesday. Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, fifth from left, and EM Office of External Affairs Director Paul Seider, first from left, stand for a photo with leaders and staff members of the Tribal Nations while on a tour of the Rocky Flats site following the Tribal Leader Dialogue in Denver on Tuesday.

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Corrugated aluminum nitride energy harvesters for high energy conversion effectiveness This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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Corrugated aluminum nitride energy harvesters for high energy conversion effectiveness This article aluminum nitride energy harvesters for high energy conversion effectiveness Ting-Ta Yen1, Taku Hirasawa of micromachining processes with high energy conversion effectiveness. Corrugated cantilever design with a single

Lin, Liwei

362

HIGH-VOLTAGE LOW POWER ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION FOR ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURES OF CAPACITIVE VIBRATION ENERGY  

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conversion of the vibration energy. This block is achieved with a successive approximation analogue to achieve optimal electromechanical conversion of the vibration energy. This control requires some (since Cres >> Cstore). Fig. 3 shows that the energy conversion is maximal for a particular range (U1, U2

Boyer, Edmond

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GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Global energy conversion rate from geostrophic flows into  

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GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Global energy conversion rate from estimate of the energy conversion rate from geostrophic flows into internal lee waves in the ocean that linear lee wave theory gives a good prediction of the energy conversion rate at sub-critical and critical

Ferrari, Raffaele

364

Molecular approaches to solar energy conversion: the energetic cost of charge separation from molecular-excited states  

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...longer-lived charge carriers shows clear...molecular-based solar energy conversion systems...monochromatic power conversion efficiency...additional energy and quantum...collecting charge carriers at the device...all solar energy conversion systems where...long-lived charge carriers. We and...

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Marine current energy conversion: the dawn of a new era in electricity production  

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...Theme Issue New research in tidal current energy compiled and edited by AbuBakr Bahaj Marine current energy conversion: the dawn of a new era in electricity...s.bahaj@soton.ac.uk Sustainable Energy Research Group, Energy and Climate Change...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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84Unit Conversions Energy, Power, Flux Energy is measured in a number of ways depending on what property is being  

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property is being represented. Total Energy - Joules and ergs - The total amount of energy in various forms is left on for 1 hour: Convert its energy consumption of 5 watt-hours to Joules. 1 Joule 3,600 sec 5 Watt84Unit Conversions ­ Energy, Power, Flux Energy is measured in a number of ways depending on what

367

Experimental and Analytical Studies on Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Conversion  

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3 Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Harvesting Using Heat4 Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Harvesting Using RelaxorWaste heat Pyroelectric energy

Lee, Felix

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Nanostructural engineering of vapor-processed organic photovoltaics for efficient solar energy conversion from any Surface  

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More than two billion people in the world have little or no access to electricity. To be empowered they need robust and lightweightrenewable energy conversion technologies that can be easily transported with high yield ...

Macko, Jill Annette (Jill Annette Rowehl)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemomechanics of ionically conductive ceramics for electrical energy conversion and storage  

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Functional materials for energy conversion and storage exhibit strong coupling between electrochemistry and mechanics. For example, ceramics developed as electrodes for both solid oxide fuel cells and batteries exhibit ...

Swallow, Jessica Gabrielle

370

Benchmark of Existing Energy Conversion Efficiency Definitions for Pneumatic Vacuum Generators  

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To offer an ideal design solution for vacuum handling systems, taking energetic aspects into account is essential. Therefore the energy conversion efficiency has become a commonly used parameter for describing th...

Florian Fritz; Christian von Grabe…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Electrodeposition and characterization of nanostructured black nickel selective absorber coatings for solar–thermal energy conversion  

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Selective coatings consisting of a bright nickel interlayer and black nickel overlayer for solar-to-thermal energy conversion have been electrodeposited onto stainless steel...2, NiOOH, Ni2O3..., NiO, water and m...

F. I. Lizama-Tzec; J. D. Macías…

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global energy conversion rate from geostrophic flows into internal lee waves in the deep ocean  

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A global estimate of the energy conversion rate from geostrophic flows into internal lee waves in the ocean is presented. The estimate is based on a linear theory applied to bottom topography at O(1–10) km scales obtained ...

Nikurashin, Maxim

373

Use of a Conversational Computer Program in Operator Training for Improved Energy Efficiency  

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Energy efficient operation of process equipment requires attentive operation by well-trained personnel. Use of a computer simulation model together with a conversational computer program, which provides dynamic game playing opportunities...

Brickman, S. W.; Mergens, E. H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

The Energy Conversions and Enhancement Caused by the Unsteady Plasma Motion in the Active Region  

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In this paper,The author has discussed the coupling processes between the magnetic field and the unsteady plasma motion,and analysed the features of the energy storage and conversions in the active region.

Li Zhongyuan

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Recent developments in high-temperature photonic crystals for energy conversion  

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After decades of intense studies focused on cryogenic and room temperature nanophotonics, scientific interest is also growing in high-temperature nanophotonics aimed at solid-state energy conversion. These latest extensive ...

Rinnerbauer, Veronika

376

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Recovery Act ? Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grants ? Formula Grants  

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Funding opportunity announcement for the Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grants, an opportunity open from March 26, 2009 to May 26, 2009 for state applicants and June 25, 2009 for local government and tribal applicants.

377

Conversion of paper sludge to ethanol. I: Impact of feeding frequency and mixing energy characterization  

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In this paper, conversion of paper sludge to ethanol was investigated with the objective of optimization ... optimize cellulase loading, and to determine mixing energy requirements. It was found that decreasing f...

Zhiliang Fan; Lee R. Lynd

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

A Cascade-Type Global Energy Conversion Diagram Based on Wave–Mean Flow Interactions  

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A cascade-type energy conversion diagram is proposed for the purpose of diagnosing the atmospheric general circulation based on wave–mean flow interactions. Mass-weighted isentropic zonal means facilitate the expression of nongeostrophic wave ...

Sachiyo Uno; Toshiki Iwasaki

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

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Mexico. Energy Research and Development Administration, Division of SolarMexico. Energy Research and Development Administration, Division of Solar

Sands, M. D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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January 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion...  

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(Energitjenesten, Copenhagen (Denmark)) Norwegian energy policy Utseth, Anita Energy systems and technologies for the coming century. Proceedings Soenderberg Petersen, L.;...

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Impact of different macronutrient definitions and energy conversion factors on energy supply estimations  

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The magnitude of differences in energy supply using different definitions for carbohydrates and protein as well as different energy conversion factors was investigated. Food supply data for 1999–2001 from FAOSTAT were used for nine countries with different types of diets. Nutrient values were derived from USDA and the British food composition tables for three definitions of carbohydrate (total, available by difference, available as monosaccharide equivalents), three protein definitions (nitrogen (N)×Jones factors, N×6.25, sum of amino acids), fat, and two dietary fibre definitions (AOAC, non-starch polysaccharide). Then three sets of energy conversion factors were applied (Merrill & Watt, general Atwater with/without energy value for fibre, and gross energy—GE). Using the same nutrient definitions, differences between general and specific Atwater factors accounted for 50–320 kJ/capita/day (10–75 kcal/capita/day) and for 290–1500 kJ/capita/day (70–360 kcal/capita/day) between GE and metabolizable energy supply calculations. Protein definitions have a minor impact on per capita energy supply values. They generate differences of less than 1%, or 4–105 kJ (1–25 kcal), with N×6.25 values providing the highest values, followed by Jones factors and the sum of amino acids. The largest differences observed in per capita energy supply calculations are due to carbohydrate definitions. Differences of 3.5–8% or 330–780 kJ/capita/day (80–190 kcal/capita/day) are observed between total and available carbohydrates as monosaccharide equivalents within the general Atwater system. Differences in energy supply between total and available carbohydrates could be minimized by applying an energy factor of 8 kJ/g (2 kcal/g) for dietary fibre, resulting in a higher energy supply of 100–250 kJ/capita/day (25–60 kcal/capita/day) or 1–2%. Differences in energy supply are less influenced by the energy factors as such than by the nutrient definition used, especially for carbohydrates. Differences in energy supply of up to 780 kJ/capita/day (160 kcal/capita/day) or 8% may be statistically relevant and might change research results, estimates of the dietary energy supply and consequently the estimation of the prevalence of undernourishment which may affect nutrition program and policies. Global harmonization of macronutrient definitions and energy factors is important to achieve unambiguous and comparable macronutrient and energy values among countries.

U.R Charrondiere; S Chevassus-Agnes; S Marroni; B Burlingame

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system having a heavily doped n-type region  

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A thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion semiconductor device is provided which incorporates a heavily doped n-type region and which, as a consequence, has improved TPV conversion efficiency. The thermophotovoltaic energy conversion device includes an emitter layer having first and second opposed sides and a base layer in contact with the first side of the emitter layer. A highly doped n-type cap layer is formed on the second side of the emitter layer or, in another embodiment, a heavily doped n-type emitter layer takes the place of the cap layer.

DePoy, David M. (Clifton Park, NY); Charache, Greg W. (Clifton Park, NY); Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet  

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...Renewable energy converters include photovoltaic...sunlight-to-chemical energy efficiency...the nominal thermal-to-electric...subterranean, ocean, and/or...Renewable energy converters include...sunlight-to-chemical energy efficiency...the nominal thermal-to-electric...subterranean, ocean, and/or...

Martin I. Hoffert; Ken Caldeira; Gregory Benford; David R. Criswell; Christopher Green; Howard Herzog; Atul K. Jain; Haroon S. Kheshgi; Klaus S. Lackner; John S. Lewis; H. Douglas Lightfoot; Wallace Manheimer; John C. Mankins; Michael E. Mauel; L. John Perkins; Michael E. Schlesinger; Tyler Volk; Tom M. L. Wigley

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VOLUME54, NUMBER9 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 4 MARCH1985 Conversion of Wave Energy to Magnetic Field Energy in a Plasma Torus  

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VOLUME54, NUMBER9 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 4 MARCH1985 Conversion of Wave Energy to Magnetic Field into plasma heating so that the conversion efficiency of rf energy to po- loidal field energy, given. Evidently, P,JP- 1. This points to a regime for efficient energy conversion except for two further effects

Karney, Charles

385

Electric energy by direct conversion from gravitational energy: a gift from superconductivity  

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We theoretically demonstrate that electromagnetic energy can be obtained by direct, lossless, conversion from gravitational and kinetic energies. For this purpose we discuss the properties of an electromechanical system which consists of a superconducting coil submitted to a constant external force and to magnetic fields. The coil oscillates and has induced in it a rectified electrical current whose magnitude may reach hundreds of Ampere. There is no need for an external electrical power source for the system to start out and it can be kept working continuously if linked to large capacitors. We extensively discuss the issue of energy dissipation in superconductors and show that the losses for such a system can be made extremely small for certain operational conditions, so that by reaching and keeping resonance the system main application should be in magnetic energy storage and transmission.

Osvaldo F. Schilling

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Organic Membranes for Energy Conversion and "Green" Manufacturing  

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Organic Membranes for Energy Conversion and "Green" Manufacturing Organic Membranes for Energy Conversion and "Green" Manufacturing Speaker(s): John Kerr Date: January 17, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Cynthia Tast Organic materials are central to the operation of energy conversion devices such as lithium batteries and fuel cells. Use of organic polymer membranes has been well established in the chlor-alkali and separations industries for several decades now. New applications such as light emitting diodes for displays and area lighting, organic photovoltaics for solar conversion and electrochromics illustrate the growing importance of organic materials in energetic applications. Understanding the operation of these materials, their limitations and advantages is of major importance to the successful

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A novel thermomechanical energy conversion cycle Ian M. McKinley, Felix Y. Lee, Laurent Pilon  

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A novel thermomechanical energy conversion cycle Ian M. McKinley, Felix Y. Lee, Laurent Pilon of a novel cycle converting thermal and mechanical energy directly into electrical energy. The new cycle is adaptable to changing thermal and mechanical conditions. The new cycle can generate electrical power

Pilon, Laurent

388

Sep 05:"Toward Computational Design of Iron-Based Chromophores for Solar Energy Conversion"  

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Sep 05:"Toward Computational Design of Iron-Based Chromophores for Solar Energy Conversion of Chemistry , University of Notre Dame (JH) Sep 19: "Low energy electron molecule interactions - photoelectron, Department of Biochemistry, East Carolina University (Dept) Nov 21: "Taking snapshots along the solar energy

Reid, Scott A.

389

19th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy  

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IPS-19 19th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy 29 Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) Light-Matter Interactions Energy Frontiers Research Center (LMI EFRC) Caltech Center for Sustainable Energy Research (CCSER) NSF Center for Chemical Innovation

Goddard III, William A.

390

Advancing the Frontiers in Nanocatalysis, Biointerfaces, and Renewable Energy Conversion by Innovations of Surface Techniques  

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Advancing the Frontiers in Nanocatalysis, Biointerfaces, and Renewable Energy Conversion by Innovations of Surface Techniques ... (80-86) These energetic electrons that are not in thermal equilibrium with the metal atoms are called “hot electrons”. ... The activation energies are 22-33 kcal/mol, close to the desorption energy of CO from these surfaces. ...

Gabor A. Somorjai; Heinz Frei; Jeong Y. Park

2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper addresses the problem of controlling wind energy conversion systems (WECS) which involve  

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Abstract-- This paper addresses the problem of controlling wind energy conversion systems (WECS-inverter. The goal of control is to maximize wind energy extraction and this needs letting the wind turbine rotor wind energy extraction) only for one wind speed value depending on the considered value of turbine

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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Division of Central Solar Technology, U.s. Dept. of Energy.Div. of Central Solar Technology. U.S. Dept. of Energy.Division of Central Solar Technology, u.s. Dept. of Energy.

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAFT. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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Div. of Central Solar Technology. U.S. Dept. of Energy.Division of Central Solar Technology, U.S. Dept. of Energy.Division of Central Solar Technology, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Semiconductor nanowires for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion  

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by storing the solar energy resource in the form of chemicalthe intermittency of the solar resource, energy storage is asolar energy technologies has been limited by high costs and resource

Dasgupta, Neil

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Thermoelectric, thermionic and thermophotovoltaic energy conversion Ali Shakouri  

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of thermoelectric, ballistic thermionic and quasi diffusive thermionic energy converters are compared. First-state thermionic energy converters would be able to alleviate this trade off, thereby achieving a very high Single Barrier Heterostructure Thermionic Energy Converter Material 1 Mat

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Sandia National Laboratories: very high solar energy conversion...  

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Microgrid, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar Solar energy is both predictable-the sun rises and sets everyday-and intermittent-a...

397

Theoretical thermodynamic analysis of a closed-cycle process for the conversion of heat into electrical energy  

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) Abstract We analyse a device aimed at the conversion of heat into electrical energy, based on a closed Conversion and Management August 19, 2013 #12;1. Introduction The free energy contained in solutionsTheoretical thermodynamic analysis of a closed-cycle process for the conversion of heat

Carati, Andrea

398

Explorations of Novel Energy Conversion and Storage Systems  

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generation from water electrolysis - possibilities of energygeneration from water electrolysis - possibilities of energy

Duffin, Andrew Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

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Electricity - Hawaii is almost totally dependent upon imported petroleum A natural energy source of geothermal

Sands, M. D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy conversion via hot electron internal photoemission in metallic nanostructures: Efficiency estimates  

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Collection of hot electrons generated by the efficient absorption of light in metallic nanostructures, in contact with semiconductor substrates can provide a basis for the construction of solar energy-conversion devices. Herein, we evaluate theoretically the energy-conversion efficiency of systems that rely on internal photoemission processes at metal-semiconductor Schottky-barrier diodes. In this theory, the current-voltage characteristics are given by the internal photoemission yield as well as by the thermionic dark current over a varied-energy barrier height. The Fowler model, in all cases, predicts solar energy-conversion efficiencies of <1% for such systems. However, relaxation of the assumptions regarding constraints on the escape cone and momentum conservation at the interface yields solar energy-conversion efficiencies as high as 1%–10%, under some assumed (albeit optimistic) operating conditions. Under these conditions, the energy-conversion efficiency is mainly limited by the thermionic dark current, the distribution of hot electron energies, and hot-electron momentum considerations.

Leenheer, Andrew J.; Narang, Prineha; Atwater, Harry A., E-mail: haa@caltech.edu [Thomas J. Watson Laboratories of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Lewis, Nathan S. [Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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2D representation of life cycle greenhouse gas emission and life cycle cost of energy conversion for various energy resources  

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We suggest a 2D-plot representation combined with life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and life cycle cost for various energy conversion technologies. In general, life cycle ... use life cycle GHG emissions ...

Heetae Kim; Claudio Tenreiro; Tae Kyu Ahn

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Numerical estimation model of energy conversion for small hybrid solar–wind system  

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This article presents a numerical model which can estimate the energy conversions of separate and hybrid solar–wind systems under variable weather. The model integrates the equations associated with the characteristics of photovoltaic generation, wind energy conversion, energy balance, and battery bank, and uses the local database for radiation, wind speed, and ambient temperature. Once the equation associated with the characteristics of load is given, the numerical model can estimate the monthly and yearly powers output of the separate and hybrid solar–wind systems provided with different configurations. As a fundamental research, the presentations of daily profiles of solar radiation, wind energy, and ambient temperature are explained in detail, and the combination of the characteristics of wind energy conversion and battery bank is determined. The condition of hybrid action is shown, and the solutions are certain to be found. The operation strategies of separate and hybrid systems are also presented.

Shun Ching Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 16 - Towards Engineered Light–Energy Conversion in Nonphotosynthetic Microorganisms  

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Organisms have used light-energy conversion as a source of energy for millions of years. Synthetic biology has made it easier to combine desired components from multiple systems, and the ability to utilize sunlight as a sole energy source would be very beneficial in many biotechnology applications. With recent advances in synthetic biology, new techniques have made it possible to successfully add a simple light-energy conversion mechanism to a heterologous host. Greater understanding of molecular mechanisms of light-capture and CO2 fixation will enable us to create systems combining biological and artificial components. This chapter will discuss the benefits of engineering light-energy conversion and carbon fixation in various nonphotosynthetic hosts, progress that has been made to date, limitations, and future directions.

Ilya Tikh; Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Updated perspective on the potential for thermionic conversion to meet 21. century energy needs  

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Thermionic conversion is unique among power conversion approaches in its ability to generate power efficiently with high temperature heat rejection. This feature has made thermionics an attractive choice for space power systems; and it has substantial potential for terrestrial advanced energy conversion, if certain recently identified technological developments are realized in a low cost manner. Thermionic energy converters are well suited to a modular approach. Thermionics is a passive system without moving parts. Thermionic energy conversion is able to use heat at the highest temperatures available, and to reject waste heat at temperatures high enough to be efficiently used by other energy conversion systems. For example, a thermionic converter can utilize heat at a high temperature from a flame or other heat source, convert some of it to electricity, and deliver its waste heat at a temperature high enough to run a steam generator. The combination of the thermionic converter and steam generator could produce as much as 40% more electricity from the fuel than the steam generator alone. Other terrestrial applications include cogeneration and a possible power source for a hybrid, low-emission electric vehicle. These terrestrial applications require advances in efficiency and power density in order to operate with lower emitter temperatures than space power thermionic systems. Recently it has been shown that close spaced thermionic converters can achieve the performance goals necessary to meet these attractive new applications. The paper addresses the progress in this regard and describes approaches for engineering practical closed spaced converters for large scale applications. Clearly the potential for thermionic energy conversion is great. Every effort must now be made to use this technology to help solve the world`s energy problems. Investments in the manufacturing infrastructure necessary to make thermionic energy conversion cost effective are needed to reach this goal.

Fitzpatrick, G.O.; Britt, E.J.; Moyzhes, B. [Space Power, Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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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

406

Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Energy Conversion, Storage, and Conservation  

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Increasing standards of living and rising population numbers are leading to inevitable increases in global energy consumption. Worldwide energy usage is on track to increase by roughly 40% in the next 20 years...

C. Jeffrey Brinker; David Ginger

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Biomass as Renewable Source of Energy , Possible Conversion Routes  

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Biomass, a renewable source of energy, has been used since the beginning of ... natural gas, wood and other forms of biomass were the most important sources of energy available to humans. Today, biomass accounts ...

Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomass as Renewable Source of Energy , Possible Conversion Routes  

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Biomass, a renewable source of energy, has been used since the beginning of ... natural gas, wood and other forms of biomass were the most important sources of energy available to humans. Today, biomass accounts ...

Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Potential environmental consequences of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plants. A workshop  

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The concept of generating electrical power from the temperature difference between surface and deep ocean waters was advanced over a century ago. A pilot plant was constructed in the Caribbean during the 1920's but commercialization did not follow. The US Department of Energy (DOE) earlier planned to construct a single operational 10MWe Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant by 1986. However, Public Law P.L.-96-310, the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Research, Development and Demonstration Act, and P.L.-96-320, the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act of 1980, now call for acceleration of the development of OTEC plants, with capacities of 100 MWe in 1986, 500 MWe in 1989, and 10,000 MWe by 1999 and provide for licensing and permitting and loan guarantees after the technology has been demonstrated.

Walsh, J.J. (ed.)

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Conversion of Residual Biomass into Liquid Transportation Fuel: An Energy Analysis  

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Conversion of Residual Biomass into Liquid Transportation Fuel: An Energy Analysis ... An energy balance, in broad outline, is presented for the production of a high-quality liquid transportation fuel from residual crop biomass. ... That is, 40% of the initial energy in the biomass will be found in the final liquid fuel after subtracting out external energy supplied for complete processing, including transportation as well as material losses. ...

J. Manganaro; B. Chen; J. Adeosun; S. Lakhapatri; D. Favetta; A. Lawal; R. Farrauto; L. Dorazio; D. J. Rosse

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

411

How e cient will the energy conversion e ciency of solar cells be in 2010?  

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and Embedded Systems 410 Soda Hall Video and Image Processing Lab 307 Cory Hall How e cient will the energyHow e cient will the energy conversion e ciency of solar cells be in 2010? When will Moore's Law and Actuator Center 400 Cory Hall Berkeley Wireless Research Center 2108 Alston Way, suite 200 Center

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412

Explorations of Novel Energy Conversion and Storage Systems  

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on-board automotive hydrogen storage. International JournalVehicular Hydrogen Storage http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/et al. , Reversible hydrogen storage in calcium borohydride

Duffin, Andrew Mark

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Composites for Multi-energy conversion & waste heat recovery  

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Discusses development of a composite that transfers energy between thermal, electrical, magnetic, and mechanical types and a composite material that improves performance through in situ strengthening

414

Science Highlights- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Modes by an Integrated Acoustic Etalon Heterobarrier for Converting Hot-Phonon Energy to Electric Potential MOCVD Growth of Vertically Aligned InGaN Nanowires Resolving...

415

Papers Published - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells with Fullerene-Based Electron Filtering Buffers," Adv. Energy Mater. 4, 1301557 (2014). S. Huang, S. J. Kim, X. Q. Pan, and R. S. Goldman,...

416

Science Highlights- Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Efficiencies Approaching 100% Exciton Management in Organic Photovoltaic Multi-donor Energy Cascades Decorative Power Generating Panels Creating Various Colors Benchmarking...

417

Welcome - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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To Bridge LEDs' Green Gap, Scientists Think Small ... Really Small Read about CSTEC's latest Research Energy Transport in Organic and Hybrid Systems Absorption and Carrier...

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Contact - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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Contact Prof. Peter Green, CSTEC Director Research Group Leader for Thrust 3 - Energy transport in organic and hybrid systems Materials Science & Engineering Dept. H H Dow...

419

Join the National Conversation on Minorities in Energy: Announcing...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

leaders in a series of roundtables across the country to discuss how to meet the job demands of the expanding energy industry, particularly through the minority workforce....

420

Solar energy storage and conversion by hydrogen cycle  

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... ALL forms of 'current' energy-Sun, winds, waves, tides-are intermittent and variable and their use for large- ... and variable and their use for large-scale and domestic purposes alike demands provision of energy storage. This may well turn out to be more difficult than and just as ...

Robert W. Cahn

1978-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Static power conversion techniques for unique energy devices  

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is an important new energy storage device that has some properties of a battery and a capacitor allowing it to be used in applications where attributes of both are needed. To realize the full potential of these energy sources, novel engineering strategies have...

Welch, Richard Andrew

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

High Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems for Liquid Nitrogen Automobiles  

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replacements over the lifetime of the vehicle raises the specter of increased heavy metal pollution, were lead environmental burden and, in particular, would avoid the issues of heavy metals pollution associated with Pb energy storage, particularly lead-acid and Ni-Cd batteries. These heavy metal energy storage systems

Laughlin, Robert B.

423

Integration of Energy Conversion and Biosynthetic Processes in Bacterial Photosynthesis  

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... (growth) will proceed during the light periods, but owing to lack of a continuing energy supply it will be virtually suspended during the dark periods. If growth resumes without ... in Rps. capsulatus there is a very close coupling between the activity of the photochemical energy converting system and the biosynthetic apparatus of the growing cell. It also seems that ...

GARY A. SOJKA; GEORGE A. DIN; HOWARD GEST

1967-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

424

Photoelectrochemical energy conversion and storage using polycrystalline chalcogenide electrodes  

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... areas, such as activated carbon, should be used. Part of or all the converted energy is stored in a controlled way in the system by the introduction of an electrode ... eV) as the photoactive electrode2?4, thus severely limiting their practical use for solar energy ...

GARY HODES; JOOST MANASSEN; DAVID CAHEN

1976-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

425

Efficient solar energy conversion with CuInS2  

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... film is displayed in the inset of Fig. 26. The light attenuation for photon energies above the CuInS2 band gap (830 nm) can be estimated by the area under ... the area under the transmittivity curve. Since the total transmission is 25% in this energy range, a correction factor of 4 for efficiency calculation is obtained. This would result ...

H. J. Lewerenz; H. Goslowsky; K.-D. Husemann; S. Fiechter

1986-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

426

Relation of the second law of thermodynamics to the power conversion of energy fluctuations  

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The relation of the second law of thermodynamics to the power conversion of fluctuation energy is analyzed using the master equation of the model for the conversion circuit. The performance equation for independent particles shows that the power-conversion performance is given by the second law both for classical and quantum-effect diodes. The relation of the second law to power-conversion models based on the theoretical and experimental results for diode performance for interacting particles exhibiting manybody, multiparticle, or other anomalous and excess-current effects is examined. The performance equations are derived from the master equation for models for interacting particles to determine the conditions required by the second law for power conversion. These conditions are given in terms of the distribution throughout the power-conversion circuit for all the parameters that determine the particle and multiparticle barrier-crossing probability such as the effective mass and spectral density functions. Circuits for spectroscopic measurements for power-conversion circuits with interacting particles are noted. Using selected experimental values for the diode nonlinearity factors in these circuits, open circuit voltages are computed that are not predicted by the second law of thermodynamics.

Joseph C. Yater

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component)- Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion  

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion

428

Rankine cycle condenser pressure control using an energy conversion device bypass valve  

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The disclosure provides a waste heat recovery system and method in which pressure in a Rankine cycle (RC) system of the WHR system is regulated by diverting working fluid from entering an inlet of an energy conversion device of the RC system. In the system, an inlet of a controllable bypass valve is fluidly coupled to a working fluid path upstream of an energy conversion device of the RC system, and an outlet of the bypass valve is fluidly coupled to the working fluid path upstream of the condenser of the RC system such that working fluid passing through the bypass valve bypasses the energy conversion device and increases the pressure in a condenser. A controller determines the temperature and pressure of the working fluid and controls the bypass valve to regulate pressure in the condenser.

Ernst, Timothy C; Nelson, Christopher R; Zigan, James A

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Influence of second-order corrections to the energy-dependence of neutrino flavor conversion formulae  

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We discuss the {\\em intermediate} wave-packet formalism for analytically quantifying the energy dependence of the two-flavor conversion formula that is usually considered for analyzing neutrino oscillations and adjusting the focusing horn, target position and/or detector location of some flavor conversion experiments. Following a sequence of analytical approximations where we consider the second-order corrections in a power series expansion of the energy, we point out a {\\em residual} time-dependent phase which, in addition to some well known wave-packet effects, can subtly modify the oscillation parameters and limits. In the present precision era of neutrino oscillation experiments where higher precision measurements are required, we quantify some small corrections in neutrino flavor conversion formulae which lead to a modified energy-dependence for $\

Alex E. Bernardini; Marcelo M. Guzzo

2007-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

430

Assessment of dynamic energy conversion systems for radioisotope heat sources  

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The use of dynamic conversion systems to convert the heat generated in a 7500 W(t) 90 Sr radioisotopic heat source to electricity is examined. The systems studies were Stirling; Brayton Cycle; three organic Rankines (ORCs) (Barber-Nichols/ORMAT, Sundstrand, and TRW); and an organic Rankine plus thermoelectrics. The systems were ranked for a North Warning System mission using a Los Alamos Multiattribute Decision Theory code. Three different heat source designs were used: case I with a beginning of life (BOL) source temperature of 640 C, case II with a BOL source temperature of 745/sup 0/C, and case III with a BOL source temperature of 945/sup 0/C. The Stirling engine system was the top-ranked system of cases I and II, closely followed by the ORC systems in case I and ORC plus thermoelectrics in case II. The Brayton cycle system was top-ranked for case III, with the Stirling engine system a close second. The use of /sup 238/Pu in heat source sizes of 7500 W(t) was examined and found to be questionable because of cost and material availability and because of additional requirements for analysis of safeguards and critical mass.

Thayer, G.R.; Mangeng, C.A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Exergy, Exergy Costing, and Renewability Analysis of Energy Conversion Processes  

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This chapter introduces the foundations of the exergy, exergy production cost, and renewability analysis of energy ... concept of reversible work, the concept of exergy is derived and the exergy balance is presen...

Silvio de Oliveira

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Exergy Design of Energy Conversion System Using Internet Technology  

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Exergy evaluation system with cloud computing technology has been developed for anyone to perform exergy analysis on a homepage for various energy ... that users can experience a process of minimized exergy loss ...

Tsukasa Hori; Yoshinori Hisazumi…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PILOT PLANTS  

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1979, Rosslyn, VA. U.S. Dept. of Energy and Argonne NationalLaboratory, Argonne, IL. ANL/OTEC- BCM-002. Bretschneider,Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

Sullivan, S.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS  

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Div. of Central Solar Technology. U.S. Dept. of Energy.Division of Central Solar Technology. , U.S. Dept. ofDivision of Central Solar Technology. USDOE paper 7D-3/1.

Sands, M. D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Comparative study of turbines for wave energy conversion  

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The objective of this paper is to compare the performances of the turbines, which could be used for wave energy ... future, under various irregular wave conditions. The turbines included in the paper are as follo...

Hideaki Maeda; Toshiaki Setoguchi; Manabu Takao…

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Risk Comparisons for Nuclear and Conventional Energy Conversion Systems  

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The debate on the risks of the peaceful use of atomic energy has intensified public awareness of impacts on the environment. It is increasingly understood that almost all human activities may adversely affect ...

Dr. Ing Ulrich Hauptmanns; Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Werner

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion, and Utilization...  

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R.K. R.K. Sen & Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD (United States) (1997) 29 THERMOCHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PROJECT STAFF (2011) 29 Developing Clean Energy...

438

Primary Photosynthetic Energy Conversion in Bacterial Reaction Centers  

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The development of human societies is strongly influenced by the available energetic resources. In a period where the limitations of conventional fossil energy carriers become as evident as the often uncontrollab...

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zinth; J. Wachtveitl

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Energy conversion catalysis using semiconducting transition metal cluster compounds  

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... semiconducting materials that provide a high density of transition metal d-states bordering the forbidden energy region (d-band semiconductors). During a detailed study of RuS2, the best material ... for photo-induced evolution of oxygen3, it became apparent that ~0.5 eV of energy per transferred electron is lost in the course of trapping positive charge carriers in the ...

N. Alonso Vante; H. Tributsch

1986-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

440

Fundamental Principle of Information-to-Energy Conversion  

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The equivalence of 1 bit of information to entropy was given by Landauer in 1961 as kln2, k the Boltzmann constant. Erasing information implies heat dissipation and the energy of 1 bit would then be (the Landauers limit) kT ln 2, T being the ambient temperature. From a quantum-cosmological point of view the minimum quantum of energy in the universe corresponds today to a temperature of 10^(-29) degrees K, probably forming a cosmic background of a Bose condensate [1]. Then, the bit with minimum energy today in the Universe is a quantum of energy 10^(-45)ergs, with an equivalent mass of 10^(-66)g. Low temperature implies low energy per bit and, of course, this is the way for faster and less energy dissipating computing devices. Our conjecture is this: the possibility of a future access to the CBBC (a coupling/channeling?) would mean a huge jump in the performance of these devices.

Antonio Alfonso-Faus

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic-passivated FeS2 photocapacitors for energy conversion and storage  

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KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Ionic-passivated FeS2 photocapicitors for energy conversion and storage by Maogang Gong et al. KU ScholarWorks is a service provided by the KU Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.... This is the published version of the article, made available with the permission of the publisher. The original published version can be found at the link below. Maogang Gong et al. (2013). Ionic-Passivated FeS2 Photocapacitors for Energy Conversion and Storage...

Gong, Maogang; Kirkeminde, Alec; Kumar, Nardeep; Zhao, Hui; Ren, Shenqiang

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

442

Layered Tantalum Oxynitride Nanorod Array Carpets for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Solar Energy: Experimental and DFT Insights  

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Layered Tantalum Oxynitride Nanorod Array Carpets for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Solar Energy: Experimental and DFT Insights ... This difference in bond energy resulted in narrower band gap energies in oxynitrides compared to their metal oxide counterparts. ...

Nageh K. Allam; Basamat S. Shaheen; Ahmed M. Hafez

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

443

Numerical models analysis of energy conversion process in air-breathing laser propulsion  

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Energy source was considered as a key essential in this paper to describe energy conversion process in air-breathing laser propulsion. Some secondary factors were ignored when three independent modules, ray transmission module, energy source term module and fluid dynamic module, were established by simultaneous laser radiation transportation equation and fluid mechanics equation. The incidence laser beam was simulated based on ray tracing method. The calculated results were in good agreement with those of theoretical analysis and experiments.

Hong Yanji; Song Junling; Cui Cunyan; Li Qian [Academy of Equipment Command and Technology, 101416 Beijing (China)

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

444

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 22, NO. 2, JUNE 2007 431 Control Methodology to Mitigate the Grid Impact  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 22, NO. 2, JUNE 2007 431 Control Methodology- energy conversion systems to the generation mix are planned. Compliance with new grid codes [1 and explore the associ- ated tradeoffs. Index Terms--Dynamics, energy storage, power-generation con- trol

Lehn, Peter W.

445

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

MAY 01 2007 11:22 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/04 MAY 01 2007 11:22 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/04 * * STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-06NT43026; W(A)-06-034; CH-1392 The Petitioner, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) was awarded this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Development of Advanced Small Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs)." The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop advanced, low cost conversions of small (<25 hp) gasoline internal combustion engines (ICEs) to run on hydrogen fuel while maintaining the performance and durability equivalent to, or superior to, the unmodified gasoline engine. The advanced hydrogen engines developed in this program will

446

Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Conversion Device  

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The project conducted under DOE contract DE?EE0002649 is defined as the Advanced, High Power, Next Scale, Wave Energy Converter. The overall project is split into a seven?stage, gated development program. The work conducted under the DOE contract is OPT Stage Gate III work and a portion of Stage Gate IV work of the seven stage product development process. The project effort includes Full Concept Design & Prototype Assembly Testing building on our existing PowerBuoy? technology to deliver a device with much increased power delivery. Scaling?up from 150kW to 500kW power generating capacity required changes in the PowerBuoy design that addressed cost reduction and mass manufacturing by implementing a Design for Manufacturing (DFM) approach. The design changes also focused on reducing PowerBuoy Installation, Operation and Maintenance (IO&M) costs which are essential to reducing the overall cost of energy. In this design, changes to the core PowerBuoy technology were implemented to increase capability and reduce both CAPEX and OPEX costs. OPT conceptually envisaged moving from a floating structure to a seabed structure. The design change from a floating structure to seabed structure would provide the implementation of stroke? unlimited Power Take?Off (PTO) which has a potential to provide significant power delivery improvement and transform the wave energy industry if proven feasible.

Mekhiche, Mike [Principal Investigator] [Principal Investigator; Dufera, Hiz [Project Manager] [Project Manager; Montagna, Deb [Business Point of Contact] [Business Point of Contact

2012-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

447

Biomass Conversion  

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Accounting for all of the factors that go into energy demand (population, vehicle miles traveled per ... capita, vehicle efficiency) and land required for energy production (biomass land yields, biomass conversion

Stephen R. Decker; John Sheehan…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Conversions: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Experience  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Conversions: Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Conversions: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Experience N T Y A U E O F E N E R G D E P A R T M E N I T E D S T A T S O F A E R I C M Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Conversions: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Experience N T Y A U E O F E N E R G D E P A R T M E N I T E D S T A T S O F A E R I C M Robert C. Motta Kenneth J. Kelly William W. Warnock Executive Summary The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) contracted with conversion companies in six states to convert approximately 900 light-duty Federal fleet vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The contracts were initiated in order to help the Federal government meet the vehicle acquisition requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) during a period of limited

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High-Efficiency Energy Conversion in a Molecular Triad Connected to Conducting Leads Anatoly Yu. Smirnov,*,,  

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for Theoretical Physics, The UniVersity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1040, and Department of Physics is highly attractive for solar cell applications. The large predicted increase in the efficiency, the efficient conversion of solar energy into chemical or electrical forms has attracted considerable attention

Nori, Franco

450

Proceedings of IECEC'01 36th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference  

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, gaskets, gas diffusion layers, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) [1]. The MEA is the most important1 Proceedings of IECEC'01 36th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference July 29­August and bipolar plates, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells will play an important role in the near

Van Zee, John W.

451

Aero-Acoustic Analysis of Wells Turbine for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion  

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Aero-Acoustic Analysis of Wells Turbine for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion Ralf Starzmann Fluid the water wave motion into a bi-directional air flow, which in turn drives an air turbine. The Wells turbine the environmental impact of an in situ Wells turbine in more detail requires an in depth understanding

Frandsen, Jannette B.

452

Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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High-Temperature Steam Electrolysis High-Temperature Steam Electrolysis High-temperature steam electrolysis (HTSE) can be used to make hydrogen for use in automotive fuel cells or other portable applications. HTSE takes advantage of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology to split steam into hydrogen and oxygen at high temperatures. This process can use the waste heat from high-temperature industrial processes to lower the need for electrical energy to split water, which gives it an advantage over conventional water electrolysis. Also, unlike steam methane reforming, the current state-of-the-art method for making hydrogen, HTSE does not release any greenhouse gases. As part of the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, Argonne has conducted studies of the causes of HTSE component degradation over extended operation time periods. We have developed methods for determining areas where degradation has occurred using X-ray fluorescence mapping, and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) spectroscopic techniques at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). APS results were complimented by electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy, as shown in the figure.

453

Energy Conversion of Fully Random Thermal Relaxation Times  

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Thermodynamic random processes in thermal systems are generally associated with one or several relaxation times, the inverse of which are formally homogeneous with energy. Here, we show in a precise way that the periodic modification of relaxation times during temperature-constant thermodynamic cycles can be thermodynamically beneficiary to the operator. This result holds as long as the operator who adjusts relaxation times does not attempt to control the randomness associated with relaxation times itself as a Maxwell 'demon' would do. Indirectly, our result also shows that thermal randomness appears satisfactorily described within a conventional quantum-statistical framework, and that the attempts advocated notably by Ilya Prigogine to go beyond a Hilbert space description of quantum statistics do not seem justified - at least according to the present state of our knowledge. Fundamental interpretation of randomness, either thermal or quantum mechanical, is briefly discussed.

François Barriquand

2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

454

Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion  

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Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Storage Scott Kirklin, a co-op student researcher, closely examines a polymer sample before characterizing its surface structure. The capacity of on-board hydrogen storage is critical to the development of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. To be practical, the 2010 performance targets of the hydrogen storage system set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) include a gravimetric capacity of at least 0.06 kg H2/kg and a volumetric capacity of 0.045 kg H2/L at ambient temperature. Furthermore, the adsorbent cost must be less than $4/kWh. These requirements pose significant challenges to the storage material development. Argonne, in collaboration with the University of Chicago (U of C), is addressing these challenges by exploring a new class of hydrogen adsorbent,

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Argonne Chemical Sciences & Engineering - Catalysis & Energy Conversion -  

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Production of Hydrogen using Copper-Chlorine Cycle Production of Hydrogen using Copper-Chlorine Cycle In view of the upcoming hydrogen economy, Argonne researchers are studying thermochemical cycles to determine their potential to produce hydrogen effectively with respect to energy usage and cost. Most emphasis has been placed on baseline sulfur cycles, though a small effort is currently ongoing for alternative cycles, one of which is the copper chloride (Cu-Cl) cycle. The chemistry of this cycle is illustrated in the figure below. Heat/electricity and water are the only inputs, while oxygen and hydrogen are the only products. All of the chemicals are recycled. Production of hydrogen using copper-chlorine cycle diagram The Copper Chloride Cycle Researcher Magali Ferrandon sets up a copper-chloride cycle experiment

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Recovery of Carbon Dioxide in Advanced Fossil Energy Conversion Processes Using a Membrane Reactor  

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Carbon Dioxide in Advanced Fossil Energy Conversion Processes Carbon Dioxide in Advanced Fossil Energy Conversion Processes Using a Membrane Reactor Ashok S. Damle * Research Triangle Institute P.O. Box 12194 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: (919) 541-6146 Fax: (919) 541-6965 E-mail: adamle@rti.org Thomas P. Dorchak National Energy Technology Laboratory P.O. Box 880, Mail Stop C04 Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 Phone: (304) 285-4305 E-mail: tdorch@netl.doe.gov Abstract Increased awareness of the global warming trend has led to worldwide concerns regarding "greenhouse gas" emissions, with CO 2 being the single greatest contributor to global warming. Fossil fuels (i.e., coal, oil, and natural gas) currently supply over 85% of the world's energy needs, and their utilization is the major source of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions of

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Low energy conversion electron detection in superfluid He3 at ultra-low temperature  

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We report on the first results of the MACHe3 (MAtrix of Cells of Helium 3) prototype experiment concerning the measurement of low energy conversion electrons at ultra-low temperature. For the first time, the feasibility of the detection of low energy electrons is demonstrated in superfluid He3-B cooled down to 100 microK. Low energy electrons at 7.3 keV coming from the K shell conversion of the 14.4 keV nuclear transition of a low activity Co57 source are detected, opening the possibility to use a He3-based detector for the detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) which are expected to release an amount of energy higher-bounded by 5.6 keV.

E. Moulin; C. Winkelmann; J. F. Macias-Perez; Yu. M. Bunkov; H. Godfrin; D. Santos

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DIEGO FAZI Mailing address: Solar Energy Conversion Group Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division  

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DIEGO FAZI DIEGO FAZI Mailing address: Solar Energy Conversion Group Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division Bldg 200, Room E105 Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Ave. Argonne IL 60439-4831 E-mail addresses: dfazi@anl.gov Office Number: 630-252-5796 Fax: 630-252-9289 Personal Pages: http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/diego-fazi/ http://www.fazid.org Research Interests Diego Fazi comes from a theoretical Physics background and he performed research in gravitational-wave astronomy within the project LIGO from 2005 to 2012. In October 2012 Dr. Fazi joined the CSE division at Argonne as a postdoctoral appointee in the Solar Conversion

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Abstract--In doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind energy conversion systems (WECS), the DFIG is interfaced to the  

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a popular candidate in the wind energy conversion systems (WECS) due to its advantages [2-5]. When compared with fixed-speed induction generators, the DFIG has the advantages of maximum power capture, less mechanicalAbstract--In doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind energy conversion systems (WECS

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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Design of a Power Oscillation Damper for DFIG-based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimizer  

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This paper presents a method to design a Power Oscillation Damper (POD) for Double-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), operating with voltage control loop. Based on eigen values information from Small Signal Stability ... Keywords: Computational Intelligence, double fed induction generator, power oscillation damper, modified particle swarm optimizer, small signal stability analysis, wind energy conversion system

Huazhang Huang; C. Y. Chung

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 7 - Geothermal and ocean-thermal energy conversion  

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Publisher Summary Geothermal heat sources are utilized by means of thermodynamic engines such as Brayton cycles, in cases where the geothermal heat is in the form of steam. In some regions, geothermal sources exist that provide a mixture of water and steam, including suspended soil and rock particles, such that conventional turbines cannot be used. In most regions the geothermal resources are in the form of heat-containing rock or sediments, with little possibility of direct use. If an aquifer passes through the region, it may collect heat from the surrounding layers and allow a substantial rate of heat extraction such as by drilling two holes from the surface to the aquifer, separated from each other. If no aquifer is present to establish a heat exchange surface in the heat-containing rock, it may be feasible to create suitable fractures artificially. Downward gradients of temperature exist in most oceans, and they are particularly stable in the tropical oceans. The utilization of such temperature gradients for electricity generation such as by use of a Rankine cycle, are considered several times. The temperature differences available over the first 500-1000 m of water depth are only about 25?C. Considering a closed Rankine cycle, with a working fluid such as ammonia, which evaporates and condenses at convenient temperatures, placed near the ocean surface, it will be required to pump colder water through a pipe from the depth to a heat exchanger for condensation of the working fluid. A warm water heat exchanger is required for evaporating the working fluid. The converters must be placed in strong currents such as the Gulf Stream in order to save energy to pump the hot water through the heat exchanger.

Bent Sørensen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fully Solar-Powered Photoelectrochemical Conversion for Simultaneous Energy Storage and Chemical Sensing  

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Fully Solar-Powered Photoelectrochemical Conversion for Simultaneous Energy Storage and Chemical Sensing ... (15) Nonetheless, the storage and utilization of the oxidative energy carried by the photogenerated holes at the photoanodes are generally low, due to large overpotential for water oxidation, as well as the electric energy loss when driving charge carriers through multiple material interfaces and external circuits. ... In such an integrated device, the photogenerated electrons are utilized for H2 generation and holes for pseudocapacitive charging, so that both the reductive and oxidative energies are captured and converted. ...

Yongcheng Wang; Jing Tang; Zheng Peng; Yuhang Wang; Dingsi Jia; Biao Kong; Ahmed A. Elzatahry; Dongyuan Zhao; Gengfeng Zheng

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of solar thermoelectric energy conversion and analysis of a two cover flat-plate solar collector  

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The process of solar thermoelectric energy conversion was explored through a review of thermoelectric energy generation and solar collectors. Existing forms of flat plate collectors and solar concentrators were surveyed. ...

Hasan, Atiya

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The efficiency of conversion of energy in an electric-discharge light-gas accelerator of bodies  

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The results are given of investigation of the processes of energy transfer in a power supply-projectile system, ... the working gas and a number of other factors on the efficiency of energy conversion. It is foun...

A. V. Budin; V. A. Kolikov; F. G. Rutberg

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronics and photonics: two sciences in the benefit of solar energy conversion  

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This paper gives a personal global point of view on two sciences: electronics and photonics towards plasmonics and solar energy conversion. The new research directions in these two sciences are pointed out by comparison and in the perspective of future new solar devices. A parallel and the equivalence between electronics and photonics are presented. Starting from electron in electronics, photon, solitons and plasmons in photonics, electrical cables - optical fibers, plasmonic wave guides, electrical circuits - optical circuits, electrical transistors - optical transistors, plasmonster, electrical generators - pulsed lasers and spasers, photonics gets step by step all the tools already existing in electronics. Solar energy could be converted in many ways, the most known is the conversion in electricity. Today we need that the energy is in form of electricity because most of the apparatus that we use are based on electricity: informatics, motors, etc. However, the progress in photonics with optical circuits, op...

Girtan, M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and characterization of copper doped zinc oxide nanoparticles and its application in energy conversion  

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Abstract Solar cells, in general, perform under light source of solar influx, while the heat energy of solar radiation remains unutilized. Using an aqueous suspension of copper doped zinc oxide nanoparticles in specially-designed electrochemical cells we have observed significant voltage (maximum 632.0 mV) and storage duration (?47 h) upon thermal excitation. The cells exhibit reasonable energy conversion efficiency (maximum 1.36%). These cells generate voltage even at room temperature (?30 °C) and the voltage increases gradually with increasing temperature. When the platinum foil separating the two compartments of the electrochemical cell is replaced by a planar lipid membrane, all the parameters e.g., thermovoltage, storage capacity and the energy conversion efficiency increase significantly.

Poonam Bandyopadhyay; Anindita Dey; Ruma Basu; Sukhen Das; Papiya Nandy

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Current Research on Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

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The thermochemical research platform at the National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is primarily focused on conversion of biomass to transportation fuels using non-biological techniques. Research is conducted in three general areas relating to fuels synthesis via thermochemical conversion by gasification: (1) Biomass gasification fundamentals, chemistry and mechanisms of tar formation; (2) Catalytic tar reforming and syngas cleaning; and (3) Syngas conversion to mixed alcohols. In addition, the platform supports activities in both technoeconomic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of thermochemical conversion processes. Results from the TEA and LCA are used to inform and guide laboratory research for alternative biomass-to-fuels strategies. Detailed process models are developed using the best available material and energy balance information and unit operations models created at NREL and elsewhere. These models are used to identify cost drivers which then form the basis for research programs aimed at reducing costs and improving process efficiency while maintaining sustainability and an overall net reduction in greenhouse gases.

Baldwin, R. M.; Magrini-Bair, K. A.; Nimlos, M. R.; Pepiot, P.; Donohoe, B. S.; Hensley, J. E.; Phillips, S. D.

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Advancing the Frontiers in Nanocatalysis, Biointerfaces, and Renewable Energy Conversion by Innovations of Surface Techniques  

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The challenge of chemistry in the 21st century is to achieve 100% selectivity of the desired product molecule in multipath reactions ('green chemistry') and develop renewable energy based processes. Surface chemistry and catalysis play key roles in this enterprise. Development of in situ surface techniques such as high-pressure scanning tunneling microscopy, sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy, time-resolved Fourier transform infrared methods, and ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy enabled the rapid advancement of three fields: nanocatalysts, biointerfaces, and renewable energy conversion chemistry. In materials nanoscience, synthetic methods have been developed to produce monodisperse metal and oxide nanoparticles (NPs) in the 0.8-10 nm range with controlled shape, oxidation states, and composition; these NPs can be used as selective catalysts since chemical selectivity appears to be dependent on all of these experimental parameters. New spectroscopic and microscopic techniques have been developed that operate under reaction conditions and reveal the dynamic change of molecular structure of catalysts and adsorbed molecules as the reactions proceed with changes in reaction intermediates, catalyst composition, and oxidation states. SFG vibrational spectroscopy detects amino acids, peptides, and proteins adsorbed at hydrophobic and hydrophilic interfaces and monitors the change of surface structure and interactions with coadsorbed water. Exothermic reactions and photons generate hot electrons in metal NPs that may be utilized in chemical energy conversion. The photosplitting of water and carbon dioxide, an important research direction in renewable energy conversion, is discussed.

Somorjai, G.A.; Frei, H.; Park, J.Y.

2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Trapping of molecular hydrogen at surfaces via translational-rotational energy conversion  

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Using electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) intensities of rotational transitions and work-function changes as monitors, we show that molecular hydrogen gases, thermal ortho-para H2 mixture, para-H2, D2, and HD, adsorbing on a cold Cu(100) surface have different sticking coefficients. The relative sticking coefficients and the relative populations of ortho- and para-H2 on the surface, as estimated by EELS, can be understood on the basis of a trapping mechanism involving conversion of center-of-mass kinetic energy into rotational energy.

S. Andersson and J. Harris

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influencing factors on NOX emission level during grate conversion of three pelletized energy crops  

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Abstract NOX emission behavior of three different pelletized energy crops, a herbaceous one, Brassica carinata, a short rotation coppice, Populus sp., and a blend of them, was assessed during fixed grate conversion. Measurements of NOX emissions were done at combustion conditions that yielded both thermal efficiency and CO emissions according to the European norm (EN 303-5:2012), and results compared to limits established by the Austrian deviations. Based on the experimental data, NOX results fulfilled the Austrian restrictions except during combustion of brassica, which exhibited the highest Fuel-N content. The Fuel-NOX was identified as the main formation mechanism. An opposite relation was determined between the specific NOX emissions and the Fuel-N conversion ratio obtained between the N-rich and the N-lean fuels tested here. The influence of the air supply (amount and distribution) on the NOX formation was also noticeable. In general, a higher proportion of air increased the specific NOX emissions and the Fuel-N conversion ratio. Possibilities to control the NOX emissions level by air staging were rather limited, particularly, during combustion of brassica and the blend because of their peculiarities as ash-rich fuels with high slag formation risk. For attaining an appropriate conversion of these fuels, primary air requirements substantially increased. Due to limitations found during the energy crops conversion, efforts to minimize the level of NOX emissions identified here for the troublesome fuels tested should be mainly focused on attaining both a properly designed air supply system and the grate temperature control as well as on conditioning the Fuel-N content, for instance, by blending.

Maryori Díaz-Ramírez; Fernando Sebastián; Javier Royo; Adeline Rezeau

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-Assembled Nanostructured Photoanodes with Staggered Bandgap for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion  

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Self-Assembled Nanostructured Photoanodes with Staggered Bandgap for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion ... X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and diffuse reflectance measurements confirm the staggered band-alignment between Ta2O5 and WO3, which facilitates the separation of charge carriers. ... The TA measurements showed the elimination of trap states upon annealing Ta–W–O nanotubes and, hence, minimizing the charge carrier trapping, whereas the trap states remain in pristine Ta2O5 nanotubes even after annealing. ...

Ramy Nashed; Paul Szymanski; Mostafa A. El-Sayed; Nageh K. Allam

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion of orbital motions in gravitational waves: Simulation and test of the Seaspoon wave energy converter  

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Abstract The conversion of ocean wave power into sustainable electrical power represents a major opportunity to Nations endowed with such a kind of resource. At the present time the most of the technological innovations aiming at converting such resources are at early stage of development, with only a handful of devices close to be at the commercial demonstration stage. The Seaspoon device, thought as a large energy harvester, catches the kinetic energy of ocean waves with promising conversion efficiency, and robust technology, according to specific “wave-motion climate”. University of Genoa aims to develop a prototype to be deployed in medium average energy content seas (i.e. Mediterranean or Eastern Asia seas). This paper presents the first simulation and experimental results carried out on a reduced scale proof-of-concept model tested in the laboratory wave flume.

L. Di Fresco; A. Traverso

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion analysis and performance research on a cone-type dielectric electroactive  

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As a type of intelligent material, dielectric electroactive polymer (DEAP) has shown considerable promise for energy harvesting purposes as well as in actuator mode. Theoretical analysis on DEAP generators is important to guide the optimization and design of a DEAP generator. In this paper, firstly, four working phases of a DEAP generator and energy conversion between mechanical energy input and electrical energy generated have been studied. Then, the model of a cone-type DEAP generator is established. On the basis of that, some key issues of a DEAP generator, such as capacitance, force–displacement relationship, distribution of stress and stretch ratio in the membrane, have been achieved by solving the differential and algebraic equations. It is demonstrated that the stretch displacement of a DEAP generator and bias voltage are the main factors influencing the amount of electrical energy generated and the efficiency of energy conversion. In addition, the failure rule of a DEAP generator has also been discussed. Finally, the proposed model is proved by experimental results, which shows the model is reliable for analyzing the cone-type DEAP generator.

Yinlong Zhu; Huaming Wang; Dongbiao Zhao; Jun Zhao

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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establish efficient clean energy systems, we offer education Summary: * Advanced Energy Conversion * Highly Qualified Energy Conversion * Functional Energy Conversion...

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Paducah DUF6 Conversion Final EIS - Appendix G: Responses to U.S. Department of Energy Letters to State Agencies and Native American Groups  

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Paducah DUF Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS RESPONSES TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LETTERS TO STATE AGENCIES AND NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS Consultation Letters G-32 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-33 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-34 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-35 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-36 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-37 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-38 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-39 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-40 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-41 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters G-42 Paducah DUF 6 Conversion Final EIS Consultation Letters

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Chapter 1.12: Solar Radiation Resource Assessment for Renewable Energy Conversion  

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This chapter addresses measurements, modeling, and databases of solar energy potential that may serve as fuel for solar energy conversion systems. Developing innovative designs for capturing and converting solar radiation is only one part of the equation for solar system deployment. Identifying, locating, and prospecting for the appropriate quantity and quality of solar resources to fuel these systems is critical to system designers, investors, financial backers, utilities, governments, and owner/operators. This chapter addresses the fundamentals and state of the art for measuring, modeling, and applying solar radiation resource data to meet decision-making needs.

Myers, D. R.

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1.12 - Solar Radiation Resource Assessment for Renewable Energy Conversion  

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Abstract This chapter addresses measurements, modeling, and databases of solar energy potential that may serve as fuel for solar energy conversion systems. Developing innovative designs for capturing and converting solar radiation is only one part of the equation for solar system deployment. Identifying, locating, and prospecting for the appropriate quantity and quality of solar resources to fuel these systems is critical to system designers, investors, financial backers, utilities, governments, and owner/operators. This chapter addresses the fundamentals and state of the art for measuring, modeling, and applying solar radiation resource data to meet decision-making needs.

D.R. Myers

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New type of thermoelectric conversion of energy by semiconducting liquid anisotropic media  

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The paper describes preliminary investigations of a new effect in conducting anisotropic liquids, which leads to thermoelectric conversion of energy. Nematic liquid crystals with semiconducting dopes are used. A thermoelectric figure of merit ZT = 0.2 is obtained in experiments. The effect can be explained by assuming that the thermocurrent in semiconducting nematics, in contrast to the Seebeck effect, is a nonlinear function of the temperature gradient and of the temperature itself. Though the discovered effect has to be further investigated, the data obtained suggest that it can be effectively used in alternative energy engineering.

Sergey I. Trashkeev; Alexey N. Kudryavtsev

2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the AC Commutator Machine in Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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APPLICATION OF THE AC OOMM3TATOR MACHINE IN WIND ENERGY CONVKGION SYSTB3S A Thesis By SAMI GF33RGES EL-Jhl'3OUS Submitted to the Graduate College of Twas AW University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... Application of the AC Comnutator Nachine in Wind Energy Conversion Systems. (Nay 1981) Semi Georges El-Jasnus, B. A. Nathenatics, Texas ASN University; Chairman of Advisory Comnittee: Dr. A. K. Ayoub The thesis investigates the tectudcal feasibility...

El-Jamous, Sami Georges

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 23, NO. 2, JUNE 2008 551 Sliding Mode Power Control of Variable-Speed Wind  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 23, NO. 2, JUNE 2008 551 Sliding Mode Power Control of Variable-Speed Wind Energy Conversion Systems Brice Beltran, Tarek Ahmed-Ali, and Mohamed El Hachemi in variable-speed wind energy conversion sys- tems (VS-WECS). These systems have two operation regions de

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Course: ECE 597EN/697EN Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Instructor: Zlatan Aksamija (zlatana@engin.umass.edu)  

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Course: ECE 597EN/697EN Energy Transport and Conversion at the Nanoscale Instructor: Zlatan simulation. Suggested Textbook: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion by Gang Chen (Oxford University. Energy Conversion and Coupled Transport Processes 9. Special Topics I: Thermoelectric and Photovoltaic

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Anaerobic conversion of microalgal biomass to sustainable energy carriers – A review  

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This review discusses anaerobic production of methane, hydrogen, ethanol, butanol and electricity from microalgal biomass. The amenability of microalgal biomass to these bioenergy conversion processes is compared with other aquatic and terrestrial biomass sources. The highest energy yields (kJ g?1 dry wt. microalgal biomass) reported in the literature have been 14.8 as ethanol, 14.4 as methane, 6.6 as butanol and 1.2 as hydrogen. The highest power density reported from microalgal biomass in microbial fuel cells has been 980 mW m?2. Sequential production of different energy carriers increases attainable energy yields, but also increases investment and maintenance costs. Microalgal biomass is a promising feedstock for anaerobic energy conversion processes, especially for methanogenic digestion and ethanol fermentation. The reviewed studies have mainly been based on laboratory scale experiments and thus scale-up of anaerobic utilization of microalgal biomass for production of energy carriers is now timely and required for cost-effectiveness comparisons.

Aino-Maija Lakaniemi; Olli H. Tuovinen; Jaakko A. Puhakka

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The magnesium silicide germanide stannide alloy: A new concept in ocean thermal energy conversion  

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In devices hitherto used for the direct conversion of heat into electricity, commonly known as ''thermoelectric energy converters'', the efficiency of conversion is appreciably lower than that of conventional reciprocating or rotary heat engines. This low efficiency is brought about by the physical properties of the materials selected for the manufacture of these devices. The materials that are currently being used for this purpose are either simple elements and alloys thereof, such as silicon and germanium, or intermetallic compounds, either simple or alloys and solid solutions thereof. Of the latter, mention may be made of bismuth telluride, antimony telluride, lead telluride, antimony silver telluride, lead selenide, bismuth selenide, antimony selenide, etc., as well as mixtures and solid solutions of these and other compounds. A search in respect of these materials carried out in the U.S. Patent literature indicates indeed a quite substantial and impressive record.

Nicolaou, M.C.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximal spin and energy conversion efficiency in a symbiotic system of black hole, disk and jet  

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We study a combined model of black hole - accretion disk - magnetosphere - jet symbiosis, applicable for supermassive black holes. We quantify the mass and spin evolution and we analyze how the limiting value of the spin parameter and the conversion efficiency of accreted mass into radiation depend on the interplay of electromagnetic radiation reaction, magnetosphere characteristics and truncation radius of radiation. The dominant effect comes from the closed magnetic field line region, which reduces the spin limit to values ~0.89 (instead ~0.99 in its absence). Therefore observations on black hole spins could favour or disfavour the existence of the closed magnetic field line region (or its coupling to the disk). We also find that the suppression of radiation from the innermost part of the accretion disk, inferred from observations, and a collimated jet both increase the spin limit and the energy conversion efficiency.

Zoltán Kovács; László Á. Gergely; Peter L. Biermann

2010-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of energy-conversion efficiency from laser to proton beam in a laser-foil interaction  

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Improvement of energy-conversion efficiency from laser to proton beam is demonstrated by particle simulations in a laser-foil interaction. When an intense short-pulse laser illuminates the thin-foil target, the foil electrons are accelerated around the target by the ponderomotive force. The hot electrons generate a strong electric field, which accelerates the foil protons, and the proton beam is generated. In this paper a multihole thin-foil target is proposed in order to increase the energy-conversion efficiency from laser to protons. The multiholes transpiercing the foil target help to enhance the laser-proton energy-conversion efficiency significantly. Particle-in-cell 2.5-dimensional (x, y, vx, vy, vz) simulations present that the total laser-proton energy-conversion efficiency becomes 9.3% for the multihole target, though the energy-conversion efficiency is 1.5% for a plain thin-foil target. The maximum proton energy is 10.0MeV for the multihole target and is 3.14MeV for the plain target. The transpiercing multihole target serves as a new method to increase the energy-conversion efficiency from laser to ions.

Y. Nodera; S. Kawata; N. Onuma; J. Limpouch; O. Klimo; T. Kikuchi

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical parametric master oscillator and power amplifier for efficient conversion of high-energy pulses with high beam quality  

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We describe a system for parametric conversion of high-energy,Q-switched laser pulses from 1.064 µm to 2.1 µm in KTiOPO4. High beam quality and efficiency are obtained...

Arisholm, Gunnar; Nordseth, ??rnulf; Rustad, Gunnar

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison Between Air and Helium for Use as Working Fluids in the Energy-Conversion Cycle of the MPBR  

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A comparison between air and helium for use as working fluids in the energy-conversion cycle of the MPBR is presented. To date, helium has been selected in the MPBR indirect-cycle working reference design. Air open- and ...

Galen, T. A.

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Influence of energy contributions to a high-voltage atmospheric-pressure discharge on the efficiency of conversion of ethanol  

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The results of experimental investigations of the conversion of ethanol in a high-voltage atmospheric-pressure discharge have been presented. The influence of the energy parameters of the discharge on the yield a...

S. A. Zhdanok; A. V. Krauklis; P. P. Samtsov…

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF NINE SMALL WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS FUNDED BY THE DOE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM  

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cost city probably overstates the value of wind energy.wind energy conversion system in the South Bronx in New York City.

Kay, J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 19, NO. 1, MARCH 2004 151 Production Cost Analysis of Dispersed Generation  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION, VOL. 19, NO. 1, MARCH 2004 151 Production Cost Analysis for electric utilities to build a few large central power stations and then deliver that energy through, NSF, and the Grainger Foundation. Y. Lin is with the GE Power Systems Energy Consulting Group

Gross, George

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Proposed solar energy conversion and storage system using a nano-ring in an array waveguide  

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We propose the new solar energy conversion and storage system using the array waveguide. It can be used to generate and store solar energy within the nano-array waveguide system. The system consists of micro- and nano-ring resonators incorporating a Mach Zhender Interferometer (MZI) that can be integrated into a single system. The large bandwidth signal, i.e. white light, is generated using a soliton pulse in a Kerr-type nonlinear medium propagating within a micro-ring resonator system. The control light concept is applied using a nano-waveguide incorporating an MZI, whereas the incoherent light is filtered being coherence, which is amplified and stored within the system. The white light can be re-generated using the stored coherent light pulse. Furthermore, the combination of signals is formed by the array waveguide, which is allowed to generate the huge amount of solar energy output.

W. Khunnam; P.P. Yupapin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Efficiency Carrier Multiplication in PbSe Nanocrystals: Implications for Solar Energy Conversion  

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We demonstrate for the first time that impact ionization (II) (the inverse of Auger recombination) occurs with very high efficiency in semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs). Interband optical excitation of PbSe NCs at low pump intensities, for which less than one exciton is initially generated per NC on average, results in the formation of two or more excitons (carrier multiplication) when pump photon energies are more than 3 times the NC band gap energy. The generation of multiexcitons from a single photon absorption event is observed to take place on an ultrafast (picosecond) time scale and occurs with up to 100% efficiency depending upon the excess energy of the absorbed photon. Efficient II in NCs can be used to considerably increase the power conversion efficiency of NC-based solar cells.

R. D. Schaller and V. I. Klimov

2004-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Municipal solid waste energy conversion study on Guam and American Samoa  

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In the Pacific Islands of Guam and Tutuila in American Samoa, conversion of municipal solid waste to useable energy forms - principally electricity but possibly steam - may hold promise for reducing economic dependence on imported petroleum. A secondary benefit may be derived from reduction of solid waste landfill requirements. At the preliminary planning stage, waste-to-energy facilities producing electricity appear technically and environmentally feasible. Economically, the projects appear marginal but could be viable under specific conditions related to capital costs, revenue from garbage collection and revenue from the sale of the energy generated. Grant funding for the projects would considerably enhance the economic viability of the proposed facilities. The projects appear sufficiently viable to proceed to the detailed planning stage. Such projects are not viable for the islands now emerging from the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

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1984-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Normal mode expansions in dynamic electroelasticity and their application to electromechanical energy conversion  

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A method of eigenfunction expansions is extended to transient problems of dynamics of piezoelectric bodies. After investigation of the eigenfunctions’ properties the general solution of an initial boundary?value problem is constructed in the form of a series of eigenfunctions. Considerable differences between the structure of expansions obtained in this paper and that for a purely elastic case are discussed. The method derived is shown to be a convenient mathematical and physical basis of the theory of electromechanical energy conversion grounded on the concept of the electromechanical coupling factor. It allows one to present this important nonlinear integral characteristic of electroelastic field in the form of a combination of factors corresponding to normal modes of vibrations. The latter quantities are approximately equal to effective coupling factors. These factors can be easily calculated from experimental data by means of the Mason formula instead of Ulitko’s energy?related definition used in the paper. In practical problems this circumstance enables one to simplify calculation of maximal values of the coupling factor and corresponding distributions of displacement with the formulas derived. In general a consistent theory suggested in this paper gives one an opportunity to understand better the nature of dynamical behavior of piezoelectric bodies and of electromechanical energy conversion.

Oleg Yu. Zharii

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Stirling engine as an energy conversion subsystem for paraboloidal dish solar thermal power plants  

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The potential of a suitably designed and economically manufactured Stirling engine as the energy conversion subsystem of a paraboloidal dish-Stirling solar thermal power module has been estimated. Results obtained by elementary cycle analyses have been shown to match quite well the performance characteristics of an advanced kinematic Stirling engine, the United Stirling P-40, as established by current prototypes of the engine and by a more sophisticated analytic model of its advanced derivative. In addition to performance, brief consideration has been given to other Stirling engine criteria such as durability, reliability, and serviceability. Production costs have not been considered here.

Bowyer, J.M.

1984-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Stirling engine as an energy conversion subsystem for paraboloidal dish solar thermal plants  

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The potential of a suitably designed and economically manufactured Stirling engine as the energy conversion subsystem of a paraboloidal dish-Stirling solar thermal power module was estimated. Results obtained by elementary cycle analyses were shown to match quite well the performance characteristics of an advanced kinematic Stirling engine, the United Stirling P-40, as established by current prototypes of the engine and by a more sophisticated analytic model of its advanced derivative. In addition to performance, brief consideration was given to other Stirling engine criteria such as durability, reliability, and serviceability. Production costs were not considered here.

Bowyer, J.M.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion in ferrofluids:?Magnetic nanoparticles as motors or generators  

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We submit a CoFe2O4 ferrofluid in rigid rotation (and then in a Couette flow) to an alternating magnetic field. Rotational viscosity and transverse magnetization are measured simultaneously. Depending on the relative values of fluid vorticity and field frequency, the magnetic particles behave as nanomotors or nanogenerators. It demonstrates the energy conversion between the magnetic and kinetic degrees of freedom of the particles. The effect of an hydrodynamic shear on the spectrum of relaxation times evidences an intimate structure of the ferrofluid consisting of small chains of dipoles.

F. Gazeau; C. Baravian; J.-C. Bacri; R. Perzynski; M. I. Shliomis

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lapped substrate for enhanced backsurface reflectivity in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system  

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A method for fabricating a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion cell including a thin semiconductor wafer substrate (10) having a thickness (.beta.) calculated to decrease the free carrier absorption on a heavily doped substrate; wherein the top surface of the semiconductor wafer substrate is provided with a thermophotovoltaic device (11), a metallized grid (12) and optionally an antireflective (AR) overcoating; and, the bottom surface (10') of the semiconductor wafer substrate (10) is provided with a highly reflecting coating which may comprise a metal coating (14) or a combined dielectric/metal coating (17).

Baldasaro, Paul F (Clifton Park, NY); Brown, Edward J (Clifton Park, NY); Charache, Greg W (Clifton Park, NY); DePoy, David M (Clifton Park, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance testing and economic analysis of a photovoltaic flywheel energy storage and conversion system  

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A subscale prototype of a flywheel energy storage and conversion system for use with photovoltaic power systems of residential and intermediate load-center size has been designed, built and tested by MIT Lincoln Laboratory. System design, including details of such key components as magnetic bearings, motor generator, and power conditioning electronics, is described. Performance results of prototype testing are given and indicate that this system is the equal of or superior to battery-inverter systems for the same application. Results of cost and user-worth analysis show that residential systems are economically feasible in stand-alone and in some utility-interactive applications.

Hay, R.D.; Millner, A.R.; Jarvinen, P.O.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric energy conversion The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore the physics and practical aspects of solidsate heat  

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Thermoelectric energy conversion Objective The objective of this laboratory is for you to explore, plotting software Introduction Most largescale conversion of thermaltoelectrical energy uses a gas cycle the physics and practical aspects of solidsate heat pumps, the direct conversion of thermaltoelectrical

Braun, Paul