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Title: Port of Galveston Solar Energy Project

This study on the performance characteristics of existing solar technologies in a maritime environment was funded by an award given to The Port of Galveston (POG) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The study includes research performed by The Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston (UH). The UH researchers examined how solar cell efficiencies and life spans can be improved by examining the performance of a variety of antireflective (AR) coatings mounted on the top of one of the POG’s Cruise Terminals. Supplemental supporting research was performed at the UH laboratories. An educational Kiosk was constructed with a 55” display screen providing information about solar energy, the research work UH performed at POG and real time data from the solar panels located on the roof of the Cruise Terminal. The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) managed the project.
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  1. Port of Galveston (POG), Galveston, TX (United States)
  2. Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, TX (United States)
  3. Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Port of Galveston (POG), Galveston, TX (United States). Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves-Port of Galveston
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY Crystalline-Si Photovoltaic Modules; Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules; Solar Cell and Module Field Tests; Performance Simulation; Antireflective Coatings; Marine Environment; Texas Gulf Coast