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Title: Solar Energy: The Chicago Connection

Utilization of solar energy was significantly advanced with the invention of nonimaging solar concentrators. This has enabled practical uses of solar energy for such purposes as heating and cooling ofmore » buildings and power generation without the requirement for complicated tracking. What began as a method for efficiently collecting cerenkov light in high energy physics has become the means for producing from solar energy, high temperature for many societal applications as well as ultra-high temperature for research. This talk will describe the optical principles underlying the technology and illustrate with projects and laboratories from around the world. Examples will be drawn from a number of areas: cooling a commercial building in Sacramento, California, advanced collector development in China, NASA's plans for space propulsion by heating hydrogen, and from our own City of Chicago, a commitment to be a global leader in renewable energy production and manufacturing including solar power.« less
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Title: Solar Energy: The Chicago Connection
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Publication Date: 2002-05-15
OSTI Identifier: 1015623
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%10
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on May 15, 2002
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ; HEATING ; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS ; HYDROGEN ; INVENTIONS ; MANUFACTURING ; POWER GENERATION ; PRODUCTION ; PROPULSION ; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS ; SOLAR ENERGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:06:12
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27