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Renewable Energy - Solar. ENGR 101 Prof. Maria A. Barrufet Petroleum Engineering. Originates with the thermonuclear fusion reactions occurring in the sun. Represents the entire electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, and radio waves). What is Solar Energy?.

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Renewable energy solar

Renewable Energy - Solar

ENGR 101

Prof. Maria A. Barrufet

Petroleum Engineering


What is solar energy

Originates with the thermonuclear fusion reactions occurring in the sun.

Represents the entire electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, and radio waves).

What is Solar Energy?




Energy sources in usa

Renewable 6% in the sun.

Solar 1%

Wind 2%

Share of total energy (0.18% of total use)

Energy Sources in USA

http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html (accessed Nov, 2006)


Uses for solar energy
Uses for Solar Energy in the sun.

  • Thermal

    • Residential thermal heating (low temperature)

    • Solar thermal engines (steam turbine)

  • Photovoltaics

    • Residential applications

    • Power plants


Pumped solar water heater
Pumped Solar Water Heater in the sun.

http://www.solartwin.com/STApplet/STApplet.htm



Rating solar potential
Rating Solar Potential in the sun.

Areas with rating

greater than 5 have higher potential for

energy generation using concentrated solar power

(accessed, February 2006)

http://www.nrel.gov/csp/maps.html



Cigs solar cell
CIGS Solar Cell in the sun.

CIGS = Copper-Indium-Galleride-Selenium




Pv production
PV Production in the sun.

0.0002 TWy


Multijunction concentrator
Multijunction Concentrator in the sun.

40.7% conversion efficiency


Thermal solar plant seville spain
Thermal Solar Plant – Seville, Spain in the sun.

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2007/2007-03-30-02.asp


Honda solar car
Honda Solar Car in the sun.

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Honda solar car1
Honda Solar Car in the sun.

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Solar architecture examples
Solar Architecture Examples in the sun.

Canada – Center for Sustainable Living

http://www.iea-pvps.org/cases/can_01.htm


Solar architecture examples1
Solar Architecture Examples in the sun.

Austria - Institute for Marketing


The team

The Team in the sun.


Home solar pv installation
Home Solar PV Installation in the sun.

http://solarguard.solarcity.com/kiosk/Data.aspx?Mode=Kiosk&GroupID=3&SubgroupID=0&Scroll=1&AutoDemo=0&Timeout=90&RangeType=Day&ChartHour=0&ClientID=524


Solar cells uses
Solar Cells Uses in the sun.

  • Landscaping

  • Solar shingles

  • Agriculture

    • Livestock watering

    • Electric fencing

    • Water pumping

    • Crop Irrigation

    • Drying


Solar gadgets
Solar Gadgets in the sun.

  • Solar powered calculators, scales, landscaping, mosquito repellent, bird feeders

ttp://www.homesolarpoweredsystems.com/solardevices/solar_general.htm


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