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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Prof. Maria A. Barrufet
Represents the entire electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, and radio waves).What is Solar Energy?
Renewable 6% in the sun.
Share of total energy (0.18% of total use)Energy Sources in USA
http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html (accessed Nov, 2006)
Areas with rating
greater than 5 have higher potential for
energy generation using concentrated solar power
(accessed, February 2006)
CIGS = Copper-Indium-Galleride-Selenium
40.7% conversion efficiency
Canada – Center for Sustainable Living
Austria - Institute for Marketing