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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?


Solar radiation and the seasons

Solar Radiation and the Seasons


Optimizing tilt for different seasons

Optimizing Tilt for Different Seasons


Energy sources in usa

Renewable 6%

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

  • Thermal

    • Residential thermal heating (low temperature)

    • Solar thermal engines (steam turbine)

  • Photovoltaics

    • Residential applications

    • Power plants


Pumped solar water heater

Pumped Solar Water Heater

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


Rooftop solar water heaters

Rooftop Solar Water Heaters


Rating solar potential

Rating Solar Potential

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


Solar cell technologies and efficiencies

Solar Cell Technologies and Efficiencies

40%

30%


Cigs solar cell

CIGS Solar Cell

CIGS = Copper-Indium-Galleride-Selenium


Cadmium telluride thin film

Cadmium Telluride Thin Film


Thin film solar cells

Thin Film Solar Cells


Pv production

PV Production

0.0002 TWy


Multijunction concentrator

Multijunction Concentrator

40.7% conversion efficiency


Thermal solar plant seville spain

Thermal Solar Plant – Seville, Spain

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


Honda solar car

Honda Solar Car

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Honda solar car1

Honda Solar Car

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Solar architecture examples

Solar Architecture Examples

Canada – Center for Sustainable Living

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


Solar architecture examples1

Solar Architecture Examples

Austria - Institute for Marketing


The team

The Team


Home solar pv installation

Home Solar PV Installation

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

  • Landscaping

  • Solar shingles

  • Agriculture

    • Livestock watering

    • Electric fencing

    • Water pumping

    • Crop Irrigation

    • Drying


Solar gadgets

Solar Gadgets

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

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


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