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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

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?


Solar Radiation and the Seasons


Optimizing Tilt for Different Seasons


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

  • Thermal

    • Residential thermal heating (low temperature)

    • Solar thermal engines (steam turbine)

  • Photovoltaics

    • Residential applications

    • Power plants


Pumped Solar Water Heater

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


Rooftop Solar Water Heaters


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

40%

30%


CIGS Solar Cell

CIGS = Copper-Indium-Galleride-Selenium


Cadmium Telluride Thin Film


Thin Film Solar Cells


PV Production

0.0002 TWy


Multijunction Concentrator

40.7% conversion efficiency


Thermal Solar Plant – Seville, Spain

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


Honda Solar Car

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Honda Solar Car

Darwin to Adelaide winner


Solar Architecture Examples

Canada – Center for Sustainable Living

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


Solar Architecture Examples

Austria - Institute for Marketing


The Team


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

  • Landscaping

  • Solar shingles

  • Agriculture

    • Livestock watering

    • Electric fencing

    • Water pumping

    • Crop Irrigation

    • Drying


Solar Gadgets

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

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


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