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A personal perspective is given on the major results, themes and trends from the Faraday Discussion on emerging materials for solar energy technologies. This covers research progress into adamantine semiconductors,...
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The European Green Deal set out key actions in the promotion and deployment of renewable energies in order to realize the EU target of energy transition to a carbon neutral energy system. Photovoltaic solar energy is one of the key technology renewable energy sources to enable this transition. The European Commission’s JRC with its PV Energy projec...
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This report summarizes the work performed under a project funded by U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), including some updates from the previous report SAND2022-0215, to use grid edge measurements to calibrate distribution system models for improved planning and grid integration of solar PV. Several physics-based data-driven algorithm...
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Over the last few years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken significant steps in adopting clean and sustainable energy coming from renewable energy sources. The adoption of solar energy in residential use was one of the main projects in the 2030 Saudi vision of preserving nature reserves, with sustainability as a key pillar. The Saudi government...
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Concerning the overwhelming advantages of solar energy, controlling and exploiting solar energy by using solar panels is one of the main fields of research in the domain of renewable energy. The choice of solar panel technology is highly significant to exploit as much energy as possible. In this paper, the main goal is to select the best technology...
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Although fossil fuels leave environmentally hazardous gases like carbon dioxide, to date, global energy production is mostly dependent on these sources. Depletion of fossil resource and changes in the price make it a major concert for the sustainable use in future and utilization of energy resources which is environmentally safe and sustainable. Th...
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The use of solar energy is highly welcomed due to its availability everywhere. Among the types of solar energy technologies, the use of this type of energy to produce heat from different aspects is much more common, so in this research we have tried to examine different aspects of producing thermal energy from solar energy to supply the heat requir...
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Seychelles is among four countries in the African continent with 100% access to electricity, of which over 90% of the energy is generated from fossil fuels. The energy transition is a crucial enabler of sustainable development and climate resilience. Therefore, this study seeks to understand the determinants of solar PV uptake based on a stratified...
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Solar forecasting constitutes a critical tool for operating, producing and storing generated power from solar farms. In the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Program Task 16, the solar irradiance nowcast algorithms, based on five all-sky imagers (ASIs), are used to investigate the feasibility of ASIs to fores...
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Replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energies is a necessary step in the mitigation of climate change. Hotels utilize large amounts of energy in their operation. The Mediterranean region is a popular tourism destination particularly in the summer. During this period, when the majority of the hotels operate, solar irradiance is abundant. There...
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The intensity of solar energy that is received by a particular location is affected by most meteorological conditions including, the solar irradiance received by the location, precipitation, extreme heat as a result of the surface or ambient temperature, etc. We obtain the monthly global solar irradiation and ambient temperature for the three (3) e...
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Agriculture based micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME) form the backbone of the Indian economy and play pivotal role in growing economy by leap and bounds. Jaggery making is one of the most popular agriculture business enterprises those are tremendously creating job opportunities in rural India. In F.Y 2018-19, India has exported 3, 13,869.84 M...
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Nowadays, due to restrictions on fossil fuels, the use of renewable energies is increasing day by day. Among renewable energies, solar energy has received more attraction due to its availability in all places. Among solar energy technologies, the solar tower has been welcomed due to its high power generation of electrical energy. For accurate model...
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This research intends to identify influential factors in adopting and diffusing solar energy technology (SET) by micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in two tehsils of Multan district in Pakistan’s Punjab province. To this end, the influential factors are identified through studying literature surveys and conducting questionnaires....
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Solar energy technologies represent a viable alternative to fossil fuels for meeting increasing global energy demands. However, to increase the production of solar technologies in the global energy mix, the cost of production should be as competitive as other sources. This study focuses on the implementation of machine learning for estimating the t...
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Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems aims to assist society and agricultural communities in different regions and scales to improve their productivity and sustainability. Solar energy, with its rapidly growing technologies and nascent market, has shown promise for integration into a variety of agricultural activities...
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This article explores the patents of solar energy technologies in the organic Rankine cycle (ORC) applications. The conversion of low-quality thermal energy into electricity is one of the main characteristics of an ORC, making efficient and viable technologies available today. However, only a few and outdated articles that analyze patents that use...
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The environmental impacts of refrigeration and air conditioning applications include synthetic refrigerant fluids use and the high demand for electrical energy for activation, being critical in places whose energy mix depends on fossil fuels. Brazil has advantages due to hydroelectricity and the high incidence of solar irradiation, enabling solar e...
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Solar energy technologies are rapidly developing as they can overcome the drastic demand for energy. It can be a prominent part of India’s plan to add new capacity, increase energy security, and mitigate various environmental issues the country faces. However, the development of policies is necessary to make India the leader in the global arena. Th...
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Solar energy solutions that do not require additional space are critical. Noise barriers, which are built in low-value lands next to noise sources, provide effective areas for PV modules. There are many studies on using noise barriers as a sub-structure for photovoltaic systems, providing electricity generation besides noise reduction targets. Phot...
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This study examines the sources of energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the hazards of climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the global solar energy potential, renewable energy sustainability indicators, impediments, and the environmental implications of fossil fuels. The purpose of this study is to investigate viewpoints on...
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ÖZET Günümüzde kirliliğe ve doğal alanlardaki tahribata büyük oranda kentlerdeki fiziksel yapılı çevrenin sebep olduğu bilinmektedir. Yüklendiği işlevler sebebiyle üniversite kampüsleri de birer kent modeli olarak kurgulanmaktadır. Türkiye'de ve dünyada sayıları giderek artan üniversite kampüsleri, sürdürülebilir mimarinin ön planda olduğu alanla...
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Solar energy technologies represent a viable alternative to fossil fuels for meeting increasing global energy demands. However, to increase the production of solar technologies in the global energy mix, the cost of production should be as competitive as other sources. This study focuses on the implementation of machine learning for estimating the t...
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Low‐cost and high‐performance photoelectrochemical (PEC) hydrogen production based on eco‐friendly colloidal core/shell quantum dots (QDs) represents a newly developing solar technology toward carbon neutrality. Herein, we present the synthesis of a novel type of environment‐friendly CuGaS2 (CGS)/ZnSe core/shell QDs with shell thicknesses‐tunable o...
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Machine learning for materials discovery has largely focused on predicting an individual scalar rather than multiple related properties, where spectral properties are an important example. Fundamental spectral properties include the phonon density of states (phDOS) and the electronic density of states (eDOS), which individually or collectively are...
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The demand for power in Ghana is increasing at a pace of 10% each year. To shift away from traditional energy-intensive economic development and its negative environmental impact, the government has begun to heavily promote the development of solar photovoltaic technology. This study explored the challenges and potential of solar energy entrepreneu...
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Several European countries plan to phase out coal-fired power plants in order to reach their greenhouse gas abatement targets. Additionally, the phase-out will bring about so-called ancillary effects or co-effects. In our study, we focus on the co-effects induced in the countries that export coal to Europe. Furthermore, we examine the ancillary eff...
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Currently, the solar industry is operating with little application-specific guidance on how to protect and defend their systems from cyberattacks. This 3-year Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office-funded project helped advance the distributed energy resource (DER) cybersecurity state-of-the-art by (a) bolstering industry aware...
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Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) have been widely used in many fields to exploit their ecofriendly characteristics, from green synthetic procedures to environmentally benign industrial methods. In contrast, their application in emerging solar technologies, where the abundant and clean solar energy is used to properly respond to most important societal...
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Properly recorded solar radiation data are very important in providing accurate information on solar radiation intensity and potential for the application of any solar energy technology. Since such type of data is hardly available in most developing countries like Ethiopia, analysis of temporal and spatial variations of solar radiation is essential...
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The abrupt rise in the human population and the simultaneous shortage of the available resources of natural water have created the dearth of fresh drinkable water. This has turned out to be a critical issue of fresh water availability, which needs to be resolved at the earliest. The best solution to this problem can be saline water desalination, bu...
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In existing solar energy technologies, the nature of light particles is used to convert the energy of these particles into electrical energy. Common methods for making this type of solar cell include the use of silicon and thin films. Crystal silicon cell, the first generation of solar cells, is the most widely used in the photovoltaic system indus...
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Sustainability transitions literature is largely missing the point of view of consumers. This is problematic in efforts to understand how sustainable forms of energy diffuses where consumers are understood as active players in embedding energy efficient technologies in their homes. It remains unclear how consumers make energy-relevant decisions and...
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Energy is the world's primary source of life. The energy requirements of the globe are growing throughout time. Solar energy is a completely used renewable energy. Photovoltaic solar is a form of solar energy technology which is highly popular due to the capacity of the panel to function on diffuse radiation. The use of a combined device, known as...
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The energy consumption associated with the industry sector represents 38% of the global energy demand, being an important aspect that marks the development of a country. In this sense, it is extremely important to diversify the different energy sources and incorporate the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, not only with the idea...
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This report summarizes the work performed under a project funded by U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to use grid edge measurements to calibrate distribution system models for improved planning and grid integration of solar PV. Several physics-based data-driven algorithms are developed to identify inaccuracies in models and to bring...
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Solar energy storage, while currently widely used as a clean and sustainable resource, is a critical issue that impacts the widespread use of solar energy technology. Using solar power to provide electricity can overcome the constraint of avoiding geography, which is crucial for the electricity problem associated with homes built in remote areas. H...
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The article considers the scientifically substantiated, systematized solar energy resource potentials of Turkmenistan. Geoinformation technological maps based on solar energy resource potentials for use in Turkmenistan have been developed, compiled. The obtained technical, economic potentials and environmental indicators from the use of power plant...
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Jet impingement cooling has been utilized to improve the performance of solar energy technologies such as solar collectors, PV systems, PVT systems, and CPV systems. This article provides an overview of current PVT systems using jet impingement. The distinctions between each study, such as research results and PVT system design, are examined and co...
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Solar energy technologies provide solutions for the effective exploitation of internet of things (IoT)-based applications such as smart devices. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) fabricated from π-conjugated carbon-based semiconductors have shown great potential for indoor applications based on exceptional properties that include small current leakage u...
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Poland is dynamically changing its energy mix. As a result of this process, solar energy is increasing its share in energy production. The development of the solar energy market is determined by numerous factors. This paper aims to develop a roadmap for further development of the photovoltaic (PV) energy market in Poland. The scope of the research...
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Based on the methods and algorithms developed in the previous courses of the master's program, the manual offers schemes for solving problems of designing complex periodic multilayer optical coatings for modern solar energy technologies, "smart" materials, display coatings with nontrivial electromechanical properties, etc. The examples of the solut...
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Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites are exceedingly interesting candidates for new solar energy technologies, for both ground-based and space applications. However, their large-scale production is hampered by the lack of long-term stability, mostly associated to ion migration. The specific role of non-covalent bonds in contributing to the stabilit...
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Global concerns and growth in electricity demand, especially for rural and remote settlements, has forced governments, scientists, engineers, and researchers to look for alternative solutions in the form of renewable energy sources. High global growth in solar energy technology applications has added more weight in operations and maintenance (O&M)...
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This presentation summarizes the work performed under a project funded by U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to use grid edge measurements to calibrate distribution system models for improved planning and grid integration of solar PV. Several physics-based data-driven algorithms are developed to identify inaccuracies in models and to...
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The current study discusses the effect of temperature and other conditions on the efficiency of solar panels and the quality of their performance, as the most developed source of solar energy today is solar photovoltaic energy. The cost-competitiveness of renewable energy generation has reached better levels through the manufacture of panels that a...
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The Building design in a correct way and totalitarian requires integration of using solar energy technologies in the architectural design stage of the roofs and facades as the most appropriate places to obtain solar energy because it greatly affects the architectural aesthetic. This integration has to be taken into account at the design stage, whic...
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Solar district heating systems have shown significant promise to facilitate the large scale adoption of solar energy technologies and thus substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Given the mismatch between solar energy and district heating demand, energy storage devices play a critical role given their capacity to stockpile solar energy in b...
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Broadband and omnidirectional anti‐reflective surfaces are important to various solar energy technologies. We report the utilization of deep subwavelength features for the decrement in the broadband and omnidirectional reflection of the solar spectrum. The study commences with nanopillar arrays that are well‐known for their anti‐reflection properti...
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Access to affordable and sustainable electricity is of fundamental importance to development in much of Africa. But, while access to electricity is improving, contributions from non-hydropower renewable energy sources remain small. At the same time, China – the powerhouse of solar energy technologies – has made limited contribution to harnessing Af...
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Evaluation of the maximum solar energy potential of a given area for possible deployment of solar energy technologies requires assessment of clear sky solar irradiance for the region under consideration. Such localized assessment is critical for optimal sizing of the technology to be deployed in order to realize the anticipated output. As the measu...
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This report presents a structured approach to identify and estimate the market size of specific renewable energy technologies that have the potential to be deployed across specific stages of the agri-food chains. More specifically, the methodology first analyses the countries’ value chains and aggregates them into similar agri-food groups when poss...
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Sunlight is the fuel for all solar energy generation technologies. For any generation source and its users , knowledge of the quality and future reliability of the fuel is essential for accurate control and analysis of system performance and to determine the financial viability of projects. Information about the resources and forecasts are conclude...
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With the penetration of electric vehicles (EVs), there have been paradigm shifts in the transportation sector. EVs are ideally considered to be clean and eco-friendly, but they can overload the existing grid infrastructure and significantly contribute towards carbon emissions depending on the source of charging. The ideal solution is to develop a c...
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Facing ever-increasing worldwide energy demand, the reliable and eco-friendly use of green power drives as sources is one of the biggest challenges in 21 st century. About 200 million people of India are deprived of grid power supply, prominently in unreachable hilly and rural locations of the country. Solar energy is a free, green, and leading sou...
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Solar energy powered systems are increasingly being implemented in different areas due to the advances in solar energy technologies. Some of the major areas for solar energy applications include solar water heating, solar electric power generation, and solar water pumping. Solar water pumping has become the most adopted solar energy technology in t...
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Background: Energy is the most essential thing to ensure sustainable development and the forward ongoing approach of human civilization. For over the last three decades, the consumption of energy has doubled to the rate it was back in the last century. In our country, the scenario is even worse. In spite of being a promising country the economic de...
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Supply of energy in sufficient quantity and quality while sustaining the environment is one of the key strategies of human development adopted by most countries and the United Nations at large. This makes solar energy a strong candidate in achieving the aim of sustainable development goals and thus many countries launched several researches towards...
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In this century the advancement of solar energy technologies is one out of the biggest technological challenges because of serious problems related with the generation and use of energy. A brand new promising area of research is growing rapidly which is termed as Nanotechnology. Nanotechnologies are considered one out of the ultimate recommended ch...
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Self-generation of energy by residential houses has been met with many obstacles. When PV Solar energy technology is considered, the barriers manifest in problems related to the location, slope, strength, and shade exposure of house roofs are the most common. Therefore, it is not possible to meet daily energy needs from PV panels placed on the exis...
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The development of technology and the demand for energy are increasing day by day. The limited fossil fuels encourage the search for alternative energy sources. The use of renewable energy sources has an important place in meeting the increasing energy demand. Solar energy technologies are being used frequently today. Solar tracking systems are on...
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PV panels price decrease with average efficiency growth is a stable trend for modern solar energy technologies. In these conditions several companies proposed control systems for solar water heating, substituting solar collectors by PV panels. Advantages and disadvantages for such scheme application in Russian conditions are discussed in this paper...
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In the need of alternative for the conventional sources of energy, Electric Vehicles are slowly introducing themselves in the Transport Vehicle Industries. However due to currently available battery technology, there are certain restriction to the energy storage of a battery like duration of charging and Battery charging capacity that affects the p...