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Solar design is the use of architectural features to replace the use of grid electricity and fossil fuels with the use of solar energy and decrease the energy needed in a home or building with insulation and efficient lighting and appliances.
Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage, and a reservoir to stock the heat for subsequent use.
Solar cells, also referred to as photovoltaic cells, are devices or banks of devices that use the photovoltaic effect of semiconductors to generate electricity directly from sunlight.
www.solarnavigator.net /solar_power.htm   (5390 words)

 Solar One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solar One is a pilot solar-thermal project in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, California.
Solar One was the first test of a large scale thermal solar power tower, power plant.
Solar Two was decommissioned in 1999, and was converted by the University of California, Davis, into an Air Cherenkov Telescope in 2001, measuring gamma rays hitting the atmosphere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solar_One   (671 words)

 Solar Energy Technologies Program: Solar Glossary of Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Solar photovoltaic devices are made of various semiconductor materials including silicon, cadmium sulfide, cadmium telluride, and gallium arsenide, and in single crystalline, multicrystalline, or amorphous forms.
Solar Constant — The average amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth's upper atmosphere on a surface perpendicular to the sun's rays; equal to 1353 Watts per square meter or 492 Btu per square foot.
Solar Resource — The amount of solar insolation a site receives, usually measured in kWh/m2/day, which is equivalent to the number of peak sun hours.
www.eere.energy.gov /solar/solar_glossary.html   (10388 words)

 Solar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most frequently used are flat-plate collectors consisting of an absorber where the solar radiation is transferred to heat in the solar collector fluid, insulation along the edge and under the absorber a case that holds everything together, and allows the necessary ventilation and a glass or plastic cover.
During this period, when the solar control senses that adequate heat is present in the solar collectors, it causes a motorized diverting valve to turn, forcing the flow of pool water through the solar collectors, where water is heated.
Basic problem with solar energy is related to the fact that most of the energy is needed during the winter when solar insolation is the lowest and on the other side much of summer potential output can not be used because the demand is mostly not there.
www.geocities.com /dieret/re/Solar/solar.html   (18647 words)

 In India, rural women use of solar cookers -- ONE COUNTRY 14.3 October-December 2002
Solar cooking, they say, means no longer doing things like scrubbing fire-flened pots, searching for firewood, or worrying about children getting burned by the traditional cook fire.
The effort to promote solar energy is instructive of the approach taken by the Institute, which brings women from the western districts of Madhya Pradesh for training on its 5-acre campus in Indore and also has an extensive outreach program into the surrounding districts.
Solar energy use is not the only element of environmental conservation that is taught at the Institute.
www.onecountry.org /e143/e14304as_Barli_Solar_story.htm   (2163 words)

 Solar One portable solar energy display for schools
The Solar One project was first publicly demonstrated at Santa Monica Festival / Earth Day 2000 and recently at the grand opening of the new Burbank AMC entertainment complex on June 18th 2003.
Solar electricity and heat needed to be generated and stored in a manner that is easily understandable, visual.
Solar One at the grand opening of the Burbank AMC entertainment complex allowed GO Solar to showcase solar power to private party of 400 VIP's and celebrities.
www.solarexpert.com /solar-one.html   (395 words)

 ESA - Space Science - Solar Orbiter
Solar Orbiter is intended to brave the fierce heat and carry its telescopes to just one-fifth of Earth's distance from the Sun, where sunlight will be 25 times more intense than we feel it.
One package consists of detectors for observing particles and events in the immediate vicinity of the spacecraft: the charged particles and magnetic fields of the solar wind, radio, and magnetic waves in the solar wind, energetic charged particles and neutrons flung out by the Sun, and neutral atoms and dust grains drifting in interplanetary space.
Solar power would be used whereby 45 solar radii would be the closest possible orbit due to the heat limits on the solar panels.
www.esa.int /science/solarorbiter   (1052 words)

 CD Baby: SOLAR: Suns of Cosmic Consciousness
Solar is the cooperative trio of pianist Eli Yamin, bassist Adam Bernstein and drummer/saxophonist/percussionist Andy Demos.
Solar's goal is to recognize the whole history of the music, and the extreme diversity of their offerings seems to be doing that with gusto.
Solar’s Suns of Cosmic Consciousness is a remarkable CD, fusing elements of post-bop, fusion, modal, and free jazz into a very satisfying and surprisingly cohesive listening experience.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/solartunes   (4463 words)

 Solar Storms
When the solar wind hits the Earth's magnetic field, electrons and protons inside the field are accelerated into currents that flow along the gossamer-thin magnetic field lines and converge on the polar regions.
Since the last solar maximum in 1990, hundreds of millions of people have come to depend on flawless, reliable work by an armada of satellites worth tens of billions of dollars.
But when an event such as a solar flare bombards Earth with an abnormal amount of particles, previously trapped particles in distant parts of the geomagnetic field are accelerated.
solar.physics.montana.edu /press/WashPost/Horizon/196l-031099-idx.html   (2652 words)

 Energy Resources: Solar power
As the Sun moves across the sky, the mirrors turn to keep the rays focussed on the tower, where oil is heated to 3,000 degress Celsius, The heat from the oil is used to generate steam, which then drives a turbine, which in turn drives a generator capable of providing 10kW of electrical power.
Solar One was very expensive to build, but as fossil fuels run out and become more expensive, solar power stations may become a better option.
Solar cells cost a great deal compared to the amount of electricity they'll produce in their lifetime.
www.darvill.clara.net /altenerg/solar.htm   (754 words)

 NASA - Tuesday/Wednesday Solar Punch
The also-powerful CME, which solar scientists think was accelerated by the eruption of the flare, is headed toward us at 2,000 kilometers per second (1,250 miles per second), nearly five times faster than a normal CME, says Bernhard Fleck, ESA SOHO Project Scientist.
SOHO is the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory satellite, a joint NASA/ESA mission, one instrument with which scientists observed this event.
The strongest flare of this solar cycle, in April 2000, a category X20 flare, was not directed at Earth.
www.nasa.gov /vision/universe/solarsystem/10.28Flare.html   (834 words)

 Comet SOHO-6 and Solar Polar Plumes
This image of the solar corona was acquired on 23 December 1996 at 04:44 UT by the LASCO instrument on the SOHO spacecraft.
Thhe LASCO instrument is a set of three coronagraphs that image the solar corona from 1.1 to 32 solar radii.
A coronagraph is a telescope that is designed to block light coming from the solar disk, in order to see the extremely faint emission from the region around the sun, called the corona.
www.solarviews.com /cap/sun/las013.htm   (198 words)

 Solar heating of swimming pools
Solar pool heating is one of the most economically attractive solar technologies in Florida today.
In some retrofit applications, a larger pump may be required to handle the needs of the solar system, or a small pump may be added to boost the pool water up to the solar collectors.
When adequate sunshine is available, the filtered pool water is circulated through the solar collectors, where it is heated by solar radiation and then returned to the pool.
www.solardev.com /FSEC-pool-heating.php   (1890 words)

 Solar and Lunar Calendars: 360-days in a year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nevertheless, the solar has the driving lead, since all other calendars in one way or another find their bearing and orientation by it.
Hence there are four radically different calendars; the major adjusted ones being led by the solar, and the minor unadjusted solar, lunar, and prophetic.
For this reason, "The Writing on the Wall" clings mostly to the simple solar (and adjusted calendars); it is territory with which we are all familiar, (or can be familiarized with), and so can more easily be grasped.
www.netrover.com /~numbers/solar_lunar_calendars-leson2b1.htm   (1115 words)

 A New Chapter Begins for Concentrated Solar Power
Called Nevada Solar One, the 64 MW commercial-scale solar energy plant will encompass 350 square acres, a nearly endless sea of mirrored troughs that will concentrate the strong desert sunlight and convert it into 750-degree F thermal energy, which can then be used to create steam for electrical power generation.
In its first large-scale solar thermal contract, Schott is providing more than 19,000 of their latest vacuum tube steel and glass receivers, which in many ways can be considered the heart of the project.
On a broader scale, Nevada Solar One reflects a symbolic rekindling of this technology approach, one that many experts say is particularly well-suited for areas like the American Southwest where sunlight is abundant but energy is precious and increasingly strained by population growth.
www.renewableenergyaccess.com /rea/news/story?id=43336   (3190 words)

 CNN.com - Sun delivers yet another shot at Earth - Oct. 29, 2003
But late Wednesday, solar scientists observed another big solar explosion, one of the top 20 on record, which directed another huge cloud of supercharged gas in our direction.
Solar flares are often associated with coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, like the one that arrived Wednesday.
When high-energy solar winds from a CME interact with the magnetosphere and generate a geomagnetic storm, they can boost the northern and southern lights considerably, pushing them from the polar regions to the middle latitudes.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/space/10/29/solar.storm/index.html   (802 words)

 Solar Wind - Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While many of the tracks on Solar Wind's sophomore CD, Blue Horizon (Solar One), bear warm, sunny titles and are as sparkling and easy to enjoy as a bright summer day on the beach, this is not a lightweight album.
Solar Wind hails from Los Angeles, California, and their main musical focus is etched in fusion and contemporary jazz.
Mason's exploits on bass are reminiscent of the heydays of Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, especially on his pinpoint riffs and improvised rhythms.
www.solar-wind.com /reviews.html   (1956 words)

 Solar Aircraft One Step Closer To Commercial Satellite Substitute
High-altitude solar planes will be cost-effective as a substitute or complement for many applications currently performed by satellites.
At under 15 miles altitude, solar airplanes are much closer to the ground than any satellite, allowing use of much cheaper transmitters and reuse of scarce frequency spectrum.
Because solar airplanes can land and take off as needed, their payloads can incorporate the latest technology and avoid obsolescence.
www.spacedaily.com /news/solarcell-98m.html   (840 words)

 Solar One
Solar One is equipped with a photvoltaic array on the roof that collects solar power that is stored on site and provides all the electricity used by the building.
Solar One serves as the home base for programming and maintenance activities in the Park and is a teaching tool in and of itself.
In order to beautify the fltop area around Solar One, CEC has installed several large planting boxes made of recycled wood to provide gardening opportunities for individuals and organizations in the community.
www.cecenter.org /scspav.php   (161 words)

 Solar One : About Solar One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Solar One, the City's first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers.
In May 2003, CEC opened Solar 1, a solar-powered building, where students and residents from the City and the greater Metro area learn first hand the principles about energy conservation in their urban neighborhood.
Solar 1 was is a prototype for Solar 2, a much larger facility designed to meet the ever-growing demand for environmental education.
www.solar1.org /about/index.html   (547 words)

 NPR : In Nevada, Solar Power on a Massive Scale
But solar thermal power is quietly becoming a significant source of electricity in the Southwest.
In the desert south of Las Vegas, crews working on a project called Nevada Solar One are assembling a parabolic trough of curved mirrors connected in a huge array.
Solar PV, or photovoltaics -- panels on roofs -- are what most people think of when they think of solar power.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5733830   (296 words)

This newest sun-harnesser- the fifth in the line of solar engines constructed by Dr. Abbott -eliminates most of the serious defects of the earlier models and brings closer the era when man will be able to harness the vast energy of the sun to do his work.
A solar physicist whose major work was to correlate weather and climate with solar activity, Abbott also took an interest in practical solar applications.
Measuring solar radiation as an index of air pollution in the 1920s and 30s.
www.radford.edu /~wkovarik/envhist/RenHist/3.solar2.html   (747 words)

 Nevada Solar One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nevada Solar One is unrelated to Solar One, aside from having a similar name.
Nevada Solar One is being built in Boulder City, Nevada by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Solargenix Energy.
Nevada Solar One will use parabolic troughs as thermal solar concentrators, heating tubes of liquid, instead of the power tower concentrator (as Solar One used).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nevada_Solar_One   (367 words)

 Solar Energy Projects, Installations News Summary
The decision to fund the Adelaide Solar City was announced in Adelaide today by the Prime Minister, Mr John Howard.
SES Solar Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide solar energy modules and roof tiles for an equestrian facility in Switzerland.
The solar technology is integrated into a new, 144,000-square-foot roof on the Base Exchange building that will produce 375 kilowatts of electricity.
www.solarbuzz.com /News/NewsProjects.htm   (1851 words)

 One Roof at a Time
Though the sun provides energy for free, the cost of the panels and other gear was so high that solar couldn't begin to compete with grid power.
More solar power has been harnessed on the world's rooftops in the last two years than in all of previous history.
One solar panel manufacturer calculates that the domestic PV market is growing as fast as 60 percent a year, fast enough that within a decade, California alone should have more solar panels than any single nation.
www.motherjones.com /news/feature/2004/11/11_414.html   (1117 words)

 The One Page Solar System — San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
Make your own scale model of the Solar System by printing and cutting out the planets.
Created by the late Jef Raskin, who is better known as the creator of the Macintosh computer.
Solar viewing at the Asian Art Museum Fall Family Festival
sfsidewalkastronomers.org /thesky/solarsystem/onepage   (98 words)

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The heart of any renewable energy system is the battery.
Solar-One battery answers the demands of many residential and commercial customers worldwide and with ISO 9000 Series Certification, you can rest assured of superior quality.
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