Solar Energy

EVENTS

February’s meeting will feature a roundtable discussion regarding Generation 2000, the largest kids’ fair in the Southwest.” EPSEA will have a table there and we are soliciting creative, interactive ideas that will stimulate kid’s interest in solar. Please bring your best ideas and your thinking caps and we can discuss that and any other items of interest.We will meet at 7 PM in Classroom Building Rm. 205 as usual. See you there!

To further help spread information on solar and other green topics, we have a few videos.

Want to know if how Incandescent lightbulbs compare to CFLs vs LEDs? Hank Green’s EcoGeek blog on YahooGreen investigates this:

Want more, including an Excel spreadsheet to figure out which bulb is best for you? Go to the article on YahooGreen here.

The Daily Show had a couple interesting speakers. First was Thomas Friedman on Nov. 11th on his book “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”.Then on the following night, T. Boone Pickens talked about his book and his plan for using renewable energy to get America self-sufficient.The El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) was founded in 1978 and is the oldest, continuously active, local solar organization in the United States. EPSEA publishes a monthly newsletter on solar energy and EPSEA activities.

The purpose of EPSEA is to further the development and application of solar energy and related technologies with concern for ecologic, social and economic fabric of the region (West Texas, Southern New Mexico, Northern Mexico).

In addition to monthly meetings/seminars, EPSEA conducts technology demonstrations, information booths, and conducts project development work related to renewable energy technologies in the Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico.

EPSEA is a Chapter Member of the Texas State Solar Energy Society, of the American Solar Energy Society.

EPSEA is a registered nonprofit 501 (c) (3)

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Metal particle generates new hope for hydrogen energy

Led by Associate Professor Greg Metha, Head of Chemistry, the researchers are exploring how the metal nanoparticles act as highly efficient catalysts in using solar radiation to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. “Efficient and direct production of hydrogen from solar radiation provides a renewable energy source that is the pinnacle of clean energy,” said Associate Professor Greg Metha. “We believe this work will contribute significantly to the global effort to convert solar energy into portable chemical energy.”

Inkjet printing could change the face of solar energy industry

Inkjet printers, a low-cost technology that in recent decades has revolutionized home and small office printing, may soon offer similar benefits for the future of solar energy. Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way for the first time to create successful “CIGS” solar devices with inkjet printing, in work that reduces raw material waste by 90 percent and will significantly lower the cost of producing solar energy cells with some very promising compounds.

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