CCRES Solar Energy Technology

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Solar Energy Technology by CCRES

Many cars slow to a crawl as they leave and enter Morningstar Marketplace via Lincoln Highway West in Thomasville. The drivers snap their heads to the side to look in awe at what used to be a plain, grassy field.
The field is becoming a solar farm that will provide all the power needed and then some to operate the combination flea, antique and farmers’ market. Rows of metal racks line the field, a few of them supporting gleaming solar panels. Construction equipment sits amid overturned earth, signs of a project ongoing.More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com.

As the most oil dependent state, Hawaii is adding wind farms and solar arrays to its skyline.More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com.

DTE Energy has installed a solar panel farm at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. When the sun’s out, enough energy can be stored to power 100 Michigan homes, but the panels aren’t powering houses in the area. They’re helping build more efficient cars more efficiently.More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com.

While the sun generates enough energy to meet the world’s energy needs many times over, the challenge is to capture that power for our use at reasonable cost. Today’s solar energy technology converts the sun’s light to electricity and absorbs its heat for heating and cooling systems. Large solar plants absorb the sun’s heat to power steam turbines that produce electricity.

If you want to know more about renewable energy and how you can produce
them, Guide to Career Education has a list of schools offering related courses in science and engineering that can help you.

Solar Electric (Photovoltaic)

Solar technology that directly converts sunlight into electricity is called solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. PV produces direct current electricity, which can be used on-site, stored or converted to alternating current for long-distance transmission.

Solar Heating and Cooling
Solar heating and cooling technologies capture the sun’s heat to provide energy for water heating, pool heating, space heating and cooling, and industrial process pre-heating. The technology can be used for residential, commercial, and industrial use.

Concentrating Solar Power
Using reflective materials, like mirrored troughs, utility-scale systems concentrate the sun’s heat to warm a synthetic liquid to temperatures over 500 degrees Farenheit. This fluid heats water that in turn powers steam turbines to produce electricty.

Passive Solar
Architects and builders use special siting, design and materials to absorb the sun’s heat that later is released to warm during cooler evening and nights. Passive solar also refers to directing sunlight to brighten interior spaces and positioning shading devices to protect from excessive heat.

Solar Ovens
Solar ovens are a low-tech, low-cost option to heating and cooking food. Similar to a crockpot, solar ovens are essentially well insulated portable boxes that capture and hold the sun’s heat.

Emerging Technology
Research and development by companies and research labs are continually discovering new techniques and materials that improve efficiencies and cut the cost of capturing solar energy.

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ( CCRES )

About CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)• was founded in 1988 as the non-profit European Association for Renewable Energy that conducts its work independently of political parties, institutions, commercial enterprises and interest groups, • is dedicated to the cause of completely substituting for nuclear and fossil energy through renewable energy, • regards solar energy supply as essential to preserve the natural resources and a prerequisite for a sustainable economy,• acts to change conventional political priorities and common infrastructures in favor of renewable energy, from the local to the international level, • brings together expertise from the fields of politics, economy, science, and culture to promote the entry of solar energy, • provides the opportunity to play a part in the sociocultural movement for renewable energy by joining the association for everyone, • considers full renewable energy supply a momentous and visionary goal - the challenge of the century to humanity. CCRES Željko Serdar Head of association solarserdar@gmail.com
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One Response to CCRES Solar Energy Technology

  1. The world is turning green. Not literally green, but the way of thinking green, and it is slowly and surely taking over the world. With myself being the curious type and not wanting to be left behind, I thought it would be a good idea to read up about it. Renewable Energy looked like a good option, and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.

    For it’s said to be an easy read, I found some of it quite hard to follow, not that the writing was hard to follow, but that the terms that were used weren’t fully explained. What could have helped this book a lot would have been the inclusion of some photos or some diagrams of what was being described and maybe some step-by-step guides on how to build or install some of the equipment mentioned in the book.

    After reading this book I feel a lot more clued up about renewable energy and the options the world has once it runs out of fossil fuels. I think this book would be an excellent resource for anyone wanting to make renewable energy part of their career or a college student doing a project on renewable energy.

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