Solar Water Articles

  • Closer Look at the Capacity of SLA Batteries and Solar Energy Systems

    Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries have a reputation for being durable when used to support portable electronic devices. They require minimal maintenance and offer leak-proof capabilities. But when used with solar energy systems, the units present issues that can hinder the potential and performance of the machines. For example, general purpose SLA batteries should not be deep cycled, as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • White House Briefing: Solar Goals Exceeded!

    Christine Harada Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, CEQ Christine Harada is the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for promoting environmental and energy sustainability across Federal Government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion ...

  • Bill Walton Talks About Going Solar with NRG Home Solar

    NBA great Bill Walton encourages us all: Power your house with solar for all the practical reasons—and for all the right reasons. “I made the commitment that I would work to help bring every person access to clean power. That is the future. We all have to make the choice to be part of the future, to have clean air and clean water so everyone can move forward in life. And it all starts ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Effects of different substrates in the mitigation of algae-induced high pH wastewaters in a pilot-scale free water surface wetland system

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs), as part of municipal wastewater treatment strategies, can exhibit variability in performance due to climatic conditions. Under elevated temperature and strong solar radiation, algal blooms and subsequent high pH effluents have often been observed. In this study, four substrates (gravel, peat, organic mulch, and topsoil) were evaluated for their ability to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solar-Driven H2O2 Generation From H2O and O2 Using Earth-Abundant Mixed-Metal Oxide@Carbon Nitride Photocatalysts

    Light-driven generation of H2O2 only from water and molecular oxygen could be an ideal pathway for clean production of solar fuels. In this work, a mixed metal oxide/graphitic-C3N4 (MMO@C3N4) composite was synthesized as a dual-functional photocatalyst for both water oxidation and oxygen reduction to generate H2O2. The ...


    By SusChem

  • Detecting climate variability impacts on reference and actual evapotranspiration in the Taohe River Basin, NW China

    Analysis of the impacts of climate variability on evapotranspiration (ET) is of great importance in understanding climate variability and its effect on hydrological aspects. In this study, temporal and spatial variations in reference evapotranspiration (ET0) and actual evapotranspiration (AET) were comprehensively detected in the Taohe River Basin ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Let us make our planet as solar paradise

    We should think to create happy planet. But first of all we should think what we mean by happy planet. Very nice wide highways connecting big cities is not the sign of happy planet. Big cities with tall buildings is not the sign of happy planet. Fast air conditioned trains and planes is not the sign of happy planet. Big factories producing mass products is not the sign of happy ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Solar Tower Report 2014:Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage

    'Strategically plan your commercial trajectory and optimize profitability in the increasingly internationalized solar tower market' About this report: Through industry-validated cost information, localized techno-economic analysis and inter-market benchmarking, this report brings unprecedented clarity on solar tower technology across eight global markets, enabling you to separate the fact from ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • UAE’s MISP center accelerates pre-commercial tech development

    Almost three years after launching the Middle East’s first CSP plant, Masdar joined with Masdar Institute to launch late last year the region’s first CSP research and demonstration centre. Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) builds around a set of unique facilities including a 100kW beam-down concentrating tower and its solar field, a hot-oil loop and thermal energy system (TES), ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Case study - Gusto Homes

    immerSUN helps development cut energy costs The Edge, a sustainable housing development next to Lincoln’s show ground, boasts a daily household energy bill of less than £1 including heating, space heating and lighting, at today’s energy prices thanks to immerSUN. Constructed by Gusto Homes, The Edge initially consists of 18 three and four bed ‘solar ...


    By 4eco Ltd.

  • Dockside Green Community Illuminated with Solar Area Lighting

    Client: Dockside Green Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada Equipment: EverGEN Solar Area Lighting with BetaLED THE EDGE fixture Building a “Green” Community Carmanah solar area lighting is helping Dockside Green move forward in the development of an eco-friendly community that offers ...

  • Notting hill - condensing boiler case study

    Customer: Notting Hill Housing Trust Location: Hammersmith Heating System: Worcester Bosch Condensing System Boiler Installed: 01/10 This is a large 6 Bedroom Victorian Terrace Town House, which was built over 100 years ago and is typical of thousands of similar houses in Suburban London. The ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • The effect of immobilized catalyst structure on the degradation of chemical and biological contaminants in simulated solar photocatalytic water purification

    The performance of different configurations of titanium dioxide-coated foam supports as photocatalysts in an enhanced solar disinfection system for drinking water treatment was evaluated, using the reduction of methylene blue, 1-4-dioxane, and Escherichia coli as performance indicators. Reactors with immobilized catalysts were able to match or surpass the performance of a suspension ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant sees Economic and Environmental Return on Investment with Biosolids Drying System from Therma-Flite

    Therma-Flite, a resource recovery technology company, releases a new case study that provides municipalities with a look at how one mid-sized city has achieved its goals of eliminating transportation and landfill costs associated with biosolid waste disposal. Regulatory, economic and environmental pressures prompted the plant operations leader to seek equipment and systems that could transform ...


    By Therma-Flite Inc.

  • Effectiveness of solar disinfection (SODIS) in rural coastal Bangladesh

    Scarcity of drinking water in the coastal area of Bangladesh compels the inhabitants to be highly dependent on alternative water supply options like rainwater harvesting system (RWHS), pond sand filter (PSF), and rain-feed ponds. Susceptibility of these alternative water supply options to microbial contamination demands a low-cost water treatment technology. This study evaluates the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GWT- Green Communities Program Integrating Community Water Treatment with Advanced Renewable Energy - Case Study

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. was featured on the Emerald Planet TV program in April 2015 for the GWT Green Communities Program Initiative integrating community based water & waste water solutions powered by advanced renewable energy with capabilities to power communities. The attached case study is one example of Genesis Water Technologies working with private and governmental agencies ...

  • The electricity–water nexus: is a crisis imminent?

    Several recent studies have warned that there will be widespread water shortages in many regions of the USA in the near future largely because of high demand for water in the production of electricity. This study reviews studies addressing electricity generation and water availability and concludes that electricity production is not likely to lead to water shortages in most regions for several ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ground Source Heat Pump installed in eco house

    This case study looks at a ground source heat pump being installed in London. A Ground Source Heat Pump was chosen as a sustainable and energy efficient way to provide 100% space heating and hot water for this 550m2 new build eco-house in East London. A Heat Recovery Mechanical Ventilation System was also utilised, which, together with Solar Thermal hot water and LED lighting give this stunning ...


    By Ground Sun

  • Sustainability Paper - EN Rx uses Ultra Low Amounts of Energy

    OVERVIEW With the ever growing desire to be more efficient and more friendly to the environment many technological advances have been made by EN Rx. Not only are these benefits meaningful for the environment they offer some substantial benefits to our clients which are described below. CONSERVE ENERGY ...


    By EN Rx

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