Navigation Links
A new dimension for solar energy
Date:3/26/2012

of 3-D shapes in general, he says. The team analyzed both simpler cubic and more complex accordion-like shapes in their rooftop experimental tests.

At first, the researchers were distressed when almost two weeks went by without a clear, sunny day for their tests. But then, looking at the data, they realized they had learned important lessons from the cloudy days, which showed a huge improvement in power output over conventional flat panels.

For an accordion-like tower the tallest structure the team tested the idea was to simulate a tower that "you could ship flat, and then could unfold at the site," Grossman says. Such a tower could be installed in a parking lot to provide a charging station for electric vehicles, he says.

So far, the team has modeled individual 3-D modules. A next step is to study a collection of such towers, accounting for the shadows that one tower would cast on others at different times of day. In general, 3-D shapes could have a big advantage in any location where space is limited, such as flat-rooftop installations or in urban environments, they say. Such shapes could also be used in larger-scale applications, such as solar farms, once shading effects between towers are carefully minimized.

A few other efforts including even a middle-school science-fair project last year have attempted 3-D arrangements of solar cells. But, Grossman says, "our study is different in nature, since it is the first to approach the problem with a systematic and predictive analysis."


'/>"/>

Contact: Kimberly Allen
allenkc@mit.edu
617-253-2702
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Cell-CT: A new dimension in breast cancer research
2. New insights into how the brain reconstructs the third dimension
3. Scientific collaboration between India and Germany reaches new dimension
4. 2-dimensional learning
5. REDD+, Technical, Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions
6. Imaging in depth: 3-dimensional microscopy featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
7. The world is not flat: Exploring cells and tissues in three dimensions
8. Visualizing virus replication in three dimensions
9. Tiny details in three dimensions
10. UT biosolar breakthrough promises cheap, easy green electricity
11. MIT research: A new sunflower-inspired pattern increases concentrated solar efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2014)... infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 ... University have succeeded in developing a promising vaccination ... , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): "We discovered a new ... development of a novel approach to vaccination against ... small children and elderly people." , RSV: ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases ... ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats ... , Influenza pandemics arise when a new virus strain ... immunity – spreads in the human population. There have ... the worst of which – the 1918 Spanish Flu ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated ... naturally more resistant to respiratory infections than males. Now, ... resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice is linked ... also show that this enzyme is ultimately activated by ... The team, lead by Professor Lester Kobzik at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine 2Scientists 'must not become complacent' when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses 2
... method to identify DNA mutations may shepherd in an ... screening and identification of genes that harbor disease. , ... Biosensors at the Biodesign Institute at ASU, led a ... of biosensors, electronics, and nanotechnology to fashion nanocrystals that ...
... provide for study of human immune responses, scientists have ... rapid immune response by two separate armies of defensive ... microbes like the leprosy bug, this initial defense sometimes ... yields to a dangerous, spreading infection. , Led by ...
... University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one ... the National Institutes of Health to study why good ... the next seven years, the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, ... liver injury caused by prescription and over-the-counter medications, nutritional ...
Cached Biology News:Bioelectronic ‘signatures?hold key to DNA mutations 2Leprosy microbes lead scientists to immune discovery 2UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Local veterinary surgeon, Dr. Tim ... study of donor stem cells for dogs with osteoarthritis. ... and has performed clinical stem cell therapy for 7 ... determine if a single injection of donor stem cells ... reduce pain and inflammation in the treated joints. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 OCTOBER 20-22, ... (ABIM). ABIM will take place at ... about ABIM 2014 is now available at ... representing companies and organizations from all over ... information on the latest products and developments ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The ... bromine market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast ... the Asia Pacific Bromine Market report, to get ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in ... various tables and figures. , http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-bromine-6741503144.html ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report defines and segments ... forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow ... 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of ... TOC of the Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market report to ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation in the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cascade Veterinary Referral Center Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 22 Quality and ... year in light of,demands for higher efficiencies fueled ... issues on multiple fronts --,smaller pipelines are affecting ... increasing and harsher FDA regulations brought more scrutiny ...
... non-profit, faith-based and community organizations to ... proactively get the job done, ... agreement with a non-profit organization to utilize its,Ogiene(TM) FE technology to ... safely used by those families so desperately in need,of biohazard-free housing., ...
... Cellular Platform Utilizing Cord, Blood and Menstrual Blood Derived Stem ... ... Vascular Structures, OLDSMAR, Fla., Aug. 21 Cryo-Cell,International, ... research collaboration to co-develop a combined cellular,platform therapeutic for rapidly ...
Cached Biology Technology:Leading Biopharmas Will Deliver Case Studies on Achieving Productivity Excellence through Engagement, Technology, Other Tools 2BioNeutral Signs Agreement With a Non-profit for Long-Term Removal of Formaldehyde to Save 10,000 Mobile Homes in Louisiana 2Cryo-Cell International and EndGenitor Technologies Announce Research Collaboration 2Cryo-Cell International and EndGenitor Technologies Announce Research Collaboration 3Cryo-Cell International and EndGenitor Technologies Announce Research Collaboration 4
... Sheep polyclonal to Decorin ( Abpromise ... Antigen: Synthetic peptide: ... amino acids 6-19 of Human Decorin ... bone proteoglycan II). ...
...
... NEW VSOS-4P, all Programmable and Digital Orbital Shaker. ... been redesigned to make every day use even ... memory for up to 4 different programs. Its ... your program. Furthermore, the VSOS-4P has a pulse ...
... plus,for Reliable Sterile Filtration of Tissue Culture ... pump or tube pump, quickly and,reliably sterilize ... aqueous solutions. The combination of a ... de-aeration,ensures high flow rates and optimal total,throughputs. ...
Biology Products: