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Seeking applicants for Program Coordinator

Work on the NSHE SSPO/EPSCoR team!  Seeking applicants for a ...
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Cyberinfrastructure Day 2016

Cyberinfrastructure Day 2016 Great Success! Research is a strong driving force ...
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A Big Picture View of Community Solar

Project develops renewable energy economically while attempting to safeguard the ...
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STEMBOPS: Education Goes Viral

Education Goes Viral How the NEXUS STEMBOPS program is introducing students ...
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Scott Abella: Restoring Resilience in the Nevada Desert

Restoring Resilience in the Nevada Desert How NEXUS science is mitigating ...
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Internal Position Announcement

Internal Position Announcement: Nevada System of Higher Education National Science Foundation EPSCoR Associate Project Director Application Procedure and Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, Friday, August 12, 2016.  Application packets should be e-mailed directly to Mrs. Lori Brazfield – Lori_Brazfield@nshe.nevada.edu. For the complete Position Description click here ...
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Issue 01, May 2016 Newsletter

Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada Issue 01, May 2016 Letter from the Director As the director of the NEXUS project, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the first issue of our newsletter. Whether you are in industry, government, legislative, the non-profit, or public sectors, we invite you to explore our research and education programs. The primary mission of the NEXUS program is to conduct innovative research to achieve efficient and environmentally friendly solar power and, in doing so, to build a diverse STEM workforce for Nevada. Our talented and dedicated group of Nevada scientists, engineers, educators, and students are working together to ...
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Mitigating Dust’s Impact on Solar Power Efficiency

Mitigating Dust's Impact on Solar Power Efficiency NEXUS scientists investigate the interactions between dust and solar utilities By Jane Palmer May 2, 2016 As one of the sunniest states in the U.S., Nevada proves an ideal location to generate solar power. But the Silver State is also arid and prone to dustiness and, when it comes to solar panels, dust can be a problem. "It effectively reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches the part of the panel that makes power," says NEXUS scientist Vic Etyemezian, a research professor at the Desert Research Institute (DRI)."It has the potential to reduce the efficiency." In areas of the ...
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The Solar Energy Nexus is creating a center of research excellence that will help Nevada build capacity in solar energy generation.
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Teams of scientists are working to develop sustainable water/wastewater approaches to support water needs for solar energy in Nevada.


Preserving fragile environments is a key focus in achieving benefits from solar energy conservation.


Researchers are developing cutting-edge technology to enhance Nevada’s interconnectivity between research institutions.
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Economics & Energy

Researchers are developing ways to improve the development and reliability of renewable and solar energy supply

Research Integration

Research integration is being accomplished through four research integration clusters that promote shared planning and discussion of research activities.