Evangelos Yfantis

Solar Nexus Researcher focuses developing a standard for solar energy use

By Megan Neri June 2016 Great work often comes from ...
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NEXUS Student Research Publication & Travel Support

NEXUS Student Research Publication & Travel Support

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Sponsored Programs Office and ...
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Nevada Solar One Site 2004

A Bird’s Eye View of Solar Facility Impacts

Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Site 2012 (post-development) --Google Earth ...
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Settled Dust Collector 200%

Mitigating Dust’s Impact on Solar Power Efficiency

Settled Dust Collector -- Image Courtesy of Spencer Steinberg Mitigating ...
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Desert Tortoise

A Big Picture View of Community Solar

Project develops renewable energy economically while attempting to safeguard the ...
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Issue 02, August 2016 Newsletter

Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada Issue 02, August 2016 Letter from the Director While sunshine is abundant in Nevada, water is a scarce resource. In this issue of the NEXUS Newsletter you will read about how our NEXUS scientists and students are devising innovative research approaches to reduce the use of fresh water in solar energy production. Research at NEXUS focuses on saving water in every stage of solar energy generation: from washing solar panels to cooling the energy produced. We only have the space to highlight three projects from our portfolio of water-related research in this newsletter but other ...
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Prototype Sky-imaging Instrument

Gaming the Odds on Sunshine in Nevada

Prototype Sky-imaging Instrument -- Eric Wilcox Photo Gaming the Odds on Sunshine in Nevada NEXUS scientists develop weather prediction tools to maximize the use of solar energy By Jane Palmer August 1, 2016 With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the odds that the weather in Las Vegas will be good to you are in your favor, according to the city's tourist board. Such predictable sunshine reigns across the entire state making it the ideal locale for both rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels or large scale solar energy utilities. But, even in Nevada, cloudy days can happen. "Northern Nevada ...
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Supporting Science Discovery

Environmental Specialist Scotty Strachan installing equipment for remote monitoring and data collection --Scotty Strachan Photo Supporting Science Discovery NEXUS Cyberinfrastructure creates the framework for gathering, processing and sharing scientific data By Jane Palmer July 1, 2016 In the arid desert near Boulder City, Nevada, scores of instruments collect a steady stream of climate and environmental data from around, and within, the solar panel arrays that stretch across the landscape. The gathered information will help optimize solar energy efficiency and also minimize future environmental impacts, but first this data needs to be transmitted, processed, understood and interpreted. Enter the NEXUS Cyberinfrastructure ...
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Solar energy project nexus in nevada


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.
Environment project nexus in nevada


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

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