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View Resource ACRIMSAT

Launched in 1999, AcrimSat studies the sun's energy output with uniform sensitivity from the far-ultraviolet to the far-infrared wavelength range. Its data are used to improve knowledge of the sun's...

http://science.nasa.gov/missions/acrimsat/
View Resource Cadmium Use in Photovoltaics

Why does a segment of the solar energy industry use cadmium in its photovoltaic (PV) modules? This Web site provides a central information clearinghouse for your exploration of this issue, including...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/cdte/
View Resource Energy and the Environment Course

Coursework pertaining to solar energy from the Energy Systems Research Unit's course, Energy and the Environment.

http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/Courseware/Class-16110/index.ht...
View Resource Experimental Solar DIY Projects

Solar and renewable energy ideas and projects that look promising (or at least interesting).

http://www.builditsolar.com/Experimental/experimental.htm
View Resource High-Performance PV Project

The High-Performance Photovoltaics Project (HiPerf PV Project) aims to explore the ultimate performance of PV technologies and to approximately double their sunlight-to-electricity conversion...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/highperformancepv/
View Resource How do Photovoltaics Work?

Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light...

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2002/solarcells.htm
View Resource NREL Building-Integrated PV

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on one of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry?the integration of p...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/building_integrated_pv.html
View Resource NREL Measurements & Characterization

Measurements and Characterization Web site, especially highlighting the capabilities within the four sections: Analytical Microscopy, Surface Analysis, Electro-optical Characterization, and Device...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/measurements/
View Resource NREL Performance & Reliability R&D

The focus of Performance and Reliability Research and Development (R&D) at NREL is to improve photovoltaic (PV) technologies. We test modules and systems for performance, stress them both in the...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/performance_reliability/
View Resource NREL Systems Engineering

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Photovoltaic (PV) research program, in cooperation with the U.S. PV industry and university researchers, seeks to advance PV performance and systems...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/systems_engineering.html
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