Energy Talks and Community Outreach
Spring 2020 Energy Talks
Fully relying on solar energy to meet every day, year-round energy demands. A study of how to achieve it.
"Fully relying on solar energy to meet every day, year-round energy demands. - A study of how to achieve it."
Peiwen "Perry" Li, PhD; Department Head, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
The talk will present you the algorithm of planning and operation that electrical energy obtained from solar energy in sunny time must meet the instantaneous energy demand and also the need of energy storage for nighttime and overcast days, so that no single day will have shortage of energy supply in the entire year and yearly cycles. The analysis can eventually determine a best starting date of operation, a least solar collection area and a least energy storage capacity for cost-effectiveness of the system. Tucson is taken as one example for the algorithm to analyze. Interesting results from the analysis will be presented.
"Using renewable energy for greener food production systems"
Jose Luis Ruiz Duarte
PhD Candidate, Systems & Industrial Engineering
January 23, 2020
Climate-Positive Buildings: What's Next? | Advancing Equity in Tucson with Net-Zero SunBlock Neighborhoods
"Climate-Positive Buildings: What's Next?”
Jonathan Bean, PhD; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments, and Marketing, CAPLA
"Advancing Equity in Tucson with Net-Zero SunBlock Neighborhoods"
Tim Kilpatrick & Alec Kelly-Jones; Master's of Architecture students
October 17, 2019
Printing our energy future | Big Machines and Big Science
"Printing our energy future: sunlight into electricity and fuel"
Erin Ratcliff, Phd
Assistant Prof. of Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Interface Science of Printable Electric Materials
"Big Machines and Big Science: Peering into the Atomic World of the Next Solar Cells"
James Stanfill, PhD Candidate, Chemistry & Biochemistry
September 19, 2019
Quantum what? The next revolution in electronics | Energizing Controlled Environment Agriculture
Oliver Monti, PhD, Quantum what? The next revolution in electronics
Rebekah Waller, MS Candidate, Energizing Controlled Environment Agriculture
April 11, 2019
The Exciting History of Photovoltaics | Microbial Adaptations for Arid Regions and Middle Schoolers
The Science of Low Energy Water Purification | Finding New Fuels Using Math
Andrea Achilli, PhD, PE
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center
The Science of Low Energy Water Purification
Spencer Lunderman, PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics
Finding New Fuels Using Math
November 13, 2018
Solar Energy + Agriculture: Co-Locating for a Sustainable Future | Solar Energy Forecasting: Two Sources Are Better Than One
Greg Barron-Gafford, PhD Associate Professor in School of Geography and Development, and Biosphere 2
Solar Energy + Agriculture: Co-Locating for a Sustainable Future
Travis Harty, PhD Candidate, Applied Mathematics
Solar Energy Forecasting: Two Sources Are Better Than One
February 7th, 2019
Guayule Fuels the Future
Blase Evancho, PhD Candidate, The School of Plant Science
October 9th, 2018
Super Concentrating Solar Cells
Liliana Ruiz Diaz, PhD Candidate, College of Optical Sciences
October 9th, 2018