By Peter Gevorkian

Design High-Performance replacement strength structures for Buildings

A finished reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource publication offers functional layout and set up directions for one of the most commercially achievable substitute power applied sciences. building fabrics, approach deployment, regular installations, and environmental effect are covered.

Alternative strength platforms in development Design contains info on LEED layout, strength conservation, and solar energy financing and go back on funding. energy buy agreements (PPAs) and nationwide and overseas carbon cap and alternate also are mentioned. useful appendices include distinct layout info tables and licensed gear listings.

Alternative power platforms in construction Design covers:

  • Solar energy procedure physics and technologies
  • California sun initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating sun technologies
  • Fuel mobile technology
  • Wind power technologies
  • Ocean strength technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air toxins abatement

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SOLAR CELL MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES 31 The manufacture of a solar PV cell in itself is only one part of the process of manufacturing a whole solar panel product. To manufacture a functionally viable product that will last over 25 years requires that the materials be specially assembled, sealed, and packaged to protect the cells from natural climatic conditions and to provide proper conductivity, electrical insolation, and mechanical strength. One of the most important materials used in sealing solar cells is the fluoropolymer Elvax manufactured by DuPont.

Global warming also increases the risk of some infectious diseases, particularly those that appear only in warm areas. Deadly diseases often associated with hot weather, such as West Nile viral infection, cholera, and Lyme disease, are spreading rapidly throughout North America and Europe because increased temperatures in these areas allow disease carriers such as mosquitoes, ticks, and mice to thrive. In the past decade, West Nile virus–carrying mosquitoes in the United States and Canada have increased significantly.

This process involves stacking several layers of junctions of solar cells that capture a much wider spectrum of solar energy. However, at present, this type of cell is very expensive to produce and will be marketed mainly for large commercial applications.

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