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Google Earth Engine for the Detection of Soiling on Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Arid Environments

Hitesh Supe, Ram Avtar, Deepak Singh, Ankita Gupta, Ali P. Yunus, Jie Dou, Ankit A. Ravankar, Geetha Mohan, Saroj Kumar Chapagain, Vivek Sharma, Chander Kumar Singh, Olga Tutubalina (+1 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
This study aims to use Google Earth Engine (GEE) in monitoring the soiling phenomenon on PV panels.  ...  This study focuses on the detection and monitoring of sand deposition (wind-blown dust) on photovoltaic (PV) solar panels in arid regions using multitemporal remote sensing data.  ...  The authors also express gratitude towards Officers and Staff of the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) for granting permission to conduct the field survey in Bhadla solar farm.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12091466 fatcat:lkee5fosqvcn5abss5sbut63na

Assessing the Effects of Photovoltaic Powerplants on Surface Temperature Using Remote Sensing Techniques

Xunhe Zhang, Ming Xu
2020 Remote Sensing  
The rapid development of photovoltaic (PV) powerplants in the world has drawn attention on their climate and environmental impacts.  ...  This cooling effect was also depended on the capacity of the powerplants with a cooling rate of −0.32, −0.48, and −0.14 °C/TWh, respectively, for daily mean, daytime, and nighttime temperature.  ...  We also thank Steven Xu for his help polish the English language of the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12111825 fatcat:pmgwni446rf2npi54uflv3vr3u

Feasibility of Saline Gradient Solar Ponds as Thermal Energy Sources in Saskatchewan, Canada

M. Ito, Environmental Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada, S. Azam, Environmental Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
2019 Journal of Environmental Informatics Letters  
The solar radiation in such systems is captured under a salt concentration gradient.  ...  For the investigated month of July (highest solar insolation), the temperatures increased from an initial value of at 20 to 52 º C at top to 37 º C at bottom.  ...  Thanks to the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) POWER project (funded through the NASA Earth Science/Applied Science Program) for providing the solar insolation data.  ... 
doi:10.3808/jeil.201900008 fatcat:mhmbzhfifjh25leftbh5yfm7hm

Biology in Environmental Management [chapter]

Audrey L. Mayer
2015 An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management  
, 198 in new business era aspects, 199 components, 198-9 "thriving in perpetuity," 198 not-for-profit organization, Club of Rome, 197 performance of, 205 products, 204 reduced costs, 199 responsiveness  ...  , 89 common soil remediation technologies, 90, 90 definition, 88-9 degradation, 89 interaction processes, 89, 90 management of, 89 reducing compounds, 89 soil pollutants in Europe, 89 soil exchange  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118744406.ch2 fatcat:ca6cobgjdjectkpo3hve3wxnqa

D3.1 Report on Massive Online Open Course and accompanying software system

Gkousev Alexandros, Korompoki Ino Vasileia, Papalampros Lampros, Emin Dzhaner, Bezares Fernando, Gallego Francisco
2021 Zenodo  
D3.1 describes the development and implementation of MAIL's Massive Online Open Course and the development and implementation of the web based software system  ...  The web-based platform was developed inside the Google earth engine software environment.  ...  Google Assets is a database or data storage framework imbedded in the Google Earth Engine (GEE). This framework is designed to work interconnected with the Google Earth Engine API.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6101875 fatcat:t62svr2c6bhldecnqaghiwnwli

Waste Management and Operational Energy for Sustainable Buildings: A Review

Rosaria E.C. Amaral, Joel Brito, Matt Buckman, Elicia Drake, Esther Ilatova, Paige Rice, Carlos Sabbagh, Sergei Voronkin, Yewande S. Abraham
2020 Sustainability  
Construction and demolition waste account for a significant part of the solid waste taking up landfills on a global scale.  ...  This study reviews sustainable building practices to explore strategies that ensure minimal effects on economy, society, and the environment through efficient resource and waste management at different  ...  S.V. and Y.S.A. edited and reviewed the final draft for submission. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12135337 fatcat:brkqwty2yfgf5c2lwfqvoaw2ee

Information-Communication Technologies as an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Tool for Sustainable Development [chapter]

Charalampos Skoulikaris, Youssef Filali-Meknassi, Alice Aureli, Abou Amani, Blanca Elena Jiménez-Cisneros
2018 Achievements and Challenges of Integrated River Basin Management  
of various thematic areas including the environment.  ...  The present work promotes the integration of information-communication technologies (ICTs) in the water resources management field as a state of the art concept that sets the basis for sustainable development  ...  Solutions to the power requirements of telemetry water monitoring systems can currently be given with the integration of solar photovoltaic (SPV) cells to the system infrastructure.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.74700 fatcat:bi6amgnt7fearnipef5aqhwkgm

Building Energy Model for Mexican Energy Standard Verification Using Physics-Based Open Studio SGSAVE Software Simulation

Andrés Jonathan Guízar Dena, Miguel Ángel Pascual, Carlos Fernández Bandera
2021 Sustainability  
The aim of the project detailed in this article was the development of an energy model for verifying Mexican energy standard compliance using the energy simulation engine EnergyPlus through Open Studio  ...  As a conclusion, we found that the actual energy standard of Mexico needs to be changed and we suggest the implementation of the energy simulation engine Energy Plus for creating more complete reports.  ...  One of the principal technologies promoted by this guide will be the photovoltaic panel due to the potential the country has for solar energy harvesting.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13031521 fatcat:ukhlmb5ewfenrkgioqjs4y3om4

Anthropogenic marine debris and its dynamics across peri-urban and urban mangroves on Penang Island, Malaysia [article]

Su Yin Chee, John Barry Gallagher, Jean Chai Yee, Danielle Carey, Yusri Yusup
2019 biorxiv/medrxiv   pre-print
For Penang Island, the study highlights the areas in need of attention and prioritization, lists the types of debris needing proper management, and will aid in the future monitoring, mitigation and/or  ...  closer to the edge is increasingly sorted and lost to the water body in favour of smaller plastic items, for a constant wind field and irrespective of neap-spring phases.  ...  This work focus on 3rd generation of photovoltaic panel using thin film technology for hybrid and organic solar cell.  ... 
doi:10.1101/756106 fatcat:m6oy4besircffmdhmffppw6yra

Proceedings of the Fourth International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference - AMAS Conference IV, May 9-11, 2018, Meknes, Morocco

Abdelmajid Kassem, Alan Walters, Karen Midden, Khalid Meksem
2018 Atlas Journal of Biology  
AMAS IV was held on May 9-11, 2018 in Meknes, Morocco. The current proceedings summarizes abstracts from 73 oral presentations and 168 posters that were presented during AMAS Conference IV.  ...  The International American Moroccan Agricultural Sciences Conference (AMAS Conference; is an international conference organized by the High Council of Moroccan American Scholars  ...  The results shows that the shading provides by the photovoltaic panels have not a significant effect on the tomato development and yield. Keywords: photovoltaic greenhouse, shading, tomato, yield.  ... 
doi:10.5147/ajb.v0i0.175 fatcat:u5mxgz6mbfdy3ai55riic6eajm

Abstracts of the 10th Conference of the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering

Danilo Monarca, Massimo Cecchini
2013 Journal of Agricultural Engineering  
The subject matter covers a complete and interdisciplinary range of research in engineering for agriculture and biosystems. Instructions to Authors Manuscripts must be written in English.  ...  The Journal of Agricultural Engineering (JAE) is the official journal of the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering -AIIA -supported by University of Bologna.  ...  It follows that the type of machine used influences soil PR, and then the soil water storage capacity, key factor for the agricultural productions in semi-arid environments as in Sicily. 098 STUDY  ... 
doi:10.4081/jae.2013.s1 fatcat:h7ew2cbv35eozilnpl4acjfv5a

Space Junk [chapter]

Alice Gorman
2020 Earth 2020  
Even renewable energy sources, like wind power turbines or solar photovoltaics, require energy and rare Earth minerals in their construction.  ...  Notably, Vanguard 1 carried the first solar panels in space, providing energy to power its mission.  ...  Earth and Plastic -- Roland Geyer A few months after the first Earth Day, in summer 1970, a handful of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), began to work on a computer simulation  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0193.27 fatcat:zadldbhlm5b2xhfx7tpaq7bx74

Alien Plant Species: Environmental Risks in Agricultural and Agro-Forest Landscapes Under Climate Change [chapter]

Joana R. Vicente, Ana Sofia Vaz, Ana Isabel Queiroz, Ana R. Buchadas, Antoine Guisan, Christoph Kueffer, Elizabete Marchante, Hélia Marchante, João A. Cabral, Maike Nesper, Olivier Broennimann, Oscar Godoy (+4 others)
2019 Climate Change Management  
Afterwards, we provide several considerations for managing the spread of invasive plant species in the landscape (Sect. 3).  ...  Finally, we discuss challenges of alien plant invasions for agricultural and agroforest systems, in the light of climate change (Sect. 4).  ...  Biodiversity Short for "Biological diversity" which is the variety of life on Earth.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75004-0_13 fatcat:6cdyix4wqrh25hnqudigzts4ky

Circular economy: A threat or a driver of technological advance in the mining sector?

V. A. Knysh, Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, Russia, L. V. Ivanova, Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, Russia
2020 Gornyi Zhurnal  
Solar panels could be provided as a service to individuals and businesses without access to the capital to buy solar panels themselves, through weekly online payments.  ...  In addition, BBOXX as well as Sun King provide cheap solar panels or solar-powered devices, such as radios and reading lights, which can facilitate dramatic improvements to the users' standard of living  ... 
doi:10.17580/gzh.2020.09.04 fatcat:fbcotka6sbegtgzgddog2c2vgi

Üriner Kateterlerin Biyofilm Oluşumunu Engellemesi için Kitosan Hidrojelinin Yeni bir Uygulaması

Deniz ISMIK, Sevil YÜCEL, Melis ÖZGEN, Ceren GENÇ
2016 Çukurova Üniversitesi Mühendislik-Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge The Scientific Research Project of Turkey (BAP) for the financial support 2015 MÜH-074 (Ege University), 2015/334 (Atatürk University) for carrying out  ...  Abdurrahim Toktas for his precious help and performing antenna simulations through the HyperLynx ® 3D EM platform in Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University.  ...  In this study, the effect of cooling channel geometry and panel position on the temperature of photovoltaic cells are investigated at cooling of the photovoltaic solar panel that has fins on its bottom  ... 
doi:10.21605/cukurovaummfd.316781 fatcat:n7r6zgyrczcqnpwhab2misru4a
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