Five research projects aimed at deploying a world-class combination of research resources for the academic community have received awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
NEVADA – NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Director: Gayle Dana
This project addresses critical, practical problems of relevance to large-scale solar installations in arid desert lands. Research on solar thermal energy generation will be aimed at limiting the effects on desert ecosystems and water resources. A major goal is to advance the economic and eco-friendly viability of solar electricity generation. The combination of research approaches distinguishes this project from other existing solar energy projects, making it a unique model relevant to Nevada, the United States and around the world.
The major participating institutions in this project are: the University of Nevada, Reno; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Desert Research Institute. Faculty and students from the College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College and Nevada State College will also be engaged in this project.