Letter from the Director
While sunshine is abundant in Nevada, water is a scarce resource. In this issue of the NEXUS Newsletter you will read about how our NEXUS scientists and students are devising innovative research approaches to reduce the use of fresh water in solar energy production.
Research at NEXUS focuses on saving water in every stage of solar energy generation: from washing solar panels to cooling the energy produced. We only have the space to highlight three projects from our portfolio of water-related research in this newsletter but other NEXUS research includes investigating the best times and durations to wash solar panels, and using a robot to clean panels to optimize water use. NEXUS researchers are also learning about the types and causes of deposits on panels with a view to reducing water requirements for cleaning.
As always, we welcome future collaborations and partnerships and look forward to hearing back from you!