Call for Collaborators: Industry and Institutions Working Together

Call for Collaborators: Industry and Institutions Working Together

Are you interested in solar energy generation, associated water use, ...
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University of Nevada Joe Crowley

2018 Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada Annual Meeting

2018 Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada Annual Meeting April 5, ...
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NSF EPSCoR participant Dr. Scotty Strachan named Director of Cyberinfrastructure

NSF EPSCoR participant Dr. Scotty Strachan named Director of Cyberinfrastructure

Dr. Scotty Strachan, Director of Cyberinfrastructure Dr. Scotty Strachan, NSF ...
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Tortoise 2014 By RJ Abella

Knowledge is Power: Protecting the Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise might be Nevada’s state reptile but rapid changes in fragile desert ecosystems could threaten its very existence. In the last 150 years, non-native animal and plant species, and new towns, roadways and railways have infiltrated the Mojave and western Sonoran Deserts, the stomping ground of the Desert Tortoise. It’s an evolution that has led to both habitat loss and habitat degradation for this iconic species.
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Graduate Student Research Builds the Foundation of Sustainable Solar

Graduate Student Research Builds the Foundation of Sustainable Solar

Ensuring the future of sustainable solar energy requires more than simply determining how to use the Sun’s rays more efficiently. It requires understanding solar energy’s water requirements and its impacts on the environment. Also, research on solar energy depends on the creation of a secure cyberinfrastructure to support data collection, sharing and processing.
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Shutterstock Desert Water Pump

Counting the Benefits

By definition deserts are dry and water is scarce but, sometimes, sources of this precious liquid are hidden in this arid environment. Groundwater aquifers that lie deep beneath the land surface already supply 15% of the Las Vegas water requirements. Now scientists are questioning whether shallow groundwater, which typically contains more salts and is known as brackish water, also has the potential to provide much needed water for human and industrial use.
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RESEARCH TEAMS

Solar energy project nexus in nevada

Solar

The Solar Energy Nexus is creating a center of research excellence that will help Nevada build capacity in solar energy generation.
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Water

Teams of scientists are working to develop sustainable water/wastewater approaches to support water needs for solar energy in Nevada.
Environment project nexus in nevada

Environment

Preserving fragile environments is a key focus in achieving benefits from solar energy conservation.
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Cyber

Researchers are developing cutting-edge technology to enhance Nevada’s interconnectivity between research institutions.
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Economics & Energy

Researchers are developing ways to improve the development and reliability of renewable and solar energy supply
Research Integration

Research Integration

Research integration is being accomplished through four research integration clusters that promote shared planning and discussion of research activities.
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