NSC scientist Jeremy Vergara examines solutions in lab. December 20, 2019

Academic Year 2019-2020 UROP Scholars

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Academic Year 2019-2020

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Solar Nexus Visits Ivanpah Solar Power Facility November 1, 2018

Securing Sustainable Solar’s Future

The Sun’s rays are fundamental for creating solar energy but securing this clean

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Cyberinfrastructure October 1, 2018

Weaving a Web of Support

Every day, in their mission to maximize solar energy’s efficiency and minimize its

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Clouds shading solar panels September 4, 2018

Secrets of Successful Solar

Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source but integrating solar power into

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Nevada Solar Array August 1, 2018

Navigating The Energy-Water Nexus

It’s not only the Sun’s rays that are needed to create solar energy. For this

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Mojave desert solar array July 2, 2018

Sleuthing The Solar Footprint

Solar energy is a clean source of energy that neither emits greenhouse gases nor

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Securing Solar's Sustainability June 1, 2018

Securing Solar’s Sustainability

In Nevada, the sun’s rays provide an abundant and clean form of energy but

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Tortoise 2014 By RJ Abella May 1, 2018

Knowledge is Power: Protecting the Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise might be Nevada’s state reptile but rapid changes in fragile

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Graduate Student Research Builds the Foundation of Sustainable Solar April 13, 2018

Graduate Student Research Builds the Foundation of Sustainable Solar

Ensuring the future of sustainable solar energy requires more than simply

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Shutterstock Desert Water Pump April 2, 2018

Counting the Benefits

By definition deserts are dry and water is scarce but, sometimes, sources of this

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NSC scientist Jeremy Vergara examines solutions in lab. March 8, 2018

Thinking Outside the Classroom

Life as an undergraduate in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math

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Erica Marti works with UNLV students to assemble a portable solar energy classroom kit February 15, 2018

Issue 06, February 2018 Newsletter

Vibrant education programs are essential for engaging students to seek careers in

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A ladder leads leans up against a dry cooling apparatus February 14, 2018

Project and Mentoring Videos Now Available!

Project and mentoring videos for the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada

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Great Basin Landscape February 1, 2018

Saving the Desert’s Upper Crust

To a casual observer, desert lands may appear a barren vista of sand and soil,

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A Wind Farm at twilight January 2, 2018

How the Wind Blows

From a gentle breeze to a full out gale, wind represents a clean and sustainable

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Nano Deposition System at UNLV December 1, 2017

Using Nanotechnology, Not Water, to Clean Solar Panels

Although solar panels might appear bright and shiny, in desert environments, where

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Group photo of Exchange participants between Nevada, South America and Asia November 1, 2017

Collaborating Across the Continents

Many of the great environmental challenges - the availability of clean water, access

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Dissection team member explains brain cross section October 1, 2017

Walking in the Shoes of Scientists

For many high schoolers, the word science conjures up images of lab coats and petri

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High Voltage-Shutterstock.com September 1, 2017

Mighty Microgrids: Improving Grid Power Quality

Although the U.S. electric grid is an engineering marvel with more than 9,200

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How Technicians Record Data After the App - Scotty Strachan August 15, 2017

Issue 05, August 2017 Newsletter

In this issue of the NEXUS Newsletter you will read about how our NEXUS scientists

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Copper Mountain Solar 1 Sempra Renewables, LLC August 1, 2017

Diverting the Drip

Arrays of solar panels in the Nevada desert don’t just block the Sun’s rays from

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Overview Hydraulics Lab UNR July 3, 2017

From Waste Heat to Essential Electricity

In every water delivery system throughout the United States, pressure-reducing

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A field of solar panels and wind turbines June 1, 2017

Future-Proofing the Power Grid

Renewable energy might be an essential addition to the nation's energy portfolio but

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Dale Karas carefully works with chemicals in a lab May 1, 2017

Boosting the Efficiency of Concentrated Solar Power Systems

Concentrated solar power (CSP) systems represent one of two major technologies of

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Graduate Students 2017 Solar Nexus Annual Meeting April 25, 2017

Graduate Student Research Shines at the Solar Nexus Annual Meeting

Behind every good research project lays a talented graduate student and at the 2017

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A close up of solar panels March 1, 2017

Doing the Books on Solar Power in Nevada

Solar power has the potential to supply a sustainable and clean source of energy to

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area February 15, 2017

Issue 04, February 2017 Newsletter

Electricity generated from solar energy has the potential to help meet the energy

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Shining a light on solar February 1, 2017

Shining a Light on Solar

While the sun shines almost daily in Nevada, many students don't appreciate the

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Coral Taylor, University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Student poses with the Bench-Scale Membrane Distillation System December 1, 2016

Water Solar Symbiosis

Solar power plants need water, but where the sun shines the most in the U.S., water

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Solar panels viewed from below November 15, 2016

Issue 03, November 2016 Newsletter

Energy efficiency is a central issue in the Nevada Governor's New Energy Industry

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An instrument for remote monitoring and data collection in the foreground of the desert landscape November 1, 2016

Taming the Data Explosion

Each day hundreds, if not thousands, of NEXUS sensors record climate and

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A wide view of the Ivanpah Solar Plant October 3, 2016

Clean and Dry: Water-Free Cooling for Solar Energy

Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants provide a clean and sustainable form of

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N.E.R.D.S. Group poses for a group photo at Heavenly Summit September 7, 2016

Training ‘Solar Savvy’ Teachers

Nevada school students enjoy sunny skies and 'electricity on tap' on a daily basis,

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Rows of Solar panels within a large suburban lot August 2, 2016

Issue 02, August 2016 Newsletter

While sunshine is abundant in Nevada, water is a scarce resource. In this issue of

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DRI Solar 3 Solar Panels May 3, 2016

Issue 01, May 2016 Newsletter

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