Archive for June, 2005

Florida Solar Energy Center Engineer to Present Workshop on Disaster Relief

Monday, June 20th, 2005

A workshop on the “Basics of Using Solar Energy in a Disaster” will be presented at the Solar World Congress in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, August 12, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The course will be taught by Bill Young, a senior engineer at the Florida Solar Energy Center. Participants in the workshop will learn about the uses of solar energy for response, recovery and mitigation functions following disasters. (more…)

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FSEC Works With Campus Researchers on New “Green Roof” Project

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

A stormwater demonstration project on the roof of the newly expanded Student Union building on the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus is giving FSEC researchers the opportunity to explore some new areas of building energy efficiency. (more…)

Used Automobile Oil May Be a Source of Hydrogen

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

While the phrase “Hydrogen Economy” is heard often these days and is widely anticipated by people who hope to see our world function using renewable energy carriers, all agree that a lot of complex preparatory work still needs to be done.

One of the more interesting hydrogen projects going on now at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) deals with a unique way to produce hydrogen. Dr. Ali Raissi and Karthikayan Ramasamy are developing a process to produce hydrogen based on reformation of used automotive lubricating oils. (more…)

Florida Solar Energy Center Announces Winners of EnergyWhiz Olympics

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

The annual EnergyWhiz Olympics, a day-long series of activities dedicated to students with an interest in alternative fuels, was held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa on Saturday, May 7.

The day’s three featured events were the Junior Solar Sprint competition (JSS), the High School Hydrogen Sprint competition and the second phase of the Florida Middle School Science Bowl: the Hands-on Hydrogen Demonstration. (more…)