Students registered for a 2021 Northeastern University Dialogue of Civilizations will support a current TECRE Adopt a Nano-grid project. More information can be found here.
An introduction to solar water pumping and Puerto Rico’s energy and water use profile presented by Prof. Eugene S. Smotkin of Northeastern University at Puerto Rico Science Technology & Research Trust on January 17, 2020. Topics include: Puerto Rico’s energy and water use profile, peak solar sun hours, solar water pumping, nano-grids for rural farmers, and online monitoring of a nano-grid. Click here to view the presentation.
Mini Grids in Puerto Rico using Repurposed NiMH Batteries
This invited presentation by Dr. Smotkin was given at the HOMER International Microgrid Conference hosted by HOMER Energy in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Smotkin explains the memory effect of Toyota nickel metal hydride batteries extracted from end-of-life vehicles. Dr. Smotkin describes how these spent traction batteries are reconditioned for use in photovoltaic solar energy conversion and storage systems.
Six specific reasons are given to understand the benefits for going solar in Puerto Rico. Click on this link to access “Why Solar Energy in Puerto Rico”
Go solar because:
- Peak sun hours
- Alternative energy source
- Solar can increase property value
- You can contribute to Puerto Rico’s energy goal
- Financial incentives.
An introduction to solar photovoltaic (PV) micro grids presented by TECRE Founder Prof. Eugene S. Smotkin at The Rotary Club of San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 22, 2019. Topics include: Peak solar sun hours, solar irradiance, solar insolation, grid components selection, and water pump selection. The presentations are in Spanish and English, click on the desired language to have access to it.
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