Latest Jan Kleissl Stories

2011-07-19 09:15:05

Those solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling your house, or your workplace, too, according to a team of researchers led by Jan Kleissl, a professor of environmental engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In a study in an upcoming issue of the journal Solar Energy, Kleissl and his team published what they believe are the first peer-reviewed measurements of the cooling benefits provided by solar photovoltaic panels. Using...

2011-01-11 15:22:33

The growing popularity of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the United States has made it more important to maximize their power input. That's why UC San Diego environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl is working on technologies and methods that will better predict how much power we can actually harness from the sun. In a paper recently published in the journal Renewable Energy, "Optimum fixed orientations and benefits of tracking for capturing solar radiation in the continental...

2009-01-03 07:30:00

Farming may soon be revolutionized through an unlikely method, the laser. Jan Kleissl of the University of California believes laser technology can be used as a way to conserve millions of gallons of water when farmers water their crops. Kleissl and his team of students are using a scintillometer to measure the amount of water crops lose to evaporation, and are finding the peak times in which water disappears. The researchers hope to help farmers see how efficiently their water is being...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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