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  • DesertSol Finds Permanent Home in Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens

    UNLV's award-winning entry in the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Solar Decathlon offers an up-close look at the solar home's energy efficient residential design. 

  • Solar Power Systems

    Just next to busy Flamingo Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, UNLV’s Center for Energy Research tests out state-of-the-art solar technology. This system is the Amonix 7700, featuring a flat panel having 1080 solar cells and Fresnel lenses and a two-axis tracking system.

  • High Performance Homes

    In the western region of Las Vegas Valley, Pulte Homes, UNLV’s Center for Energy Research, NV Energy, and the U.S. Department of Energy collaborated in developing a community of homes with a range of technologies that lead to reduced energy needs.

  • Concentrated Solar Power

    With this concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system, the sun is reflected off an array of mirrors onto a receiver. The dish moves constantly throughout the day to track the sun, resulting in a very high intensity solar beam on the target.