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Not all sunlight is created equal. That’s the theory behind a new device created by a team from Penn State University that could drastically shape the booming industry of solar energy. Professor Jeffrey R. S. Brownson, who runs the university’s cutting-edge Solar Ecology program, led the way in creating what he calls the “All Seeing Eye” (ASE). The device measures irradiance, or power, of sunlight from different points. The goal is to get a clearer picture of the directionality of the sun and how its energy varies from differing vantage points. The ASE takes measurements from five directions — north, south,
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. When one hears the phrase “on-campus housing,” sustainability probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But tucked away on its University Park campus, Penn State operates a residence that’s the very essence of sustainability. “MorningStar is an innovative place, it has all the green technologies you would ever want and need. [It’s] a melting pot of different things, renewable energy