Renewable Energy and the Environment
- 03 - 07 November 2013
JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass, Tucson, Arizona, USA
The primary focus of the Renewable Energy and Enviroment Cognress is on energy and its interplay with the environment. The two primary focus areas are solid-state lighting and solar energy.
The SOLED conference includes the manufacture and materials issues or traditional and organic LEDs. Additionally, it touches upon the optics and applications within the solid-state lighting community.
PV and SOLAR are both within the auspices of the solar energy community, but they present such from different vantage points. PV presents how materials and nanostructures are being used to increase the efficiency of solar energy systems, while the SOLAR meeting addresses the optical design aspects of concentrators and similar optics for the generation of energy. These two conferences meet together in joint sessions to discuss some common themes.
E2 broaches the connection between energy and environmental issues. Energy production naturally has raised a number of concerns, so this conference not only looks into effective optical monitoring techniques, but also energy management and the development of instrumentation for traditional and environmental sources.
Freeform will examine the impact of advanced optical fabrication techniques, such as MRF polishing, slow-servo diamond turning, and raster cutting, on optical design and measurement.