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Submissions from 2015

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A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North–South Virtually Shared Class on Sustainable Development, Augusta Abrahamse, Mathew Johnson, Nanette Levinson, Larry Medsker, Joshua M. Pearce, Carla Quiroga, and Ruth Scipione

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Limitations of Ultra-thin Transparent Conducting Oxides for Integration into Plasmonic-enhanced Thin-film Solar Photovoltaic Devices, Jephias Gwamuri, Ankit Vora, Rajendra R. Khanal, Adam B. Phillips, Michael J. Heben, Durdo O. Guney, Paul Bergstrom, Anand Kulkarni, and Joshua M. Pearce

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In Situ Formation of Substrate Release Mechanisms for Gas Metal Arc Weld Metal 3-D Printing, Amberlee S. Haselhuhn, Bas Wijnen, Gerald C. Anzalone, Paul G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Polymer Recycling Codes for Distributed Manufacturing with 3-D Printers, Emily J. Hunt, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effect of Ambient Combinations of Argon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen on the Properties of DC Magnetron Sputtered Indium Tin Oxide Films, M. Marikkannan, M. Subramanian, J. Mayandi, M. Tanemura, V. Vishnukanthan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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A Novel Synthesis of Tin Oxide Thin Films by the Sol-gel Process for Optoelectronic Applications, M. Marikkannan, V. Vishnukanthan, A. Vijayshankar, J. Mayandi, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Applications of Open Source 3-D Printing on Small Farms, Joshua M. Pearce

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Commentary: Open-source Hardware for Research and Education, Joshua M. Pearce

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Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development, Joshua M. Pearce

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Optimization of Annealing Cycles for Electric Output in Outdoor Conditions for Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic - Thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3-D Printing Technologies for Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom, Chelsea Schelly, Gerald C. Anzalone, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Total U.S. Cost Evaluation of Low-Weight Tension-Based Photovoltaic Flat-Roof Mounted Racking, B. T. Wittbrodt and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2014

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Securitization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Assets: Costs, Risks and Uncertainty, Theresa Alafita and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects of Spectral Albedo on Solar Photovoltaic Devices, M. P. Brennan, A. L. Abrahamse, Rob W. Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament, Savanna R. Feeley, Bas Wijnen, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses, Jephias Gwamuri, Ben T. Wittbrodt, Nick C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities, Debbie L. King, Adegboyega Babasola, Joseph Rozario, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Life Cycle Analysis of Distributed Recycling of Post-consumer High Density Polyethylene for 3-D Printing Filament, M. A. Kreiger, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Simulations of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from low-cost Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic and Cogeneration Systems for New Communities, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Optimizing Limited Solar Roof Access by Exergy Analysis of Solar Thermal, Photovotaic, and Hybrid Thermal Systems, M. Pathak, P. G. Sanders, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Dispatch Strategy on Electrical Performance of Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic-thermal Systems, Joseph Rozario, A. H. Vora, S. K. Debnath, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Mechanical Properties of Components Fabricated with Open-Source 3-D Printers Under Realistic Environmental Conditions, B. M. Tymrak, M Kreiger, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Exchanging Ohmic Losses in Metamaterial Absorbers with Useful Optical Absorption for Photovoltaics, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Nezih Pala, Anand Kulkarni, Joshua M. Pearce, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Multi-resonant Silver Nano-disk Patterned Thin Film Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Staebler-Wronski Effect Compensation, Ankit Vora, Jephias Gwamuri, Joshua M. Pearce, Paul L. Bergstrom, and Durdu Ö. Güney

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Open-Source Syringe Pump Library, Bas Wijnen, Emily J. Hunt, Gerald C. Anzalone, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Design of Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells Optimized for Varied Atmospheric Conditions, Chenlong Zhang, Jephias Gwamuri, Rob Andrews, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2013

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The Effect of Spectral Albedo on Amorphous Silicon and Crystalline Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Device Performance, Rob W. Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Method to Determine the Effects of Hydrodynamic Surface Coatings on the Snow Shedding Effectiveness of Solar Photovoltaic Modules, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effects of Snowfall on Solar Photovoltaic Performance, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source Colorimeter, Gerald C. Anzalone, Alexandra G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Simple and Low-Cost Method of Planning for Tree Growth and Lifetime Effects on Solar Photovoltaic Systems Performance, C. Dereli, C. Yücedağ, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed Recycling of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste in Rural Areas, M. Kreiger, Gerald C. Anzalone, M. L. Mulder, A. G. Glover, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental Impacts of Distributed Manufacturing from 3-D Printing of Polymer Components and Products, Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce

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Progress in Indium Gallium Nitride Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Dirk V. P. McLaughlin and Joshua M. Pearce

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Installation of a Variable-angle Spectrometer System for Monitoring Diffuse and Global Solar Radiation, O. Ormachea, A. Abrahamse, N. Tolavi, O. Urquidi, Joshua M. Pearce, and R. Andrews

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Life-Cycle Economic Analysis of Distributed Manufacturing with Open-Source 3-D Printers, Ben T. Wittbrodt, A. G. Glover, J. Laureto, G. C. Anzalone, D. Oppliger, J. L. Irwin, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-Source 3D-Printable Optics Equipment, Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas C. Anzalone, Rodrigo P. Faria, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2012

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Improved Parametric Empirical Determination of Module Short Circuit Current for Modelling and Optimization of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Rob W. Andrews, Andrew Pollard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Distributed Recycling Waste Polymer into RepRap Feedstock, Christopher Baechler, Matthew DeVuono, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Service Learning in Engineering, Angela R. Bielefeldt and Joshua M. Pearce

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Open-source Development of Solar Photovoltaic Technology, A. J. Buitenhuis and Joshua M. Pearce

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Toward Renewable Eenergy Geo-information Infrastructures: Applications of GIScience and Remote Sensing that Build Institutional Capacity, K. Calvert, Joshua M. Pearce, and W. E. Mabee

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Expanded Microchannel Heat Exchanger: Design, Fabrication and Preliminary Experimental Test, David C. Denkenberger, Michael J. Brandemuehl, Joshua M. Pearce, and John Zhai

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Design and Implementation of Mobile Educational Games: Networks for Innovation, Rob Harrap, Sylvie Daniel, Michael Power, Joshua M. Pearce, and Nicholas Hedley

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Life Cycle Analysis of Silane Recycling in Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing, M. A. Kreiger, D. R. Shonnard, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Community Voices: Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Nunavut, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Renewable Energy Policies and Programs in Nunavut: Perspectives from the Federal and Territorial Governments, Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

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Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale, Ha T. Nguyen and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Application of LiDAR to Assessment of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Deployment Potential in a Municipal District Unit, Ha T. Nguyen, Joshua M. Pearce, Rob Harrap, and Gerald Barber

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Improved Performance of Hydbrid Photovoltaic-trigeneration Systems Over Photovoltaic-cogen Systems Including Effects of Battery Storage, Amir H. Nosrat, Lukas G. Swan, and Joshua M. Pearce

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The Effect of Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Device Operating Conditions on Intrinsic Layer Thickness Optimization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells, M. Pathak, K. Girotra, S. J. Harrison, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Effects on Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Performance from High-Temperature Annealing Pulses in Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Devices, M. Pathak, Joshua M. Pearce, and S. J. Harrison

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Limitations of Nuclear Power as a Sustainable Energy Source, Joshua M. Pearce

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Open Source Research in Sustainability, Joshua M. Pearce

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A New Model for Enabling Innovation in Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development, Joshua M. Pearce, Scott Albritton, Gabriel Grant, Garrett Steed, and Ivana Zelenika

Submissions from 2011

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A Review of Solar Photovoltaic Levelized Cost of Electricity, K. Branker, M. Pathak, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Barriers to Appropriate Technology Growth in Sustainable Development, Ivana Zelenika and Joshua M. Pearce