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Student Solar Project 
Could bright sunlight provide much-needed power and energy? Some UT students are working to harness solar radiation as a way to heat and cool our homes and fuel our lifestyles.


Recent Publications

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

New daily light integral maps for the United States.  Logan, J., and J. E. Faust.  2017.  Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Sep 19-22, Waikoloa, HI. [Abstract]

Modeling energy balance and airflow characteristics in a naturally ventilated high tunnel Zheng, M., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, W. C. Wright, P. D. Ayers, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  Transactions of the ASABE, 60(5): 1683-1697 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12080). [Abstract]

Mapping Daily Light Integrals for Greenhouse Production.  Logan, J., C. E. Sams, and J. Faust.  2016.  22nd Conference on Applied Climatology, New Orleans, LA, Jan 10-14, 2016. [Abstract]

Cambial activity of Pinus elliottii var. densa reveals influence of solar radiation on seasonal growth dynamics in the Florida Keys Harley, G., H.D. Grissino-Mayer, J. A. Franklin, C. Anderson, and N. Köse.  2012.  Trees - Structure and Function 26:1449-1459. [Abstract]

Effect of Solar Radiation on Disease Severity of Soybean Rust.  Young-Kelly, H., et al.  2012.  Phytopathology, 102:8, 794-803.

Effects of cloudiness change on net ecosystem exchange, light use efficiency, and water use efficiency in typical ecosystems of China Mi Zhang,, Gui-Rui Yu, J. Zhuang, Randall W. Gentry, Yu-Ling Fu, Xiao-Min Sun, Lei-Ming Zhang, and Xue-Fa Wen.  2011.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151(7), 803-816. [Abstract]

Effect of solar radiation on disease severity of soybean rust.  Young-Kelly, H., et al.  2010.  Phytopathology, 100 (supplement):S143.

Long-Term Solar Radiation Data: Can It Help With Greenhouse Light Management?.  Logan, J., and J. Faust-Brown.  1999.  South. Reg., ASHS, 30 Jan - 1 Feb, 1999. Memphis, TN. HortSci 34(5):835.