Solar Energy Sciences and Engineering Applications

Author: Napoleon Enteria
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000132
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Solar energy is available all over the world in different intensities. Theoretically, the solar energy available on the surface of the earth is enough to support the energy requirements of the entire planet. However, in reality, progress and development of solar science and technology depends to a large extent on human desires and needs. This is due to the various barriers to overcome and to deal with the economics of practical utilization of solar energy. This book introduces the rapid development and progress in the field of solar energy applications for science and technology: the advancement in the field of biological processes & chemical processes; electricity production; and mechanical operations & building operations enhanced by solar energy. The volume covers bio-hydrogen production and other biological processes related to solar energy; chemical processes for the production of hydrogen from water and other endothermic processes using solar energy; the development of thermo-electric production through solar energy; the development of solar ponds for electric energy production; and the mechanical operation with solar energy; the building operation with solar energy optimization and urban planning. This book is an invaluable resource for scientists who need the scientific and technological knowledge of the wide coverage of solar energy sciences and engineering applications. This will further encourage researchers, scientists, engineers and students to stimulate the use of solar energy as an alternative energy source.

An introduction to solar energy for scientists and engineers

Author: Sol Wieder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471060482
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The solar constant. Solar astronomy. Terrestrial insolation. Elements of heat transfer. The optics of collectors. Solar heating panels. Solar heating systems. Thermodynamic conversion of solar energy to work. Direct conversion of solar energy to work - photovoltaics. Equations for solar coordinates. Approximate equations for solar flux.

Advances in Energy Equipment Science and Engineering

Author: Shiquan Zhou
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315667983
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Advances in Energy Equipment Science and Engineering contains selected papers from the 2015 International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering (ICEESE 2015, Guangzhou, China, 30-31 May 2015). The topics covered include: - Advanced design technology - Energy and chemical engineering - Energy and environmental engineering - Energy science and engineering - Manufacturing systems and automation - Mechanical engineering - New materials and advanced materials Advances in Energy Equipment Science and Engineering will be invaluable to engineers and professionals in Energy Science and Engineering.

Solar Energy

Author: G. N. Tiwari
Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited
ISBN: 9781842658390
Format: PDF, Docs
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SOLAR ENERGY: Fundamentals, Design, Modeling and Applications provides a platform to the scientists and engineers to understand the fundamentals of solar energy, and its applications and basic heat transfer. It describes the design, construction and performance of solar thermal devices and photovoltaic system. The solar thermal devices include flat plate collector, air heaters, crop drying, solar house, water heating system, solar distillation, solar concentrator and a controlled environment greenhouse etc. The economic aspects of solar systems have been discussed.

Applications of Solar Energy

Author: Himanshu Tyagi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 981107206X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on solar-energy-based renewable energy systems and discusses the generation of electric power using solar photovoltaics, as well as some new techniques, such as solar towers, for both residential and commercial needs. Such systems have played an important role in the move towards low-emission and sustainable energy sources. The book covers a variety of applications, such as solar water heaters, solar air heaters, solar drying, nanoparticle-based direct absorption solar systems, solar volumetric receivers, solar-based cooling systems, solar-based food processing and cooking, efficient buildings using solar energy, and energy storage for solar thermal systems. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals alike.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Author: Angèle Reinders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118927486
Format: PDF, ePub
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Solar PV is now the third most important renewable energy source, after hydro and wind power, in terms of global installed capacity. Bringing together the expertise of international PV specialists Photovoltaic Solar Energy: From Fundamentals to Applications provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of existing PV technologies in conjunction with an assessment of technological developments. Key features: Written by leading specialists active in concurrent developments in material sciences, solar cell research and application-driven R&D. Provides a basic knowledge base in light, photons and solar irradiance and basic functional principles of PV. Covers characterization techniques, economics and applications of PV such as silicon, thin-film and hybrid solar cells. Presents a compendium of PV technologies including: crystalline silicon technologies; chalcogenide thin film solar cells; thin-film silicon based PV technologies; organic PV and III-Vs; PV concentrator technologies; space technologies and economics, life-cycle and user aspects of PV technologies. Each chapter presents basic principles and formulas as well as major technological developments in a contemporary context with a look at future developments in this rapidly changing field of science and engineering. Ideal for industrial engineers and scientists beginning careers in PV as well as graduate students undertaking PV research and high-level undergraduate students.

Potential Applications of Concentrated Solar Energy

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309045770
Format: PDF
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This book assesses the current state of the field in a number of potential applications and discusses technologies for which concentrated solar energy might be utilized. It contains all the papers submitted by the speakers as well as summaries of the presentations and discussions that followed each session.

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Author: Antonio Luque
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470976128
Format: PDF
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The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on photovoltaic solar energy Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with contributions by distinguished international experts in the field. Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private investment Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.

Solar Energy Applications in the Tropics

Author: B.B.P. Lim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027715067
Format: PDF, ePub
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Proceedings of a Regional Seminar and Workshop on the Utilization of Solar Energy in Hot Humid Urban Development, held in Singapore, 30 October-1 November 1980

Science and Engineering of Hydrogen based Energy Technologies

Author: Paulo Emilio Miranda
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128142516
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Science and Engineering of Hydrogen-Based Energy Technologies explores the generation of energy using hydrogen and hydrogen-rich fuels in fuel cells from the perspective of its integration into renewable energy systems using the most sound and current scientific knowledge. The book first examines the evolution of energy utilization and the role expected to be played by hydrogen energy technologies in the world's energy mix, not just for energy generation, but also for carbon capture, storage and utilization. It provides a general overview of the most common and promising types of fuel cells, such as PEMFCs, SOFCs and direct alcohol fuel cells. The co-production of chemical and electrolysis cells, as well as the available and future materials for fuel cells production are discussed. It then delves into the production of hydrogen from biomass, including waste materials, and from excess electricity produced by other renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydro and geothermal. The main technological approaches to hydrogen storage are presented, along with several possible hydrogen energy engineering applications. Science and Engineering of Hydrogen-Based Energy Technologies's unique approach to hydrogen energy systems makes it useful for energy engineering researchers, professionals and graduate students in this field. Policy makers, energy planning and management professionals, and energy analysts can also benefit from the comprehensive overview that it provides. Presents engineering fundamentals, commercially deployed technologies, up-and-coming developments and applications through a systemic approach Explores the integration of hydrogen technologies in renewable energy systems, including solar, wind, bioenergy and ocean energy Covers engineering standards, guidelines and regulations, as well as policy and social aspects for large-scale deployment of these technologies