Solar Energy (Solar Energy 2013 ed.)

Solar Energy (Solar Energy 2013 ed.)

By: Christoph Richter (editor), Christian A. Gueymard (editor), Daniel Lincot (editor)Mixed Media

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Gathering some 30 entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book presents fundamental principles and technologies for sustainably harnessing solar energy. Covers photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar radiation and more.

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The tiny portion of the sun's energy that reaches the earth in one year is approximately 10,000 times the energy consumption of humankind during that same period. Absorbed in the atmosphere and on the surface of the earth, it is responsible for the temperature range that enables our diverse ecosystems to exist, and also for a significant portion of the available renewable and fossil energy supplies. Featuring 30 authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this volume presents fundamental principles and cutting-edge technologies for sustainably harnessing this vital resource. Sections on photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, and solar radiation provide a comprehensive introduction for those new to these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts.


Part I: Photovoltaics CdTe Solar Cells Mesoscopic Solar Cells Organic Solar Cells Photovoltaic Energy, Introduction Photovoltaics, Status of PV Policies and Markets Silicon Solar Cells, Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Thin-film Solar Cells, Chalcopyrite-Based Thin Film Solar Cells: Very High Efficiencies Approaches Solar Cells: Energy Payback Times and Environmental Issues Part II: Solar Radiation Photosynthetically Active Radiation: Measurement and Modeling Solar Constant and Total Solar Irradiance Variations Solar Irradiance, Global Distribution Solar Radiation for Solar Energy Utilization Solar Radiation Spectrum Solar Radiation, Spatial and Temporal Variability Topographic Solar Radiation Modeling for Environmental Applications Part III: Solar Thermal Energy Concentrating Receiver Systems (Solar Power Tower) Linear Fresnel Collectors Parabolic Trough Solar Technology Solar Collectors, Non-concentrating Solar Cookers and Dryers to Conserve Human and Planet Health Solar Cooling Systems Solar Detoxification and Disinfection of Water Solar Energy in Thermochemical Processing Solar Thermal Desalination Solar Thermal Energy, Introduction Solar Updraft Towers Thermal Energy Storage Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781461458425
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 744
  • ID: 9781461458425
  • ISBN10: 1461458420
  • edition: 2013 ed.

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