Handbook of Research on Solar Energy Systems and Technologies
Release Date: August, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 614 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1996-8, ISBN13: 9781466619968, ISBN10: 1466619961, EISBN13: 9781466619975
The last ten years have seen rapid advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology, allowing unprecedented manipulation of nanoscale structures controlling solar capture, conversion, and storage.
Filled with cutting-edge solar energy research and reference materials, the Handbook of Research on Solar Energy Systems and Technologies serves as a one-stop resource for the latest information regarding different topical areas within solar energy. This handbook will emphasize the application of nanotechnology innovations to solar energy technologies, explore current and future developments in third generation solar cells, and provide a detailed economic analysis of solar energy applications.
Table of Contents and List of Contributors
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Solar energy conversion is one of the most addressed topics in the field of renewable energy. Solar radiation is usually converted into two forms of...
Photovoltaics (PV) have been the world’s most rapidly growing energy source, with markets increasing at a compounded rate over the years. The...
In response to environmental concerns there is a drive towards developing renewable, and cleaner, energy technologies. Solar cells, which harvest...
H. Henry Zhang, Danny Rodriguez, Qiong Li
A mechatronic real-time solar tracker is developed with National Instruments Compact Rio programming module, photoresistors sensor, stepper motors...
Rubita Sudirman, Muhammad Noorul Anam Mohd Norddin
Extreme demands on the methods used for forecasting solar radiation has been the driving force behind the efforts to find the best method available....
Tribeni Das, Ganesh C Bora
This chapter includes brief description of different solar thermal applications of greenhouse structure based on the different research work done in...
Reviews and Testimonials
The 20 papers in this volume present recent research on converting sunlight into electricity and survey the state of the art in thin film silicon solar cells. The contributors review material characterization techniques for solar cell devices, mechatronics technology for tracking solar panels, computer simulations of solar energy systems, image processing for solar cell analysis, and artificial intelligence techniques for solar energy and photovoltaic applications. Methods of forecasting solar radiation are compared and a solar-powered electrical generation plant is proposed for the hot Saudi Arabian desert. B&w images are provided.
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- Hybrid Thermo – Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
- Nanostructures for Solar Energy Conversion
- Photovoltaic Devices
- Photovoltaic Modules and Systems
- Reliability and Testing Standards
- Solar Cells
- Solar Energy Conversion Materials
- Solar Energy Storage
- Solar Thermal Systems