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.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
This book is devoted to very hot and important topics for humankind: practical use of solar energy – the most plentiful resource of clean, natural energy for planet Earth. [...] The book is a collection of versatile views on modern solar energy and is very useful for teachers on any level – university, high school, and of course for researchers who need to look at problems from the other side. Highly Recommended. The information available here is collected and analyzed from different points of view.
– Dr. Igor I. Tyukhov, Associate Professor, Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering, Russia, and Deputy Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair