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Author Foster, Robert

Title Solar Energy : Renewable Energy and the Environment
Published Hoboken : CRC Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (382 pages)
Series Energy and the Environment
Compact research. Energy and the environment.
Contents Front cover; Contents; Series Preface; The Series Editor; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Authors; The Contributors; Chapter 1. Introduction to Solar Energy; Chapter 2. Solar Resource; Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Engineering: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer; Chapter 4. Solar Thermal Systems and Applications; Chapter 5. Photovoltaic Cells; Chapter 6. Photovoltaic Conversion Systems; Chapter 7. Photovoltaic System Sizing and Design; Chapter 8. Photovoltaic (PV) Applications; Chapter 9. Economics; Chapter 10. Institutional Issues; Chapter 11. Energy Storage; Solar Energy Glossary
Appendix A: World Insolation DataAppendix B: Friction Loss Factors; Appendix C: Present Value Factors; Appendix D: Table of Approximate PV Pumping-System Costs; Index; Back cover
Summary Provides detailed knowledge for converting solar radiation into a suitable energy supply. This work examines thermosolar collectors, photovoltaics modules, and other important types of solar receivers. It also covers typical cost-effective applications, including water pumping, residential electrification, lighting and small-scale irrigation
Notes Print version record
Subject Renewable energy sources -- Environmental aspects
Solar energy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781420075670