solar thermal Books

  • Solar Thermal & Biomass Energy

    This book concerns renewable energy sources and in particular, it collects the state-of-the-art in thermal solar techniques and biomasses.Conventional energy sources based on oil, coal and natural gas are damaging economic and social progress, the environment and human life. Many people are concerned about these problems and wish to address the ...

  • Solar Tower Report 2014:Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage

    'Strategically plan your commercial trajectory and optimize profitability in the increasingly internationalized solar tower  market' Solar tower technology currently accounts for 4% of the global installed CSP share, totalling at 98 MW across 7 markets. Crucially, however, the global project pipeline indicates that solar tower technology is ...

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems

    Solar photovoltaics is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, producing electricity on site directly from the solar radiation without harming the environment and depletion of materials. The Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) system is a technology which merges PV and thermal systems, simultaneously providing both ...

  • Report 4110: Solar Energy Industry

    Report 4110: Solar Energy Industry is a thorough examination and quantitative analysis of the solar energy industry. Figures include U.S. and global sales and growth in equipment & systems sales in photovoltaics and solar thermal, the value of energy produced in electricity from PV and concentrating solar thermal power (CSTP) and heat and hot ...

  • Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage

    Parabolic Trough technology currently accounts for 95% of the global installed CSP share, totalling 2657 MW.  Market activity for the technology is set to proliferate into 19 markets - so arm yourself with the latest techno-economic analysis and inter-market benchmarking in the CSP Today Parabolic Trough Report 2014: Cost, Performance and ...

  • Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques

    Solar irradiation is the fundamental initiator of the different renewable energy alternatives, including wind, wave, hydrogen and biomass energy sources. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. The book collects together ...

  • Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Drawing on the authors’ extensive research and project implementation around the globe, Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers solar energy resources, thermal and photovoltaic systems, and the economics involved in using solar energy. It provides background theory on solar energy as well as useful technical information for ...

  • Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems

    With shortages of fossil energy, especially oil and natural gas, and heavy biomass energy use occurring in both developed and developing countries, a major focus has developed worldwide on renewable energy systems. Renewable energy systems include wind power, biomass, photovoltaics, hydropower, solar thermal, thermal ponds, and biogas. Currently, ...

  • Solar Electric Power Generation - Photovoltaic Energy Systems

    Solar electricity is a viable, environmentally sustainable alternative to the world’s energy supplies. In support, Dr. Krauter thoroughly examines the various technical parameters of photovoltaic systems. Study of performance and yield (including optical, thermal, and electrical parameters and interfaces) are analyzed. The net energy balance of ...

  • Renewable Energy

    Introduction and Structure.- Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Resources.- Passive Use of Solar Energy.- Solar-Thermal Energy.- Photovoltaics.- Wind Energy.- Hydropower.- Near-Surface Geothermal Energy and Energy from Ambient Air.- Deep Geothermal.- Energy.- Appendices: Ocean Energy, Solar-Thermal Electrical Power Generation, Energy from ...

  • Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5)

    ISES Solar World Congress is the most important conference in the solar energy field around the world. The subject of ISES SWC 2007 is Solar Energy and Human Settlement; it is the first time that it is held in China. This book consists of 619 papers and 23 invited papers, whose authors are top scientists and experts in the world. ISES SWC 2007 ...

  • Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

    This book is an ideal reference text for teaching renewable energy to engineering and science students, as well as a reference book for scientists and professionals doing self study on the subject. The book has twelve chapters and starts with the definition and classification of renewable and non renewable energy and their status at global level. ...

  • Thermophotovoltaic Generation of Electricity

    All papers were peer reviewed. Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices convert heat into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells. Typically, the system consists of an emitter, a spectral control component and a PV cell. Some applications are: solar systems, space power applications, solar greenhouse or home heating furnaces. Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) ...

  • Thermophotovoltaic Generation of Electricity

    All papers were peer reviewed. Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices convert heat into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells. Typically, the system consists of an emitter, a spectral control component and a PV cell. Some applications are: solar systems, space power applications, solar greenhouse or home heating furnaces. Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) ...

  • Compound Energy Systems

    Green energy is essential to the development of a sustainable society but its output can be unstable. It is therefore necessary to develop a network where both conventional and green energy systems cooperate to generate a stable, compound supply. Compound Energy Systems: Optimal Operation Methods describes the construction and operation of ...

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