Solar Energy Books

  • Our Renewable Future - Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

    The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of easily ...

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

    This book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It covers fundamentals, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling and ...

  • Nuclear (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 325 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • Nuclear (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 325 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

    As a result of resurgent interest in renewable energy systems, the application of nanotechnology to photovoltaics has seen major advances in recent years. This book describes such efforts with an emphasis on practical demonstrations and discussions of the associated technical challenges. Each chapter offers a brief review of the nanostructure ...

  • Solar Cell Technology and Applications

    Solar cell technology will not realize its full potential until mass scale photovoltaic conversion for domestic, commercial, and industrial applications become economically feasible. This volume brings active researchers and potential manufacturers and investors up to date on the newest advances in the field, covering the latest in materials ...

  • Nuclear Energy (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • Nuclear Energy (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • 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 ...

  • Worldwatch Report: Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

    SummaryHumanity can prevent catastrophic climate change if we act now and adopt policies that reduce energy usage by unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy resources. However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a ...

  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

    Several forms of thin-film solar cells are being examined as alternatives to silicon-solar cells—one of the most promising technologies is the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), with proven efficiencies that approach 11%. This book, which provides a comprehensive look at this promising technology, aims to provide both a graduate level text that ...

  • Nuclear Energy (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • Nuclear Energy (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • Biophysical and Physiological Effects of Solar Radiation on Human Skin

    In an era of global warming knowledge of the effects of solar radiation on humans is of great importance and the latest discoveries in environmental photobiology are presented in this book.The Editor has brought together a wide range of world class contributors to provide the reader with information on the clinical effects of solar radiation, such ...

  • Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy

    SummaryChina’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both ...

  • Nuclear Energy (I)

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards. Volume 12.01 focuses on materials for nuclear reactor applications and covers: Fuel and Fertile Materials--details property requirements for fuel and other related subjects. Nuclear Grade Materials--establishes standard procedures for chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, ...

  • Nuclear Energy (I)

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards. Volume 12.01 focuses on materials for nuclear reactor applications and covers: Fuel and Fertile Materials--details property requirements for fuel and other related subjects. Nuclear Grade Materials--establishes standard procedures for chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, ...

  • Nuclear Energy (I)

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards. Volume 12.01 focuses on materials for nuclear reactor applications and covers: Fuel and Fertile Materials--details property requirements for fuel and other related subjects. Nuclear Grade Materials--establishes standard procedures for chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, ...

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