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Handbook of Solar Energy Theory Analysis and Applications
Solar Energy Contents
- Solar Radiation
- Regulation of Thermodynamics and Component of Warmth Switch
- Solar Cell Supplies, Photovoltaic Modules, and Arrays
- Flat-Plate Collectors
- Solar Concentrator
- Evacuated Tubular Solar Collector (ETSC)
- Solar Water-Heating Programs
- Solar Flat-Plate Air Collectors
- Solar Home
- Solar Cooling
- Solar Crop Dryers
- Solar Distillation
- Energy Analysis
- Energy Storage
- Solar-Energy Era
- Different Applications of Solar Energy
- Energy Conservation
- Exergy Analysis
Preface to Handbook of Solar Energy PDF
Solar power is clear, environmentally pleasant and freely accessible over the planet earth. Life on earth additionally owes its existence to photo voltaic power. Solar power is used to provide thermal in addition to electrical energy.
If fossil fuels proceed to be depleted at present fee, they are going to be exhausted quickly. The use of fossil fuels can also be largely liable for rising air pollution and ensuing local weather change. Solar power and different renewable sources, allow us to fulfill the demand for power whereas providing a cleaner and greener footprint.
Within the current previous, there was fast improvement in photo voltaic thermal applied sciences and photovoltaic (PV) supplies. This improvement introduced cost-effectiveness to photo voltaic gadgets.
Primarily based on the developments within the area of photo voltaic know-how, we determined to compose a handbook of photo voltaic power, which fits past the standard and brings collectively a myriad of present matters reminiscent of Day-lighting, Solar cell supplies, Photovoltaic thermal (PVT) programs, Energy conservation, Solar energy technology, Thermodynamics, Solar cooling of homes, Energy and exergy evaluation, CO2 credit score, Energy Matrices, Life Cycle evaluation with and with out CO2 credit score.
The principle goal of penning this guide is to create a complete and easy-to-understand supply of data on the advances on this quickly rising analysis space.
This guide contains sufficient data on the fundamentals for use as a textbook undergraduate coursework for engineering and the sciences.
The inclusion of superior ideas and analysis traits may also make it helpful as a reference for scientists and professionals. An try has additionally been made to provide solved examples and train issues with a touch and goal questions on the acceptable place in every chapter for a greater understanding of photo voltaic power purposes.
This guide consists of twenty chapters. The fundamentals of hourly, day by day, month-to-month photo voltaic radiation on horizontal and inclined surfaces and sun-earth angles have been mentioned briefly in Chap. 1. The assorted pure daylighting system with examples have been mentioned in Chap. 2.
Chapter 3 offers with the essential components of warmth switch mechanisms, legal guidelines of thermodynamics and exergy which have been used all through the textual content. The consequences of nano-particles with water as a base fluid have additionally been mentioned briefly.
Chapter 4 discusses completely different photo voltaic cell supplies, PV modules, PV arrays and its purposes in numerous sectors. Solar fluid collectors specifically standard flat plate collectors (FPC’s), photo voltaic concentrators and evacuated tubular collectors (ETC’s) are handled in Chaps. 5−7.
Chapter 8 discusses industrial photo voltaic water heating programs for various modes of operation. The modeling of PVT photo voltaic air heaters and their purposes are reported in Chap. 9.
The assorted passive ideas of heating/cooling of a home with approximate strategies and photo voltaic cooling homes have been briefly mentioned in Chaps. 10 and 11, respectively.
Chapters 12 and 13 cowl different photo voltaic thermal purposes specifically photo voltaic crop drying and photo voltaic distillation programs with primary warmth switch, thermal modeling, and examples. Energy analyses of photo voltaic thermal and PV programs have been coated in Chap. 14.
Solar power storage in numerous modes is mentioned in Chap. 15. Solar energy technology by means of photovoltaic (grid and off-grid) and photo voltaic concentrating have been thought of in Chap. 16.
Chapters 17 and 18 report purposes of photo voltaic thermal power, which has not been coated in previous chapters and cowl power conservation in numerous sectors. The examine of exergy, CO2 mitigation, carbon credit score, and life cycle value evaluation of some photo voltaic thermal and PV system, which is the spine of its success, is included in Chaps. 19 and 20, respectively.
SI items are used all through the guide. Some conversion items, numerous bodily and chemical properties of water, air, metals, and non-metals are additionally given as appendices.
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