Solar Energy Engineering

Processes and Systems


  • Soteris A. Kalogirou, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineeringof the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction.
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Primary: Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Electrical EngineersSecondary: Academics, Energy Consulting companies, Solar energy companies


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374501-9

Table of Contents

Introduction; Environmental Characteristics; Solar Energy Collectors; Performance of Solar Collectors; Solar Water Heating Systems; Solar Space Heating And Cooling; Industrial Process Heat; Solar Desalination Systems; Photovoltaic Systems; Solar Thermal Power Systems; Modelling Of Solar Systems; Economics; Glossary of Terms; References