These proceedings include papers on all aspects of solar energy. The 1989 conference had a special emphasis on photovoltaics, reflecting Japanese expertise in that field. As in previous conferences, the largest category of papers concerned solar thermal applications. There was also a great deal of interest in the vital issues raised concerning solar energy and developing countries. The keynote paper, on global environment and solar energy, was presented by Professor Z Uchijima.


For scientists, engineers and architects interested in solar energy.

Table of Contents

Chapter headings: Volume 1. Opening addresses, keynote and Farrington Daniels lectures. Solar photovoltaic materials and devices. Solar photovoltaic system technology and components. Advanced technology for the future (superconducting energy storage system using high-temperature SC materials, etc). Solar space heating, cooling and hot water supply systems. Volume 2. Passive system and energy conservation in buildings. Solar industrial process heat and solar thermal applications. Biomass and agricultural applications. Wind, photochemical energy conversion, OTEC and other renewable energy sources. Volume 3. Heat pump and energy storage. Socio-economic aspects, policy, standardization and national section reports. Solar energy technology for developing countries. Solar radiation and natural energy resources. Materials for solar energy utilization. Rapporteur session, workshops, forums reports and closing addresses. Authors index.


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About the editors

T. Horigome

Affiliations and Expertise

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

K. Kimura

Affiliations and Expertise

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

T. Takakura

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

T. Nishino

Affiliations and Expertise

Kobe University, Kobe City, Japan

I. Fujii

Affiliations and Expertise

Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan