Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems

Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems

1st Edition - May 20, 2022
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  • Editors: Shiva Gorjian, Pietro Campana
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898669

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Solar Energy Technology Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems provides a comprehensive overview of recent advancements in solar energy conversion technologies and their use in agriculture and the agri-food sectors. This book covers uses of solar energy in precision agriculture and concepts of agrophotovoltaic, aquavoltaic, solar bioreactors and solar pasteurization. Providing a technological and scientific look at assisting society, with scales to improve their productivity and sustainability, this book also addresses innovative, effective and more sustainable solutions for agriculture using sustainable, renewable energy sources and modern energy-efficient for cost-improved technologies. This reference is useful and practical for professionals, engineers, researchers, and anyone planning to develop solar powered projects in the agriculture and food production sectors.

Key Features

  • Includes principles and advances of solar energy conversion technologies
  • Considers challenges and prospects of solar energy precision, solar-powered wireless sensor networks and IoT
  • Evaluates the potential use of emerging solar technologies in agriculture, including solar pasteurization and solar algae production systems


Engineers, researchers, and students working in sustainable energy, and climate change mitigation projects

Table of Contents

  • 1. Solar energy technology in agriculture: Developments, policies, and barriers
    2. Solar energy conversion technologies: Principles and advancements
    3. Advances in Solar Greenhouse Systems for Cultivation of Agricultural Products
    4. Photovoltaic water pumping systems for irrigation: Principles and advances
    5. Agrivoltaics: Solar power generation and food production
    6. Aquavoltaics: Dual use of water bodies for solar power generation and aquaculture
    7. Solar heating and cooling applications in agriculture and food processing systems
    8. Solar Desalination Technology to Supply Water for Agricultural Applications
    9. Solar applications for drying of agricultural and marine products
    10. Applications of solar energy in precision agriculture and smart Farming
    11. Economics and Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy Technologies
    12. Emerging Applications of Solar Energy in Agriculture and Aquaculture Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: May 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898669
  • About the Editors

    Shiva Gorjian

    Dr. Shiva Gorjian is currently an assistant professor of biosystems engineering at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. She received her PhD in biosystems engineering, a branch of Renewable Energy Technologies, from TMU in 2014. After finishing her PhD, she began her career as an expert in the field of solar energy technologies, particularly their applications in agriculture, at the Renewable Energy Research Institute of TMU, which continued two years. She is also a referee in the Iran National Science Foundation, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology. Her fields of interest include solar desalination technologies, hybrid PVT systems, renewable-based power generation systems, energy and exergy analysis, and modeling and simulation of energy systems.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor of Biosystems Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

    Pietro Campana

    Dr. Petro Elia Campana is Assistant Professor at Mälardalen University. In 2014, he was a research assistant at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. In 2015, he received his Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Mälardalen University. From 2015 until 2019, he was a research assistant professor at Mälardalen University. In 2017-2019, he split his time between Mälardalen University and KTH - Royal Institute of Technology. He has been visiting researcher at the Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhejiang University, and the Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research of China. Since 2016, he has been appointed as Assistant Editor of the Elsevier journal Applied Energy, written more than 80 publications among peer-reviewed international journals, conferences, books/monographs, and book chapters. His research fields include distributed renewable energy systems, solar radiation assessment, energy in buildings, artificial intelligence, and water-food-energy nexus.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden