Solar Energy Conversion

Solar Energy Conversion

An Introductory Course

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: A. E. Dixon, J. D. Leslie
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189284

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Solar Energy Conversion: An Introductory Course is a collection of papers that deals with the technical, mechanical, and operation concerns in converting solar energy. The title first details solar radiation, and then proceeds to discussing solar collectors. Next, the selection covers selective surfaces and the thermal regulation of buildings. The text also talks about planning of solar architectures. The next part tackles topics about the direct conversion of solar energy. Part VII discusses the control and measurement of collected solar energy, while Part VIII covers bioconversion and biomass. The book will be of great use to engineering and science students. Professionals involved in the research and development of solar technology will also benefit from the text.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter

    Solar Radiation

    1. Basics of Solar Energy

    2. Characteristics of Solar Radiation

    3. Methods for the Estimation of Solar Energy on Vertical and Inclined Surfaces

    Solar Collectors

    4. The Technology of Flat Plate Collectors

    5. Free Convection in Solar Collectors

    6. Advanced Non-Concentrating Solar Collectors

    7. Solar Ponds (Non-Convective)

    8. Concentrating Collectors

    Selective Surfaces

    9. Selective Surfaces

    10. Spectrally Selective Surfaces and Their Impact on Photothermal Solar Energy Conversion

    Heating and Cooling of Buildings

    11. Solar Air Systems

    12. Solar Energy for Heating and Cooling

    13. Cooling of Buildings

    14. A Completely Instrumented Solar Building: The Shenandoah Solar Recreational Center

    15. Solar Heating and Ventilating by Natural Means

    16. Passive Cooling Systems in Hot Arid Regions

    Architecture and Planning

    17. Fundamentals of Solar Architecture

    18. Prospects for Energy Responsive Urban Planning and Design

    19. Regional Planning Strategies for Hybrid Energy Optimization

    20. Systematic Techniques of Design for Solar Houses in High Latitudes

    21. Conceptual Development of a Solar Town in Iran

    22. The Potential of Renewable Energies in Planning the Development of Rural Areas

    Direct Conversion

    23. Review of Solid State Physics

    Silicon Solar Cells

    24. Basics

    25. Practical Aspects

    26. Polycrystalline Solar Cells

    MIS and SIS Solar Cells

    27. Basic Principles

    28. Performance Characteristics

    29. Basic Electrochemistry


    30. Photoelectrolysis

    31. The Photogalvanic Cell

    Control and Measurement

    Short Course in Microprocessors for Solar Energy Applications

    32. Microprocessors, Microcomputers, and Single Chip Computers

    33. Sensors: Measurement of Solar Energy

    34. Control: I Solar Battery Charging Network

    II Stepping Motors

    35. Systems: I 16 Channel Data Logger

    II Serial Data Link

    36. The Microcomputer Family

    Bioconversion and Biomass

    37. Bioconversion of Solar Energy

    38. Pyrolytic Gasification of Renewable Biomass Resources

    Bioconversion and Biomass

    39. Compaction and Densification of Fuels from Biomass

    General Topics

    40. Solar Thermal Power Stations

    41. Solar Power

    42. Solar Hydrogen Production at High Temperature

    43. Greenhouses in Hot Climate

    44. Solar Greenhouse Design Considerations for Cold Climates

    45. Solar Water Pumping

    46. Solar Powered Refrigeration

    47. Wind Power

    48. Solar Energy at the PEI Ark

    49. Component Cost of Solar Energy Systems


Product details

  • No. of pages: 1322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189284

About the Editors

A. E. Dixon

J. D. Leslie

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