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Solar Energy Conversion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080247441, 9781483189284

Solar Energy Conversion

1st Edition

An Introductory Course

Editors: A. E. Dixon J. D. Leslie
Paperback ISBN: 9781483173474
eBook ISBN: 9781483189284
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080247441
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 1322
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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


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



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About the Editors

A. E. Dixon

A. E. Dixon

J. D. Leslie

J. D. Leslie

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