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

Solar Energy Conversion

1st Edition

An Introductory Course

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

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 Photoelectrochemistry 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 Netw


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A. E. Dixon

J. D. Leslie

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