Solar Energy Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123745019, 9780080922874

Solar Energy Engineering

1st Edition

Processes and Systems

Authors: Soteris A. Kalogirou
eBook ISBN: 9780080922874
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123745019
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd June 2009
Page Count: 778
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As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction.

Key Features

*Written by one of the world's most renowned experts in solar energy

*Covers the hottest new developments in solar technology, such as solar cooling and desalination

*Packed with quick look up tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems today'


Primary: Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers Secondary: Academics, Energy Consulting companies, Solar energy companies

Table of Contents

Introduction; Environmental Characteristics; Solar Energy Collectors; Performance of Solar Collectors; Solar Water Heating Systems; Solar Space Heating And Cooling; Industrial Process Heat; Solar Desalination Systems; Photovoltaic Systems; Solar Thermal Power Systems; Modelling Of Solar Systems; Economics; Glossary of Terms; References


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About the Author

Soteris A. Kalogirou

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineeringof the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

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