Solar Energy Engineering

Solar Energy Engineering

Processes and Systems

1st Edition - June 23, 2009

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  • Author: Soteris Kalogirou
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922874

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 778
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: June 23, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922874

About the Author

Soteris Kalogirou

Professor Soteris Kalogirou is Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, at Cyprus University of Technology. He is Visiting Professor at Brunel University, UK and Adjunct Professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland. He is Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts. For more than 35 years, he is actively involved in research in solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination and absorption cooling. Additionally, he is involved in a pioneering research dealing with the use of artificial intelligence methods, modelling and performance prediction of energy and solar energy systems. He has published many books and papers in scientific journals and is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of fifteen journals.

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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