Solar Energy Engineering - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123972705, 9780123972569

Solar Energy Engineering

2nd Edition

Processes and Systems

Authors: Soteris A. Kalogirou
eBook ISBN: 9780123972569
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123972705
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th November 2013
Page Count: 840
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Energy policy promoting sustainable development is transforming global energy markets. Solar power, the most abundant of all renewable resources, is crucial to greater achieving energy security and sustainability. This new edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems from Prof. Soteris Kalogirou, a renowned expert with over thirty years of experience in renewable energy systems and applications, includes revised and updated chapters on all areas of solar energy engineering from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The book includes high interest topics such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power systems, modeling of solar energy systems and includes a new chapter on wind energy systems. As solar energy’s vast potential environmental and socioeconomic benefits are broadly recognized, the second edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems will provide professionals and students with a resource on the basic principles and applications of solar energy systems and processes and can be used as a reference guide to practicing engineers who want to understand how solar systems operate and how to design the systems.

Key Features

  • Written by one of the world’s most renowned experts in solar energy with over thirty years of experience in renewable and particularly solar energy applications
  • Provides updated chapters including new sections detailing solar collectors, uncertainties in solar collector performance testing, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), thermosiphonic systems performance prediction and solar updraft tower systems
  • Includes a new chapter on wind energy systems
  • Packed with reference tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems


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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Environmental Characteristics;
Chapter 3 - Solar Energy Collectors
Chapter 4 - Performance of Solar Collectors
Chapter 5 - Solar Water-Heating Systems
Chapter 6 - Solar Space Heating And Cooling
Chapter 7 -  Industrial Process Heat, Chemical Applications, and Solar Dryers
Chapter 8 - Solar Desalination Systems
Chapter 9 - Photovoltaic Systems
Chapter 10 - Solar Thermal Power Systems
Chapter 11 - Design and Modeling Of Solar Systems
Chapter 12 - Solar Energy Analysis
Chapter 13 - Wind Energy Systems


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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


"...Elsevier Science and Technology Books...has published three books about solar energy...masterworks from world-renowed experts who have championed solar energy for decades...Solar Energy Conversion Systems,...Solar Energy Engineering,...and Solar Energy Markets" -, September 2014

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