Solar Energy Engineering

Solar Energy Engineering

Processes and Systems

2nd Edition - October 25, 2013

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  • Author: Soteris A. Kalogirou
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123972569
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123972705

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 840
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: October 25, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123972569
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123972705

About the Author

Soteris A. 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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  • NaghelliOrtega Thu Jul 12 2018


    An obligatory reference for those who want to deepen their knowledge about the use and design of solar devices.