Solar Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage

Solar Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage

Materials, Technologies and Applications

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Mohammad Khalid, Rashmi Walvekar, Hitesh Panchal, Mahesh Vaka
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906012

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Solar Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage: Materials, Technologies and Applications focuses on the current state of solar energy and the recent advancements in nanomaterials for different technologies from harnessing energy to storage. It covers the different aspects of advanced nanomaterials for solar energy; rapid developments in solar thermal and hot water systems; and PV and CSP technologies. In addition, storing the harnessed solar/heat energy using different available energy storage technologies including phase change materials (PCMs), batteries and supercapacitors are also discussed. Various applications such as agriculture and aquaculture, desalination, domestic appliances and transport are explored and lastly, different policies, strategies and socio-economic analysis for the growth of solar energy are reviewed. This handbook provides a broad array of possible solutions to overcome the existing technical problems to solar energy being more efficiently harnessed and stored and looks at potential future challenges.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of solar energy harvesting technologies, energy storage technologies and the role of advanced nanomaterials in solar energy
  • Explores applications of the technology in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, desalination, and transport
  • Includes a discussion of the current policies, strategies and socio-economic analysis and challenges


Materials Scientists and Engineers in R&D and academia working in the field of energy conversion, harvesting, energy storing and energy saving materials; Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses related to Material Science applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Advanced Nanomaterials and its application
    3. Nano-Solar Cell Technologies
    4. Nanotechnology in Concentrated Solar Power Technology
    5. Nanofluids for Solar PV/T Systems
    6. Nanofluids based optical filtering for PV/T System
    7. Application of Nanofluids in Solar Thermal Collectors and Hot Water Systems
    8. Nanomaterial for Thermal Energy Storage
    9. Nanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
    10. Advances in Solar Energy Applications using nanotechnology
    11. Techno-economic Analysis of Solar PV/T System viability
    12. Polices and sustainable management of Solar Energy with Nanotechnology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906012

About the Editors

Mohammad Khalid

Dr. Mohammad Khalid is a Research Professor and Head of Graphene and Advanced 2D Materials Research Group at Sunway University, Malaysia. His research interests lie in the area of advanced nanomaterial synthesis, heat transfer fluids, energy harvesting, and storage. He is among the top 2% of scientists in the world, with over 200 research articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. He has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students and has over 15 years of research and teaching experience. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor and Head of Graphene and Advanced 2D Materials Research Group at Sunway University, Malaysia

Rashmi Walvekar

Rashmi Walvekar is Associate Professor at the School of Engineering at Taylor’s University, Malaysia. Her research areas includes nanofluid synthesis for heat transfer application, deep eutectic solvents as alternative solvents, recycle of waste rubber tire, production of nanoparticles from biomass and bio-nanolubricants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Taylor's University, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Hitesh Panchal

Dr. Hitesh Panchal is working as Assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Government Engineering College Patan, Gujarat, India. Dr Hitesh Panchal received his PhD (Solar Thermal Engineering) in 2015 from KSV University Gandhinagar. He has published 100 plus Research papers in reputed International Journal publications like Taylor and Francis, Springer, Elsevier, ASME etc and received 3200 plus Google scholar citations with H index 36 and I10 index 78. Dr. Panchal obtained many prestigious awards like Best PhD Thesis Award, Tech Guru Award, Preeminent Researcher Award, Young Scientist Award, Bright Researchers Award and many more. Dr Panchal has completed 2 Research projects from GUJCOST and SYST DST. Dr. Panchal has filed 26 Full patents and 06 Industrial design and among them 2 Full patents and 2 industrial design granted. Recently Dr. Panchal was selected in the Top 2 % Indian scientist in Energy Category published by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Government Engineering College Patan, Patan, Gujarat, India

Mahesh Vaka

Mahesh Vaka received a bachelor’s degree in nanotechnology from Sathyabama University, and a master’s degree from Deakin University, Australia, where he mainly focused on graphene and graphene hybrid derivatives for sensor applications. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering with Taylor’s University, Malaysia where his research is focused on the synthesis of 2-D nanomaterials and its application in solar energy harvesting and storage.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctoral Student, Taylor's University, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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