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Electricity from Sunlight : Photovoltaic-Systems Integration and Sustainability.

Author: Vasilis M Fthenakis; Paul A Lynn
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fthenakis, Vasilis M.
Electricity from Sunlight : Photovoltaic-Systems Integration and Sustainability.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vasilis M Fthenakis; Paul A Lynn
ISBN: 9781118963777 1118963776
OCLC Number: 1020028087
Notes: 4.10.1 Long-Distance Transmission Lines.
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgment to the First Edition; Acknowledgment to the Second Edition; About the Companion Website; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Energy and Sustainable Development; 1.2 The Sun, Earth, and Renewable Energy; 1.3 The Solar Resource; 1.4 The Magic of Photovoltaics; 1.5 A Piece of History; 1.6 Coming Up to Date; Appendix 1.A Energy Units and Conversions; CO2 Emissions per Fuel Type; CO2 Emissions in Transportation; Self-Assessment Questions; Problems. Answers to QuestionsReferences; Chapter 2 Solar Cells; 2.1 Setting the Scene; 2.2 Crystalline Silicon; 2.2.1 The Ideal Crystal; 2.2.2 The pâ#x80;#x93;n Junction; 2.2.3 Monocrystalline Silicon; 2.2.3.1 Photons in Action; 2.2.3.2 Generating Power; 2.2.3.3 Sunlight, Silicon, and Quantum Mechanics; 2.2.3.4 Refining the Design; 2.2.4 Multicrystalline Silicon; 2.3 Second-Generation Photovoltaics; 2.3.1 Amorphous and Thin-Film Silicon; 2.3.2 Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS); 2.3.3 Cadmium Telluride (CdTe); 2.4 Cell Efficiency and Module Cost; 2.5 Third-Generation Solar Cells. 2.5.1 Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Multi-Junctions2.5.2 Dye-Sensitized Cells; 2.5.3 Organic Solar Cells; 2.5.4 Perovskites; Research Directions; Self-Assessment Questions; Problems; Answers to Questions; References; Chapter 3 PV Modules and Arrays; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Electrical Performance; 3.2.1 Connecting Cells and Modules; 3.2.2 Module Parameters; 3.3 Capturing Sunlight; 3.3.1 Aligning the Array; 3.3.2 Sunshine and Shadow; 3.4 One-Axis Tracking; 3.5 Concentration and Two-Axis Tracking; Appendix 3.A; 3.A.1 Converting Global Horizontal Irradiation Data to Tilted and Sun-Tracking Surfaces. 3.A.1.1 Solar Data Collection3.A.1.2 Calculation of Extraterrestrial Radiation; 3.A.1.3 Determining the Diffuse and the Direct Components of the Global Horizontal Irradiation; 3.A.1.4 Using a Model to Calculate the Energy Incident on the Inclined Surface per Time Increment; 3.A.1.5 Comparisons of Different Configurations; Self-Assessment Questions; Problems; Answers to Questions; References; Chapter 4 Grid-Connected PV Systems; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 From DC to AC; 4.3 Completing the System; 4.4 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV); 4.4.1 Engineering and Architecture. 4.4.2 PV Outside, PV Inside4.5 The Growth of Global PV Markets; 4.6 Current Status of the PV Industry; 4.7 Large PV Power Plants; 4.7.1 Commercial and Industrial Installations; 4.7.2 Utility-Scale PV; 4.8 PV Grid Connection and Integration; 4.8.1 The Electricity Grid; 4.8.2 Grid-Friendly PV Power Plants; 4.9 Electricity Markets and Types of Power Generators; Peaker Plants; Intermediate Load-Following Plants; Baseload Plants; Regulation Reserves; Contingency Reserves; 4.10 The Variability Challenge and Solutions; Forecasting; Geographical Diversity/Transmission Interconnections.

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