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Principles of solar engineering

Author: D Yogi Goswami
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Yogi Goswami
ISBN: 9781466563780 1466563788
OCLC Number: 793224631
Description: xvii, 801 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to Solar Energy Conversion Global Energy Needs and Resources Solar Energy Energy Storage Economics of Solar Systems Summary of RE Resources Forecast of Future Energy Mix References Fundamentals of Solar Radiation The Physics of the Sun and Its Energy Transport Thermal Radiation Fundamentals Sun-Earth Geometric Relationship Solar Radiation Estimation of Terrestrial Solar Radiation Models Based on Long-Term Measured Horizontal Solar Radiation Measurement of Solar Radiation Solar Radiation Mapping Using Satellite Data References Suggested Readings Solar Thermal Collectors Radiative Properties and Characteristics of Materials Flat-Plate Collectors Tubular Solar Energy Collectors Experimental Testing of Collectors Concentrating Solar Collectors Parabolic Trough Concentrator Compound-Curvature Solar Concentrators Central Receiver Collector Fresnel Reflectors and Lenses Solar Concentrator Summary References Suggested Reading Thermal Energy Storage and Transport Thermal Energy Storage Types of TES Design of Storage System Energy Transport Subsystems References Suggested Readings Solar Heating Systems Calculations of Heating and Hot-Water Loads in Buildings Solar Water-Heating Systems Liquid-Based Solar Heating Systems for Buildings Solar Air-Heating Systems Methods of Modeling and Design of Solar Heating Systems Long-Term Performance of Solar Heating Systems TRNSYS Computer Simulation Program Solar Industrial Process Heat Examples of SIPH Systems References Suggested Readings Solar Cooling and Dehumidification Solar Space Cooling and Refrigeration Solar Desiccant Dehumidification Summary References Suggested Readings Passive Solar Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting Introduction Passive Space Heating Systems Passive Space Cooling Systems Daylighting Design Fundamentals References Suggested Readings Solar Thermal Power Historical Perspective Thermodynamic Power Cycles Design of Parabolic Trough-Based Power Plants Examples of PTC Solar Thermal Power Plants Parabolic Dish Systems Stirling Cycle Central Receiver Tower Systems CRS Design Recent Developments in Solar Thermal Power Cycles Solar Distillation of Saline Water Nonconvecting Solar Ponds References Photovoltaics Semiconductors Analysis of PV Cells Manufacture of Solar Cells and Panels Design for Remote PV Applications References Suggested Readings Solar Photochemical Applications Photocatalytic Reactions Solar Photocatalytic Detoxification Solar Reactors Kinetic Models Useful Insolation Catalyst Development System Design Methodology Gas-Phase Photocatalytic Detoxification Commercial/Industrial Applications Solar Disinfection of Water and Air Summary References Suggested Readings Appendices Index
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