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Photovoltaics : system design and practice

Author: Heinrich Haberlin; Herbert Eppel
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
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This book gives a broad overview to the topic before looking at solar radiation and its energy potential. The design and operation of solar cells are treated in detail, but only so far as it is necessary to understand operation and possible operational problems of photovoltaic (PV) plants and to appreciate possible further technical developments and improvements in the future. The layout and construction of entire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haberlin, Heinrich.
Photovoltaics.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012
(DLC) 2011032983
(OCoLC)748941710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Haberlin; Herbert Eppel
ISBN: 9781119976998 1119976995 9781119977001 1119977002 1283425424 9781283425421 1119978386 9781119978381 9786613425423 6613425427
OCLC Number: 778436236
Language Note: English.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 701 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword --
Note on the Examples and Costs --
List of Symbols --
1. Introduction --
1.1. Photovoltaics --
What's It All About? --
1.2. Overview of this Book --
1.3. A Brief Glossary of Key PV Terms --
1.3.1. Relevant Terminology Relating to Meteorology, Astronomy and Geometry --
1.3.2. PV Terminology --
1.4. Recommended Guide Values for Estimating PV System Potential --
1.4.1. Solar Cell Efficiency?PV --
1.4.2. Solar Module Efficiency?M --
1.4.3. Energy Efficiency (Utilization Ratio, System Efficiency)?E --
1.4.4. Annual Energy Yield per Installed Kilowatt of Peak Installed Solar Generator Capacity --
1.4.5. PV Installation Space Requirements --
1.4.6. Cost per Installed Kilowatt of Peak Power --
1.4.7. Feed-in Tariffs --
Subsidies --
1.4.8. Worldwide Solar Cell Production --
1.4.9. Installed Peak Capacity --
1.4.10. The Outlook for Solar Cell Production --
1.5. Examples --
1.6. Bibliography --
2. Key Properties of Solar Radiation --
2.1. Sun and Earth --
2.1.1. Solar Declination --
2.1.2. The Apparent Path of the Sun --
2.2. Extraterrestrial Radiation --
2.3. Radiation on the Horizontal Plane of the Earth's Surface --
2.3.1. Irradiated Energy H on the Horizontal Plane of the Earth's Surface --
2.4. Simple Method for Calculating Solar Radiation on Inclined Surfaces --
2.4.1. Annual Global Irradiation Factors --
2.4.2. Elementary Radiation Calculation Examples for Inclined Surfaces --
2.5. Radiation Calculation on Inclined Planes with Three-Component Model --
2.5.1. Components of Global Radiation on the Horizontal Plane --
2.5.2. Radiation Reflected off the Ground --
2.5.3. The Three Components of Radiation on Inclined Surfaces --
2.5.4. Approximate Allowance for Shading by the Horizon --
2.5.5. Effect of Horizon and Facıade/Roof Edge Elevation on Diffuse Radiation (Sky and Reflected Radiation) --
2.5.6. Total Energy Incident on Inclined Surfaces (Generic Case) --
2.5.7. Retrospective Calculation of Irradiance Incident on Inclined Solar Generators, Using Global Radiation Readings on the Horizontal Plane --
2.5.8. Examples of Radiation Calculations with the Three-Component Method --
2.6. Approximate Annual Energy Yield for Grid-Connected PV Systems --
2.6.1. Examples for Approximate Energy Yield Calculations --
2.7. Composition of Solar Radiation --
2.8. Solar Radiation Measurement --
2.8.1. Pyranometers --
2.8.2. Reference Cells --
2.8.3. Pyranometer Versus Reference Cell Measurements --
2.9. Bibliography --
3. Solar Cells: Their Design Engineering and Operating Principles --
3.1. The Internal Photoelectric Effect in Semiconductors --
3.2. A Brief Account of Semiconductor Theory --
3.2.1. Semiconductor Doping --
3.2.2. The P-N Junction --
3.2.3. Characteristic Curves of Semiconductor Diodes --
3.3. The Solar Cell: A Specialized Semiconductor Diode with a Large Barrier Layer that is Exposed to Light --
3.3.1. Structure of a Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell --
3.3.2. Equivalent Circuit of a Solar Cell --
3.3.3. Characteristic Curves of Solar Cells. 2.5.5 Effect of Horizon and Fac{u00B8}ade/Roof Edge Elevation on Diffuse Radiation (Sky and Reflected Radiation) --
2.5.6 Total Energy Incident on Inclined Surfaces (Generic Case) --
2.5.7 Retrospective Calculation of Irradiance Incident on Inclined Solar Generators, Using Global Radiation Readings on the Horizontal Plane --
2.5.8 Examples of Radiation Calculations with the Three-Component Method --
2.6 Approximate Annual Energy Yield for Grid-Connected PV Systems --
2.6.1 Examples for Approximate Energy Yield Calculations --
2.7 Composition of Solar Radiation --
2.8 Solar Radiation Measurement --
2.8.1 Pyranometers --
2.8.2 Reference Cells --
2.8.3 Pyranometer Versus Reference Cell Measurements --
2.9 Bibliography --
3 Solar Cells: Their Design Engineering and Operating Principles --
3.1 The Internal Photoelectric Effect in Semiconductors --
3.2 A Brief Account of Semiconductor Theory --
3.2.1 Semiconductor Doping --
3.2.2 The P-N Junction --
3.2.3 Characteristic Curves of Semiconductor Diodes --
3.3 The Solar Cell: A Specialized Semiconductor Diode with a Large Barrier Layer that is Exposed to Light --
3.3.1 Structure of a Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell --
3.3.2 Equivalent Circuit of a Solar Cell --
3.3.3 Characteristic Curves of Solar Cells --
3.4 Solar Cell Efficiency --
3.4.1 Spectral Efficiency ?S (of Solar Cells with a Single Junction) --
3.4.2 Theoretical Efficiency ?T (of Solar Cells with a Single Junction) --
3.4.3 Practical Efficiency ?PV (at a Junction) --
3.4.4 Efficiency Optimization Methods --
3.5 The Most Important Types of Solar Cells and the Attendant Manufacturing Methods --
3.5.1 Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells --
3.5.2 Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells --
3.5.3 Thin-Film Solar Cells --
3.5.4 Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC --
Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells, Gra{u00A8}tzel Solar Cells) --
3.6 Bifacial Solar Cells --
3.7 Examples. PHOTOVOLTAICS: System Design and Practice --
Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
About the Author --
Acknowledgements --
Note on the Examples and Costs --
List of Symbols --
1 Introduction --
1.1 Photovoltaics --
What's It All About --
1.2 Overview of this Book --
1.3 A Brief Glossary of Key PV Terms --
1.3.1 Relevant Terminology Relating to Meteorology, Astronomy and Geometry --
1.3.2 PV Terminology --
1.4 Recommended Guide Values for Estimating PV System Potential --
1.4.1 Solar Cell Efficiency ?PV --
1.4.2 Solar Module Efficiency ?M --
1.4.3 Energy Efficiency (Utilization Ratio, System Efficiency) ?E --
1.4.4 Annual Energy Yield per Installed Kilowatt of Peak Installed Solar Generator Capacity --
1.4.5 PV Installation Space Requirements --
1.4.6 Cost per Installed Kilowatt of Peak Power --
1.4.7 Feed-in Tariffs --
Subsidies --
1.4.8 Worldwide Solar Cell Production --
1.4.9 Installed Peak Capacity --
1.4.10 The Outlook for Solar Cell Production --
1.5 Examples --
1.6 Bibliography --
2 Key Properties of Solar Radiation --
2.1 Sun and Earth --
2.1.1 Solar Declination --
2.1.2 The Apparent Path of the Sun --
2.2 Extraterrestrial Radiation --
2.3 Radiation on the Horizontal Plane of the Earth's Surface --
2.3.1 Irradiated Energy H on the Horizontal Plane of the Earth's Surface --
2.4 Simple Method for Calculating Solar Radiation on Inclined Surfaces --
2.4.1 Annual Global Irradiation Factors --
2.4.2 Elementary Radiation Calculation Examples for Inclined Surfaces --
2.5 Radiation Calculation on Inclined Planes with Three-Component Model --
2.5.1 Components of Global Radiation on the Horizontal Plane --
2.5.2 Radiation Reflected off the Ground --
2.5.3 The Three Components of Radiation on Inclined Surfaces --
2.5.4 Approximate Allowance for Shading by the Horizon.
Responsibility: Heinrich Haberlin ; translated by Herbert Eppel.

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