Solar Energy Engineering: Processes And Systems

Hardcover | November 14, 2013

bySoteris A. KalogirouEditorSoteris A. Kalogirou

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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. 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

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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 ov...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 14, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123972701

ISBN - 13:9780123972705

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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 Appendices

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"...Elsevier Science and Technology Books...has published three books about solar energy...masterworks from world-renowed experts who have championed solar energy for decades...Solar Energy Conversion Systems,...Solar Energy Engineering,...and Solar Energy Markets" - EnergieVision.com, September 2014