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Principles of Solar Engineering

ISBN-10: 1560327146
ISBN-13: 9781560327141
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
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Description: This second edition covers recent developments in solar energy applications. It provides examples of methods of solar engineering and includes examples, solutions and data applicable to international solar energy issues.

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Book details

List price: $209.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 694
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

This second edition covers recent developments in solar energy applications. It provides examples of methods of solar engineering and includes examples, solutions and data applicable to international solar energy issues.

Preface
Introduction to Solar Energy Conversion
Availability of Solar Energy
Limitations of Solar Energy
The Economics of Solar Systems
References and Suggested Readings
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
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Methods of Solar Collection and Thermal Conversion
Radiative Properties and Characteristics of Materials
Flat Plate Collectors
Concentrating Solar Collectors
Solar Concentrator Summary
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Thermal Energy Storage and Transport
Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
Types of Thermal Energy Storage
Design of Storage System
Energy Transport Subsystems
Problems
References and 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
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Solar Colling and Dehumidification
Solar Space Cooling and Refrigeration
Solar Desiccant Dehumidification
Summary
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Passive Methods for Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting
Introduction
Passive Space-Heating Systems
Passive Space-Cooling Systems
Daylighting Fundamentals
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Solar Thermal Power and Process Heat
Historical Perspective
Solar Industrial Process Heat
Examples of SIPH Systems
Long-Term Performance of SIPH Systems
TRNSYS-Computer Simulation Program
Thermal Power
Examples of Rankine Solar Thermal Power Plants
Stirling Cycle
Solar Distillation of Saline Water
Nonconvecting Solar Ponds
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Photovoltaics
Semiconductors
Analysis of Photovoltaic Cells
Manufacture of Solar Cells and Panels
Design for Remote Photovoltaic Applications
Problems
References and 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
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Capturing Solar Energy Through Biomass
Introduction
Biomass Feedbacks
Thermodynamic Calculations for Biomass Energy
Conversion of Biomass to Gaseous Fuels
Liquid Fuels from Biomass
Conversion of Biomass to Electricity
Economic Assessments
Problems
References and Suggested Readings
Introduction to Economic Analysis
Overview of Solar Economics
Life-Cycle Costing
Principles of Discounted Cash-Flow Analysis
Solar-System Life-Cycle Costs
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Optimization
Problems
References
Appendixes
Index

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