Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems

Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems

by Soteris A. Kalogirou

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As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction.

*Written by one of the world's most renowned experts in solar energy

*Covers the hottest new developments in solar technology, such as solar cooling and desalination

*Packed with quick look up tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems today'

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ISBN-13: 9780080922874
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 07/22/2009
Series: Processes and Systems Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 778
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Cyprus University of Technology

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
Chapter 8: Solar Desalination Systems
Chapter 9: Photovoltaic Systems
Chapter 10: Solar Thermal Power Systems
Chapter 11: Modelling Of Solar Systems
Chapter 12: Economics
Glossary of Terms

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