Energy from the Desert: Very Large Scale PV Power-State of the Art and Into The Future, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Energy from the Desert

Very Large Scale PV Power-State of the Art and Into The Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Keiichi Komoto, Christian Breyer, Edwin Cunow, Karim Megherbi, David Faiman, Peter van der Vleuten


240 pages | 176 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415639828
pub: 2012-12-18
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The fourth volume in the established Energy from the Desert series examines and evaluates the potential and feasibility of Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation (VLS-PV) systems, which have capacities ranging from several megawatts to gigawatts, and to develop practical project proposals toward implementing the VLS-PV systems in the future.

It comprehensively analyses all major issues involved in such large scale applications, based on the latest scientific and technological developments by means of close international co-operation with experts from different countries. From the perspective of the global energy situation, global warming, and other environmental issues, it is apparent that VLS-PV systems can:

  • contribute substantially to global energy needs
  • become economically and technologically feasible soon
  • contribute significantly to global environmental protection
  • contribute significantly to socio-economic development.

This book recognises that very large scale solar electricity generation provides economic, social and environmental benefits, security of electricity supply and fair access to affordable and sustainable energy solutions and that VLS-PV systems must be one of the promising options for large-scale deployment of PV systems and renewable energy technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction & Overview: Potential of VLS-PV 2. Engineering and Financial Guidelines for VLS-PV Systems 3. VLS-PV Technical Options and Applications 4. VLS-PV Case Studies 5. Possible Scenario and Strategy for VLS-PV 6. Conclusions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable