1st Edition

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
Photochemical Modes

ISBN 9780367783327
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
283 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: Photochemical Modes showcases the latest advances in solar cell technology while offering valuable insight into the future of solar energy conversion and storage. Focusing on photochemical methods of converting and/or storing light energy in the form of electrical or chemical energy, the book:

  • Describes various types of solar cells, including photovoltaic cells, photogalvanic cells, photoelectrochemical cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells

  • Covers the photogeneration of hydrogen, photoreduction of carbon dioxide, and artificial/mimicking photosynthesis

  • Discusses the generation of electricity from solar cells, as well as methods for storing solar energy in the form of chemical energy

  • Highlights existing photochemical methods of solar energy conversion and storage

  • Explores emerging trends such as the use of nanoparticles

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: Photochemical Modes provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for graduate students, researchers, and engineers alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Photochemical Solar Energy Conversion. Basic Photoelectrochemistry. Photoelectrochemical Cells. Organic Photovoltaic Cells. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Photogalvanic Cells. Hydrogen: An Alternative Fuel. Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. Artificial Photosynthesis. Nanomaterials for Solar Energy. Other Solar Cells.

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Suresh C. Ameta obtained his master’s degree, and was awarded a Gold Medal in 1970. He secured a first position in M. Phil. in 1978, and a Ph.D. in 1980 from Vikram University. He served as Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, North Gujarat University Patan (1994) and M. L. Sukhadia University (2002–2005), and as Head, Department of Polymer Science (2005–2008). He also served as Dean, Postgraduate Studies, M. L. Sukhadia University (2004–2008). Now, he is Dean, Faculty of Science, PAHER University. Widely published and highly decorated, Professor Ameta has approximately 43 years of experience in teaching and research.

Rakshit Ameta obtained his Master of Science degree with first position, and was awarded a Gold Medal in 2002. He received the Fateh Singh Award from the Maharana Mewar Foundation for his meritorious performance. He has worked at M. L. Sukhadia University and at University of Kota, and presently is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at PAHER University. Widely published, Dr. Ameta has been elected as Scientist-in-Charge, Industrial and Applied Chemistry Section, Indian Chemical Society (2014–2016), and was also elected as a Council Member of the Indian Chemical Society (2011–2013) and the Indian Council of Chemists (2012–2014).