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1st Edition

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
Photochemical Modes

ISBN 9781482246308
Published November 18, 2015 by CRC Press
271 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations

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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

Suresh C. Ameta

Photochemical Solar Energy Conversion
Rakshit Ameta, Chetna Ameta, and Poonam Kumawat

Basic Photoelectrochemistry
Purnima Dashora, Meenakshi Joshi, and Suresh C. Ameta

Photoelectrochemical Cells
Dipti Soni, Priya Parsoya, Basant K. Menariya, Ritu Vyas, and Rakshit Ameta

Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Meenakshi Singh Solanki, Taruna Dangi, Paras Tak, Sanyogita Sharma, and Rakshit Ameta

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Rakshit Ameta, Surbhi Benjamin, Shweta Sharma, and Monika Trivedi

Photogalvanic Cells
Yasmin, Abhilasha Jain, Pinki B. Punjabi, and Suresh C. Ameta

Hydrogen: An Alternative Fuel
Neelu Chouhan, Rajesh Kumar Meena, and Ru-Shi Liu

Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Guoqing Guan, Xiaogang Hao, and Abuliti Abudula

Artificial Photosynthesis
Neelam Kunwar, Sanyogita Sharma, Surbhi Benjamin, and Dmitry Polyansky

Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
Mohammad Azad Malik, Sajid Nawaz Malik, and Asma Alenad

Other Solar Cells
Rakshit Ameta

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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).


"… provides an excellent overview of the historical and present literature concerning the different types and functionality of solar energy production cells. … does a fantastic job introducing the variety of types of solar cells and their means of production of energy via photoelectrochemistry. … A must have for anybody in the solar cells manufacturing industry."
—Todd J. Menna, Ph.D, Element New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA

"… very interesting … will appeal to researchers, students, and engineers in the field of renewable energy, specifically in photovoltaic systems."
—Songyuan Dai, North China Electric Power University, Beijing