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Solar Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment, 1st Edition

By Robert Foster, Majid Ghassemi, Alma Cota

CRC Press

382 pages

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Drawing on the authors' extensive research and project implementation around the globe, Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers solar energy resources, thermal and photovoltaic systems, and the economics involved in using solar energy. It provides background theory on solar energy as well as useful technical information for implem

Table of Contents

Introduction to Solar Energy. Solar Resources. Fundamentals of Engineering: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Solar Thermal Systems and Applications. Photovoltaic Cells. Photovoltaic Conversion Systems. Photovoltaic System Sizing and Design. Photovoltaic Applications. Economics. Institutional Issues. Energy Storage. Glossary. Appendices. Index.

About the Authors

Robert Foster is a program manager in the College of Engineering at the Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station and the Institute for Energy and the Environment at New Mexico State University. He is currently on assignment in Kabul as the deputy chief of party for the U.S. Agency for International Development's Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer Program.

Majid Ghassemi is a visiting research scientist in the Institute for Engineering Research and Applications at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech), where he is currently conducting research on energy-efficient wall panels for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Alma Cota is a chemistry professor and solar researcher at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez. She previously worked as a photovoltaic research assistant in the Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station at New Mexico State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General