Solar Technologies for the 21st Century
This book examines solar technologies, describes their properties, and evaluates the technological potential of each. It also reviews the logistics of deploying solar energy as a viable and sustainable way to solve urgent energy, environmental, and socio-economic problems. Topics discussed include solar power generation, today’s solar technologies, solar thermal, silicon PV, thin PV, 3-D solar cells, nano-PV, organic solar cells, solar successes and failures, solar power fields, finance and regulations, solar markets and solar energy and the environment.
Solar Energy. Today's Solar Technologies Most Promising Solar Technologies. Exotic Solar Technologies Solar Successes and Failures. Solar Power Fields Solar's Importance, Finance, and Regulations. The Solar Markets in the 21st century. Energy Generation and the Environment In the 21st Century.