Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems

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Academic Press, Jul 22, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 778 pages
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As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction.

*Written by one of the world's most renowned experts in solar energy

*Covers the hottest new developments in solar technology, such as solar cooling and desalination

*Packed with quick look up tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems today'
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Environmental Characteristics
49
Chapter 3 Solar Energy Collectors
121
Chapter 4 Performance of Solar Collectors
219
Chapter 5 Solar Water Heating Systems
251
Chapter 6 Solar Space Heating and Cooling
315
Chapter 7 Industrial Process Heat Chemistry Applications and Solar Dryers
391
Chapter 8 Solar Desalination Systems
421
Chapter 12 Solar Economic Analysis
665
Nomenclature
703
Definitions
711
Sun Diagrams
717
Terrestrial Spectral Irradiance
723
Thermophysical Properties of Materials
727
Equations for the Curves of Figures 334 to 336
733
Meteorological Data
737

Chapter 9 Photovoltaic Systems
469
Chapter 10 Solar Thermal Power Systems
521
Chapter 11 Designing and Modeling Solar Energy Systems
553
Present Worth Factors
747
Index
755
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Cyprus University of Technology

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