Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

Filename: solar-engineering-of-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: 9781118415412
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Number of pages: 936
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes in PDF and EPUB The updated fourth edition of the "bible" of solar energy theory and applications Over several editions, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes has become a classic solar engineering text and reference. This revised Fourth Edition offers current coverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applications in different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar system design and analysis using simulations to help readers translate theory into practice. An important resource for students of solar engineering, solar energy, and alternative energy as well as professionals working in the power and energy industry or related fields, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, Fourth Edition features: Increased coverage of leading-edge topics such as photovoltaics and the design of solar cells and heaters A brand-new chapter on applying CombiSys (a readymade TRNSYS simulation program available for free download) to simulate a solar heated house with solar- heated domestic hot water Additional simulation problems available through a companion website An extensive array of homework problems and exercises


Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

Filename: solar-engineering-of-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: 9780470873663
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Number of pages: 936
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes in PDF and EPUB The fourth edition of the acknowledged leading book on solar engineering, this volume presents the basics of solar energy, then goes on to cover the technologies used to harvest this solar energy, store it, and deliver it, including photovoltaics, solar heaters, and cells. The new edition features an added chapter discussing a simulation problem, allowing students to apply the theory to real world systems. Other simulation problems are offered via a student website and include a solar domestic hot water system, a commercial solar heating application, and a photovoltaic system for a house.


Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

Filename: solar-engineering-of-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: 9781118418123
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 936
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes in PDF and EPUB The updated fourth edition of the "bible" of solar energy theory and applications Over several editions, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes has become a classic solar engineering text and reference. This revised Fourth Edition offers current coverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applications in different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar system design and analysis using simulations to help readers translate theory into practice. An important resource for students of solar engineering, solar energy, and alternative energy as well as professionals working in the power and energy industry or related fields, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, Fourth Edition features: Increased coverage of leading-edge topics such as photovoltaics and the design of solar cells and heaters A brand-new chapter on applying CombiSys (a readymade TRNSYS simulation program available for free download) to simulate a solar heated house with solar- heated domestic hot water Additional simulation problems available through a companion website An extensive array of homework problems and exercises


Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

Filename: solar-engineering-of-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015024823851
Release Date: 1991-10-17
Number of pages: 944
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Download and read online Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes in PDF and EPUB Many of the newest developments in solar energy science and technology are covered in this Second Edition. There is a thorough up-to-date review of solar energy principles and the functioning, design and economics of solar thermal processes. Convection and radiation, properties of materials, components, systems and applications to active space and water heating are discussed. Includes examples and problems of tabulated radiation data and conversion factors.


Solar Energy Thermal Processes

Filename: solar-energy-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015006321908
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 386
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Solar Energy Thermal Processes in PDF and EPUB Extraterrestrial solar radiation; Solar radiation at earth's surface; Solar radiation: measurements data, and estimation; Selected topics in heat transfer; Radiation characteristics of opaque materials; Transmission of radiation through partially transparent media; Flat-plate collectors; Focusing collectors; Energy storage; Solar process models; Solar water models; Solar water heating; Solar cooling; Additional methods for solar heating/colling; Notes on solar ponds, solar power, and solar distillation.


Solar Energy Engineering

Filename: solar-energy-engineering.pdf
ISBN: 9780123972569
Release Date: 2013-10-25
Number of pages: 840
Author: Soteris A. Kalogirou
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Solar Energy Engineering in PDF and EPUB Energy policy promoting sustainable development is transforming global energy markets. Solar power, the most abundant of all renewable resources, is crucial to greater achieving energy security and sustainability. This new edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems from Prof. Soteris Kalogirou, a renowned expert with over thirty years of experience in renewable energy systems and applications, includes revised and updated chapters on all areas of solar energy engineering from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The book includes high interest topics such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power systems, modeling of solar energy systems and includes a new chapter on wind energy systems. As solar energy’s vast potential environmental and socioeconomic benefits are broadly recognized, the second edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems will provide professionals and students with a resource on the basic principles and applications of solar energy systems and processes and can be used as a reference guide to practicing engineers who want to understand how solar systems operate and how to design the systems. Written by one of the world’s most renowned experts in solar energy with over thirty years of experience in renewable and particularly solar energy applications Provides updated chapters including new sections detailing solar collectors, uncertainties in solar collector performance testing, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), thermosiphonic systems performance prediction and solar updraft tower systems Includes a new chapter on wind energy systems Packed with reference tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems



Solar energy thermal processes

Filename: solar-energy-thermal-processes.pdf
ISBN: 0471223719
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 386
Author: John A. Duffie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Solar energy thermal processes in PDF and EPUB Extraterrestrial solar radiation; Solar radiation at earth's surface; Solar radiation: measurements data, and estimation; Selected topics in heat transfer; Radiation characteristics of opaque materials; Transmission of radiation through partially transparent media; Flat-plate collectors; Focusing collectors; Energy storage; Solar process models; Solar water models; Solar water heating; Solar cooling; Additional methods for solar heating/colling; Notes on solar ponds, solar power, and solar distillation.



Principles of Solar Engineering Second Edition

Filename: principles-of-solar-engineering-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 1560327146
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 706
Author: D. Yogi Goswami
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Principles of Solar Engineering Second Edition in PDF and EPUB This second edition of Principles of Solar Engineering covers the latest developments in a broad range of topics of interest to students and professionals interested in solar energy applications. With the scientific fundamentals included, the book covers important areas such as heating and cooling, passive solar applications, detoxification and biomass energy conversion. This comprehensive textbook provides examples of methods of solar engineering from around the world and includes examples, solutions and data applicable to international solar energy issues. A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors.


Thermal Solar Desalination

Filename: thermal-solar-desalination.pdf
ISBN: 9780128097823
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Number of pages: 382
Author: Vassilis Belessiotis
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Thermal Solar Desalination in PDF and EPUB Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems presents numerous thermal seawater desalination technologies varying from the very simple, easy to construct and operate solar stills, to the more advance membrane and indirect distillation methods. All types of solar thermal desalination technologies are presented in detail to enable readers to comprehend the subject, from design details to enabling further research to be carried out in this area. The various units used in desalination are outlined, along with diagrams of all detailed working principles of desalination methods and systems. The authors consider the economic aspects of these processes, demonstrating successful implementation of desalination units suitable for areas where supplies of fresh water in natural ways is limited or non-existent. Includes detailed descriptions and design of all types of solar thermal desalination systems Lists a comprehensive record of seawater and fresh water thermophysical properties required in the design of desalination systems Contains equations to calculate and analyze the performance of the processes examined and assesses their practicality and application


Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

Filename: solar-energy-forecasting-and-resource-assessment.pdf
ISBN: 9780123977724
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Number of pages: 462
Author: Jan Kleissl
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment in PDF and EPUB Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment is a vital text for solar energy professionals, addressing a critical gap in the core literature of the field. As major barriers to solar energy implementation, such as materials cost and low conversion efficiency, continue to fall, issues of intermittency and reliability have come to the fore. Scrutiny from solar project developers and their financiers on the accuracy of long-term resource projections and grid operators’ concerns about variable short-term power generation have made the field of solar forecasting and resource assessment pivotally important. This volume provides an authoritative voice on the topic, incorporating contributions from an internationally recognized group of top authors from both industry and academia, focused on providing information from underlying scientific fundamentals to practical applications and emphasizing the latest technological developments driving this discipline forward. The only reference dedicated to forecasting and assessing solar resources enables a complete understanding of the state of the art from the world’s most renowned experts. Demonstrates how to derive reliable data on solar resource availability and variability at specific locations to support accurate prediction of solar plant performance and attendant financial analysis. Provides cutting-edge information on recent advances in solar forecasting through monitoring, satellite and ground remote sensing, and numerical weather prediction.


Third Generation Photovoltaics

Filename: third-generation-photovoltaics.pdf
ISBN: 9783540265634
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Number of pages: 160
Author: Martin Green
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Third Generation Photovoltaics in PDF and EPUB Photovoltaics, the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, is now the fastest growing technology for electricity generation. Present "first generation" products use the same silicon wafers as in microelectronics. "Second generation" thin-films, now entering the market, have the potential to greatly improve the economics by eliminating material costs. Martin Green, one of the world’s foremost photovoltaic researchers, argues in this book that "second generation" photovoltaics will eventually reach its own material cost constraints, engendering a "third generation" of high performance thin-films. The book explores, self-consistently, the energy conversion potential of advanced approaches for improving photovoltaic performance and outlines possible implementation paths.


Active Solar Collectors and Their Applications

Filename: active-solar-collectors-and-their-applications.pdf
ISBN: 0195365216
Release Date: 1985-08-22
Number of pages: 517
Author: Ari Rabl
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Active Solar Collectors and Their Applications in PDF and EPUB Provides a survey of solar geometry and meteorological data, the optics of various kinds of solar collectors, the mechanics of heat transfer, and private elements of system deign, optimization, and economic analysis. Also discussed are testing, methods and materials, and tracking and nontracking collectors.


Concentrating Solar Power Technology

Filename: concentrating-solar-power-technology.pdf
ISBN: 9780857096173
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Number of pages: 704
Author: K Lovegrove
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Concentrating Solar Power Technology in PDF and EPUB Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage. Concentrating solar power technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems. Site selection and feasibility analysis are discussed, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimisation, improvements and applications. Topics discussed include absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimisation through integrated techno-economic modelling, heliostat size optimisation, heat flux and temperature measurement technologies, concentrating solar heating and cooling for industrial processes, and solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating solar power technology is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimisation and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics. Provides a comprehensive review of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications Reviews fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis and socio-economic and environmental assessments Provides an overview of technologies such as linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems