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Principles of Solar Engineering

D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith, Jan F. Kreider
Format
Book
Published
Philadelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis, c2000.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
ISBN
1560327146 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Availability of Solar Energy 4
  • Limitations of Solar Energy 6
  • Economics of Solar Systems 11
  • 2 Fundamentals of Solar Radiation 13
  • Physics of the Sun and Its Energy Transport 13
  • Thermal Radiation Fundamentals 14
  • Sun-Earth Geometric Relationship 22
  • Solar Radiation 39
  • Estimation of Terrestrial Solar Radiation 43
  • Models Based on Long-Term Measured Horizontal Solar Radiation 55
  • Measurement of Solar Radiation 63
  • Solar Radiation Mapping Using Satellite Data 71
  • 3 Methods of Solar Collection and Thermal Conversion 81
  • Radiative Properties and Characteristics of Materials 82
  • Flat Plate Collectors 89
  • Concentrating Solar Collectors 120
  • Solar Concentrator Summary 161
  • 4 Thermal Energy Storage and Transport 173
  • Thermal Energy Storage (TES) 173
  • Types of Thermal Energy Storage 176
  • Design of Storage System 180
  • Energy Transport Subsystems 187
  • 5 Solar-Heating Systems 211
  • Calculations of Heating and Hot Water Loads in Buildings 211
  • Solar Water Heating Systems 222
  • Liquid-Based Solar-Heating Systems for Buildings 227
  • Solar Air-Heating Systems 236
  • Methods of Modeling and Design of Solar Heating Systems 244
  • 6 Solar Colling and Dehumidification 259
  • Solar Space Cooling and Refrigeration 259
  • Solar Desiccant Dehumidification 284
  • 7 Passive Methods for Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting 297
  • Passive Space-Heating Systems 298
  • Passive Space-Cooling Systems 307
  • Daylighting Fundamentals 316
  • 8 Solar Thermal Power and Process Heat 337
  • Historical Perspective 337
  • Solar Industrial Process Heat 340
  • Examples of SIPH Systems 342
  • Long-Term Performance of SIPH Systems 350
  • TRNSYS-Computer Simulation Program 359
  • Thermal Power 359
  • Examples of Rankine Solar Thermal Power Plants 372
  • Stirling Cycle 376
  • Solar Distillation of Saline Water 393
  • Nonconvecting Solar Ponds 398
  • 9 Photovoltaics 411
  • Semiconductors 412
  • Analysis of Photovoltaic Cells 419
  • Manufacture of Solar Cells and Panels 430
  • Design for Remote Photovoltaic Applications 434
  • 10 Solar Photochemical Applications 447
  • Photocatalytic Reactions 447
  • Solar Photocatalytic Detoxification 451
  • Solar Reactors 452
  • Kinetic Models 459
  • Useful Insolation 465
  • Catalyst Development 466
  • System Design Methodology 467
  • Gas Phase Photocatalytic Detoxification 472
  • Commercial/Industrial Applications 473
  • Solar Disinfection of Water and Air 476
  • 11 Capturing Solar Energy Through Biomass 483
  • Biomass Feedbacks 484
  • Thermodynamic Calculations for Biomass Energy 492
  • Conversion of Biomass to Gaseous Fuels 501
  • Liquid Fuels from Biomass 507
  • Conversion of Biomass to Electricity 513
  • Economic Assessments 520
  • Overview of Solar Economics 527
  • Life-Cycle Costing 528
  • Principles of Discounted Cash-Flow Analysis 529
  • Solar-System Life-Cycle Costs 536
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Optimization 544.
Description
x, 694 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Kreith's name appears first on the previous ed.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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