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Solar Electricity, 2nd Edition



Solar Electricity, 2nd Edition

Tomas Markvart (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-98852-6 July 2000 298 Pages

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Solar Electricity Second Edition Edited by Tomas Markvart University of Southampton, UK ".warmly recommended as a comprehensive, introductory text on a subject which should become increasingly important." (Review of the First Edition in Contemporary Physics) The rapid evolution of photovoltaic technology has highlighted the increasing capabilities of solar electricity as a power source for distributed energy generation. Building on the success of the first edition, Solar Electricity presents a balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion, from cell types to environmental impact and applications. Now fully revised to incorporate the latest industry achievements and featuring: New sections on the role of dye sensitised solar cells, photovoltaics in buildings, diesel hybrid systems, and photovoltaic markets and funding. Solar cell design and manufacturing technology including crystalline silicon and thin film devices. Introduction to a range of photovoltaic applications including rural electrification, grid connection issues, and the supply of electrical power to satellites in space. Illustrative case studies and self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering students, practising mechanical and power engineers and those with a general interest in renewable energy will find this comprehensive text on invaluable reference. Solar Electricity, Second Edition forms part of the Energy Engineering Learning Package. Organised by UNESCO, this distance learning package has been established to train engineers to meet the challengs of today and tomorrow in this exciting field of energy engineering. It has been developed by an international team of distinguished academics, coordinated by Dr Boris Berkovski. This modular course will appeal to advanced undergraduates and post graduate students, as well as practising power engineers in industry. World Solar Summit Process Visit Our Web Page!

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Electricity from the Sun.
Solar Radiation.
Solar Cells.
Photovoltaic System Engineering.
Environmental Impacts of Photovoltaics.
Advanced and Specialised Topics.
Second edition since the first published in 1994.
  • First edition of this popular book is well established in the marketplace having sold 2167 copies to date.
  • Second edition will be fully updated and expanded to incorporate recent developments in the field.
  • Comprehensive coverage balances solar cells, applications, environmental aspects and advanced topics making this book of benefit to both physicists and engineers.
  • Teaching methodology will be strengthened through the inclusion of more problem-solving activities including spreadsheets, self-assessment questions and case studies.
  • Written by group of international experts including new contributions from industrial partners to emphasize the practical aspects of solar energy.
  • New section on grid connection issues for large photovoltaic projects and expanded section on photovoltaics in buildings.