The Handbook of Solar Energy provides a comprehensive textbook suitable for those new to the area of solar energy. The book starts with a general introduction covering the availability, importance and applications of solar energy as well as the definition of sun and earth angles and classification of solar energy as a thermal and photon energy followed by chapters looking at day lighting, law of thermodynamics and element of heat transfer. The book then covers Solar Cell Materials, Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Solar Concentrators as well as Other Applications of Solar Energy. Aimed at students in renewable energy, chemical engineering and materials science, each chapter provides worked examples, problems and objective questions. The book also serves as a reference book for scientists and professionals doing self-study in this area.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages: 600
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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