Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

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Solar PV is now the third most important renewable energy source, after hydro and wind power, in terms of global installed capacity. Bringing together the expertise of international PV specialists Photovoltaic Solar Energy: From Fundamentals to Applications provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of existing PV technologies in conjunction with an assessment of technological developments. Key features: Written by leading specialists active in concurrent developments in material sciences, solar cell research and application-driven RaD. Provides a basic knowledge base in light, photons and solar irradiance and basic functional principles of PV. Covers characterization techniques, economics and applications of PV such as silicon, thin-film and hybrid solar cells. Presents a compendium of PV technologies including: crystalline silicon technologies; chalcogenide thin film solar cells; thin-film silicon based PV technologies; organic PV and III-Vs; PV concentrator technologies; space technologies and economics, life-cycle and user aspects of PV technologies. Each chapter presents basic principles and formulas as well as major technological developments in a contemporary context with a look at future developments in this rapidly changing field of science and engineering. Ideal for industrial engineers and scientists beginning careers in PV as well as graduate students undertaking PV research and high-level undergraduate students.Another important conclusion of this study is the possible enhancement of the environmental profile of solar lighting products by sufficient battery waste control or the use of circuit panels of reduced size. Another study executed by Flipsen et al.


Title:Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Author: Ang?le Reinders, Pierre Verlinden, Wilfried van Sark, Alexandre Freundlich
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2017-01-03
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