Solar Energy Fundamentals

Solar Energy Fundamentals


By (author) Robert K McMordie, Edited by Mitchel C Brown, Edited by Robert S Stoughton, Edited by Robert K McMordie

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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 179 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 16 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 1466514000
  • ISBN 13: 9781466514003
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,889,739

Product description

A compilation of decades of knowledge spanning the authors career as a mechanical engineer specializing in heat transfer and thermodynamics in the solar and aerospace industries, this book is instantly practicable. Topics include definitions of energy terms, relationship of the sun and earth, sunlight on the earth, heat transfer, solar collectors, absorbed solar energy, solar domestic hot water systems, solar photovoltaic systems, solar space heating, solar power towers, Stirling engine solar power systems, passive solar energy and greenhouse solar collector. Appendices include Carnot and Stirling Efficiency, mathematical

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Table of contents

IntroductionIntroduction to Energy TermsThe Sun & the EarthSunlight on the EarthHeat TransferSolar CollectorsAbsorbed Solar EnergySolar Domestic Hot Water SystemsSolar Photovoltaic SystemsSolar Space HeatingSolar Power TowersStirling Engine Solar Power SystemsPassive Solar EnergyGreenhouse Solar CollectorProblemsReferencesAppendicesIndex