Solar Energy Pocket Reference

Solar Energy Pocket Reference

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This handy pocket reference provides a wealth of practical information relating to solar energy and solar energy technologies. Topics covered include solar radiation and its detailed measurement, the emissivity and absorption properties of materials, solar thermal energy collection and storage, photovoltaics (both at all scales), solar cooling, and the use of solar energy for desalination and drying. The book also includes conversion factors, standards and constants and is peppered throughout with helpful illustrations, equations and explanations, as well as a chapter making the business case for solar power. Anyone with an interest in solar energy, including energy professionals and consultants, engineers, architects, academic researchers and students, will find a host of answers in this book - a practical assimilation of fundamentals, data, technologies and guidelines for more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 127 x 184mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 64 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Halftones, black and white; 32 Tables, black and white; 101 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138806331
  • 9781138806337

About David Thorpe

David Thorpe is a consultant on renewable energy and sustainable building and author of more than ten academic books and numerous articles. He is also Founder/Patron of One Planet Council and was previously Director of publications at the Centre for Alternative Technology, more

Table of contents

SunlightModelling available solar radiationEmissivity and absorption of materialsPhotovoltaics Solar thermal systems Desalination and drying Solar cooling Making the business caseUnits StandardsResources for calculation and modellingshow more