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 application.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 127 x 184 x 12.7mm | 376g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 64 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Halftones, black and white; 32 Tables, black and white; 101 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138806331
  • 9781138806337

Table of contents

Modelling available solar radiation
Emissivity and absorption of materials
Solar thermal systems
Desalination and drying
Solar cooling
Making the business case
Resources for calculation and modelling
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About David Thorpe

David Thorpe is a lecturer on one planet living at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a consultant on renewable energy and sustainable building, and author of several academic books and numerous articles. He is also Founder/Patron of One Planet Council.
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