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Editors: Tom P. Hough
Book Description:
Solar energy is derived ultimately from the sun. It can be divided into direct and indirect categories. Most energy sources on Earth are forms of indirect solar energy, although we usually donít think of them in that way. Coal, oil and natural gas derive from ancient biological material which took its energy from the sun (via plant photosynthesis) millions of years ago. All the energy in wood and foodstuffs also comes from the sun. Movement of the wind (which causes waves at sea), and the evaporation of water to form rainfall which accumulates in rivers and lakes, are also powered by the sun. Therefore, hydroelectric power and wind and wave power are forms of indirect solar energy. Direct solar energy is what we usually mean when we speak of solar power Ė it is the use of sunlight for heating or generating electricity. Solar energy research and applications have been receiving increasing attention throughout the world as solar energy must play a much greater role in the energy mix in upcoming years. This new book examines new research in this frontier field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Development and Validation of an Advanced Model for Estimating Solar Radiation from Surface Meteorological Data;
pp. 1-53
(Kun Yang and Toshio Koike et al., The University of Tokyo, Japan).

Chapter 2 - Advances in Solar Energy Technology; pp. 55-144
(G.N. Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India).

Chapter 3 - Research and Technology Aspects of CVD Transition Metal Oxide Electrochromic Thin Films. Recent Data for the Electrochromic Materials Performance Objectives; pp. 145-185
(K. A. Gesheva, Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria).

Chapter 4 - Study on Single-Layer Solar Selective Coatings;
pp. 183-203
(Alejandro Avila-Garcia Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica, Mexico and Ulises Morales Ortiz, Area Electroquimica, Mexico).

Chapter 5 - Soft Chemical Routes to Produce Metal Oxide Films for Solar Energy Applications; pp. 205-231
(J. L. Solis and J. Rodriguez et al., Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru).

Chapter 6 - Progress in Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells; pp. 233-248
(Armin G. Aberle, The University of New South Wales, Australia).

Chapter 7 - Influence of Built-In Fields on the Efficiency of Monocrystalline Solar Cells; pp. 249-288
(Ferdinand V. Gasparyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia).

Chapter 8 - A Simple Approach for Calculating the Optical Constants of A Clear Glass Window from 0.19 to 5 um; pp. 289-297
(Maatouk Khoukhi and Shigenao Maruyama et al., Tohoku University, Japan).

Chapter 9 - Efficiency and Degradation of a Copper Indium Diselenide Module and Yearly Output at a Sunny Site in Jordan; pp. 299-312
(Wilhelm Durisch, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland and King-hang Lam et al., The University of Hong Kong, China).

Chapter 10 - The Optimization of A-Si:H Pin Solar Cells : More Insight from Simulation; pp. 313-334
(A. Eray, Hacettepe University, Turkey and G. Nobile et al., ENEA Research Center, Italy).

Chapter 11 - Potential of Enchanced Light Trapping in Tandem Micromorph Silicon Solar Cells; pp. 335-356
(Janez Krc and Franc Smole et al., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-59454-631-2
   Status: AV
  
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