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Solar Energy Renewable Energy and the Environment

Edited By: Robert Foster, Majid Ghassemi and Alma Cota
382 pages, 186 b/w illus, 34 tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
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This volume evaluates solar as part of an alternative/renewable energy system. It provides background and theory as well as providing detailed information on solar's strengths and weaknesses as an energy source. It delves into generation technologies and potential applications and storage, as well as the environmental footprint.

Contents

Introduction to Solar Energy. Solar Resources. Fundamentals of Engineering: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Solar Thermal Systems and Applications. Photovoltaic Cells. Photovoltaic Conversion Systems. Photovoltaic System Sizing and Design. Photovoltaic Applications. Economics. Institutional Issues. Energy Storage. Glossary. Appendices. Index.

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Biography

Robert Foster is a program manager in the College of Engineering at the Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station and the Institute for Energy and the Environment at New Mexico State University. He is currently on assignment in Kabul as the deputy chief of party for the U.S. Agency for International Development's Afghanistan Water, Agriculture, and Technology Transfer Program. Majid Ghassemi is a visiting research scientist in the Institute for Engineering Research and Applications at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech), where he is currently conducting research on energy-efficient wall panels for the U.S. Department of Energy. Alma Cota is a chemistry professor and solar researcher at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez. She previously worked as a photovoltaic research assistant in the Southwest Region Solar Experiment Station at New Mexico State University.
Edited By: Robert Foster, Majid Ghassemi and Alma Cota
382 pages, 186 b/w illus, 34 tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
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