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About this book
About this book
Prepared and peer-reviewed by some of the foremost experts in the field, this easy-to-use pocket reference includes a wealth of information relating to solar energy and solar energy technologies. Topics covered range from solar angles, sun path diagrams, solar radiation and radiative properties of materials through to thermal collectors, thermal energy storage, photovoltaics and daylighting. The book also includes conversion factors and constants and is peppered throughout with helpful illustrations, equations and explanations. Renewable energy professionals, students and solar entrepreneurs amongst others will find a host of answers in this book - a practical assimilation of data, fundamentals and guidelines for application.
Sun/earth Geometric Relationship; Solar Angles; Solar Time; Declination Angle; Equation of Time; World Standard Time Meridians; Sun Path Diagrams; Shading; Solar Radiation; Radiative Properties of Materials; Transparent Materials; Thermal Collector Overview; Non-Concentrating Thermal Collectors; Concentrating Thermal Collectors; Thermal Energy Storage; Photovoltaics; Water Heating; Space Heating; Solar Heating System Evaluation; Daylighting; Solar Drying; Life Cycle Costing; References; Conversion Factors; ISES.
Christopher Martin is a researcher at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Yogi Goswami is President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and a Professor at the University of South Florida, USA