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McEvoy s Handbook of Photovoltaics

McEvoy s Handbook of Photovoltaics Book
Author : Soteris Kalogirou
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-08-24
ISBN : 0128103973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition, is a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. This fully revised handbook includes brand new sections on smart grids, net metering and the modeling of photovoltaic systems, as well as fully revised content on developments in photovoltaic applications, the economics of PV manufacturing and updated chapters on solar cell function, raw materials, photovoltaic standards, calibration and testing, all with new examples and case studies. The editor has assembled internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia around the world to make this a truly global reference. It is essential reading for electrical engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policymakers and physicists working with photovoltaics. Presents a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things photovoltaics, from the principles of solar cell function and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full photovoltaic systems Includes case studies, practical examples, and reports on the latest advances and worldwide applications

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics Book
Author : Augustin Joseph McEvoy,T. Markvart,Luis Castañer
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0123859344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies. The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia. The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics. A thorough update to the 'benchmark' publication from a cast of industrial and academic international experts ensures top quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things PV- from principles of solar cells and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full PV systems, including standards, testing, economics and environmental impacts Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a vast collection of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Solar Cells

Solar Cells Book
Author : Augustin Joseph McEvoy,Luis Castañer,T. Markvart
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0123869641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances. This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner's Solar Cells, extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level. A thorough update to the definitive reference to solar cells, created by a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple perspectives Covers the whole spectrum of solar cell information, from basic scientific background, to the latest advances in materials, to manufacturing issues, to testing and calibration. Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a simple amalgamation of a vast amount of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Green Energy

Green Energy Book
Author : Suman Lata Tripathi,Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-02-17
ISBN : 1119760763
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like most industries around the world, the energy industry has also made, and continues to make, a long march toward “green” energy. The science has come a long way since the 1970s, and renewable energy and other green technologies are becoming more and more common, replacing fossil fuels. It is, however, still a struggle, both in terms of energy sources keeping up with demand, and the development of useful technologies in this area. To maintain the supply for electrical energy, researchers, engineers and other professionals in industry are continuously exploring new eco-friendly energy technologies and power electronics, such as solar, wind, tidal, wave, bioenergy, and fuel cells. These technologies have changed the concepts of thermal, hydro and nuclear energy resources by the adaption of power electronics advancement and revolutionary development in lower manufacturing cost for semiconductors with long time reliability. The latest developments in renewable resources have proved their potential to boost the economy of any country. Green energy technology has not only proved the concept of clean energy but also reduces the dependencies on fossil fuel for electricity generation through smart power electronics integration. Also, endless resources have more potential to cope with the requirements of smart building and smart city concepts. A valuable reference for engineers, scientists, chemists, and students, this volume is applicable to many different fields, across many different industries, at all levels. It is a must-have for any library.

The Sun and Photovoltaic Technologies

The Sun and Photovoltaic Technologies Book
Author : Tomislav Pavlovic
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-10-26
ISBN : 3030224031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers solar energy and the use of solar radiation in connection with lighting. It provides a detailed introduction to solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy conversion, and solar lighting technologies, while also discussing all of these elements in the context of the Balkan Peninsula. In the context of solar energy, the book covers a range of elements, from the structure of the sun, to PV solar plants. It subsequently addresses the status quo of solar technologies in Bulgaria, Serbia and the Republika Srpska and analyses the development of these technologies over the years, including their economic status, and how these aspects have shaped their current status. Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professionals, particularly those based in the Balkans, will find this book both informative and interesting.

Research on Solar Collector

Research on Solar Collector Book
Author : Loreto Valenzuela
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-12-02
ISBN : 3039364219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The use of concentrated solar technologies has grown significantly worldwide in the last decade but the research and development of this renewable energy technology still needs to be advanced to guarantee its competitiveness with other energy sources. Challenges remain with reducing costs, optimizing the systems design, and increasing the performance and durability of the systems.This Special Issue on research on solar collectors presents some recent developments and studies on tracking-solar collectors for medium- to high-temperature applications, both line- and point-focus systems, conceived for the supply of heat in industrial processes, to provide thermal energy to a power block for electricity production, or even to combine heat and electricity generation in a solar collector unit (CPV/T). The articles included in this Special Issue cover theoretical or practical issues on geometrics optics, thermal–hydraulic modelling, and performance analysis, focusing on the following topics:• Solar towers: heliostat fields analysis and optimization• Solar towers: heat transfer media studies• Parabolic troughs: evacuated solar receivers analysis and thermal–hydraulic modelling• Fresnel reflectors: geometrics optics and manufacturing issues• Fresnel lens in CPV• Energy losses in solar collectors systems

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics Book
Author : T. Markvart,Augustin McEvoy,Luis Casta?er
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2003-11-13
ISBN : 9781856173902
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook opens with an overview of solar radiation and how its energy can be tapped using photovoltaic cells. Other chapters cover the technology, manufacture and application of PV cells in real situations. The book ends by exploring the economic and business aspects of photovoltaics.

Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants Book
Author : Radu-Emil Precup,Tariq Kamal,Syed Zulqadar Hassan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN : 9811361517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses control and optimization techniques in the broadest sense, covering new theoretical results and the applications of newly developed methods for PV systems. Going beyond classical control techniques, it promotes the use of more efficient control and optimization strategies based on linearized models and purely continuous (or discrete) models. These new strategies not only enhance the performance of the PV systems, but also decrease the cost per kilowatt-hour generated.

3d Printing And Additive Manufacturing Of Electronics Principles And Applications

3d Printing And Additive Manufacturing Of Electronics  Principles And Applications Book
Author : Chee Kai Chua,Wai Yee Yeong,Hong Yee Low,Tuan Tran,Hong Wei Tan
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 9811218374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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3D printed electronics have captured much attention in recent years, owing to their success in allowing on-demand fabrication of highly-customisable electronics on a wide variety of substrates and conformal surfaces. This textbook helps readers understand and gain valuable insights into 3D printed electronics. It does not require readers to have any prior knowledge on the subject.3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing of Electronics: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the recent progress and discusses the fundamentals of the 3D printed electronics technologies, their respective advantages, shortcomings and potential applications. The book covers conventional contact printing techniques for printed electronics, 3D electronics printing techniques, materials and inks inks for 3D-printed electronics, substrates and processing for 3D-printed electronics, sintering techniques for metallic nanoparticle inks, designs and simulations, applications of 3D-printed electronics, and future trends. The book includes several related problems for the reader to test his or her understanding of the topics.This book is a good guide for anyone who is interested in the 3D printing of electronics. The book is also an effective textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses that aim to arm their students with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of 3D printed electronics.

Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells

Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells Book
Author : Nurdan Demirci Sankir,Mehmet Sankir
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-12-10
ISBN : 1119459974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overall view of the photoelectrochemical systems for solar hydrogen generation, and new and novel materials for photoelectrochemical solar cell applications. The book is organized in three parts. General concepts and photoelectrochemical systems are covered in Part I. Part II is devoted to photoactive materials for solar hydrogen generation. Main focus of the last part is the photoelectrochemical related systems. This part provides a diverse information about the implementation of multi-junctional solar cells in solar fuel generation systems, dye-sensitized solar hydrogen production and photocatalytic formation of photoactive semiconductors.

Fundamentals of Solar Cell Design

Fundamentals of Solar Cell Design Book
Author : Inamuddin,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Rajender Boddula,Mashallah Rezakazemi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-08-24
ISBN : 1119724708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar cells are semiconductor devices that convert light photons into electricity in photovoltaic energy conversion and can help to overcome the global energy crisis. Solar cells have many applications including remote area power systems, earth-orbiting satellites, wristwatches, water pumping, photodetectors and remote radiotelephones. Solar cell technology is economically feasible for commercial-scale power generation. While commercial solar cells exhibit good performance and stability, still researchers are looking at many ways to improve the performance and cost of solar cells via modulating the fundamental properties of semiconductors. Solar cell technology is the key to a clean energy future. Solar cells directly harvest energy from the sun’s light radiation into electricity are in an ever-growing demand for future global energy production. Solar cell-based energy harvesting has attracted worldwide attention for their notable features, such as cheap renewable technology, scalable, lightweight, flexibility, versatility, no greenhouse gas emission, environment, and economy friendly and operational costs are quite low compared to other forms of power generation. Thus, solar cell technology is at the forefront of renewable energy technologies which are used in telecommunications, power plants, small devices to satellites. Aiming at large-scale implementation can be manipulated by various types used in solar cell design and exploration of new materials towards improving performance and reducing cost. Therefore, in-depth knowledge about solar cell design is fundamental for those who wish to apply this knowledge and understanding in industries and academics. This book provides a comprehensive overview on solar cells and explores the history to evolution and present scenarios of solar cell design, classification, properties, various semiconductor materials, thin films, wafer-scale, transparent solar cells, and so on. It also includes solar cells’ characterization analytical tools, theoretical modeling, practices to enhance conversion efficiencies, applications and patents.

Chemistry of Sustainable Energy

Chemistry of Sustainable Energy Book
Author : Nancy E. Carpenter
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-03-25
ISBN : 1466575328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding the chemistry underlying sustainable energy is central to any long-term solution to meeting our future energy needs. Chemistry of Sustainable Energy presents chemistry through the lens of several sustainable energy options, demonstrating the breadth and depth of research being carried out to address issues of sustainability and the global energy demand. The author, an organic chemist, reinforces fundamental principles of chemistry as they relate to renewable or sustainable energy generation throughout the book. Written with a qualitative, structural bias, this survey text illustrates the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of chemistry research with examples from the literature to provide relevant snapshots of how solutions are developed, providing a broad foundation for further exploration. It examines those areas of energy conversion that show the most promise of achieving sustainability at this point, namely, wind power, fuel cells, solar photovoltaics, and biomass conversion processes. Next-generation nuclear power is addressed as well. This book also covers topics related to energy and energy generation that are closely tied to understanding the chemistry of sustainable energy, including fossil fuels, thermodynamics, polymers, hydrogen generation and storage, and carbon capture. It offers readers a broad understanding of relevant fundamental chemical principles and in-depth exposure to creative and promising approaches to sustainable energy development.

The Solar Generation

The Solar Generation Book
Author : Philip R. Wolfe
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-04-10
ISBN : 111942559X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first book to address the early development of the photovoltaic industry, and the pioneering researchers and companies in the sector Well before the end of this century, solar power will be the world's dominant power source. This book looks at the origins of this smart sustainable energy technology, tracing the pioneering years from its inception following the 1973 oil crisis to the end of the last millennium—just as the sector was poised for explosive growth. It focuses on the progress of the early terrestrial photovoltaic sector, often in the face of skepticism or apathy. It also covers the research and achievements of people and organizations within the PV business. Written by a leader in the field with more than 40 years of experience and an international reputation in the sustainable energy industry, The Solar Generation: Childhood and Adolescence of Terrestrial Photovoltaics offers enlightening coverage on the terrestrial PV industry. The first part of this 3-volume set provides a historical backdrop to the technology and tracks the development of research, markets, prices, applications, policies, and more. Part II is called the ‘encyclopedia’ and features a Who’s Who of the most influential people and profiles of key companies, events, and developments. Finally, Part III is the reference section and comes complete with glossaries, bibliography, and an incredibly comprehensive index. This text also: Addresses the early development of the PV sector from a global perspective Focuses on a defined period, leaving scope for later follow-ups as the sector matures Offers a study on the interactions between technology, policy, and market drivers The Solar Generation is an ideal book for all professionals in the power and energy field from every corner of the globe.

Advances of Science and Technology

Advances of Science and Technology Book
Author : Mulugeta Admasu Delele,Mekuanint Agegnehu Bitew,Abebech Abera Beyene,Solomon Workneh Fanta,Addisu Negash Ali
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
ISBN : 3030806219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-volume set constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advancement of Science and Technology, ICAST 2020, which took place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, in October 2020.The 74 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 200 submissions of which 157 were sent out for peer review. The papers present economic and technologic developments in modern societies in 6 tracks: Chemical, food and bio-process engineering; Electrical and computer engineering; IT, computer science and software engineering; Civil, water resources, and environmental engineering; Mechanical and industrial engineering; Material science and engineering.

Magnetooptical properties of dilute nitride nanowires

Magnetooptical properties of dilute nitride nanowires Book
Author : Mattias Jansson
Publisher : Linköping University Electronic Press
Release : 2020-06-18
ISBN : 9179298834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanostructured III-V semiconductors have emerged as one of the most promising materials systems for future optoelectronic applications. While planar III-V compounds are already at the center of the ongoing lighting revolution, where older light sources are replaced by modern white light LEDs, fabricating such materials in novel architectures, such as nanowires and quantum dots, creates new possibilities for optoelectronic applications. Not only do nanoscale structures allow the optically active III-V materials to be integrated with silicon microelectronics, but they also give rise to new fascinating properties inherent to the nanoscale. One of the key parameters considered when selecting materials for applications in light-emitting and photovoltaic devices is the band gap energy. While alloying of conventional III-V materials provides a certain degree of band gap tunability, a significantly enhanced possibility of band gap engineering is offered by so-called dilute nitrides, where incorporation of a small percentage of nitrogen into III-V compounds causes a dramatic down-shift of the conduction band edge. In addition, nitrogen-induced splitting of the conduction band in dilute nitrides can be utilized in intermediate band solar cells, belonging to the next generation of photovoltaic devices. For any material to be viable for optoelectronic applications, detailed knowledge of the electronic structure of the material, as well as a good understanding of carrier recombination processes is vital. For example, alloying may not only cause changes in the electronic structure but can also induce disorder. Disorder-induced potential fluctuations may alter charge carrier and exciton dynamics, and may even induce quantum confinement. Moreover, various defects in the material may introduce detrimental non-radiative (NR) states in the band gap deteriorating radiative efficiency. It is evident that, due to their different growth mechanisms, such properties could be markedly different in nanowires as compared to their planar counterparts. In this thesis, I aim to describe the electronic structure of dilute nitride nanowires, and its effects on the optical properties. Firstly, we investigate the electronic structure, and the structural and optical properties of novel GaNAsP nanowires, with a particular focus on the dominant recombination channels in the material. Secondly, we show how short-range fluctuations in the nitrogen content lead to the formation of quantum dots in dilute nitride nanowires, and investigate their electronic structure. Finally, we investigate the combined charge carrier and exciton dynamics of the quantum dots and effects of defects in their surroundings. Before considering individual sources of NR recombination, it is instructive to investigate the overall effects of nitrogen incorporation on the structural properties of the nanowires. In Paper I, we show that nitrogen incorporation up to 0.16% in Ga(N)AsP nanowires does not affect the overall structural quality of the material, nor does nitrogen degrade the good compositional uniformity of the nanowires. It is evident from our studies, however, that nitrogen incorporation has a strong and complex effect on recombination processes. We first show that nitrogen incorporation in GaNAsP nanowires reduces the NR recombination at room temperature as compared to the nitrogen-free nanowires (Paper I). This is in stark contrast to dilute nitride epilayers, where nitrogen incorporation enhances NR recombination. The reason for this difference is that in nanowires the surface recombination, rather than recombination via point defects, is the dominant NR recombination mechanism. We suggest that the nitrogen-induced suppression of the NR surface recombination in the nanowires is due to nitridation of the nanowire surface. Another NR recombination channel common in III-V nanowires is caused by the presence of structural defects, such as rotational twin planes and stacking faults. Interestingly, while nitrogen incorporation does not appear to affect the density of such structural defects, increasing nitrogen incorporation reduces the NR recombination via the structural defects (Paper II). This is explained by competing trapping of excited carriers/excitons to the localized states characteristic to dilute nitrides, and at nitrogen-induced NR defects. This effect is, however, only present at cryogenic temperatures, while at room temperature the NR recombination via the structural defects is not the dominant recombination channel. Importance of point defects in carrier recombination is highlighted in Paper III. Using the optically detected magnetic resonance technique, we show that gallium vacancies (VGa) that are formed within the nanowire volume act as efficient NR recombination centers, degrading optical efficiency of the Ga(N)AsP-based nanowires. Interestingly, while the defect formation is promoted by nitrogen incorporation, it is also readily present in ternary GaAsP nanowires. This contrasts with previous studies on planar structures, where VGa was not formed in the absence of nitrogen, unless subjected to irradiation by high-energy particles or heavy n-type doping. This, again, highlights how the defect formation is strikingly different in nanowires as compared to planar structures, likely due to the different growth processes. Potential fluctuations in the conduction band, caused by non-uniformity of the nitrogen incorporation, is characteristic to dilute nitrides and is known to cause exciton/carrier localization. We find that in dilute nitride nanowires, such fluctuations at the short range cause three-dimensional quantum confinement of excitons, resulting in optically active quantum dots with spectrally ultranarrow and highly polarized emission lines (Paper IV). A careful investigation of such quantum dots reveals that their properties are strongly dependent on the host material (Papers V, VI). While the principal quantization axis of the quantum dots formed in the ternary GaNAs nanowires is preferably oriented along the nanowire axis (Paper V), it switches to the direction perpendicular to the nanowire axis in the quaternary GaNAsP nanowires (Paper VI). Another aspect illustrating the influence of the host material on the quantum-dot properties is the electronic character of the captured hole. In both alloys, we show coexistence of quantum dots where the captured holes are of either a pure heavy-hole character or a mixed light-hole and heavy-hole character. In the GaNAs quantum dots, the main cause of the light- and heavy-hole splitting is uniaxial tensile strain induced by a combination of lattice mismatch with the nanowire core and local alloy fluctuations (Paper V). In the GaNAsP quantum dots, however, we suggest that the main mechanism for the light- and heavy-hole splitting is local fluctuations

Handbook of Optimization in Electric Power Distribution Systems

Handbook of Optimization in Electric Power Distribution Systems Book
Author : Mariana Resener,Steffen Rebennack,Panos M. Pardalos,Sérgio Haffner
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-24
ISBN : 3030361152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook gathers state-of-the-art research on optimization problems in power distribution systems, covering classical problems as well as the challenges introduced by distributed power generation and smart grid resources. It also presents recent models, solution techniques and computational tools to solve planning problems for power distribution systems and explains how to apply them in distributed and variable energy generation resources. As such, the book therefore is a valuable tool to leverage the expansion and operation planning of electricity distribution networks.

Advances in Environmental Engineering Research in Poland

Advances in Environmental Engineering Research in Poland Book
Author : Małgorzata Pawłowska,Lucjan Pawłowski
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-29
ISBN : 1000398781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A side-effect of numerous anthropogenic activities involves unfavourable changes in the natural environment. The acquisition of natural resources, especially fossil fuels, solid waste and wastewater production, as well as emission of gases and particulate matter from industrial plants and means of transport contribute to disturbances in the natural cycles of elements between different parts of the environment. Local changes lead to global effects, changing the composition of atmosphere, its capacity for absorbing the infrared radiation and temperature, which has further repercussions in the form of weather anomalies, melting glaciers, flooding, migration or extinction of species, social problems, etc. These global changes can be mitigated by local remedial actions, simultaneously taken all over the world, including Poland. Only the joint efforts of communities from different countries can be successful in preserving the world as we know it for the future generations. Realisation of this task requires the cooperation of experts across many fields of science, environmental engineering being one of most relevant. It comprises the engineering actions taken to preserve the balance of the natural environment or restore it if degradation has occurred. This monograph presents several key issues related to the actions aimed at mitigating the negative impact on the environment connected with the acquisition and transport of energy, management of municipal and industrial wastes, as well as the impact of the industry on the aquatic and soil environment. This book is dedicated to academics, engineers, and students involved in environmental engineering, who are following the advances in the research on environmental aspects of energy production and waste management.

Electronic Enclosures Housings and Packages

Electronic Enclosures  Housings and Packages Book
Author : Frank Suli
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN : 008102391X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Electronic Enclosures, Housings and Packages considers the problem of heat management for electronics from an encasement perspective. It addresses enclosures and their applications for industrial electronics, as well as LED lighting solutions for stationary and mobile markets. The book introduces fundamental concepts and defines dimensions of success in electrical enclosures. Other chapters discuss environmental considerations, shielding, standardization, materials selection, thermal management, product design principles, manufacturing techniques and sustainability. Final chapters focus on business fundamentals by outlining successful technical propositions and potential future directions. Introduces the concepts of materials recycling and sustainability to electronic enclosures Provides thorough coverage of all technical aspects relating to the design and manufacturing of electronic packaging Includes practical information on environmental considerations, shielding, standardization, materials selection, and more

Solar Cells 2nd Edition

Solar Cells  2nd Edition Book
Author : Augustin McEvoy,L. Castaner,Tom Markvart
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances. This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner's Solar Cells, extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level. A thorough update to the definitive reference to solar cells, created by a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple perspectives Covers the whole spectrum of solar cell information, from basic scientific background, to the latest advances in materials, to manufacturing issues, to testing and calibration. Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a simple amalgamation of a vast amount of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications.

Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market

Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market Book
Author : Philip Wolfe
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-27
ISBN : 1136201645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first and probably the only book devoted to utility-scale solar power – perhaps the fastest-growing sector of the global energy market. Philip Wolfe’s book describes the development and operation of large-scale solar power stations, and will interest all those who want to understand how these multi-million dollar projects are designed, structured, financed, constructed and maintained. It contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews from leading figures in the PV industry. It shows the state of the world market and links to an online resource that continues to track the explosive growth of the sector. The book is arranged in three sections: A description of solar projects in context, and how they are undertaken. Chapters on developing and structuring projects; siting, consenting and connection issues; building and operating solar plants; design and technology basics; economies of solar photovoltaics. The second section reviews individual aspects of the project development and operational process in more detail. In particular it advises on strategies to manage technology, commercial, regulatory and implementation risks. These are supported by a comprehensive reference section, including case studies and overviews of key parameters applicable in different parts of the world. Supported by figures and photographs, this book is for anyone wanting to master the commercial, professional, financial, engineering or political aspects of developing multi-mega-watt solar PV projects in a mainstream power market. It is a ‘user manual’ to accompany a sector which by 2015 had surpassed a value of $100 billion.