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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 McEvoy,Tom Markvart,Luis Castañer,Luis Castaner
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-10-13
ISBN : 0123859344
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 PV systems.

Solar Cells

Solar Cells Book
Author : Augustin McEvoy,L. Castaner,Tom Markvart
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-10-26
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

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Book
Author : Antonio Luque,Steven Hegedus
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-03-29
ISBN : 0470976128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on photovoltaic solar energy Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with contributions by distinguished international experts in the field. Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private investment Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.

Third Generation Solar Cells

Third Generation Solar Cells Book
Author : Agata Zdyb
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2023-01-20
ISBN : 1000807827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the principle of operation, materials used and possible applications of third generation solar cells that are under investigation and have been not commercialized on a large scale yet. The third generation photovoltaic devices include promising emerging technologies such as: organic, dye sensitized, perovskite and quantum dot sensitized photocells. This book introduces the reader to the basics of third generation photovoltaics and presents in an accessible way phenomena and a diversity of materials used. In this book one will find the description of the working principle of new promising solar technologies, their advantages and disadvantages, prospect applications and preliminary analysis of their impact on the environment. The fundamentals of traditional solar cell operation are also included in the book facilitating understanding of new ideas. This book is ideal reading for everyone who is interested in novel solutions in photovoltaics as well as applications of nanotechnology, photochemistry and materials research.

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics

Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics Book
Author : Augustin McEvoy,Tom Markvart,Luis Castaner
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-10-03
ISBN : 0123859352
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

Handbook of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Photovoltaic Systems

Handbook of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Photovoltaic Systems Book
Author : Adel Mellit,Soteris Kalogirou
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2022-06-24
ISBN : 012820642X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling, Control, Optimization, Forecasting and Fault Diagnosis provides readers with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the role of artificial intelligence in PV systems. Covering up-to-date research and methods on how, when and why to use and apply AI techniques in solving most photovoltaic problems, this book will serve as a complete reference in applying intelligent techniques and algorithms to increase PV system efficiency. Sections cover problem-solving data for challenges, including optimization, advanced control, output power forecasting, fault detection identification and localization, and more. Supported by the use of MATLAB and Simulink examples, this comprehensive illustration of AI-techniques and their applications in photovoltaic systems will provide valuable guidance for scientists and researchers working in this area. Includes intelligent methods in real-time using reconfigurable circuits FPGAs, DSPs and MCs Discusses the newest trends in AI forecasting, optimization and control applications Features MATLAB and Simulink examples highlighted throughout

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.

Fault Analysis and its Impact on Grid connected Photovoltaic Systems Performance

Fault Analysis and its Impact on Grid connected Photovoltaic Systems Performance Book
Author : Ahteshamul Haque,Saad Mekhilef
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2022-12-20
ISBN : 1119873754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A thorough and authoritative discussion of how to use fault analysis to prevent grid failures In Fault Analysis and its Impact on Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Performance, a team of distinguished engineers delivers an insightful and concise analysis of how engineers can use fault analysis to estimate and ensure reliability in grid-connected photovoltaic systems. The editors explore how failure data can be used to identify how power electronics-based power systems operate and how they can help to perform risk analysis and reduce the likelihood and frequency of failure. The book explains how to apply different fault detection techniques—including signal and image processing, fault tolerant approaches—and explores the impact of faults in grid-connected photovoltaic systems. It offers contributions from noted experts in the field and is fully updated to include the latest technologies and approaches. Readers will also find: A failure mode effect classification approach for distributed generation systems and their components Explanations of advanced machine learning approaches with significant market potential and real-world relevance A consideration of the issues pertaining to the integration of power electronics converters with distributed generation systems in grid-connected environments Treatments of IoT-based monitoring, ageing detection for capacitors, image and signal processing approaches, and standards for failure modes and criticality analyses Perfect for manufacturers and engineers working in the power electronics-based power system and smart grid sectors, Fault Analysis and its Impact on Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Performance will also earn a place in the libraries of distributed generation companies facing issues in operation and maintenance.

Photovoltaics for Space

Photovoltaics for Space Book
Author : Sheila Bailey,Aloysius F. Hepp,Dale Ferguson,Ryne Raffaelle,Steven Durbin
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-10-30
ISBN : 012823301X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PV has traditionally been used for electric power in space. Solar panels on spacecraft are usually the sole source of power to run the sensors, active heating and cooling, and communications. Photovoltaics for Space: Key Issues, Missions and Alternative Technologies provides an overview of the challenges to efficiently produce solar power in near-Earth space and beyond: the materials and device architectures that have been developed to surmount these environmental and mission-specific barriers. The book is organized in four sections consisting of detailed introductory and background content as well as a collection of in-depth space environment, materials processing, technology, and mission overviews by international experts. This book will detail how to design and optimize a space power system’s performance for power-to-weight ratio, effectiveness at end of operational life (EOL) compared to beginning of operational life (BOL), and specific mission objectives and goals. This book outlines the knowledge required for practitioners and advanced students interested in learning about the background, materials, devices, environmental challenges, missions, and future for photovoltaics for space exploration. Provides an update to state-of-the-art and emerging solar cell technologies Features comprehensive coverage of solar cells for space exploration and materials/device technology options available Explains the extreme conditions and mission challenges to overcome when using photovoltaics in space

Status and Future Challenges for Non conventional Energy Sources Volume 1

Status and Future Challenges for Non conventional Energy Sources Volume 1 Book
Author : Sanket J. Joshi,Ramkrishna Sen,Atul Sharma,P. Abdul Salam
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-03-24
ISBN : 9811645051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights recent advancements in such an important topic, through contribution from experts demonstrating different applications in ‘day-to-day’ life, both existing and newly emerging non-biological technologies, and thought provoking approaches from different parts of the world, potential future prospects associated with some frontier development in non-conventional energy sources. It covers different types of natural energy sources such as: Ocean, Tidal and Wave energy; Nuclear energy; Solar cells; Geothermal energy; Hydrogen Fuel; Photovoltaic modules; Gas hydrates; Hydrate-based Desalination Technology; and Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Kraft Lignin/ Lignocellulosic Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals. This book is a comprehensive and informative compilation for international readers, especially undergraduate and post graduate students and researchers.

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

Photovoltaic Systems

Photovoltaic Systems Book
Author : K.Mohana Sundaram,Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban,Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen,P. Pandiyan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-03-07
ISBN : 100054589X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides comprehensive insight into the fault detection techniques implemented for photovoltaic (PV) panels. It includes studies related to predictive maintenance needed to improve the performance of the solar PV systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. The readers gain knowledge on the fault identification algorithm and the significance of all such algorithms in real-time power system applications. Gives detailed overview of fundamental concepts of fault diagnosis algorithm for solar PV system Explains AC and DC side of the solar PV system-based electricity generation with real-time examples Covers effective extraction of the energy from solar radiation Illustrates artificial intelligence techniques for detecting the faults occurring in the solar PV system Includes MATLAB® based simulations and results on fault diagnosis including case studies This book is aimed at researchers, professionals and graduate students in electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, control algorithms, energy engineering, photovoltaic systems, industrial electronics.

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.

Artificial Intelligence for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Artificial Intelligence for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Book
Author : Bhavnesh Kumar,Bhanu Pratap,Vivek Shrivastava
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-07-29
ISBN : 1000618463
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a clear explanation of how to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to solve the challenges in solar photovoltaic technology. It introduces readers to new AI-based approaches and technologies that help manage and operate solar photovoltaic systems effectively. It also motivates readers to find new AI-based solutions for these challenges by providing a comprehensive collection of findings on AI techniques. It covers important topics including solar irradiance variability, solar power forecasting, solar irradiance forecasting, maximum power point tracking, hybrid algorithms, swarm optimization, evolutionary optimization, sensor-based sun- tracking systems, single-axis and dual-axis sun-tracking systems, smart metering, frequency regulation using AI, emerging multilevel inverter topologies, and voltage and reactive power control using AI. This book is useful for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and academic researchers in areas such as electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, computer science, and renewable energy.

High temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fundamentals Design and Applications

High temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  Fundamentals  Design and Applications Book
Author : S.C. Singhal,K. Kendall
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2003-12-08
ISBN : 0080508081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Design and Applications provides a comprehensive discussion of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). SOFCs are the most efficient devices for the electrochemical conversion of chemical energy of hydrocarbon fuels into electricity, and have been gaining increasing attention for clean and efficient distributed power generation. The book explains the operating principle, cell component materials, cell and stack designs and fabrication processes, cell and stack performance, and applications of SOFCs. Individual chapters are written by internationally renowned authors in their respective fields, and the text is supplemented by a large number of references for further information. The book is primarily intended for use by researchers, engineers, and other technical people working in the field of SOFCs. Even though the technology is advancing at a very rapid pace, the information contained in most of the chapters is fundamental enough for the book to be useful even as a text for SOFC technology at the graduate level.

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.

New Trends in Emerging Environmental Contaminants

New Trends in Emerging Environmental Contaminants Book
Author : Swatantra P. Singh,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Tarun Gupta,Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-12-12
ISBN : 9811683670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is based on recent trends for the research in emerging environmental contaminants in different compartment of the environment. It provides a recent understanding for the fate, transport, and degradation of emerging contaminants in different environmental sectors, including water, air, and soil. The contents discuss the fate and transport of microplastics, PPCPs, along with the method of detection and degradation. It includes removal of variety of pollutants including microplastics, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products from the water using adsorption technique, electrooxidation, membrane technology and other advance oxidation methods. This volume will be of great value to those in academia and industry involved in environmental science and engineering research.

Photovoltaic Fundamentals

Photovoltaic Fundamentals Book
Author : Gary Cook
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Photovoltaic Fundamentals book written by Gary Cook, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.