Solar Energy

Solar Energy The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Conversion, Technologies and Systems

Paperback (04 Feb 2016) | English

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Synopsis

This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications, including:

- The fundamental principles of semiconductor solar cells.
- PV technology: crystalline silicon solar cells; thin-film cells; PV modules; third-generation concepts.
- PV systems, from simple stand-alone to complex systems connected to the grid; components; design; deployment; performance.

The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students' understanding and reinforce learning. It is the perfect companion to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ET.3034TU) presented by co-author Arno Smets. The course is available in English on the nonprofit open source edX.org platform, and in Arabic on edraak.org. Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.

About the Publisher

UIT Cambridge

UIT Cambridge

UIT was founded by Niall Mansfield in 1992 and incorporated in January 1993. Originally the company provided consultancy in computer networking and the Internet. Niall Mansfield had written several computer books for Addison-Wesley, and in 2003 Philip Hazel of Cambridge University, who occasionaly worked freelance for UIT, wanted to publish a new edition of the book about his Exim email software, that we had used in many large projects. That was the first book we published. Subsequently the company moved out of computer consulting, and is now devoted entirely to publishing. (Our origins are apparent because specialist computer books are still part of our focus.) Since 2008 we extended our remit, and our main focus now is publishing books on important and difficult issues, making them understandable to the layman. The first of these titles was the very successful Sustainable Energy - without the hot air ® by Professor David JC MacKay.

Book information

ISBN: 9781906860325
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: UIT Cambridge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 621.47
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 462
Weight: 1278g
Height: 243mm
Width: 185mm
Spine width: 31mm