Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes / Edition 3

Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes / Edition 3

by John A. Duffie, William A. Beckman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471698679

ISBN-13: 9780471698678

Pub. Date: 08/25/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The updated, cornerstone engineering resource of solar energy theory and applicationsSolar technologies already provide energy for heat, light, hot water, electricity, and cooling for homes, businesses, and industry. Because solar energy only accounts for one-tenth of a percent of primary energy demand, relatively small increases in market penetration can lead to very…  See more details below

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The updated, cornerstone engineering resource of solar energy theory and applicationsSolar technologies already provide energy for heat, light, hot water, electricity, and cooling for homes, businesses, and industry. Because solar energy only accounts for one-tenth of a percent of primary energy demand, relatively small increases in market penetration can lead to very rapid growth rates in the industry—which is exactly what has been projected for coming years as the world moves away from carbon-based energy production. Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, Third Edition provides the latest thinking and practices for engineering solar technologies and using them in various markets.

This Third Edition of the acknowledged leading book on solar engineering features:

  • Complete coverage of basic theory, systems design, and applications
  • Updated material on such cutting-edge topics as photovoltaics and wind power systems
  • New homework problems and exercises

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471698678
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

1Solar radiation3
2Available solar radiation43
3Selected heat transfer topics139
4Radiation characteristics of opaque materials174
5Radiation transmission through glazing : absorbed radiation204
6Flat-plate collectors238
7Concentrating collectors324
8Energy storage376
9Solar process loads412
10System thermal calculations425
11Solar process economics450
12Solar water heating : active and passive483
13Building heating : active509
14Building heating : passive and hybrid methods548
15Solar cooling579
16Solar industrial process heat608
17Solar thermal power systems625
18Solar ponds : evaporative processes639
19Simulations in solar process design657
20Design of active systems : f-Chart672
21Design of active systems by utilizability methods696
22Design of passive and hybrid heating systems715
23Design of photovoltaic systems747
24Wind energy776

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