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Physics of solar energy

Author: C Julian Chen
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers the fundamental physics of the most abundant energy resource available to human society--solar energy. Similar to other technologies, the first step to achieving success is to have a firm understanding of the basic science of solar energy and its use. The subject matter of this text is designed to give the reader this solid footing, which will be the basis of research and the development of new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chen, C. Julian.
Physics of solar energy.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017534
(OCoLC)699765411
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Julian Chen
ISBN: 9781118172841 1118172841 9781118044575 1118044576 9781118044582 1118044584 9781118044599 1118044592 9781118048313 1118048318 9781118048320 1118048326 1283246511 9781283246514
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 747545862
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: Frontmatter --
Color Plates --
Introduction --
Nature of Solar Radiation --
Origin of Solar Energy --
Tracking Sunlight --
Interaction of Sunlight with Earth --
Thermodynamics of Solar Energy --
Quantum Transitions --
-Junctions --
Semiconductor Solar Cells --
Solar Electrochemistry --
Solar Thermal Energy --
Energy Storage --
Building with Sunshine --
Appendix A: Energy Unit Conversion --
Appendix B: Spherical Trigonometry --
Appendix C: Quantum Mechanics Primer --
Appendix D: Statistics of Particles --
Appendix E: AM1.5 Reference Solar Spectrum --
List of Symbols --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: C. Julian Chen.

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This book covers the fundamental physics of the most abundant energy resource available to human society solar energy. Similar to other technologies, the first step to achieving success is to have  Read more...
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