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Solar Energy Fundamentals

Edited by Robert K. McMordie, Mitchel C. Brown, Robert S. Stoughton

Fairmont Press – 2012 – 179 pages

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    978-1-46-651400-3
    March 14th 2012

Description

A compilation of decades of knowledge spanning the author's career as a mechanical engineer specializing in heat transfer and thermodynamics in the solar and aerospace industries, this book is instantly practicable. Topics include definitions of energy terms, relationship of the sun and earth, sunlight on the earth, heat transfer, solar collectors, absorbed solar energy, solar domestic hot water systems, solar photovoltaic systems, solar space heating, solar power towers, Stirling engine solar power systems, passive solar energy, and greenhouse solar collector. Appendices cover Carnot and Stirling Efficiency, mathematical techniques for solving heat transfer problems, and case studies. The book includes an Excel®-based companion CD of computations for the reader to readily put the information in the book to practical use.

Contents

Introduction

Introduction to Energy Terms

The Sun & the Earth

Sunlight on the Earth

Heat Transfer

Solar Collectors

Absorbed Solar Energy

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Solar Space Heating

Solar Power Towers

Stirling Engine Solar Power Systems

Passive Solar Energy

Greenhouse Solar Collector

Problems

References

Appendices

Index

Name: Solar Energy Fundamentals (Hardback)Fairmont Press 
Description: Edited by Robert K. McMordie, Mitchel C. Brown, Robert S. Stoughton. A compilation of decades of knowledge spanning the author's career as a mechanical engineer specializing in heat transfer and thermodynamics in the solar and aerospace industries, this book is instantly practicable. Topics include definitions of...
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