Principles of Solar Engineering, Third Edition
CRC Press – 2014 – 685 pages
Thoroughly updated and revised, this book provides an engineering-based survey of modern solar energy concepts and practical applications. Since publication of the 2nd edition, in 2000, a number of major developments have taken place in solar energy, which makes it essential to revise the book completely. Changes in the energy policies in a number of countries in the world have resulted in a rapid growth of solar energy systems deployment in the world. Solar Photovoltaic systems have grown over the past decade at an average annual rate of more than 30%. Because of the large investments required for these systems, accurate knowledge of solar radiation resource has become essential.