Principles of Solar Engineering, Third Edition
CRC Press – 2015 – 804 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.
"The book is an excellent source of high quality information on current and advanced technological topics on solar energy. I intend to upgrade the textbook for my solar energy classes, by replacing the current 2nd edition with the 3rd edition of this book."
—Charles Cohn, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
"This is a book written by one of the prominent experts in solar engineering. The treatment of the design and analysis of solar thermal heating and power generating systems is thorough and unparalleled."
—Dr. Teshome Jiru, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, USA
"The authors have done a nice job updating this edition of their classic textbook by enhancing the chapter on photovolaics and by including more recent advances in solar thermal power technologies such as the supercritical Rankine cycle and the supercritical C02 power cycle."
—Dr. Kevin Anderson, Cal Poly Pomona, Mechanical Engineering, California, USA
"The organization of the book seems much better than the second edition… The present chapter eight is a great piece of work, which provides many details in solar thermal power design. To my best knowledge, no other textbook on solar engineering can compete with this book regarding this topic."
—Yuan Zheng, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA
Introduction to Solar Energy Conversion. Fundamental of Solar Radiation. Solar Thermal Collectors. Energy Storage and Transport. Active Solar Heating and Cooling. Passive Methods and Daylighting. Solar Thermal Power and Process Heat. Photovoltaics. Solar Photochemical Applications. Economics of Solar Energy Systems. Appendices. Index.