Principles of Solar Engineering, Second Edition
CRC Press – 2000 – 694 pages
This second edition of Principles of Solar Engineering covers the latest developments in a broad range of topics of interest to students and professionals interested in solar energy applications. With the scientific fundamentals included, the book covers important areas such as heating and cooling, passive solar applications, detoxification and biomass energy conversion. This comprehensive textbook provides examples of methods of solar engineering from around the world and includes examples, solutions and data applicable to international solar energy issues. A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors.
"Including scientific fundamentals as well as recent developments in solar energy applications, this comprehensive book covers a broad range of topics interest to students and professionals. This edition deals with areas such as heating and cooling, passive solar applications, detoxification, and biomass energy conversion. This textbook provides examples of methods of solar engineering from around the world and includes examples, solutions, and data applicable to international solar energy issues." -- Mechanical Engineering
1. Introduction to Solar Energy Conversion 2. Fundamentals of Solar Radiation 3. Methods of Solar Collection and Thermal Conversion 4. Thermal Energy Storage and Transport 5. Solar-Heating Systems 6. Solar Cooling and Dehumidification 7. Passive Methods for Heating, Cooling and Daylighting 8. Solar Thermal Power and Process Heat 9. Photovoltaics 10. Solar Photochemical Applications 11. Capturing Solar Energy through Biomass 12. Introduction to Economic Analysis