Solar Energy

The tiny portion of the sun's energy that reaches the earth in one year is approximately 10,000 times the energy consumption of humankind during that same period.  Absorbed in the atmosphere and on the surface of the earth, it is responsible for the temperature range that enables our diverse ec...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Richter, Christoph (Editor), Lincot, Daniel (Editor), Gueymard, Christian A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Photovoltaics
  • CdTe Solar Cells
  • Mesoscopic Solar Cells
  • Organic Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaic Energy, Introduction
  • Photovoltaics, Status of
  • PV Policies and Markets
  • Silicon Solar Cells, Crystalline
  • Silicon Solar Cells, Thin-film
  • Solar Cells, Chalcopyrite-Based Thin Film
  • Solar Cells: Very High Efficiencies Approaches
  • Solar Cells: Energy Payback Times and Environmental Issues
  • Part II: Solar Radiation
  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation: Measurement and Modeling
  • Solar Constant and Total Solar Irradiance Variations
  • Solar Irradiance, Global Distribution
  • Solar Radiation for Solar Energy Utilization
  • Solar Radiation Spectrum
  • Solar Radiation, Spatial and Temporal Variability
  • Topographic Solar Radiation Modeling for Environmental Applications.- Part III: Solar Thermal Energy
  • Concentrating Receiver Systems (Solar Power Tower)
  • Linear Fresnel Collectors
  • Parabolic Trough Solar Technology
  • Solar Collectors, Non-concentrating
  • S