Gathering some 30 entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Science and Technology, this book presents fundamental principles and technologies for sustainably harnessing solar energy. Covers
photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar radiation and more.
Features authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Provides detailed analysis of present-day photovoltaic deployment and key solar cell technologies currently in development Presents state-of-the-art measurement and modeling techniques for solar resource studies and solar energy utilization Covers a wide range of technologies that actively convert solar radiation into useful heat for applications ranging from space heating, cooking, and domestic hot water supply, to electrical power generation and high temperature thermochemical processes Includes a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each contribution