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Organic Solar Cells: Fundamentals, Devices, and Upscaling

Organic Solar Cells: Fundamentals, Devices, and Upscaling

Barry P. Rand, Henning Richter

August 26, 2014

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells have the potential to make a significant contribution to the increasing energy needs of the future. In this book, 15 chapters written by selected experts explore the required characteristics of components present in an OPV device, such as transparent electrodes,...

Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry

Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry

Peter F. Varadi

May 27, 2014

The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google’s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world’s largest PV system in California. These gigantic...

Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry

Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry

Peter F. Varadi

May 23, 2014

The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google’s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world’s largest PV system in California. These gigantic...

Renewable Energy: A First Course

Renewable Energy: A First Course

Robert Ehrlich

March 13, 2013

Renewable energy has great significance for the world’s future, given the environmental issues related to energy generation and energy’s importance in our society. Making wise energy choices is not easy, however. It involves balanced consideration of economic, environmental, technical, political,...

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals

Harindra Joseph Fernando

December 12, 2012

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental...

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements

Harindra Joseph Fernando

December 12, 2012

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental...

Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications

Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications

Lennie Klebanoff

December 11, 2012

Zero-carbon, hydrogen-based power technology offers the most promising long-term solution for a secure and sustainable energy infrastructure. With contributions from the world’s leading technical experts in the field, Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications presents a broad yet...

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set

Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set

Harindra Joseph Fernando

December 11, 2012

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, this two-volume Handbook of Environmental...

Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment

Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment

Geoffrey B. Smith, Claes-Goran S. Granqvist

September 29, 2010

A first step in developing a clean and sustainable future is to think differently about everyday products, in particular how they influence energy use. Green Nanotechnology: Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment explores the science and technology of tiny structures that...

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Loucas Tsakalakos

March 25, 2010

Current concerns regarding greenhouse gas-related environmental effects, energy security, and the rising costs of fossil fuel-based energy has renewed interest in solar energy in general and photovotaics in particular. Exploring state-of-the-art developments from a practical point of view,...

Nuclear Renaissance: Technologies and Policies for the Future of Nuclear Power

Nuclear Renaissance: Technologies and Policies for the Future of Nuclear Power

William J. Nuttall

December 31, 2004

With growing concerns over environmental issues and global energy consumption, there is increasing interest in nuclear power generation, despite its diminished role in the West over the last few decades. Many of those involved with nuclear power and environmental agencies see controlled expansion...

Physics for Geologists, Second Edition

Physics for Geologists, Second Edition

September 05, 2002

All geologists need a broad understanding of science to understand the processes they study and analytical techniques. In particular, geology students need to grasp the basic physics behind these processes, which this book provides in plain language and simple mathematics. It gives the reader...