Solar Power and Energy Storage Systems

1st Edition

Hee-Je Kim

Pan Stanford
December 31, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9789814800136 - CAT# K390723

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Summary

Extensive study of solar energy is increasing as fast as the serious threat of global warming. Sunlight is a very important alternative source of energy because it can be converted into electricity. Solar energy is considered the best source of renewable energy because it is clean and unlimited. Solar radiation can be harnessed and converted into different forms of energy that does not pollute the environment.

In order to transform solar radiation, we need collectors of sunlight, such as solar cells. The main challenges are energy security, the increasing prices of carbon-based energy sources, and minimizing global warming. We cannot use sunlight during the night, so an energy storage system (ESS) is necessary. The best ESS is one with high power and high energy density. This book introduces the basic concepts of an ESS. 

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