Energy & Clean Technology

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The Triumph of the Sun in 2000–2020: How Solar Energy Conquered the World

1st Edition

Wolfgang Palz
September 05, 2019

Dramatic forest fires in California, flooding in Mozambique, unusual heat waves in Europe, hurricanes of strength never seen before—the world’s climate is getting out of control. The list of human casualties and damage in billions of euros and dollars is getting longer day by day. Weather experts...

Perovskite Solar Cells: Technology and Practices

1st Edition

Kunwu Fu, Anita Wing Ho-Baillie, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Pham Thi Thu Trang
April 03, 2019

The increasing use of metal halide perovskites as light harvesters has stunned the photovoltaic community. The book, Perovskite Solar Cells: Technology and Practices, covers the basics and provides up-to-date research in the field of perovskite photovoltaics—a fast trending branch of the thin film...

Solar Power and Energy Storage Systems

1st Edition

Hee-Je Kim
February 25, 2019

Extensive study of solar energy is increasing as fast as the threat of global warming is getting serious. 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...

Solar Cooling Technologies

1st Edition

Sotirios Karellas, Tryfon C Roumpedakis, Nikolaos Tzouganatos, Konstantinos Braimakis
October 08, 2018

Solar Cooling Technologies presents a detailed study of the potential technologies for coupling solar energy and cooling systems. Unifies all the various power based solar techniques into one book, investigates tri-generation schemes for maximization of cooling efficiency, especially for small...

Photosynthetic Protein-Based Photovoltaics

1st Edition

Swee Ching Tan
September 17, 2018

Ever since the discovery of the photoelectric effect, researchers have been trying to improve the efficiency of converting sunlight into electricity through photovoltaic devices. Photosynthetic organisms provide clues for harvesting sunlight and storing the energy in chemical forms. This book...

The Triumph of the Sun: The Energy of the New Century

1st Edition

Wolfgang Palz
August 13, 2018

As the new century came, the world began to turn its back on the reckless developments of the past that resulted in global pollution and the deep misery it entails, a climate getting out of kilter, the threat of a nuclear war, and all perils brought about by the unchecked use of fossil and atomic...

The Sun Is Rising in Africa and the Middle East: On the Road to a Solar Energy Future

1st Edition

Peter F. Varadi, Frank Wouters, Allan R. Hoffman
March 26, 2018

Both Africa and the Middle East are blessed with enormous solar energy resources. Electrification is an urgent need in Africa, where many of its 54 countries are among the world’s fastest-growing economies, but where half the population still has no access to electricity. Solar energy is seen as...

Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles: A Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Larry E. Erickson, Jessica Robinson, Gary Brase, Jackson Cutsor
December 08, 2017

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted on December 12, 2015 is a voluntary effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reach the goals of this agreement, there is a need to generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions and to electrify transportation. An infrastructure of...

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Stuart Borlase
December 01, 2017

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the...

The Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaic Fundamentals

1st Edition

Juan Bisquert
November 16, 2017

The book provides an explanation of the operation of photovoltaic devices from a broad perspective that embraces a variety of materials concepts, from nanostructured and highly disordered organic materials, to highly efficient devices such as the lead halide perovskite solar cells. The book...

Light-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development, The Legacy of Ibn al-Haytham

1st Edition

Azzedine Boudrioua, Roshdi Rashed, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
August 16, 2017

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The...

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics

2nd Edition

Julio Chaves
July 26, 2017

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition: Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages...