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Yatendra S. Chaudhary
January 17, 2017

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels ha...

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Majid Jamil, M Rizwan, D P Kothari
November 20, 2017

This book covers the various aspects of solar photovoltaic systems including measurement of solar irradiance, solar photovoltaic modules, arrays with MATLAB implementation, recent MPPT techniques, latest literature of converter design (with MATLAB Simulink models), energy storage for PV...

Nanophononics: Thermal Generation, Transport, and Conversion at the Nanoscale

Zlatan Aksamija
November 16, 2017

Heat in most semiconductor materials, including the traditional group IV elements (Si, Ge, diamond), III–V compounds (GaAs, wide-bandgap GaN), and carbon allotropes (graphene, CNTs), as well as emerging new materials like transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), is stored and transported by...

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

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...

Renewable Energy, Second Edition: A First Course

Robert Ehrlich, Harold A. Geller
November 08, 2017

This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The coverage extends from the basic physics to conservation...

Solar Fuel Generation

Yatendra S. Chaudhary
January 17, 2017

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels...

Hydrogen Storage Technology: Materials and Applications

Lennie Klebanoff
November 29, 2016

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...

Organic Solar Cells: Device Physics, Processing, Degradation, and Prevention

Pankaj Kumar
August 23, 2016

This book contains detailed information on the types, structure, fabrication, and characterization of organic solar cells (OSCs). It discusses processes to improve efficiencies and the prevention of degradation in OSCs. It compares the cost-effectiveness of OSCs to those based on crystalline...

The U.S. Government and Renewable Energy: A Winding Road

Allan Hoffman
August 23, 2016

This is a book on how the U.S. and other governments have changed their thinking about energy issues over the past four decades, a change triggered by increasing concern about the role of fossil fuels in global warming and climate change, greater awareness of the risks of nuclear power, and the...

Nanomaterials in Energy and Environmental Applications

Junhui He
June 23, 2016

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are interdisciplinary fields that bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers to meet the potential future challenges that humankind will face, including the search for renewable energies for sustainable development and new technologies...

Physics of Radiation and Climate

Michael A. Box, Gail P. Box
October 16, 2015

Our current climate is strongly influenced by atmospheric composition, and changes in this composition are leading to climate change. Physics of Radiation and Climate takes a look at how the outward flow of longwave or terrestrial radiation is affected by the complexities of the atmosphere’s...

Proton-Conducting Ceramics: From Fundamentals to Applied Research

Mathieu Marrony
October 09, 2015

This book proposes a wide overview of the research and development of proton-conducting solid oxide materials. It is the first to approach the topic on proton-conducting ceramics and presents analysis studies from the fundamental to the most promising applied domains. It describes theoretical...

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,...

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