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Solar Manufacturing Environmental Design Concepts For Solar Modules

Author : Michelle Poliskie
ISBN : 9780071795432
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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THE LATEST SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR SOLAR MODULES Solar Manufacturing: Environmental Design Concepts for Solar Modules explains the sustainable development methods used by today's leading photovoltaic companies. After reviewing various photovoltaic technologies and providing an overview of sustainable development, this practical guide illustrates how to apply sustainable development metrics to solar modules. The book describes how metrics are included in regulations, and how regulations can present barriers to market entry. Innovative product development trends used to improve the environmental attributes of solar modules are discussed in this timely resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Introduction to photovoltaic technology * Motivation for sustainable development initiatives in the photovoltaic industry * Environmental metrics used by photovoltaic companies and example calculations * Environmental regulations used as trade barriers * Current trends to increase environmental sustainability * A full glossary and common abbreviations used in the industry

Designing With Solar Power

Author : Deo K. Prasad
ISBN : 1876907177
Genre : Architecture
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"The result is this precisely detailed and informative book, each chapter of which has been prepared by an international expert in a specific area related to the development, use and application of building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). Chapters not only cover the basics of solar power and electrical concepts, but also investigate the ways in which photovoltaics can be integrated into the design and creation of buildings equipped for the demands of the 21st century. The potential for BiPV, in both buildings and other structures, is explored together with broader issues such as market deployment, and international marketing and government strategies." "In addition, more than 20 contemporary international case studies describe in detail how building-integrated photovoltaics have been applied to new and existing buildings, and discuss the architectural and technical quality, and the success of various strategies." Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book is an invaluable companion for architects, builders, designers, engineers, students and all involved with the exciting possibilities of building-integrated photovoltaics.

Environmental Design

Author : Randall Thomas
ISBN : 0415363330
Genre : Science
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Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK's leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are also covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors' belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. They conclude with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects - including, new for this third edition, Beaufort Court, King's Langley and the National Trust Headquarters, Swindon. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.

Hydrometallurgy 2008

Author : Courtney A. Young
ISBN : 9780873352666
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Petrus van Staden shares his insights on minerals biotechnology. John Canterford explores plant design and operation. Gordon Bacon discusses the challenges of plant start-ups, and John Marsden offers practical solutions for reducing energy consumption in all aspects of unit operations." "Bob Shoemaker, one of the world's most respected authorities on precious metal recovery, reflects on developments and lessons learned during his half century in the business." "Hundreds of other authors provide insights on acid rock drainage, waste water and resource recovery, process development and modeling, heap leaching, the future role of hydrometallurgy, and countless other timely, important subjects."

Planning And Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Author : Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Sonnenenergie (Dgs)
ISBN : 9781136559860
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues its upward trajectory. This bestselling guide has become the essential tool for installers, engineers and architects, detailing every subject necessary for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and marketing issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos. Published with Intelligent Energy

Large Scale Solar Power System Design Greensource Books

Author : Peter Gevorkian
ISBN : 9780071763288
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Definitive Guide to Large-Scale, Grid-Connected Solar Power System Design and Construction This GreenSource book provides comprehensive engineering design and construction guidelines for large-scale solar power system projects. Proven design methodologies are detailed installation diagrams are included in this practical resource. Large-Scale Solar Power System Design offers complete coverage of solar power system technologies and components, planning, cost estimates, financing, project management, safety, and testing. This authoritative guide fully addresses the complex technical and management issues associated with large-scale, grid-connected solar power system implementations. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Solar power system technologies, including photovoltaic and thin-film solar cells Solar power system physics Photovoltaic power system feasibility study Solar power system costing Solar power system design Large-scale solar power system construction Concentrator photovoltaic systems Solar power system project management Smart-grid systems Solar thermal power Solar power financing and feed-in tariff programs

Computational Science And Its Applications Iccsa 2010

Author : David Taniar
ISBN : 9783642121647
Genre : Computers
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The four-volume set LNCS 6016 - 6019 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2010, held in Fukuoka, Japan, in March 2010. The four volumes contain papers presenting a wealth of original research results in the field of computational science, from foundational issues in computer science and mathematics to advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques. The topics of the fully refereed papers are structured according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and scientific application, high performance computing and networks, geometric modelling, graphics and visualization, advanced and emerging applications, and information systems and technologies. Moreover, submissions from more than 30 special sessions and workshops contribute to this publication. These cover These cover topics such as geographical analysis, urban modeling, spatial statistics, wireless and ad hoc networking, logical, scientific and computational aspects of pulse phenomena in transitions, high-performance computing and information visualization, sensor network and its applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, collective evolutionary systems, software engineering processes and applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, internet communication security, security and privacy in pervasive computing environments, and mobile communications.

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Author : Simon Roberts
ISBN : 9783764399481
Genre : Architecture
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Photovoltaics is one of the most promising technologies for global energy production in the context of the energy crisis and climate change. Photovoltaic modules are now available in such a wide range of forms that nearly all of the usual fl at parts of buildings can be provided with photovoltaic capabilities. In addition to producing energy, these modules offer a number of synergistic effects, since increasingly they are integrated as glazing elements and can perform such other functions as weather protection, solar control, and providing privacy. Special modules such as solar roofing tiles and solar membranes are available for particular applications. This book explains the technology, presents the available products, and communicates clearly how they are used in buildings, with a particular focus on large-scale buildings. It provides architects with all of the necessary know-how to provide a new or existing building with a photovoltaic system, covering both planning and implementation. Last but not least, it is a valuable practical instrument to prepare for communicating with the relevant manufacturers and clients.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion For Hydrogen Production By Alkaline Water Electrolysis Conceptual Design And Analysis

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ISBN : OCLC:1051967147
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Highlights: Current and voltage requirement for alkaline water electrolysis have been estimated. Site specific solar irradiance data have been generated. Intrinsic performance parameters of the solar PV modules have been calculated. PV module performance and average hydrogen production rate have been correlated. Energy conversion and exergetic efficiencies of the modules have been obtained. Abstract: The use of solar energy for electricity generation and use of this electricity for hydrogen production by alkaline water electrolysis promises to be a truly sustainable scheme for the postulated hydrogen economy. This work addresses the design of a standalone solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system that meets the energy requirements of the electrolysis process, followed by the performance analysis under different environmental conditions. Energy requirement for electrolysis depends on the hydrogen production rate desired and the operating conditions of the electrolysis cell and it has been predicted from an essentially thermodynamic analysis. Mean solar irradiation data is estimated from location specific meteorological data. The current-voltage output characteristics of the solar modules have been predicted as function of the solar irradiation using the five parameter, single diode model of a solar panel and they have been linked to the production rates of hydrogen. The module behaviour and its thermodynamic and conversion efficiencies have also been predicted for actual operating conditions. Thus a step-by-step simplified approach for the preliminary PV power system design and analysis for an electrolysis based hydrogen production unit has been presented in this study.

Nanotechnology For Photovoltaics

Author : Loucas Tsakalakos
ISBN : 9781420076752
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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, Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics examines issues in increasing efficiency, decreasing costs, and how these two goals can be achieved in a single photovoltaic device. It provides fundamental background and places research approaches within the proper physical context as related to photovoltaics performance enhancement. The book reviews the applications of devices and their performance requirements, followed by coverage of thin films and advanced band structure concepts for obtaining efficiencies above the Shockley–Queisser single bandgap efficiency limit of ~31%. The editor and contributors also discuss the basic optical properties of nanostructured materials as related to photovoltaics applications and describes nanoscale optoelectronic device physics related to performance. They then explore recent literature in the application of various classes of nanostructures to photovoltaics. The book covers solar cells based on hybrid organic-inorganic nanocomposites structures, quantum wells, nanowires/tubes, and quantum dots. It also discusses the use of nanoparticles/quantum dots to enhance the performance of conventional solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators. Each chapter summarizes the historical development for the nanostructure class under consideration, applications beyond photovoltaics, and the major synthetic methods, followed by a critique of leading works that have employed the particular nanostructure type. The book examines the advantages of each nanostructure approach and the remaining technical challenges, with an emphasis on possible future areas of research interest. It concludes with a summary of the major processing approaches and challenges of using the various nanostructures to photovoltaics applications, focusing on future scale-up and nanomanufactuting issues. Many books cover photovoltaics and many others nanotechnology — it is the coverage of both in one resource that sets this book apart.

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