Green Energy and Technology

Thermophotovoltaics

Basic Principles and Critical Aspects of System Design

Authors: Bauer, Thomas

  • Book on the hot topic of alternative energy generation
  • Represents the state-of-the-art in thermovoltaics which is expected to become as important as photovoltaics
  • Deals with thermovoltaics, a method for direct generation of electric energy from heat
  • The basics are clearly explained
  • Applications like energy production from waste heat recovery and concentrated solare power are the main focus of this book
  • Appeals to researchers in thermovoltaics and engineers in alternative energy generation alike
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About this book

Thermophotovoltaics is the science and technology associated with the direct generation of electricity from high temperature heat. Potential applications include combined heat and power, portable and auxiliary power, radioisotope space power, industrial waste heat recovery and concentrated solar power. This book aims at serving as an introduction to the underlying theory, overview of present day components and system arrangements, and update of the latest developments in the field. The emphasis is placed on the understanding of the critical aspects of efficient thermophotovoltaic system design. The aim is to assist researchers in the field.

About the authors

The author studied electrical engineering at Heilbronn University in Germany and completed his PhD in the field of thermophotovoltaics at Northumbria University in the UK in 2005. Currently, he works at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-19964-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26881-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermophotovoltaics
Book Subtitle
Basic Principles and Critical Aspects of System Design
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19965-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19965-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19964-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26881-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 202
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations
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