Solar Photovoltaics

Technology, System Design, Reliability and Viability

Authors: Kaushika, N.D., Mishra, Anuradha, Rai, Anil K.

  • Equips the reader to handle complex modelling and simulation problems
  • Reinforces basic principles with modelling and simulation
  • Maximizes insights into the physical processes in solid-state devices
  • Illustrates the complete power system design process
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This book presents a quantitative description of the physics of solar-cell materials, transport processes, fabrication methods, and offers a scientific understanding of the technology involved. It also presents the current knowledge of the electrical characteristics of modules arrays and balance of systems (BOS) for a wide spectrum of applications. It particularly focuses on solar-powered communication systems and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, exploring the reliability and viability aspects in detail. The book is of interest to application engineers, practitioners in private and government agencies, as well as graduate and postgraduate students.

About the authors

N.D. Kaushika (Ph.D) is a specialist in renewable energy and environment, and was a professor at the Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, before becoming a director of leading engineering institutions in Delhi and the National Capital Region. He received the S.S. Bhatnagar Research Endowment Award (Hariom Ashram Prerit) for research in energy conservation in 1987. He was involved in the establishment of several research centres in engineering colleges, has authored five books, published articles in several respected journals as well as authored chapters in books that were published by international publishers such as Academic Press, USA and Elsevier.

Anuradha Mishra (Ph.D) joined the Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi, and obtained her Ph.D in 2004, specialising in “Modelling and Simulation of Solar Power Systems”. She currently teaches both graduate and postgraduate courses at the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) where she is also an independent researcher.

Anil K. Rai (Ph.D) was awarded his Ph.D from IIT Delhi in 2008. He was a co-investigator in the Government-of-India-sponsored research projects on Solar Photovoltaics at the Department of Science of Technology. Prof. Rai currently works at the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at the Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. He has published several articles in international journals. His areas of interest are modelling and simulation of renewable energy systems, system engineering and electrical power quality.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Power

    Kaushika, N. D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Solar Radiation Characteristics

    Kaushika, N. D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Generation: A Review

    Kaushika, N. D. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Wafer-Based Solar Cells: Materials and Fabrication Technologies

    Kaushika, N. D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Mathematical Model of Transport Processes

    Kaushika, N. D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72403-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Photovoltaics
Book Subtitle
Technology, System Design, Reliability and Viability
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for SAARC countries for hardbound print only: Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72404-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72404-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72403-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 167
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
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