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Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Advances in Solar Energy Research

Editors: Tyagi, H., Agarwal, A.K., Chakraborty, P.R., Powar, S. (Eds.)

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  • Presents a broad overview of major challenges and advancements in solar energy research
  • Covers both solar thermal and photovoltaic systems
  • Includes contributions from leading academics in the field
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This book covers major technological advancements in, and evolving applications of, thermal and photovoltaic solar energy systems. Advances in technologies for harnessing solar energy are extensively discussed, with topics including the fabrication, compaction and optimization of energy grids, solar cells and panels. Leading international experts discuss the applications, challenges and future prospects of research in this increasingly vital field, providing a valuable resource for all researchers working in this field.

About the authors

Himanshu Tyagi is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the IIT Ropar. He has previously worked at Siemens (Germany and India) and Intel (USA). He received his PhD from Arizona State University, his Master’s from the University of Windsor, Canada, and his Bachelor’s from the IIT Delhi. His research interests include thermo-fluids, bio-heat transfer, nanofluids, nanoscale heat transfer, clean and sustainable energy, solar energy, energy storage, ignition properties of fuels containing nanoparticles, thermodynamics, thermal management and packaging of micro-electronic devices. At present he is working with a team to develop nanotechnology-based, clean and sustainable energy sources. He is a member of multiple professional bodies including the ASME, ISHMT and ISEES, and has published 6 book chapters, together with more than 50 research articles in reputed journal and international conferences.

Avinash K Agarwal is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His areas of interest are IC engines, combustion, alternative fuels, conventional fuels, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emission and particulate control, and large bore engines. He has published 24 books and 230+ international journal and conference papers. Prof. Agarwal is a Fellow of the SAE (2012), ASME (2013), ISEES (2015) and INAE (2015). He has received several awards such as the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Engineering Sciences (2016), Rajib Goyal Prize (2015), and NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2012).

Prodyut Ranjan Chakraborty is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the IIT Jodhpur. He has previously worked at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Cologne and the GE Global Research Center Bangalore (India). He received his PhD and Master’s from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore, and his Bachelor’s from North Bengal University. His primary areas of research are numerical modeling of alloy solidification, latent-heat-based energy storage systems for high-temperature applications, thermal management and thermal comfort, and sorption cooling.

Satvasheel Powar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering, IIT Mandi. He has previously worked at Greatcell Solar SA in Switzerland, and at G24i in the UK. He received his PhD in Chemistry/Materials Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 2013. Before joining the IIT Mandi, he worked at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a postdoctoral research fellow. His primary area of research is new-generation solar photovoltaic and solar thermal utilization.


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction to Advances in Solar Energy Research

    Pages 3-11

    Tyagi, Himanshu (et al.)

  • Techno-Economic Potential of Large-Scale Solar Deployment in the US

    Pages 13-43

    Rahman, Shahinur (et al.)

  • Solar Radiation Assessment and Forecasting Using Satellite Data

    Pages 45-71

    Masoom, Akriti (et al.)

  • Advances in Solar Energy: Solar Cells and Their Applications

    Pages 75-127

    Pal, Amlan K. (et al.)

  • Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization, and Challenges

    Pages 129-155

    Ganta, D. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3302-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3301-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Solar Energy Research
Editors
  • Himanshu Tyagi
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • Prodyut R. Chakraborty
  • Satvasheel Powar
Series Title
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3302-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3302-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3301-9
Series ISSN
2522-8366
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 592
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 220 illustrations in colour
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