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This book focuses on solar-energy-based renewable energy systems and discusses the generation of electric power using solar photovoltaics, as well as some new techniques, such as solar towers, for both residential and commercial needs. Such systems have played an important role in the move towards low-emission and sustainable energy sources. The book covers a variety of applications, such as solar water heaters, solar air heaters, solar drying, nanoparticle-based direct absorption solar systems, solar volumetric receivers, solar-based cooling systems, solar-based food processing and cooking, efficient buildings using solar energy, and energy storage for solar thermal systems. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals alike.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

General

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Introduction to Applications of Solar Energy

Himanshu Tyagi, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Prodyut Ranjan Chakraborty, Satvasheel Powar

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Distributed Polygeneration Using Solar Energy: A Future Sustainable Energy System for India

Avishek Ray, Sudipta De

Heat Transfer Aspects of Solar Thermal Collectors

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Effect of Reflector Absorptivity on Radiative Heat Exchange in Case of Solar Receiver Collection Systems

Santosh B. Bopche

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Numerical Investigation of the Temperature Distribution of a Solar Cavity Receiver Wall Using Finite Element Method

Suneet Kumar, Santosh B. Bopche

Volumetric Solar Thermal Collectors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Direct Absorption Solar Thermal Technologies

Vikrant Khullar, Harjit Singh, Himanshu Tyagi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Thermal Energy: Use of Volumetric Absorption in Domestic Applications

Vishal Bhalla, Vikrant Khullar, Harjit Singh, Himanshu Tyagi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Thermal and Materials Perspective on the Design of Open Volumetric Air Receiver for Process Heat Applications

Gurveer Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Ambesh Dixit, Laltu Chandra

Thermal Storage of Solar Energy

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Thermal Energy Storage

Aniket D. Monde, Amit Shrivastava, Prodyut R. Chakraborty

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Review on Integration of Solar Air Heaters with Thermal Energy Storage

Prashant Saini, Dhiraj V. Patil, Satvasheel Powar

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Thermal Energy Storage Using Graphene Nanoplatelets-Added Phase Change Materials

S. Suresh, Srikanth Salyan

Various Applications of Solar Energy: Cooling, Cooking, Efficient Buildings

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Water–Lithium Bromide Absorption Chillers for Solar Cooling

Ashok Verma, Satish, Prodyut R. Chakraborty

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Assisted Solid Desiccant—Vapor Compression Hybrid Air-Conditioning System

D. B. Jani, Manish Mishra, P. K. Sahoo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Food Processing and Cooking Methodologies

Abhishek Saxena, Varun Goel, Mehmet Karakilcik

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Visual Comfort Based Algorithmic Control for Roller Shade and Assessment of Potential Energy Savings

Lakshya Sharma, Dibakar Rakshit

Power Generation Using Solar Energy

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Solar Updraft Tower—A Potential for Future Renewable Power Generation: A Computational Analysis

Ankit Agarwal, Pradeep Kumar, Balkrishna Mehta

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Manufacturing Techniques of Perovskite Solar Cells

Priyanka Kajal, Kunal Ghosh, Satvasheel Powar
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