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This book covers solar energy and the use of solar radiation in connection with lighting. It provides a detailed introduction to solar energy, photovoltaic (PV) solar energy conversion, and solar lighting technologies, while also discussing all of these elements in the context of the Balkan Peninsula.

In the context of solar energy, the book covers a range of elements, from the structure of the sun, to PV solar plants. It subsequently addresses the status quo of solar technologies in Bulgaria, Serbia and the Republika Srpska and analyses the development of these technologies over the years, including their economic status, and how these aspects have shaped their current status.

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professionals, particularly those based in the Balkans, will find this book both informative and interesting.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Solar Energy

Abstract
In this chapter information about interior of the Sun, atmosphere of the Sun, origin of the solar energy , extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation, measurements of sunshine duration, direct solar radiation intensity and intensity of global and diffuse solar radiation, solar radiation on an inclined surface, propagation of solar radiation through atmosphere and the Earth revolution are given.
Tomislav Pavlovic

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion

Abstract
In this chapter, general information about photovoltaic solar energy conversion, silicon and other solar cells, solar modules, solar batteries, charge controller, inverter, urban and rural application of solar cells, PV solar plants, solar module efficiency dependence on their orientation and tilt angle, solar modules soiling, smart systems and mini-grids, economy of PV systems, and sustainability of the green economy is given.
Tomislav Pavlovic, Plamen Ts. Tsankov, Nikola Dj. Cekić, Ivana S. Radonjić Mitić

Solar Lighting

Abstract
In this chapter information about solar lighting, façade systems, light-shelves, blinds, holographic optical elements, and daylight transfer systems are given.
Aris Tsangrassoulis

Lighting Technologies

Abstract
In this chapter, information about lighting fundamentals, nature of the light, light quantities, color characteristics of light sources, light sources, incandescence, luminescence, a brief history of light sources, incandescent lamps , tungsten-halogen lamps , low- and high-pressure mercury discharge lamps , metal-halide lamps, low- and high-pressure sodium discharge lamps, induction lamps , light-emitting diodes (LED), light sources’ main parameters comparison, photobiological safety of light sources and PV–LED systems are given.
Plamen Ts. Tsankov

Solar Energy and Lighting in Serbia

Abstract
In this chapter, information about geographical position, climate, solar radiation, renewable energy policy, and solar energy research centers in Serbia are given. Also, information about PV plants, early development of lighting, development of electric lighting, modern lighting, public lighting, street lighting, household lighting, lighting in the industry, and PV lighting in Serbia are given.
Tomislav Pavlovic, Nikola Dj. Cekić

Solar Energy and Lighting in Bulgaria

Abstract
In this chapter, information about geographical position, climate, solar radiation, renewable energy policy, and solar energy research centers in Bulgaria is given. Also, information about photovoltaic power plants, early development of lighting, development of electrical lighting, modern lighting, public lighting, street lighting, household lighting, industry lighting and solar lighting in Bulgaria is given.
Plamen Ts. Tsankov

Solar Energy and Lighting in the Republic of Srpska

Abstract
In this chapter, information about geographical position, climate, solar radiation, and renewable energy policy in the Republic of Srpska are given. Also, information about Banja Luka, Academy of Sciences and Arts, solar energy laboratory at the Academy of Sciences and Arts and lighting in the Republic of Srpska are given.
Tomislav Pavlovic, Dragoljub Lj. Mirjanić

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