Floating PV Plants

Floating PV Plants
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot,Giuseppe Marco Tina
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 012817062X
ISBN 13: 9780128170625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating PV Plants Book Review:

Renewable energy sources (RES) are one of the important instruments that human beings can use to tackle problems created by climate change. We expect a quick expansion of RES in the next few years. One important new technology is the floating photovoltaic (FPV) which is at its very beginning but which after only 10 years from its first proposal has already reached the target of 2 GWp of plants installed. This book explores the reasons for such growth and the advantages of this new technology. FPV plants are easily integrated into any human settlements and can use available fresh water as well as salt water near coastal areas. So their geographic potential is unlimited. Furthermore, their environmental impact is limited and the managing and decommissioning of plants are very cheap. The book offers a perspective on the many facets of this technology as well as an analysis of the economic aspect and of the final electricity cost which in a short time will go down to less than 50 $ per MWh. Contributions from different authors have helped in sectors such as the raft structure, the wave impact, and the environment problems. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems over the water’s surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations on how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems Considers how the use of floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot,Giuseppe Marco Tina
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128123230
ISBN 13: 9780128123232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems Book Review:

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling, Design and Case Studies investigates how the use of photovoltaic systems in and on the water can create a positive synergy by increasing the cost effectiveness of PV systems, satisfying the local energy demand and creating positive effects on water. Tina and Rosa-Clot combine their wealth of experience to present a theoretical, numerical, experimental and design-focused analysis of water-integrated PV systems. The book is dedicated to providing a very accessible and understandable analysis of the theoretical and modeling aspects of these PV systems. The authors explore and analyze many existing projects and case studies which provide the reader with an understanding of common design and installation problems, as well as a thorough economic study to help the reader justify the adoption of this very clean method of creating renewable energy. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems and storage systems over and under the water’s surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations of how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems which are complemented by MATLAB simulations for an enhanced learning experience Considers how the use of submerged and floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Floating PV Plants

Floating PV Plants
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 0128170611
ISBN 13: 9780128170618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating PV Plants Book Review:

Renewable energy sources (RES) are one of the important instruments that human beings can use to tackle problems created by climate change. We expect a quick expansion of RES in the next few years. One important new technology is the floating photovoltaic (FPV) which is at its very beginning but which after only 10 years from its first proposal has already reached the target of 2 GWp of plants installed. This book explores the reasons for such growth and the advantages of this new technology. FPV plants are easily integrated into any human settlements and can use available fresh water as well as salt water near coastal areas. So their geographic potential is unlimited. Furthermore, their environmental impact is limited and the managing and decommissioning of plants are very cheap. The book offers a perspective on the many facets of this technology as well as an analysis of the economic aspect and of the final electricity cost which in a short time will go down to less than 50 $ per MWh. Contributions from different authors have helped in sectors such as the raft structure, the wave impact, and the environment problems. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems over the water's surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations on how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems Considers how the use of floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Solar PV Power

Solar PV Power
Author: Rabindra Kumar Satpathy,Venkateswarlu Pamuru
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 012817627X
ISBN 13: 9780128176276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar PV Power Book Review:

Solar PV Power: Design, Manufacturing and Applications from Sand to Systems details developments in the solar cell manufacturing process, including information from system design straight through to the entire value chain of Solar PV Manufacturing. In addition, the book includes aspects of ground mounted grid connected solar PV systems and optimization for solar PV plants, economic analyses, and reliability and performance. The advances and processes of solar product technology and reliability, along with the performance of solar PV plants and operational and maintenance aspects with advance diagnostic techniques are also presented, making this an ideal resource. With rapid change in the manufacturing process, it is crucial for solar cells and solar PV modules to adapt to new developments in solar products, especially with regard to reliability, financial aspects and performance. Includes detailed solar panel module assembly and analysis Offers new concepts for solar PV system design that are presented alongside field related issues and examples Saves time and resources by collecting all pieces of information needed by engineers in the same text

Sun Above the Horizon

Sun Above the Horizon
Author: Peter F. Varadi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 9814463817
ISBN 13: 9789814463812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Above the Horizon Book Review:

The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google’s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world’s largest PV system in California. These gigantic investments by major financial players were made only 40 years after the first two terrestrial PV companies, Solarex and Solar Power Corporation, were formed in the USA. Back in 1973, the two companies employed 20 people and produced only 500 watts of PV power. Now, just 40 years later, over a million people work in the PV industry. The worldwide capacity of operating PV electric generators equals the capacity of about 25 nuclear power plants. The PV industry is growing at an annual rate of 30 percent, equivalent to about five new nuclear power plants per year. Today, solar electricity is a significant supplier of electricity needs, to the extent that PV is forcing the restructuring of 100-year-old electric power utilities. This book describes how this happened and what lies ahead for PV power generation.

PV System Design and Performance

PV System Design and Performance
Author: Wilfried van Sark
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 3039216228
ISBN 13: 9783039216222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PV System Design and Performance Book Review:

Photovoltaic solar energy technology (PV) has been developing rapidly in the past decades, leading to a multi-billion-dollar global market. It is of paramount importance that PV systems function properly, which requires the generation of expected energy both for small-scale systems that consist of a few solar modules and for very large-scale systems containing millions of modules. This book increases the understanding of the issues relevant to PV system design and correlated performance; moreover, it contains research from scholars across the globe in the fields of data analysis and data mapping for the optimal performance of PV systems, faults analysis, various causes for energy loss, and design and integration issues. The chapters in this book demonstrate the importance of designing and properly monitoring photovoltaic systems in the field in order to ensure continued good performance.

Solar Electric Power Generation Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Solar Electric Power Generation   Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Author: Stefan C. W. Krauter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 354031346X
ISBN 13: 9783540313465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Electric Power Generation Photovoltaic Energy Systems Book Review:

This book thoroughly examines the technical parameters of photovoltaic systems, and appraises their net energy balance from production, operation and maintenance, to recycling. Similar performance and yield analysis is applied to optical, thermal, and electrical parameters and interfaces. Professor Krauter demonstrates how accurate yield calculations, optimal system performance, and new prototypes aid in cost reduction. Examples, tables and figures are included.

Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market

Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market
Author: Philip Wolfe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-09-27
ISBN 10: 1136201645
ISBN 13: 9781136201646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market Book Review:

This is the first and probably the only book devoted to utility-scale solar power – perhaps the fastest-growing sector of the global energy market. Philip Wolfe’s book describes the development and operation of large-scale solar power stations, and will interest all those who want to understand how these multi-million dollar projects are designed, structured, financed, constructed and maintained. It contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews from leading figures in the PV industry. It shows the state of the world market and links to an online resource that continues to track the explosive growth of the sector. The book is arranged in three sections: A description of solar projects in context, and how they are undertaken. Chapters on developing and structuring projects; siting, consenting and connection issues; building and operating solar plants; design and technology basics; economies of solar photovoltaics. The second section reviews individual aspects of the project development and operational process in more detail. In particular it advises on strategies to manage technology, commercial, regulatory and implementation risks. These are supported by a comprehensive reference section, including case studies and overviews of key parameters applicable in different parts of the world. Supported by figures and photographs, this book is for anyone wanting to master the commercial, professional, financial, engineering or political aspects of developing multi-mega-watt solar PV projects in a mainstream power market. It is a ‘user manual’ to accompany a sector which by 2015 had surpassed a value of $100 billion.

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry
Author: Mervyn Smyth,James Russell,Tony Milanowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2011-08-03
ISBN 10: 0857298445
ISBN 13: 9780857298447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry Book Review:

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry fully documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, beginning with the main drivers (environmental, economic and political) and detailing the current winemaking industry and solar technologies available. It details the various energy demands in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling and beyond. Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry catalogues the range of wineries globally that have installed a substantial solar collecting system and uses case study material to give the reader an appreciation of the diversity of solar winery facilities. From large industrial-style wineries to boutique family-run wineries; from new state-of-the-art facilities to 15th-century palaces, the application for solar is limitless. The book deals finally with the physical design, installation and operation of the solar system within the winery environment, detailing the equipment, methodologies, processes and concerns that must be addressed in their creation. This presents the reader with a range of solar design and system options, including: generic system type; installation; mounting arrangements; operation; different module and inverter components and configurations; connection; and finance. Owners, managers and planners involved in the design, building or management of a winemaking facility will derive particular benefit from Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, but it will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the wine or solar industries.

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials
Author: Beddiaf Zaidi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1789234344
ISBN 13: 9781789234343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials Book Review:

Despite their wide availability and relatively low prices, the conventional energy sources have harmful consequences on the environment and are exhaustible. In order to circumvent these negative effects, the renewable energies in general and the photovoltaic energy in particular are becoming more and more attractive. Solar cell is an electrical device that converts light into electricity at the atomic level. These devices use inorganic or organic semiconductor materials that absorb photons with energy greater than their bandgap to promote energy carriers into their conduction band. They do not pollute the atmosphere by releasing harmful gases, do not require any fuel to produce electricity, and do not move parts so they are rugged. Solar panels have a very long life and do not need much maintenance.

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
Author: Antonio Luque,Steven Hegedus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0470976128
ISBN 13: 9780470976128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Book Review:

The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on photovoltaic solar energy Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with contributions by distinguished international experts in the field. Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private investment Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.

Facing Forward

Facing Forward
Author: Sajitha Bashir,Marlaine Lockheed,Elizabeth Ninan,Jee-Peng Tan
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 1464812624
ISBN 13: 9781464812620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Forward Book Review:

While everybody recognizes the development challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa, few have put together coherent plans that offer real hope for any feasible and general improvement. Facing Forward combines an evidence-based plan that not only recognizes the deep problems but provides specific prescriptions for dealing with the problems. In the simplest version, focus on the skills of the people and do it in a rational and achievable manner. †“ Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University This book offers a clear perspective on how to improve learning in basic education in Sub- Saharan Africa, based on extremely rigorous and exhaustive analysis of a large volume of data. The authors shine a light on the low levels of learning and on the contributory factors. They have not hesitated to raise difficult issues, such as the need to implement a consistent policy on the language of instruction, which is essential to ensuring the foundations of learning for all children. Using the framework of “From Science to Service Delivery,†? the book urges policy makers to look at the entire chain from policy design, informed by knowledge adapted to the local context, to implementation. Facing Forward: Schooling for Learning in Africa is a unique addition to the literature that is relevant for African policy makers and stakeholders. †“ Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to the United States and Canada As the continent gears itself up to provide universal basic education to all its children by 2030, it has to squarely address the challenge of how to improve learning. Facing Forward helps countries to benchmark themselves against each other and to identify concrete lines of action. It forces policy makers to think “where do I go from here?†? “what do I do differently?†? and to examine the hierarchy of interventions that can boost learning. It rightly urges Ministries of Education to build capacity through learning by doing and continuous adaptation of new knowledge to the local context. Facing Forward will unleash frank conversations about the profound reforms that are required in education policy and service delivery to ensure learning for every child on the continent. †“ Dr. Fred Matiang’I, Cabinet Secretary for the Interior and Coordination of National Government, Government of Kenya (former Cabinet Secretary for Education) Facing Forward couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as countries in the region, including Mauritius, focus more on learning outcomes rather than simply on inputs and processes in education systems. The book underscores the important point that African countries need not exclusively model themselves on high-performing education systems in the world. Much can as well be learnt from other countries at the same level of development, or lower, by virtue of the challenges they have faced and successfully overcome. This presents opportunities for greater peer-sharing and networking with these countries. Indeed a number of key focus areas are highlighted in the book that demonstrate good practices worthy of being emulated. These cover domains as diverse as enabling factors leading to improved student progression, strengthened teacher capacity, increased budgetary allocation with a focus on quality, as well as improved technical capacity of implementing agencies in the region. †“ Hon. (Mrs.) Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Mauritius

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
Author: Shiva Gorjian,Ashish Shukla
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 0128226412
ISBN 13: 9780128226414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion Book Review:

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion - Technologies, Applications and Environmental Impacts features comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge on the photovoltaic solar energy conversion technology and describes its different aspects in the context of most recent scientific and technological advances. It also provides an insight into future developments in this field by covering four distinct topics include "PV Cells and Modules", "Applications of PV Systems", "Life Cycle and Environmental Impacts" and "PV Market and Policies". An up-to-date reference book on the advances of photovoltaic solar energy conversion technology Describes different aspects of PV and PVT technologies in a comprehensive way Provides information on design, development, and monitoring of PV systems Covers applications of PV and PVT systems in the urban, industry, and agriculture sectors Features new concepts, environmental impacts, market and policies of the PV technology

Solar Energy Perspectives

Solar Energy Perspectives
Author: Cédric Philibert
Publsiher: OECD
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03399920D
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy Perspectives Book Review:

In 90 minutes, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the entire planet's energy needs for one year. While solar energy is abundant, it represents a tiny fraction of the world's current energy mix. But this is changing rapidly and is being driven by global action to improve energy access and supply security, and to mitigate climate change. Around the world, countries and companies are investing in solar generation capacity on an unprecedented scale, and, as a consequence, costs continue to fall and technologies improve. This publication gives an authoritative view of these technologies and market trends, in both advanced and developing economies, while providing examples of the best and most advanced practices. It also provides a unique guide for policy makers, industry representatives and concerned stakeholders on how best to use, combine and successfully promote the major categories of solar energy: solar heating and cooling, photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity, as well as solar fuels. Finally, in analysing the likely evolution of electricity and energy-consuming sectors - buildings, industry and transport - it explores the leading role solar energy could play in the long-term future of our energy system.

Use Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems

Use  Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2014-05-09
ISBN 10: 3319032240
ISBN 13: 9783319032245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

This book addresses the use, operation and maintenance of new renewable energy systems, taking into account their integration in the current electrical markets and in the new emergent uses of energy. The book is based on practical experiences which present different perspectives about what occurs once an energy production plant based on sources of renewable energy is in production. Questions to be addressed include: how the energy produced is integrated into the current system of energy production, what is its consideration in the electrical market, what the impact is on society, how differential the strategies of operation and maintenance are with respect to conventional systems of energy production, etc.

2014 5th International Renewable Energy Congress IREC

2014 5th International Renewable Energy Congress  IREC
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:883575841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 5th International Renewable Energy Congress IREC Book Review:

Migration and Remittances During the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond

Migration and Remittances During the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond
Author: Ibrahim Sirkeci,Jeffrey H. Cohen,Dilip Ratha
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2012-05-30
ISBN 10: 0821388266
ISBN 13: 9780821388266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migration and Remittances During the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond Book Review:

The financial crisis of 2008 started with the collapse of the financial sector in the United States and Western Europe, then quickly spread to countries around the globe. At a time when migrants travel from south to north and east to west (as well as south to south), it was critical to ask what the impact of the crisis was and is, not just for developing countries, but for the migrants who hail from them. For many developing countries, migrant remittances were and are central to economic well-being - not just for the nation, but for its citizens as well. Understanding the impact of the crisis on global markets, developing nations, and the practices of their migrant communities drives this study. Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond explores several important topics including how the crisis impacted remittance practices globally and how migrants adjusted to meet the challenge of the resulting recession. The authors show how, in most cases, remittances did not drop as quickly or precipitously as did other economic indicators. Migrants from around the globe faced the challenges of the crisis and strategically responded, rethinking their roles, work, and remittances practices. Most important, the authors document that migrants did not and do not drain resources from struggling national economies. Instead, migrants and their remittances are central to the economic health of the households and countries from which they have come.

Renewable Energy from the Oceans

Renewable Energy from the Oceans
Author: Domenico P. Coiro,Tonio Sant
Publsiher: Energy Engineering
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 1785617664
ISBN 13: 9781785617669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy from the Oceans Book Review:

Covering technology, modeling, field experience, installation and grid connection, this text offers a high-level technical overview of ocean renewable energy generation. It examines wave, tidal, current, salinity, and thermal energy generation and includes the novel technology of marine solar arrays.

The Power of the Mine

The Power of the Mine
Author: Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee,Zayra Romo,Gary McMahon,Perrine Toledano,Peter Robinson,Inés Pérez Arroyo
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1464802939
ISBN 13: 9781464802935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Mine Book Review:

The mining industry could play a key role in Africa s energy sector, since it requires power in large quantity and reliable quality to run its processes. The integration of mining with power system development, with appropriate risk mitigation mechanisms, could bring a win-win solution to utilities, mines, and people at large.

Triboelectric Nanogenerators

Triboelectric Nanogenerators
Author: Zhong Lin Wang,Long Lin,Jun Chen,Simiao Niu,Yunlong Zi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 3319400398
ISBN 13: 9783319400396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Book Review:

This book introduces an innovative and high-efficiency technology for mechanical energy harvesting. The book covers the history and development of triboelectric nanogenerators, basic structures, working principles, performance characterization, and potential applications. It is divided into three parts: Part A illustrates the fundamental working modes of triboelectric nanogenerators with their prototype structures and theoretical analysis; Part B and Part C introduce two categories of applications, namely self-powered systems and self-powered active sensors. The book will be an ideal guide to scientists and engineers beginning to study triboelectric nanogenerators or wishing to deepen their knowledge of the field. Readers will be able to place the technical details about this technology in context, and acquire the necessary skills to reproduce the experimental setups for fabrication and measurement.