Solar Photovoltaics Books

  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

    Several forms of thin-film solar cells are being examined as alternatives to silicon-solar cells—one of the most promising technologies is the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC), with proven efficiencies that approach 11%. This book, which provides a comprehensive look at this promising technology, aims to provide both a graduate level text that ...

  • Crystal Growth of Silicon for Solar Cells

    This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the science and technology of crystal growth of Si for solar cells with emphasis on fundamental science. Starting from feedstock, crystal growth of bulk crystals (single crystal and multicrystals) and thin film crystals are discussed. Numerous illustrations promote a comprehension of crystal-growth ...

  • Photovoltaic and Photoactive Materials - Properties, Technology and Applications

    This book contains contributions by highly experienced scientists and industrialists, and is structured to cover important aspects of the field, from the underlying principles through to detailed considerations of commercial viability, exploitation and EC funding support. Also included is a selection of shorter articles, describing various aspects ...

  • Mechanical Properties of Structural Films

    Written by an international group of experts from six countries. STP 1413 is one of the most complete assemblies of papers on the characterization of the mechanical properties of structural films available to date. In the rapidly developing field of structural films, this new ASTM publication is a milestone in the engineering of these materials ...

  • WA082509a First Solar: Toward a Sustainable PV Industry--Presentation Slides

    Did you miss AltaTerra's August 25th web conference, 'First Solar: Toward a Sustainable PV Industry,' featuring First Solar's VP of Sustainable Development, Lisa Krueger? With the purchase of this product, you will receive the complete presentation slides in PDF format. Presentation files will be emailed to you after your purchase has been ...

  • WA070209a Improving Photovoltaic System Performance--Presentations and Recording

    Did you miss AltaTerra's July 2nd, 2009 web conference, 'Improving Photovoltaic System Performance: New Inverter and Power Conditioning Technology'?With the purchase of this product, you will receive the full presentations in PDF format, as well as online access to a recording of the live event. The presentation slides in PDF format will be ...

  • Recombination Lifetime Measurement in Silicon

    Presents state-of-the-art research on measurement interpretation, lifetime applications, measurement interferences and future directions for silicon and device processing. This unique volume features 30 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers from an array of international experts in the field covering such topics as: • Lifetime Concepts • ...

  • Research and Development (R&D) in Solar PV Technology

    The report – Research and Development (R&D) in Solar PV Technology– focuses on the recent and near future developments in the R&D ofPV technology. Report presents a brief overview of the global energymarket, potential of the renewable and solar energy and detailedinformation on the solar PV technology – its basics, components,various types and key ...

  • The German solar photovoltaic market: a new era of competition dawns 2009 / 2010 edition

    Although Germany’s geographical position on the world map does not make it an ideal location for solar energy due to it receiving only moderate levels of solar radiation, it ranks second place in the photovoltaic (PV) market, generating about one quarter of the total world market. While PV generating capacity is set to increase, there is ...

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems

    Solar photovoltaics is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, producing electricity on site directly from the solar radiation without harming the environment and depletion of materials. The Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) system is a technology which merges PV and thermal systems, simultaneously providing both ...

  • Repair, Retrofit, and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems

    Eighteen peer-reviewed papers address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems, both old and new.Topics cover:• Survey and assessment techniques• Establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components• Case studies of system deterioration and ...

  • Concentrator Photovoltaics

    Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an ...

  • Repair, Retrofit & Inspection Of Building Exterior Wall Systems

    Eighteen peer-reviewed papers address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems, both old and new.Topics cover:Survey and assessment techniquesEstablishing the integrity of cladding systems and componentsCase studies of system deterioration and remediationServiceability ...

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

    This book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It covers fundamentals, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling and ...

  • Nuclear Energy (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 300 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

  • Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques

    Solar irradiation is the fundamental initiator of the different renewable energy alternatives, including wind, wave, hydrogen and biomass energy sources. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. The book collects together ...

  • Nuclear (II), Solar, and Geothermal Energy

    These two volumes feature over 325 nuclear-related standards.Volume 12.02 covers: Nuclear Technology and Applications—standards cover behavior and use of nuclear structural materials, dosimetry for radiation processing, food irradiation processing and packaging, nuclear radiation metrology, and decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear ...

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