Hardcover: 217 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2006 edition (June 2, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
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This book explores the real potential of solar electric power generation in order to reduce CO2 emissions and prevent the planet from global warming. For this purpose the author analyses the entire energy balance of photovoltaic power plants during their life time from the production to the recycling - taking into account the whole system. He considers all optical interfaces and layers passed by the sunlight from the sun into the solar cell, thermal layout of any photovoltaic module and its heat transfer mechanisms, its related actual electrical properties, allowing an accurate calculation of yield and an optimization of system components, thus reducing costs for solar electricity. Different locations for production and installation of photovoltaic systems are also considered. The concluding message is: If applied in an intelligent way, global energy supply via photo-electric power generation is widely possible.
Finally someone wrote a book that also treats the interface from the solar cell to the operating conditions in a real environment.Very nice are also the LCAs (including energy (and CO2) payback via recyling) for different sites of application.
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