ISBN: 9788120344174 Publisher: PHI LEARNING PVT. LTD.Year of publishing: 2011 Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 376 Language: English
This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of solar cells and their use in the photovoltaic (PV) technology, a major constituent of renewable sources of energy. It discusses the nature...Read more
This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of solar cells and their use in the photovoltaic (PV) technology, a major constituent of renewable sources of energy. It discusses the nature and measurement of solar radiation, methods for characterization of solar cells and determination of their parameters. The book describes the principle of operation of different types of inverters used in PV systems and also illustrates the design, construction and performance of photovoltaic operated systems such as the solar lantern, solar water pump, solar inverter and a general solar power system. Besides, it explains the process of uploading of power generated by solar arrays to the power grid for onwards transmission to distant locations. The economic aspects of the PV systems and their conventionally operated counterparts are also dealt with. The design procedure given in the book enables the reader to configure the desired PV system without the help of high priced patented software.
The text is intended for a course on PV technologies undertaken by the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electrical Engineering, Energy Studies, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the book would also be useful for teachers, scientists, engineers and professionals to quickly understand the fundamentals of photovoltaic technology.
KEY FEATURES :
About one hundred figures, fifty circuit diagrams and several design examples are given.
A large number of problems are given at the end of some chapters.
References are provided for further study and research. Read less
About the author: MUKERJEE A. K. |THAKUR NIVEDITA
A. K. MUKERJEE (PhD) was Chief Scientific Officer in the Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi. He has over thirty years of research and teaching... Read more
A. K. MUKERJEE (PhD) was Chief Scientific Officer in the Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi. He has over thirty years of research and teaching experience. Dr. Mukerjee has published forty-four research papers on PV technology in several national/international journals. He has evaluated, and also designed a section of, the street light system, for the Commonwealth Games 2010, under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council. Dr. Mukerjee's areas of interest include PV systems and electronic instrumentation.|NIVEDITA THAKUR (PhD) is Associate Fellow in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. She has been associated with the field of Solar Photovoltaic Energy for the last 7 years. Her research was based on improving efficiencies of balance of system components of SPV systems including solar lighting systems. She is currently engaged in application-based research on SPV off-grid systems and their applications in rural electrification. This involves work related to development of technical specifications and best practices guidelines on solar lighting, development of stand-alone SPV system designs and their field deployment, their performance evaluation and improvement, especially in rural India. Read less