Solar Energy The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Conversion

Solar Energy The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Conversion Technologies and Systems

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Contents of Solar Energy PDF Book

  • Introduction
  • Energy
  • Some definitions
  • Human energy consumption
  • Methods of energy conversion
  • Exercises
  • Status and prospects of PV technology
  • The working principle of a solar cell
  • PV fundamentals
  • Electrodynamic basics
  • The electromagnetic theory
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Optics of flat interfaces
  • Optics in absorptive media
  • Continuity and Poisson equations
  • Exercises
  • Solar radiation
  • The Sun
  • Radiometric properties
  • Blackbody radiation
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Solar spectra
  • Exercises
  • Basic semiconductor physics
  • Introduction
  • Atomic structure
  • Doping
  • Carrier concentrations
  • Transport properties
  • Exercises
  • Generation and recombination of electron-hole pairs
  • Introduction
  • Bandgap-to-bandgap processes
  • Shockley–Read–Hall recombination
  • Auger recombination
  • Surface recombination
  • Carrier concentration in non-equilibrium
  • Exercises
  • Semiconductor junctions
  • p-n homojunctions
  • Heterojunctions
  • Metal-semiconductor junctions
  • Exercises
  • Solar cell parameters and equivalent circuit
  • External solar cell parameters
  • The external quantum efficiency
  • The equivalent circuit
  • Exercises
  • Losses and efficiency limits
  • The thermodynamic limit
  • The Shockley-Queisser limit
  • Additional losses
  • Design rules for solar cells
  • Exercises
  • PV technology
  • A short history of solar cells
  • Crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Crystalline silicon
  • Production of silicon wafers
  • Designing c-Si solar cells
  • Fabricating c-Si solar cells
  • High-efficiency concepts
  • Exercises
  • Thin-film solar cells
  • Transparent conducting oxides
  • The III-V PV technology
  • Thin-film silicon technology
  • Chalcogenide solar cells
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells
  • Exercises
  • A closer look to some processes
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition
  • Physical vapour deposition
  • Screen printing technology
  • Electroplating technology
  • PV modules
  • Series and parallel connections in PV modules
  • PV module parameters
  • Bypass diodes
  • Fabrication of PV modules
  • PV module lifetime testing
  • Thin-film modules
  • Some examples
  • Concentrator photovoltaics (CPV)
  • Exercises
  • Third generation concepts
  • Multi-junction solar cells
  • Spectral conversion
  • Multi-exciton generation
  • Intermediate band solar cells
  • Hot carrier solar cells
  • Exercises
  • PV systems
  • Introduction to PV systems
  • Introduction
  • Types of PV systems
  • Components of a PV system
  • Exercise
  • Location issues
  • The position of the Sun
  • Irradiance on a PV module
  • Direct and diffuse irradiance
  • Exercise
  • Components of PV systems
  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Power electronics
  • Batteries
  • Charge controllers
  • Cables
  • Exercises
  • PV system design
  • A simple approach for designing stand-alone systems
  • Load profiles
  • Meteorological effects
  • Designing grid-connected PV systems
  • Designing stand alone PV systems
  • Exercises
  • PV system economics and ecology
  • PV system economics
  • PV system ecology
  • Exercises
  • Alternative solar energy conversion technologies
  • Solar thermal energy
  • Solar thermal basics
  • Solar thermal heating
  • Concentrated solar power (CSP)
  • Exercises
  • Solar fuels
  • Electrolysis of water
  • Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting
  • Exercises
  • Derivations in electrodynamics
  • The Maxwell equations
  • Derivation of the electromagnetic wave equation
  • Properties of electromagnetic waves
  • Derivation of homojunction J-V curves
  • The J-V characteristic in the dark
  • J-V characteristic under illumination
  • Some aspects of surface recombination
  • Infinite surface recombination velocity S
  • Surface recombination velocity S =
  • Open circuit voltage for p-n junction solar cells
  • The morphology of selected TCO samples
  • Surface parameters
  • Examples
  • Some aspects on location issues
  • The position of the Sun
  • The equation of time
  • Angle between the Sun and a PV module
  • Modules mounted on a tilted roof
  • Length of the shadow behind a PV module
  • Derivations for DC-DC converters
  • Buck converter
  • Boost converter
  • Buck-boost converter
  • Fluid-dynamic model
  • Framework of the fluid-dynamic model
  • Convective heat transfer coefficients
  • Other parameters
  • Evaluation of the thermal model
  • Bibliography
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