Innovative Technologies: Solar Energy

Editor/Author Zuchora-Walske, Christine
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABDO

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-61783-467-7
Image Count: 34
Book Status: Available
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In this title, discover what solar energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge uses for solar cells, including tiny nano-sized cells and cells printed on paper, and exciting new ways to make and use power from the suns heat.

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Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 SUN POWER
  • CHAPTER 2 WHY IS SOLAR POWER IMPORTANT?
  • CHAPTER 3 SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY IN HISTORY
  • CHAPTER 4 PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY IN HISTORY
  • CHAPTER 5 SMALL BUT MIGHTY: NANOPHOTOVOLTAICS
  • CHAPTER 6 SQUEEZING SUNLIGHT: LUMINESCENT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS
  • CHAPTER 7 HEATING THINGS UP: SOLAR THERMAL INNOVATIONS
  • CHAPTER 8 SOLAR POWER TODAY AND TOMORROW
  • Glossary
  • Additional Resources
  • About the Author
  • About the Content Consultant