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Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies

Editor
K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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ISBN:
9780791859551
No. of Pages:
708
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2011

The use of solar energy for generating power is a concept that has been around for a long time. Some early examples of this, to be dealt with in the sections that follow, include dishes and troughs that were developed in a flurry of creative activity between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. There was somewhat of a hiatus from much development in first half of the 20th century until work again resumed after the Second World War. This was driven by interest in exploring space as well as other thrusts. An excellent summary of the early history of...

1.1 Solar Power Conversion, Utility Scale
1.2 Hydrogen Production and Use
1.3 Building Applications of Solar Energy
1.4 Closing Comments
1.5 Acknowledgments
1.6 References
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