Editors: Salah El-Haggar, Sarah Mousa, Mohamed El-Morsi

Sustainable Solar Energy Systems: Challenges and Economics for the Arab World

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-298-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-297-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810829741160101

Introduction

The urgency of exploring alternative energy sources, especially in regions so detrimentally affected by current energy practices on environmental, humanitarian and political levels warrants a crucial effort in raising awareness and activism about renewable energy and sustainable development.

Sustainable Solar Energy Systems is a primer on the application of solar energy technology for sustainable development. This handbook starts with an introduction to basic concepts of solar energy, describes the mechanisms and benefits of related technologies, and presents a case study in an Arabian poultry farm. The book also includes details on how to conduct economic feasibility studies of solar power projects. The book is a suitable reference for general readers or students undertaking environmental science or engineering courses with specific modules on solar energy projects. Readers will be able to understand the benefits of solar energy systems in the context of an increasing concern about the use of renewable energy under conditions of global warming and declining fossil fuel reserves.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Salah El-Haggar
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The American University of Cairo
Egypt


Sarah Mousa
Arab Studies and Development, Founder of Shamsina
5 Fox Glove Court, Wynantskill, 12198
New York
USA


Mohamed El-Morsi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The American University of Cairo
Cairo
Egypt




Contributor(s):
Salah El-Haggar
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The American University of Cairo
Cairo
Egypt


Sarah Mousa
Arab Studies and Development, Founder of Shamsina
5 Fox Glove Court, Wynantskill, 12198
New York
USA


Mohamed El-Morsi
Mechanical Engineering, Power Department
Ain Shams University
Cairo
Egypt
/
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The American University of Cairo
Cairo
Egypt


Khaled Nassar
Department of Construction Engineering
The American University of Cairo
Cairo
Egypt


Ghada Abdel Aziem
The American University, Gleeds Construction Consultancy
Cairo
Egypt


Heidi El Zanaty
Mechanical Engineering
The American University, Technical Trading Company-Tecnco for Poultry Equipment
Cairo
Egypt




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