Editors: Manoj Kumar Gaur, Brian Norton, Gopal Nath Tiwari

Solar Thermal Systems: Thermal Analysis and its Application

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Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-981-5050-96-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5050-95-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150509501220101


This book encapsulates current information about the science behind solar energy and the solar thermal systems available to meet domestic needs. Several scholars have contributed to the chapters in the text in an effort to distill research-oriented topics for learners.

The book starts with an explainer on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, heat transfer and solar energy in the first 2 chapters. The basics of some solar thermal devices along with their thermal modeling are covered in the next few chapters, along with solar distillation systems. This is followed by information about the design, development and applications of solar cookers along with their thermal modeling. Thermal modeling of semi-transparent PVT systems and their applications are discussed in Chapter 9. Chapter 10 covers the development in solar photovoltaic technology. Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 discusses thermal modeling of greenhouse solar dryers and presents a case study on a hybrid active greenhouse solar dryer. Chapter 13 covers the thermal analysis of photovoltaic thermal (PVT) air heaters employing thermoelectric modules (TEM). The applications of various solar systems in building sectors and the development in this field are covered in Chapter 14. Chapter 15 deals with energy and environ- economics analysis of bio-gas integrated semi-transparent photo-voltaic thermal (Bi-iSPVT) systems for Indian climates.

The book has a broad scope and is intended as a resource for students, researchers and teachers in universities, industries, and national and commercial laboratories to help learn the fundamentals and in-depth knowledge of thermal modeling and recent developments in solar heating systems.

Audience: Students, researchers and teachers in universities, industries, and national and commercial laboratories.


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Manoj Kumar Gaur, Brian Norton, Gopal Nath Tiwari
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List of Contributors

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Pushpendra Singh*, M.K. Gaur
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Basics of Solar Energy and Various Sun-Earth Angles

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Brian Norton*
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Internal Characteristics of Double-base Array

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Shubham Kashyap, Kuber Nath Mishra, Taranjeet Sachdev, Anil Kumar Tiwari*
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Thermal Modeling of Solar Stills

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Desh Bandhu Singh*, G.N. Tiwari
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Application and Development in Solar Stills

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Vikas Kumar Thakur*, M.K. Gaur, G.N. Tiwari, M.K. Sagar
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Potential of Solar Distillation Plant in India

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Rajkumar Malviya, Veeresh Vishwakarma, Prashant V. Baredar*, Anil Kumar
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Design and Thermal Modeling of Solar Cookers

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Abhishek Saxena*, Pinar Mert Cuce, Erdem Cuce
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Application and Development in Solar Cooking

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A.K. Dhamneya*, M.K. Gaur, Vikas Kumar Thakur, Pushpendra Singh
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Semi-Transparent Photovoltaic Thermal (SPVT) Modules and their Application

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Arvind Tiwari*
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Developments in Solar PV Cells, PV Panels, and PVT Systems

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Deepak, Shubham Srivastava, Sampurna Panda, C. S. Malvi*
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Thermal Modeling of Greenhouse Solar Dryers

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Amit Shrivastava*, M.K. Gaur, Pushpendra Singh
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Case Study on Thermal and Drying Performance Index of Hybrid Solar Dryer with Evacuated Collector

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Gaurav Saxena*, M.K. Gaur
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Thermal Analysis of Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Air Heater Employing Thermoelectric Module (TEM)

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Neha Dimri*
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Applications and Development of Solar Systems in Buildings

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Rishika Shah*, R.K. Pandit, M.K. Gaur
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The CO2 Mitigation and Exergo and Environ- Economics Analysis of Bio-gas Integrated Semi- Transparent Photo-voltaic Thermal (Bi-iSPVT) System for Indian Composite Climate

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Gopal Nath Tiwari, Praveen Kumar Srivastava*, Akhoury Sudhir Kumar Sinha, Arvind Tiwari
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Subject Index

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