Chapter 6. Solar Energy

  1. Prof. Franklin Hadley Cocks

Published Online: 21 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch6

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

How to Cite

Cocks, F. H. (2009) Solar Energy, in Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch6

Author Information

  1. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Durham NC 27708, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324460

Online ISBN: 9783527627035

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Keywords:

  • solar energy; solar cells;
  • solar concentrators;
  • solar thermal systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Using Solar Energy

  • Development of Solar Cells

  • How Solar Cells Work

  • Multiple-layer Solar Cells

  • Solar Concentrators and Solar Thermal Systems

  • Solar Ponds

  • Solar-powered Air Conditioning

  • Solar Updraft Towers

  • Solar Power Towers

  • Other Thoughts and Possibilities

  • Recommended Reading