9. Solar Energy Basics

  1. Dr. Nicola Armaroli1 and
  2. Prof. Vincenzo Balzani2

Published Online: 14 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633593.ch9

Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

How to Cite

Armaroli, N. and Balzani, V. (2010) Solar Energy Basics, in Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633593.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ist. ISOF/CNR, Molecular Photoscience Group, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    Dept. of Chemistry G. Ciamician, University of Bologna, Via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325405

Online ISBN: 9783527633593

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Keywords:

  • renewable energy;
  • solar energy;
  • solar energy conversion;
  • solar radiation;
  • solar spectrum;
  • sun structure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Origin of Sunshine

  • Solar Radiation and Attenuation

  • Abundant, Fairly Distributed, Vital

  • Sun's Limits: Dilution and Intermittency

  • The Conversion of Solar Energy: Heat, Fuels, Electricity