The updated fourth edition of the "bible" of solar energy theory and applications
Over several editions, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes has become a classic solar engineering text and reference. This revised Fourth Edition offers current coverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applications in different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar system design and analysis using simulations to help readers translate theory into practice.
An important resource for students of solar engineering, solar energy, and alternative energy as well as professionals working in the power and energy industry or related fields, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, Fourth Edition features:
Preface to the Third Edition xiii
Preface to the Second Edition xv
Preface to the First Edition xvii
PART I FUNDAMENTALS 1
1 Solar Radiation 3
2 Available Solar Radiation 43
3 Selected Heat Transfer Topics 138
4 Radiation Characteristics of Opaque Materials 173
5 Radiation Transmission through Glazing: Absorbed Radiation 202
6 Flat-Plate Collectors 236
7 Concentrating Collectors 322
8 Energy Storage 373
9 Solar Process Loads 409... MORE
JOHN A. DUFFIE (deceased) was Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and past Director of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin?Madison.
WILLIAM A. BECKMAN is the Ouweneel-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Director Emeritus of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin?Madison.