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Solar Energy

Edited by Radu Rugescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

The present “Solar Energy” science book hopefully opens a series of other first-hand texts in new technologies with practical impact and subsequent interest. They might include the ecological combustion of fossil fuels, space technology in the benefit of local and remote communities, new trends in the development of secure Internet Communications on an interplanetary scale, new breakthroughs in the propulsion technology and others. The editors will be pleased to see that the present book is open to debate and they will wait for the readers’ reaction with great interest. Critics and proposals will be equally welcomed.

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Solar EnergyEdited by Radu Rugescu

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/171

ISBN: 978-953-307-052-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4559-2

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

140265 Total Chapter Downloads

68 Crossref Citations

187 Web of Science Citations

175 Dimensions Citations


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1. Potential of the Solar Energy on Mars

By Dragos Ronald Rugescu and Radu Dan Rugescu


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2. Surface-Barrier Solar Cells Based On Monocrystalline Cadmium Telluride with the Modified Boundary

By P.М. Gorley, V.P. Makhniy, P.P. Horley, Yu.V. Vorobiev and J. González-Hernández


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3. Control of a 3KW Polar-Axis Solar Power Platform with Nonlinear Measurements

By John T. Agee and Adisa A. Jimoh


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4. Silicon Solar Cells: Recombination and Electrical Parameters

By Saïdou, Madougou, Mohamadou Kaka and Gregoire Sissoko


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5. Efficient Silicon Solar Cells Fabricated with a Low Cost Spray Technique

By Oleksandr Malik and F. Javier De la Hidalga-W.


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6. Efficiency of Thin-Film CdS/CdTe Solar Cells

By Leonid Kosyachenko


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7. Energy Control System of Solar Powered Wheelchair

By Yoshihiko Takahashi, Syogo Matsuo, and Kei Kawakami


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8. Uses of Concentrated Solar Energy in Materials Science

By Gemma Herranz and Gloria P. Rodríguez


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9. Solar Chimney Power Plants – Developments and Advancements

By Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes


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10. Floating Solar Chimney Technology

By Christos D. Papageorgiou


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11. Organic Solar Cells Performances Improvement Induced by Interface Buffer Layers

By J. C. Bernède, A. Godoy, L. Cattin, F. R. Diaz, M. Morsli and M. A. del Valle


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12. New Trends in Designing Parabolic trough Solar Concentrators and Heat Storage Concrete Systems in Solar Power Plants

By Valentina A. Salomoni, Carmelo E. Majorana, Giuseppe M. Giannuzzi, Adio Miliozzi and Daniele Nicolini


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13. Charge Carrier Recombination in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells

By Gytis Juška and Kęstutis Arlauskas


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14. Numerical Simulation of Solar Cells and Solar Cell Characterization Methods: the Open-Source on Demand Program AFORS-HET

By Rolf Stangl, Caspar Leendertz and Jan Haschke


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15. Amorphous Silicon Carbide Photoelectrode for Hydrogen Production from Water using Sunlight

By Feng Zhu, Jian Hu, Ilvydas Matulionis, Todd Deutsch, Nicolas Gaillard, Eric Miller, and Arun Madan


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16. Contact Definition in Industrial Silicon Solar Cells

By Luis Jaime Caballero


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17. Aerostat for Solar Power Generation

By G. S. Aglietti, S. Redi, A. R. Tatnall, T. Markvart and S.J.I. Walker


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18. Photon Management in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

By Silvia Colodrero, Mauricio E. Calvo and Hernán Míguez


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