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Solar Collectors and Panels

Theory and Applications

Edited by Reccab Manyala

University of Zambia

This book provides a quick read for experts, researchers as well as novices in the field of solar collectors and panels research, technology, applications, theory and trends in research. It covers the use of solar panels applications in detail, ranging from lighting to use in solar vehicles.

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Solar Collectors and PanelsTheory and ApplicationsEdited by Reccab Manyala

Published: October 5th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/290

ISBN: 978-953-307-142-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5964-3

Copyright year: 2010

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115761 Total Chapter Downloads

51 Crossref Citations

63 Web of Science Citations

102 Dimensions Citations


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1. Internal Lighting by Solar Collectors and Optical Fibres

By Paola Sansoni, Daniela Fontani, Franco Francini, Luca Mercatelli, David Jafrancesco, Elisa Sani and Debora Ferruzzi


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2. Photovoltaic Concentrators - Fundamentals, Applications, Market & Prospective

By Andrea Antonini


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3. Photovoltaics for Rural Development in Latin America: A Quarter Century of Lessons Learned

By Alma Cota and Robert Foster


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4. Hybrid Solar Vehicles

By Gianfranco Rizzo, Ivan Arsie and Marco Sorrentino


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5. Degradation of Space Exposed Surfaces by Hypervelocity Dust Dombardment - Example: Solar Cell Samples

By Hugo Ortner


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6. Solar Energy Absorbers

By Himanshu Dehra


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7. Space Power System - Motivation, Review and Vision

By Harijono Djojodihardjo


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8. Shape Measurement of Solar Collectiors by Null Screens

By Victor Moreno-Oliva, Rufino Diaz-Uribe and Manuel Campos_García


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9. Theory, Algorithms and Applications for Solar Panel MPP Tracking

By Lucian Milea, Adrian Zafiu, Orest Oltu and Monica Dascalu


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10. Maximum Power Point Tracker Applied to Charging Batteries with PV Panels

By Alexandre Mota and José Vieira


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11. Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials: Basics and Design, Synthesis and Applications in Solar Energy Utilization Techniques

By Fuqiang Huang


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12. Sensorless Controll of a PVC Platform

By John Agee


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13. General Formula for On-Axis Sun-Tracking System

By Kok-Keong Chong and Chee-Woon Wong


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14. Self Powered Instrumentation Equipment and Machinery Using Solar Panels

By Federico Hahn


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15. Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Solar Energy Applications

By Soteris Kalogirou and Arzu Sencan


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16. Ray-Thermal-Structural Coupled Analysis of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector System

By Yong Shuai, Fu-Qiang Wang, Xin-Lin Xia and He-Ping Tan


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17. Some Techniques in Configurational Geometry as Applied to Solar Collectors and Concentrators

By Reccab Manyala and Frederick Onyango


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18. Applications Oriented Research on Solar Collectors at the "Politehnica" University of Timişoara

By IOAN LUMINOSU, Aldo De Sabata and Coleta De Sabata


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19. Thermal Performance of Photovoltaic Systems Integrated in Buildings

By Dimitri Bigot, Miranville Frédéric, Harry Boyer and Ali Hamada Fakra


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20. Working Fluid Selection for Low Temperature Solar Thermal Power Generation with Two-Stage Collectors and Heat Storage Units

By Gang Pei, Jing Li and Jie Ji


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