Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Solar Radiation

Edited by Elisha B. Babatunde

Covenant University, Nigeria

The book contains fundamentals of solar radiation, its ecological impacts, applications, especially in agriculture, architecture, thermal and electric energy. Chapters are written by numerous experienced scientists in the field from various parts of the world. Apart from chapter one which is the introductory chapter of the book, that gives a general topic insight of the book, there are 24 more chapters that cover various fields of solar radiation. These fields include: Measurements and Analysis of Solar Radiation, Agricultural Application / Bio-effect, Architectural Application, Electricity Generation Application and Thermal Energy Application. This book aims to provide a clear scientific insight on Solar Radiation to scientist and students.

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Solar RadiationEdited by Elisha B. Babatunde

Published: March 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1949

ISBN: 978-953-51-0384-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6163-9

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

79964 Total Chapter Downloads

29 Crossref Citations

49 Web of Science Citations

67 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar Radiation, a Friendly Renewable Energy Source

By E. B. Babatunde


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2. The Relationship Between Incoming Solar Radiation and Land Surface Energy Fluxes

By Edgar G. Pavia


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3. Interannual and Intraseasonal Variations of the Available Solar Radiation

By Kalju Eerme


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4. A New Method to Estimate the Temporal Fraction of Cloud Cover

By Esperanza Carrasco, Alberto Carramiñana, Remy Avila, Leonardo J. Sánchez and Irene Cruz-González


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5. Impact of Solar Radiation Data and Its Absorption Schemes on Ocean Model Simulations

By Goro Yamanaka, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Hiroyuki Tsujino, Hideyuki Nakano and Mikitoshi Hirabara


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6. Variation Characteristics Analysis of Ultraviolet Radiation Measured from 2005 to 2010 in Beijing China

By Hu Bo


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7. Solar Radiation Models and Information for Renewable Energy Applications

By E. O. Falayi and A. B. Rabiu


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8. Correlation and Persistence in Global Solar Radiation

By Isabel Tamara Pedron


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9. Surface Albedo Estimation and Variation Characteristics at a Tropical Station

By E. B. Babatunde


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10. Solar Radiation in Tidal Flat

By M. Azizul Moqsud


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11. Solar Radiation Effect on Crop Production

By Carlos Campillo, Rafael Fortes and Maria del Henar Prieto


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12. Effects of Solar Radiation on Animal Thermoregulation

By Amy L. Norris and Thomas H. Kunz


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13. Solar Radiation Utilization by Tropical Forage Grasses: Light Interception and Use Efficiency

By Roberto Oscar Pereyra Rossiello and Mauro Antonio Homem Antunes


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14. Effects of Solar Radiation on Fertility and the Flower Opening Time in Rice Under Heat Stress Conditions

By Kazuhiro Kobayasi


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15. Innovative Devices for Daylighting and Natural Ventilation in Architecture

By Oreste Boccia, Fabrizio Chella and Paolo Zazzini


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16. Solar Radiation in Buildings, Transfer and Simulation Procedures

By Jose Maria Cabeza Lainez


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17. An Approach to Overhang Design, Istanbul Example

By Nilgün Sultan Yüceer


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18. Optimized Hybrid Modulation Algorithm to Control Large Unbalances in Voltage and Intensity in the NP Point of an NPC Converter

By Manuel Gálvez, F. Javier Rodríguez and Emilio Bueno


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19. Potential Applications for Solar Photocatalysis: From Environmental Remediation to Energy Conversion

By Antonio Eduardo Hora Machado, Lidiaine Maria dos Santos, Karen Araújo Borges, Paulo dos Santos Batista, Vinicius Alexandre Borges de Paiva, Paulo Souza Müller Jr., Danielle Fernanda de Melo Oliveira and Marcela Dias França


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20. Utility Scale Solar Power with Minimal Energy Storage

By Qi Luo and Kartik B. Ariyur


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21. An Opaque Solar Lumber Drying House Covered by a Composite Surface

By Kanayama Kimio, Koga Shinya, Baba Hiromu and Sugawara Tomoyoshi


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22. The Summer Thermal Behaviour of "Skin" Materials in Greek Cities as a Decisive Parameter for Their Selection

By Flora Bougiatioti


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23. Safe Drinking Water Generation by Solar-Driven Fenton-Like Processes

By Benito Corona-Vasquez, Veronica Aurioles and Erick R. Bandala


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24. Development and Application of Asphalt Bonded Solar Thermogenerator in Small Scale Agroforestry Based Industry

By R. S. Bello, S. O. Odey, K. A. Eke, M. A. Mohammed, R. B. Balogun, O. Okelola and T. A. Adegbulugbe


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