About the book
The global challenge of climate change, impacting the weather temperatures and sea levels, is a generally accepted concept. There is a great desire to reduce our carbon footprint and make our infrastructure smart and energy-efficient and also an aspiration to mitigate the global energy supply-demand gap.
There is a need to develop a multidisciplinary book that will allow undergraduate/postgraduate students to grow their multidisciplinary knowledge in the area of solar thermal vacuum engineering. The aim of this book is to comprehensively and critically tackle the topics of vacuum glazing, vacuum insulation panel, evacuated tube collector, flat plate collectors, vacuum thermionics, smart windows, solar heating technologies, building integrated photovoltaics, vacuum science, vacuum systems, phase change materials, solar thermal energy storage technologies, hermetic glass sealing materials, solar absorbers, concentrated solar power, applied heat transfer analysis to solar thermal technologies, advanced heating systems, vacuum insulated solar thermoelectric generator, concentrating optics, building insulation, zero-energy buildings, renewable energy technologies that involves solar radiation and vacuum science, solar architecture and intelligent smart energy buildings.