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Photovoltaic Systems Engineering Third Edition Roger A. Messenger VB Engineering, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Jerry Ventre Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, USA

Thoroughly updated, this third edition of a bestseller presents a comprehensive engineering basis for PV system design. Building on the popularity of the first two editions, the esteemed authors explore the significant growth and new ideas in the PV industry.

What’s New • Updated, more detailed examples • Additional material on incentives, structural design, and the use of ASCE 7 • Greater emphasis on array layout, wind loading, and shade analysis • New design examples and problems that reflect the latest technology

Catalog no. K10154 February 2010, 527 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0292-2 $99.95 / £41.99

This book helps you understand the what, why, and how associated with the electrical, mechanical, economic, and aesthetic aspects of PV system design. It explains why a PV design is executed a certain way and how the design process is actually implemented. It offers a modified top-down approach that quickly covers the building blocks of the PV system.

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Energy Harvesting

Post-Oil Energy Technology

Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems

The World’s First Solar-Hydrogen Demonstration Power Plant

Alireza Khaligh and Omer C. Onar

Bela G. Liptak

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

Liptak Associates, Stamford, Connecticut, USA

This well-timed work describes various energy harvesting technologies, different topologies, and many types of power electronic interfaces for stand-alone utilization or grid connection of energy harvesting applications. The authors develop simulation models throughout the text to build a practical understanding of system analysis and modeling.

This work describes the detailed design of the first 1,000 megawatt solar power plant with hydrogen storage. Presenting pragmatic and realistic strategies, the preeminent author discusses the technical design of this new type of plant and incorporates process control and optimization techniques for energy conservation.

Catalog no. K10773, January 2010, 382 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1508-3, $129.95 / £82.00

Catalog no. 70258, 2009, 536 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7025-5, $104.95 / £66.99

Green Energy

Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles

Sustainable Electricity Supply with Low Environmental Impact Eric Jeffs Buckinghamshire, UK

Fundamentals, Theory, and Design Second Edition Mehrdad Ehsani and Yimin Gao

Written by an international journalist with 40 years of experience reporting on power-generating technologies and global energy policies, this book addresses the question of how to build an electricity supply system that meets the demands of a growing population without accelerating global warming or damaging the environment. Catalog no. K10998, January 2010, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1892-3, $99.95 / £63.99

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Loucas Tsakalakos General Electric-Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York, USA

“I have recommended the text to others and consider it to be a very nice snapshot of a wide range of activity in the photovoltaics arena.” —Professor David Tanenbaum, Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA This book presents the practical demonstrations and associated technical challenges of applying nanotechnology to photovoltaics. Each chapter reviews the nanostructure class considered, key applications beyond photovoltaics, and synthetic methods. Catalog no. 76744, March 2010, 458 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7674-5, $119.95 / £76.99

Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Ali Emadi Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

“…In [this] new edition, [the] authors have done an outstanding job of updating and improving what was already the world’s leading introductory textbook on the topic. … The new edition couldn’t have come at a better time. … This book, and the courses based on it, could transform the design and system integration of vehicles. …” —James Gover, IEEE Fellow, Kettering University, IEEE Spectrum, April 2010 Catalog no. 53981, January 2010, 557 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5398-2, $129.95 / £82.00

Solar Cell Technology and Applications A.R. Jha Jha Technical Consulting Service, Cerritos, California, USA

Addressing critical design aspects that represent cutting-edge solar cell technology, this time-saving resource offers you complete coverage of the latest advances in the field—including low-cost, high-efficiency elements and the latest approaches in solar cell designs. It uses conventional nomenclature, a consistent set of symbols, and identical units. Catalog no. AU1772, January 2010, 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8177-0, $129.95 / £82.00

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