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Solar Hydrogen Generation

Toward a Renewable Energy Future

  • Krishnan Rajeshwar
  • Robert McConnell
  • Stuart Licht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Krishnan Rajeshwar, Robert McConnell, Kevin Harrison, Stuart Licht
    Pages 1-18
  3. Daryl R. Myers
    Pages 19-39
  4. Kevin Harrison, Johanna Ivy Levene
    Pages 41-63
  5. Frederick M. MacDonnell
    Pages 123-165
  6. Maria L. Ghirardi, Pin Ching Maness, Michael Seibert
    Pages 229-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-318

About this book


Hydrogen has been touted as the basis of a new and powerful energy economy not reliant on fossil fuels. This book examines strategies for generating hydrogen from sunlight and water in a sustainable way. Authoritative discussions are provided by experts on topics ranging from a description of the solar resource, electrolysis of water, solar concentrator pathway to low cost electrolytic hydrogen, thermal/photo hybrid splitting of water, photochemical water splitting, hydrogen generation at inorganic semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces, to photobiological schemes for producing hydrogen from water. The book culminates with an analysis of a coupled water electrolyzer-solar photovoltaic system for the centralized production of hydrogen. The literature citation is extensive and comprehensive in each chapter and the book provides a broad perspective of the rapid developments in an important aspect of energy science and technology. The material covered is required reading for practioners of solar energy conversion R&D in academia, government, and industry originating from a spectrum of disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, chemical and mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science.


Alternative Energy Hydrogen Generation Photochemistry Rajeshwar chemistry electrochemistry electrolysis energy energy conversion hydrogen renewable energy semiconductor solar energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Krishnan Rajeshwar
    • 1
  • Robert McConnell
    • 2
  • Stuart Licht
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry & BiochemistryUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Amonix IncTorranceUSA
  3. 3.Chemistry Division National Science FoundationArlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MassachusettsBostonUSA

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