Solar Energy

Systems, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Himanshu Tyagi
  • Prodyut R. Chakraborty
  • Satvasheel Powar
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Himanshu Tyagi, Prodyut R. Chakraborty, Satvasheel Powar, Avinash Kumar Agarwal
      Pages 3-12
    3. Bhabajit Baruah, Rakesh Nath
      Pages 13-22
  3. Solar Thermal Systems: Heating

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Bandi Sai Mukesh, Ravi Teja Parella, Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Laltu Chandra
      Pages 61-75
    3. Naveen Sharma, Rajesh Choudhary
      Pages 77-93
    4. K. V. S. Teja, Kapil Garg, Himanshu Tyagi
      Pages 95-114
  4. Solar Thermal Systems: Cooling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Mahbubul Muttakin, Kazuhide Ito, Bidyut Baran Saha
      Pages 117-146
    3. Md. Amirul Islam, Bidyut Baran Saha
      Pages 147-177
  5. Energy Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Rajat Saxena, Dibakar Rakshit, S. C. Kaushik
      Pages 247-275
    3. Rohitash Kumar, Sumita Vyas, Bobin Mondal, Ravindra Kumar, Ambesh Dixit
      Pages 277-282
  6. Solar Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Janethri B. Liyanage, Ishanie Rangeeka Perera, R. J. K. U. Ranatunga
      Pages 285-313
    3. Sasanka Peiris, R. J. K. U. Ranatunga, Ishanie Rangeeka Perera
      Pages 315-344
    4. Shanal Shalindra Bandara Gunasekera, Ishanie Rangeeka Perera, Samodha Subhashini Gunathilaka
      Pages 345-371
    5. Amaresh Mishra
      Pages 373-423

About this book


This book covers challenges and opportunities related to solar-energy based systems. It covers a wide variety of topics related to solar energy, including  applications-based systems such as solar thermal systems that are focused on drying, desalination, space cooling, refrigeration, and processing; recent advances in solar cells (DSSC) and photovoltaics; technologies for storage of energy (both sensible heating as well as latent heating); and the design of concentrated solar receivers. The information is presented in the context of the overall global energy utilization, and the role of solar energy has been highlighted. The contents of this book will be of interest to researchers, professionals, and policymakers alike.


Solar Energy Sustainable Energy Energy Storage Solar Cells Photovoltaics

Editors and affiliations

  • Himanshu Tyagi
    • 1
  • Prodyut R. Chakraborty
    • 2
  • Satvasheel Powar
    • 3
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology JodhpurJodhpurIndia
  3. 3.School of EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MandiMandiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0674-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0675-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8366
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8374
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