The handbook, for convenient use, is divided into eight main units: (1) The Solar Resource; (2) Solar Thermal Collectors; (3) Photovoltaics; (4) Bioconversion; (5) Wind Energy; (6) Solar Energy Storage Systems; (7) Applications of Solar Energy; (8) Non-technical Issues. In addition there are three Appendixes containing unit-conversion tables and useful solar data. It became obvious early in this project that if proper coverage were to be given each of these areas it would be necessary to divide the handbook into two volumes. The first six units constitute Part A, Engineering Fundamentals and the last two units constitute Part B, Applications, Systems Design, and Economics. These volumes have been prepared primarily as reference books, but it is felt that many of the sections will prove useful for practicing engineers, scientists and students.

unit 7|666 pages

Applications of Solar Energy

chapter 27|12 pages

Domestic Water Heating

BySubrato Chandra

chapter 28|17 pages

Swimming Pool Heating

ByRaj Talwar

chapter 29|70 pages

Building Space Heating: Active Systems

ByBruce D. Hunn, George O.G. Löf

chapter 30|15 pages

Solar Cooling

ByJohn A. Duffie, William A. Beckman, John W. Mitchell

chapter 31|41 pages

Passive Solar Design *

ByBruce N. Anderson, Charles J. Michal

chapter 32|44 pages

Total Energy Systems Design

ByRaymond W. Harrigan

chapter 33|33 pages

Distillation of Sea Water

ByEverett D. Howe

chapter 34|37 pages

Building Space Heating: Active Systems

ByPeter L. Hofmann, Robert D. Fischer, Sherwood G. Talbert

chapter 35|19 pages

Food Dehydration

ByJ. Edgar, J. Carnegie, J.G. Pohl

chapter 36|15 pages

Industrial Process Heat

ByWilliam C. Dickinson, Alan B. Casamajor

chapter 37|39 pages

Electric Power Generation: Photovoltaics

ByAaron Kirpich G.O′ Brien, N. SHepard

chapter 38|25 pages

Electrical Power Generation: Thermal Conversion

ByLorin L. Vant-Hull

chapter 39|60 pages

Electric Power Generation: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

ByRobert Cohen*

chapter 40|24 pages

Electric Power Generation: Wind, Waves, and Tides *

ByMarshal F. Merriam

chapter 40|17 pages

Data Acquisition Systems

ByRobert J. Schlesinger, Joseph L. Imholte

chapter 42|35 pages

Solar Simulation Computer Programs

ByC. Byron Winn

chapter 43|122 pages

Calculation Procedures for Determining the Thermal Performance of Active Solar Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water Systems

Edited ByWilliam C. Dickinson, Paul N. Cheremisinoff

chapter 44|28 pages

A Simplified Method For Sizing Active Solar Space Heating Systems

ByBruce D. Hunn

unit 8|95 pages

Nontechnical Issues

chapter 45|16 pages

An Economic Methodology for Solar Hot Water and Space Heating Systems

ByWilliam C. Dickinson

chapter 46|19 pages

An Economic Methodology for Solar Industrial Process Heat Systems

ByWilliam C. Dickinson

chapter 47|26 pages

Barriers and Incentives in the Commercialization of Solar Energy

ByStephen L. Feldman, Michael Berz

chapter 48|31 pages

Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues

ByPhilip E. Mihlmester, John B. Thomasian, Michael R. Riches