Physics and Technology of Solar Energy

Volume 1 Solar Thermal Applications

  • H. P. Garg
  • M. Dayal
  • G. Furlan
  • A. A. M. Sayigh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Solar Radiation Measurement and Modelling

  3. Solar Energy Collectors

    1. R. H. B. Exell
      Pages 27-38
    2. S. S. Mathur
      Pages 39-77
    3. K. D. Mannan
      Pages 79-107
    4. C. L. Gupta
      Pages 137-167
    5. S. C. Mullick
      Pages 187-208
  4. Solar Passive Heating and Cooling

    1. R. L. Sawhney, M. S. Sodha, N. K. Bansal
      Pages 209-240
    2. Federico M. Butera
      Pages 241-318
  5. Solar Refrigeration and Airconditioning

    1. A. A. M. Sayigh
      Pages 369-396
    2. R. H. B. Exell
      Pages 397-404
    3. R. H. B. Exell, S. C. Bhattacharya, Y. R. Upadhyaya
      Pages 405-411
  6. Solar Drying

    1. N. K. Bansal
      Pages 413-445
    2. B. Norton, P. D. Fleming, O. V. Ekechukwu
      Pages 447-466
  7. Other Thermal Applications

    1. G. D. Sootha
      Pages 467-473
    2. H. P. Garg
      Pages 475-516
    3. H. P. Garg
      Pages 517-559
    4. M. Ramakrishna Rao
      Pages 583-600
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 601-609

About this book


The 'fuel crises' in 1972-73 generated world wide effort f6r the search for an Alternative Energy source to fossil fuels. Solar energy waS identified as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels. On one hand the developed countries are trying to maintain their standard of living while the developing countries are trying to solve their industrial, social and economical problems to increase their standard of living. After this period a lot of Research and Development in the field of solar energ'y was carried out both in developing and developed countries and solar energy i. utilized in domestic, agricultural and indvstrial sectors and also in the space. During the period of "Oil Crises" industrialized countries expended their activities in solar energy and substantial progress was made. In f. ew developing countries seperate funding in the field of solar energy R&D was also provided through national and international, organizations. Time has now come when one should . eriously look into the problems and screen, select, adapt, and manage emerging solar energy technology for its use in developing countries. Also the International Organizations will have to play a major role in this direction which may assist building up of a local Solar energy' R&D and manufacturing capabilities in developing countries which should be based ori a long term but on necessary basis.


Solar Pond Solar energy design modeling solar radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • H. P. Garg
    • 1
  • M. Dayal
    • 2
  • G. Furlan
    • 3
  • A. A. M. Sayigh
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre of Energy StudiesIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Non-Conventional Energy SourcesMinistry of EnergyNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  4. 4.Department of EngineeringThe University of ReadingReadingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8247-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3939-4
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