Applications of Solar Energy

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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Himanshu Tyagi, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Prodyut Ranjan Chakraborty, Satvasheel Powar
      Pages 3-10
  3. Heat Transfer Aspects of Solar Thermal Collectors

  4. Volumetric Solar Thermal Collectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Vikrant Khullar, Harjit Singh, Himanshu Tyagi
      Pages 81-97
    3. Vishal Bhalla, Vikrant Khullar, Harjit Singh, Himanshu Tyagi
      Pages 99-112
    4. Gurveer Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Ambesh Dixit, Laltu Chandra
      Pages 113-127
  5. Thermal Storage of Solar Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Aniket D. Monde, Amit Shrivastava, Prodyut R. Chakraborty
      Pages 131-162
    3. Prashant Saini, Dhiraj V. Patil, Satvasheel Powar
      Pages 163-186
  6. Various Applications of Solar Energy: Cooling, Cooking, Efficient Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Ashok Verma, Satish, Prodyut R. Chakraborty
      Pages 209-232
    3. D. B. Jani, Manish Mishra, P. K. Sahoo
      Pages 233-250
    4. Abhishek Saxena, Varun Goel, Mehmet Karakilcik
      Pages 251-294
  7. Power Generation Using Solar Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Priyanka Kajal, Kunal Ghosh, Satvasheel Powar
      Pages 341-364

About this book


This book focuses on solar-energy-based renewable energy systems and discusses the generation of electric power using solar photovoltaics, as well as some new techniques, such as solar towers, for both residential and commercial needs. Such systems have played an important role in the move towards low-emission and sustainable energy sources. The book covers a variety of applications, such as solar water heaters, solar air heaters, solar drying, nanoparticle-based direct absorption solar systems, solar volumetric receivers, solar-based cooling systems, solar-based food processing and cooking, efficient buildings using solar energy, and energy storage for solar thermal systems. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, students, and professionals alike.


Solar cells Renewable Energy Heat Transfer Energy storage Sustainability Photovoltaics

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7205-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7206-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8366
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8374
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