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Thermophotovoltaics

Basic Principles and Critical Aspects of System Design

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  • Book on the hot topic of alternative energy generation

  • Represents the state-of-the-art in thermovoltaics which is expected to become as important as photovoltaics

  • Deals with thermovoltaics, a method for direct generation of electric energy from heat

  • The basics are clearly explained

  • Applications like energy production from waste heat recovery and concentrated solare power are the main focus of this book

  • Appeals to researchers in thermovoltaics and engineers in alternative energy generation alike

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    • Thomas Bauer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Single Components

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Radiators (Emitters)

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 17-34
    3. Filters

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 35-51
    4. Photovoltaic Cells

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 53-81
  4. Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Cavity Design and Optical Control

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 101-127
    3. Competing Technologies

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 129-145
    4. Applications of TPV Generators

      • Thomas Bauer
      Pages 147-196
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 197-202

About this book

Thermophotovoltaics is the science and technology associated with the direct generation of electricity from high temperature heat. Potential applications include combined heat and power, portable and auxiliary power, radioisotope space power, industrial waste heat recovery and concentrated solar power. This book aims at serving as an introduction to the underlying theory, overview of present day components and system arrangements, and update of the latest developments in the field. The emphasis is placed on the understanding of the critical aspects of efficient thermophotovoltaic system design. The aim is to assist researchers in the field.

Keywords

  • Cheap PV
  • Electricity generation
  • Energy conversion
  • Heat transfer
  • Spectral control
  • Thermophotovoltaics explained

Authors and Affiliations

  • Inst. Technische Thermodynamik, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

    Thomas Bauer

About the author

The author studied electrical engineering at Heilbronn University in Germany and completed his PhD in the field of thermophotovoltaics at Northumbria University in the UK in 2005. Currently, he works at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Thermophotovoltaics

  • Book Subtitle: Basic Principles and Critical Aspects of System Design

  • Authors: Thomas Bauer

  • Series Title: Green Energy and Technology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19965-3

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-19964-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-26881-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-19965-3

  • Series ISSN: 1865-3529

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-3537

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 202

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Electrical Power Engineering, Thermodynamics, Renewable Energy, Technology and Engineering

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-19965-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)