Concentration of Solar Radiation

  • Stavros KarathanasisEmail author


Solar radiation, the energy emitted by the Sun and reaches the Earth, is the driving factor of live on Earth. However, despite the fact that it is actually true, how easy is to exploit it? Is its harvesting a simple and easy task? Or do we need special equipments or sophisticated arrangements? This chapter deals with the possibility of electric energy production using solar radiation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environment and Spatial Planning of Central MacedoniaDecentralized Administration of Macedonia and ThraceThessalonikiGreece

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