Friday, August 6, 2010

About The Book

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, producing electricity on site directly from the solar radiation without harming the environment and depletion of materials. The Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) system is a technology which merges PV and thermal systems, simultaneously providing both electric and thermal energy. Through this combination more energy is generated per unit surface area in comparison to the standalone photovoltaic system. The book describes the recent developments in PV technologies, solar radiation available on the earth, various BIPVT systems and their applications, energy and exergy analysis, carbondioxide migration and credit earned, energy payback period, life cycle cost assessment, etc in an efficient manner.
The book is intended for the specialists, scientists and people involved in research in the disciplines of renewable energy, energy studies, building energy or carbon credit. For the practicing professional, advanced senior or graduate student with work experience, the book should be used as part of an integrative program enabling to make deep linkages and thus better decisions in the professional world. The work is an extract of the knowledge gained by authors from experience of years of research and teaching with utmost devotion.

Benefits of the BIPVT system

  1. Significantly increased electrical performance
  2. The product is easier and less expensive to install.
  3. Low maintenance required.
  4. Faster payback than traditional systems.

Negligible impact on environment.There is no single book which covers all the basic and the advanced concepts related to the implementation of solar energy for the passive heating and cooling of the building. The present book in addition the concepts cover the modelling and analysis of the BIPVT system which has not been made elsewhere. Anyone who goes through the book cannot miss the enormous work that has gone into preparing the text in the present form.