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Photovoltaic power

Boyle, Godfrey (2004). Photovoltaic power. In: ed. Renewable energy: power for a sustainable future [2nd ed.]. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 66–104.

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The chapter discusses the history and basic principles of photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion; reviews various ways of reducing the high costs of energy from PV; describes the electrical characteristics of PV cells and modules; discusses the roles of PV energy systems in supplying power in grid-linked and off-grid applications; reviews the economics & environmental impact of PV electricity, examines the resources available from PV systems and how they might be integrated into electricity supply systems; and looks at the world market & future prospects for PV.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-19-926178-4, 978-0-19-926178-9
Keywords: solar energy; photovoltaics; silicon; photovoltaic systems
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 3910
Depositing User: Godfrey Boyle
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:55
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