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A Sampling of Library Reference Books for Solar Energy

Solar energy : a reference handbook

Solar heating systems for houses : a design handbook for solar combisystems 2 NORTH Reference  TH 7414 .S65 2003

Title Bibliography of recent solar box cooker literature 2 NORTH Reference  TJZ 5853 .S63 S6 1991

Overview of Solar

Below are a few web resources which provide an overview of solar technology.


Solar Radiation Database

U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program

California Energy Commission

Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

Solar Thermal

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Solar thermal applications are diverse.  Some are technically challenging and sophisticated; others are supremely simple.  Below is a sampling of solar thermal applications:

  • Solar hot water
  • Solar ovens
  • Concentrating Solar Power
  • Solar Process Heat

Below are some web resources which provide additional information about solar thermal processes:

Concentrating Solar Power

Solar Process Heat

New Books Focusing on Solar Energy

Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Solar and space physics : a science for a technological society

Orrery : a story of mechanical solar systems, clocks, and English nobility

Solar cell technology and applications 4 NORTH  TK 2960 .J54 2010

Leading edge research in solar energy 4 NORTH  TJ 810 .L43 2007

Solar Electric

Solar electric systems are comprised of no moving parts for converting sunlight to electricity.  To gain better production from the system, solar trackers will be used to follow the suns path.

Examples of solar electric technologies are:

Florida Solar Energy Center, PV (


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