Publisher description for Solar engineering of thermal processes / John A. Duffie, William A. Beckman.


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Counter Many of the newest developments in solar energy science and technology are covered in this Second Edition. There is a thorough up-to-date review of solar energy principles and the functioning, design and economics of solar thermal processes. Convection and radiation, properties of materials, components, systems and applications to active space and water heating are discussed. Includes examples and problems of tabulated radiation data and conversion factors.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Solar energy