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Performance and Durability Assessment : Optical Materials for Solar Thermal Systems - Alvin W Czanderna

Performance and Durability Assessment

Optical Materials for Solar Thermal Systems

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780080444017
Number Of Pages: 412

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* 2 real examples demonstrate how to obtain the service life of solar collector systems
* Durable, providing fundamentals that will continue to be valuable over the next 5-10 years
* Lighting a pathway to the commercialisation of solar products

Solar devices lose their performance over time. The rate of degradation controls the service life of these devices. The essential concepts used to assess durability and performance of two specific solar collector systems are described, enabling researchers to assess durability in other solar devices. The examples of modelling, testing and performance measurements give researchers a how-to approach to reach crucial service lifetime predictions.

Achieving successful and sustainable commercialisation of solar products relies on the fulfilment of 2 further criteria and these are also discussed.

The methodology of service lifetime predictions (SLP), which is explained in detail in the book, is crucially needed in other solar technologies and is generally applicable to a wide variety of materials, components and systems used in other solar, biomedical, aerospace, electronic and coatings technologies.
* 2 real examples demonstrate how to obtain the service life of solar collector systems
* Reassuringly durable, providing fundamentals that will continue to be valuable over the next 5-10 years
* Lighting a pathway for the commercialisation of solar products

Introduction to the performance and durability assessment of optical materials for solar thermal systems
Materials performance and system performance
Environmental stress conditions
Durability assessment and service lifetime prediction
Methods for reducing environmental stress in solar collectors
Modeling of microclimates, ventilation rate testing procedures, and case studies on polymeric glazings
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ISBN: 9780080444017
ISBN-10: 0080444016
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.81