Development of Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Co
  • ISBN : 9789351249498
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The global demand for energy is currently growing beyond the limits of installable generation capacity. To efficiently meet the future energy demands, energy security and reliability needs to be improved and alternative energy sources required to be more aggressively investigated. An effective energy solution should be able to address long-term issues by utilising alternative and renewable energy sources. Of the many available renewable sources of energy, solar energy are clearly a promising option as it is abundantly available at most places and is also the cleanest energy resource on our planet. Solar power, especially as it reaches more competitive levels with other energy sources in terms of cost, may serve to sustain the lives of millions of underprivileged people in developing countries. The recent trends are to decrease the cost of the energy generation either by introducing the low cost processing techniques or by enhancing the efficiency of the solar cells. After the 1st and 2nd generation of the bulk silicon based - and thin-film Si/CdTe/CIGS based solar cells, the 3rd generation technologies are underway. The new technologies include photo-electrochemical cells, polymer solar, quantum dot, tandem / multi-junction, up-conversion and down-conversion, surface plasmonic and nano-crystal solar cells and other novel innovations and inventions. To deliberate on the current trends in solar power generation, its harnessing, storage, solar energy conversion, processing technologies, modeling and simulation plus engineering of the small solar energy generation plants and related issues, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) jointly with the Amity University, UP, India - Dubai Campus organised an International Workshop on ‘Trends in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting’ in Dubai during 27-29 March 2017 which brought together the senior experts and professionals from 23 countries to a common platform. The present book edited by editors Engr. Muhammed Musa Gaji and Dr. Abhishek Verma is a follow up of the above workshop and comprises 20 scientific papers by the authors from 17 countries covering several issues related to the status and trends of solar power generation, designing of solar cells, risk assessment of solar power plants and many other topics. The book will be an asset to the researchers, policy makers in government departments and ministries and non government organisations engaged in renewable energy related issues in the developing countries. Foreword v Prof. Trystan Watson (UK) Preface vii Engr. Muhammed Musa Gaji (Nigeria) Dr. Abhishek Verma (India) Introduction xi Prof. (Dr.) Arun P. Kulshreshtha (India) 1. Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Cambodia “An Opportunity with Obstacles” 1 Row Vattanak and Chea Piseth (Cambodia) 2. Effect of Partial Shading on the PV Module Output 13 E.T.El Shenawy, O.N.A. Esmail, Adel A. Elbaset and Hesham F.A. Hamed (Egypt) 3. Current Status of Solar Power in India 27 Meenu Galyan (India) 4. Optimization of Hydrogented Amorphous/Nanocrystalline Si1-XGex Thin Films by Pulsed Plasma CVD 39 Ayana Bhaduri and Partha Chaudhuri (India) 5. An Overview of Risk Management in Solar PV Projects 47 Subhra Das (India) 6. Evaluation on Operation of Independent Power Producer (IPP) 5 MWp Photovoltaic Power Generator in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 57 Arya Rezavidi, Hamzah Hilal and Petrus Tri Bakti Nurhayadi (Indonesia) 7. A Review on Solar Thermal Technologies for Low and Medium Temperature Industrial Process Heat 71 Mohd Fauzi Ismail (Malaysia) 8. Solar Photovoltaic Adoption in Mauritius: Opportunities and Challenges 89 Vishwamitra OREE (Mauritius) 9. On Morocco’s Renewable Energy After COP 22 101 Ismail Mekkaoui Alaoui (Morocco) 10. Evaluating the Performance of the PV-Modules Available in Palestinian Market 111 Imad Khatib and Makawi Hraiz (Palestine) 11. Updates on the Transforming Commitments into Action- DOST MIMAROPA Experiences 119 Bernardo T. Caringal (Philippines) 12. An Overview of Solar Energy Landscape, Solar Radiation and Solar Cells Studies in Limpopo Province of South Africa 129 T.S. Mulaudzi and N.E. Maluta (South Africa) 13. Fabrication of CdS/CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells via the Technique of Electrodeposition 149 H.Y.R. Atapattu, D.S.M. De Silva, A.A. Ojo and I.M. Dharmadasa (Sri Lanka) 14. Advanced Materials in the Structure of Solar Cells 155 Khalil Azimeh (Syria) 15. The Solar Resource 169 Ahmed H. Mmingwa (Tanzania) 16. Simulation and Prediction of the Power Output and the Photocurrent for Photovoltaic Systems 177 K. Kety, A.K. Amou, K. Sagna, Y. Lare and K. Napo (Togo) 17. Quantitative Analysis of Commercial Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Modules with Electroluminescence 199 Okan Yilmaz (TUBITAK) 18. Trends in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting in Zimbabwe 207 Everson Bhunu (Zimbabwe) 19. Estimation of the Performance of a Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Using Based Program 217 S. Das, T Munetsiwa, V. Kundu, T. Kanyowa, E. Ndala, G. Kwinjo and G.V. Nyakujara (India) 20. The Possibility of Sustainable Renewable Energy for Nigeria as the Way Forward 227 M.M. Gaji and A.B. Mohammed (Nigeria) Dubai Resolution on Trends in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting in Developing Countries 241