Sustainable Solar Energy Systems: Challenges and Economics for the Arab World

Solar Powered Technologies

Author(s): Sarah Mousa, Mohamed El-Morsi and Salah El-Haggar

Pp: 26-58 (33)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082974116010010

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Solar energy is a viable alternative to traditional energy sources it is healthier for both the environment and humanity, and has the potential to enhance the social and economic fabric of a community. In this chapter the basic mechanisms of several solar powered technologies are addressed. These technologies include passive building design, solar dryers, solar cookers, solar water desalination, solar water heating, solar electricity, and solar fuels.

Keywords: Biofuels, Evacuated tube, Flat plate, Humidificationdehumidification, Hydrogen, Overhangs, Passive solar building, Photosynthesis, Photovoltaic, Reverse osmosis, Solar cooker, Solar desalination, Solar dryers, Solar fuels, Solar still, Tent dryer, Thermal chimney, Thermal mass, Trombe Wall, Trough.

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