By C Julian Chen
"This ebook covers the elemental physics of the main plentiful power source on hand to human society--solar power. just like different applied sciences, step one to attaining luck is to have a company knowing of the elemental technological know-how of solar power and its use. the subject material of this article is designed to provide the reader this reliable footing, as a way to be the foundation of analysis and the improvement of new sunlight engineering applied sciences. Homework difficulties and routines to augment the contents in addition to a strategies guide for teachers. "--Provided by way of publisher. Read more...
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The vacuum between the outer tube and the heated element provides almost perfect thermal insulation. Depending on the ways of transferring heat, there are several types: The direct-ﬂow vacuum tube heat collector allows water to ﬂow by convection into the tubes. The heat siphon collector uses an ingenious phase-change mechanism to transfer heat with very high eﬃciency and prevents heat from ﬂowing back to the tube (the thermal diode eﬀect). 2. Photo taken by the author. Courtesy of Beijing Solar Energy Research Institute.
Commercial biodiesel is made from reacting triglyceride with alcohol, typically methanol or ethanol. Using sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide as catalyst, the triglyceride is transesteriﬁed to form three small esters and a free glycerin; see Fig. 15. 15 g/cm3 ). Therefore, the biodiesel can be easily separated from the mixture of glycerin and residuals. The biodiesel thus produced has a much smaller molecule size than the triglycerides, which provides better lubrication to the engine parts.
5. The two intersections of the straight line with the coordinate axes are deﬁned as follows. The intersection with the x-axis, Q0 , is the total recoverable crude oil reserve. The value found from Fig. 5 is Q0 = 228 billion barrels. The intersection with the yaxis, a, has a dimension of inversed time. The inverse of a is a measure of the duration of crude oil depletion; see below. The value in Fig. 0536/year. The straight line can be represented by the equation Q P =a 1− Q Q0 . 5) where t is time, usually expressed in years.
Physics of solar energy by C Julian Chen