Summary and Activities
Readings and activities in this lesson give you a general perspective of this course and set the context without yet addressing the specific science of the solar energy conversion technologies. Here, we try to figure out what aspects and what impacts would be important when the conversion technologies are scaled up to the utility level. Hopefully the materials of this lesson also provided you with a good refresher of such basic concepts and terms as energy conversion, efficiency, power, power density.
|Type||Description / Instructions|
|Reading||Complete all necessary reading assigned in this lesson.|
|Discussion||Discussion Forum "Environmental Impact of Solar Power"
|Reading Quiz||Complete the Lesson 1 Quiz.|
References for Lesson 1
Brownson, J.R., EME 810 Solar Resource Assessment and Economics. 2.2. Basic Solar Jargon for Energy and Power
Crabtree, G.W. and Lewis, N.S., Solar Energy Conversion, Physics Today, 60(3), 37 (2007).
Duffie, J.A. and Beckman, W.A., Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley & Sons 2013.
Radovic, L. Efficiency of Energy Conversion