Publication year: 2008
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This book examines strategies for generating hydrogen from sunlight and water in a sustainable way. Authoritative discussions are provided by experts on topics ranging from a description of the solar resource, electrolysis of water, solar concentrator pathway to low cost electrolytic hydrogen, thermal/photo hybrid splitting of water, photochemical water splitting, hydrogen generation at inorganic semiconductor-electrolyte interfaces, to photobiological schemes for producing hydrogen from water. The book culminates with an analysis of a coupled water electrolyzer-solar photovoltaic system for the centralized production of hydrogen. The literature citation is extensive and comprehensive in each chapter and the book provides a broad perspective of the rapid developments in an important aspect of energy science and technology.
Subject: Engineering, Alternative Energy, Hydrogen Generation, Photochemistry, Rajeshwar, chemistry, electrochemistry, electrolysis, energy, energy conversion, hydrogen, renewable energy, semiconductor, solar energy, Renewable and Green Energy, Electrochemistry, Materials Science general, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks