Extensive study of solar energy is increasing as fast as the serious threat of global warming. Sunlight is a very important alternative source of energy because it can be converted into electricity. Solar energy is considered the best source of renewable energy because it is clean and unlimited. Solar radiation can be harnessed and converted into different forms of energy that does not pollute the environment. In order to transform solar radiation, we need collectors of sunlight, such as solar cells. The main challenges are energy security, the increasing prices of carbon-based energy sources, and minimizing global warming. We cannot use sunlight during the night, so an energy storage system (ESS) is necessary. The best ESS is one with high power and high energy density. This book introduces the basic concepts of an ESS.
Edited by Prof. Hee-Je Kim and his research group members, this book compiles and details the cutting-edge research in science and technology from the interdisciplinary team of the Pusan National University that is currently revolutionizing solar energy by improving its efficiency and storage techniques through the development of engineered sunlight.
We need eco-friendly energy and people want to know how to use it properly. The book covers solar energy usage and its applications, improving sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency, several methods to improve the efficiency, how to make a supercapacitor, introduction to a basic remote control by using smartphones, and so on.