Solar Energy in Agriculture: Principles and Applications

by Priyabrata Santra, Ranjay Kumar Singh, Surendra Poonia & Dilip Jain
ISBN: 9789387973848 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 286 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2020
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 22.5 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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The book focuses on all the possible options of solar energy use and generation in Agriculture sector. The book covers basic fundamentals of solar energy resources and technologies are discussed in detail. Overall, the book contains 23 chapters. Out of these, first two chapters focus on solar energy use pattern in agriculture sector in India at present time along with future scopes. The next eight chapters (Chapter No. 3-10) give a basic knowledge on fundamental principles of solar photovoltaic and thermal technologies. Last 13 chapters (Chapter No. 11-23) presents the applications of solar thermal and photovoltaic technology in different farm operations and postharvest processing in agriculture sector. The book will cater the needs for students, researchers, various stakeholders, entrepreneurs etc by providing valuable information on solar energy and its applications specifically focusing on agriculture.

Priyabatra Santra, Ranjay Kumar Singh, Surendra Poonia, Dilip Jain ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute,Jodhpur Rajasthan 345 001, India

1. Energy Requirements in Agriculture and Renewable Energy Options for Future

    Priyabrata Santra and O.P. Yadav

2. A Brief Overview of Solar Energy Initiatives in India: Past, Present and Future

     P.C. Pande

3. Solar Passive Techniques for Cooling in Arid Region

    Dilip Jain

4. Theory of Solar Thermal Technology and its Application in Agriculture

     N.M. Nahar

5. Fundamental Theories and Laws of Solar Radiation and Solar PV Technology

     Priyabrata Santra and S. Poonia

6. Solar Cooker and Dryer: Basic Design Criteria

     N. M. Nahar

7. Mathematical Model of Solar Air Heater for Performance Evaluation

    Rajendra Karwa

8. Basic Principles of Flat Plate and Evacuated Tube Collectors in Solar Water Heater

     Surendra Poonia, A.K. Singh, Priyabrata Santra and R.K. Singh

9. Basic Principles of Solar Refrigeration and its Applications

     Priyabrata Santra, S. Poonia and R.K. Singh

10. Theory on Solar Air Heaters and its Application in Cold Region

      R.K. Singh, Priyabrata Santra and S. Poonia

11. Animal Feed Solar Cooker, Solar Candle Device and Passive Cool Chamber: Principles and Applications

     A. K. Singh and S. Poonia

12. Concentrating Type of Collectors and their Potential Applications

     Priyabrata Santra, S. Poonia and R.K. Singh

13. Solar PV Pumping System for Irrigation: Principles and Applications

      Priyabrata Santra, P.C. Pande, A.K. Singh, R.K. Singh

14. PV–Hybrid Structures for Cultivation of Crops in Arid Region

     A. K. Singh, S. Poonia and Priyabrata Santra

15. Solar PV Devices for Application of Chemicals in Crop Fields: PV Operated Duster and Sprayer

      Priyabrata Santra, P.C. Pande, R.K. Singh, D. Jain, S. Ansari S. Thakur, P.C. Bawankar

16. Field Performance of a Solar PV Pumping System: A Case Study with 1 HP Solar Pump

     Priyabrata Santra, A.K. Singh, P.C. Pande, and R.K. Singh

17. Phase Change Material Based Solar Dryer for Value Addition of Agricultural Produce

     Dilip Jain and Soma Srivastava

18. Application of PCM Materials in Temperature Regulation Inside Protected Agriculture System

     Priyabrata Santra, P.C. Pande, A.K. Singh, S. Poonia

19. Economic Analysis of Solar Energy Devices

     Priyabrata Santra, S. Poonia and R.K. Singh

20. Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Technology: Monocrystalline to Flexible Solar Panels

     P.C. Pande

21. Phase Change Materials -A Sustainable Way of Solar Thermal Energy Storage

     Abhishek Anand, A. Shukla, Atul Sharma

22. Passive and Hybrid Cooling Systems for Building in Hot and Dry Climatic Condition

     S.P. Singh and Digvijay Singh

23. Solar Drying in Food Processing and Effect on Quality Parameters

     Soma Srivastava and Dilip Jain