Publications for purchase

The School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering and the Research Centres produces a variety of books and CDs for educational purposes. These may be purchased by the public through the UNSW Bookshop.

Solar Cells by Martin A. GreenRed Book: Solar Cells: Operating Principles, Technology and System Applications, M. Green

"An excellent text... newcomers to the field will find that this book will allow them to understand the more specialists books and many of the published papers whilst those already in the field will find useful information ..." Professor R. Hill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Explains the operating principles and design of solar cells, the technology used to produce them, improved future technology, and provides a good introduction to the design of systems based on these cells.

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Chinese translations (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)

Applied Photovoltaics by S.R. Wenahm, M.A Green, M.E. Watt, R.CorkishBlue Book: Applied Photovoltaics (Second Edition), S.R. Wenham, M.A. Green, M.E. Watt, R. Corkish

“This book will make an excellent reference for engineers and scientists involved in photovoltaics. The breadth of knowledge contained within and the detailed equations to support it, as well as being an easy reading style will enable people to get to the understanding of why PV systems are put together the way they are – well beyond rules of thumb.” Mike Dymond (Sowilo Engineering Pty Ltd), Solar Progress, June 2006.

Provides a good familiarization with practical properties of solar cells and modules, but concentrates on photovoltaic applications ranging from small stand-alone systems to large grid-connected installations and includes solar powered water pumping.

This book was originally published in 1995, and is used as part of the School's undergraduate course on Applied Photovoltaics and postgraduate course on Photovoltaics. It has been extensively revised and updated (January 2006) by staff at the School, based on experiences teaching this course over the last several of years and changes in this rapidly developing field and, now, published globally by Earthscan (London) in December 2006.

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Chinese translations (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)

Silicon Solar Cells: Advanced Principles and Practice by Martin A. GreenGreen Book: Silicon Solar Cells: Advanced Principles and Practice, M.A. Green

An up-to-date advanced graduate level or reference text dealing with the latest developments in silicon cell theory and practice, including much prevously unpublished material. Includes a section on thin-film polycrystalline silicon cells, including multilayer cells.

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Chinese translations (Simplified Chinese)

 

 

Third Generation Photovoltaics: Advanced Solar Energy Conversion by Martin A. GreenYellow Book: Third Generation Photovoltaics Advanced Solar Energy, M.A. Green

"Martin A. Green of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, is arguably the most renowned scientist in the field of photovoltaics … The book is well written, covers all the important concepts, and gives the right references. Green manages to keep the reader’s attention in spite of some arduous derivations … Third Generation Photovoltaics will be invaluable as a reference for anyone involved in long-term photovoltaics research and useful as textbook for courses on advanced solar energy conversion." Materials Today

Product Description Photovoltaics, the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, is now the fastest growing technology for electricity generation. Present "first generation" products use the same silicon wafers as in microelectronics. "Second generation" thin-films, now entering the market, have the potential to greatly improve the economics by eliminating material costs. Martin Green, one of the world’s foremost photovoltaic researchers, argues in this book that "second generation" photovoltaics will eventually reach its own material cost constraints, engendering a "third generation" of high performance thin-films. The book explores, self-consistently, the energy conversion potential of advanced approaches for improving photovoltaic performance and outlines possible implementation paths.

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Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Armin G. AberleOrange Book: Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells - Advanced Surface Passivation & Analysis, A.G. Aberle

An advanced graduate level or reference text dealing with the latest developments in electronic surface passivation and analysis of crystalline silicon solar cells. Includes both high-temperature thermal oxide passivation and low-temperature PECVD silicon nitride passivation and presents a detailed analysis of the loss mechanisms in highest-performance silicon solar cells.

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Speed of Light: The 1996 World Solar Challenge by D.M. Roche, A.E.T. Schinckel, J.W.V. Storey, C.P. Humphris and M.R. GueldenSpeed of Light: The 1996 World Solar Challenge, D.M. Roche, A.E.T. Schinckel, J.W.V. Storey, C.P. Humphris and M.R. Guelden

".. excellent in every way. It represents a perfect example of presenting technical information in a clear manner that, while exploring the wide variety of approaches by previous designers, helps the reader comprehend the underlying physical principles--and does all this over the many disciplines involved in solar cars. Its mixture of text, pictures, and diagrams makes it accessible. It will help advance both education and technology ... I hope is is a wild best seller, because its value is far beyond just solar car races." Paul B. MacCready, Chairman of the Board, AeroVironment Inc, and the American Academy of Achievements Engineer of the Century.

"Provides a broad background of engineering and scientific information directly applicable to solar car design, construction and racing." Howard G. Wilson, former vice-President of Hughes Aircraft, and Director of General Motors' Sunraycer and EV1 projects.

In addition to being a definitive technical report on the 1996 World Solar Challenge, Speed of Light contains a detailed description of the race itself together with numerous colour and B&W photographs, diagrams, graphs etc. There are also chapters on the 1996 World Solar Cycle Challenge and the developments arising from solar car racing.

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olar Cells: Resources for the Secondary Science Teacher by S. Wenham and R. LargentSolar Cells: Resources for the Secondary Science Teacher, S. Wenham and R. Largent

A valuable resource for secondary teachers who wish to introduce a unit on photovoltaic technology into their curriculum. It provides information about solar cell technology, their benefit as a teaching tool to demonstrate broader scientific concepts, as well as a list of potential experiments for students to complete.

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Speed of Light 2 - The 1999 World Solar Challenge CD-ROM by J. Cotter, D. Roche, J. Storey, A. Schinckel and C. HumphrisSpeed of Light 2 - The 1999 World Solar Challenge CD-ROM, J. Cotter, D. Roche, J. Storey, A. Schinckel and C. Humphris

"This beautiful and easy-to-navigate CDROM is packed to the rim with race coverage and analysis, digital images, weather data and technical vehicle data from the 1999 World Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia. It captures the spirit of adventure and euphoria of making it 3000 km across one of the world's harshest continents, powered only by sunlight, ingenuity and sheer perseverance. The new CDROM also carries on the tradition of the Speed of Light series as the definitive technical introduction for teams considering building a solar powered racing car - clearly and comprehensively describing the many technical components and the important trade-offs in designing, building and racing a solar-powered car." Stuart Bowden and Christiana Honsberg, authors of Photovoltaics: Devices, System and Applications CDROM

Adapted from the well-known Speed of Light - The 1996 World Solar Challenge, this CDRom describes the 1999 World Solar Challenge Race across the continent of Australia in October of 1999. It contains an account of the race, an analysis of vehicle performance, several chapters on solar racing car technology, a compendium of vehicle technical data, weather data and race-related web sites, as well as a library of digitised photographs taken during the race—in total, 650 MB of information integrated into an easily navigable browser-compatible format.

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Photovoltaics: Devices, Systems and Applications CD-ROM by C. Honsberg and S. BowdenPhotovoltaics: Devices, Systems and Applications CD-ROM by C. Honsberg and S. Bowden

A key barrier to the introduction of photovoltaics is the lack of general technical information. The Photovoltaics: Devices, Systems and Applications CDROM (PVCDROM) is a new publication that provides information on a wide range of photovoltaic issues from device physics to practical implementations of photovoltaic systems. The topics covered include; properties of sunlight, sSemiconductors and pn junctions, solar cell operation, cell properties and design, manufacturing silicon solar cells, and cell interconnection & module fabrication.

Purchase Photovoltaics: Devices, Systems and Applications CD-ROM from the UNSW Bookshop.