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River Publishers Series in Energy Sustainability and Efficiency 

Solar Energy: Advancements and Challenges

Gaurav Saini, School of Advanced Materials, Green Energy and Sensor Systems, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India
Korhan Cengiz, Faculty of Engineering, Trakya University, Turkey
Sesha Srinivasan, Department of Engineering Physics, Florida Polytechnique University, USA
Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Department of Business Development and Technology, CTIF Global Capsule (CGC) Laboratory, Aarhus University, Denmark
Krishna Kumar, Research and Development Unit, UJVN Ltd., Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

ISBN: 9788770227032
e-ISBN: 9788770227018

Price: € 104.50

Available: March 2023



Energy is a key source of economic growth due to its involvement as the primary input. Energy drives economic productivity and industrial growth. It can be considered as the prime requirement for the modern economy. Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that can be used to produce heat or generate electricity. The total amount of solar energy available on Earth’s surface is vastly in excess of the world’s current and anticipated energy requirements. In the 21st century, solar energy is expected to become increasingly attractive as a renewable energy source. An increase in the share of solar energy may destabilize the grid. To overcome the issues of grid instability, specifically in remote areas, BIM and GIS-based microgrid planning based on data can be effectively used. BIM and GIS are used to assess alternative solutions and big data analytics in building solar electrical systems according to planning requirements and managing assets. The integration of BIM and GIS information systems for microgrid planning is appealing due to its potential benefits, such as it decreases the microgrid planning time and cost.

The present book is about the advancements in technology for harnessing solar energy and the challenges associated with different modes of utilizing this inexhaustible renewable energy source. This book will be helpful for researchers, academicians, technologists, innovators, and industry experts working in the area of solar energy, artificial intelligence, and smart grids.


Solar Energy, Crystalline-Silicon-based Solar cell, Solar-Powered Hybrid Energy Bank, Maximum Power Point Tracking, Microgrid Modelling, Leakage Current.