The international technology concern
SCHOTT decided back in the 1990's to
focus on solar energy. Today SCHOTT
is the only company worldwide that
offers products and solutions for all
solar technologies. SCHOTT delivers
solar thermal tube collectors for water
heating, photovoltaic modules for
decentralized power generation, and
receivers for parabolic trough power
plants for centralized generation of
SCHOTT employs outstanding solar
experts. They are convinced of the
great future prospects for solar energy.
The present science book "Application of Solar Energy" is edited by Professor R. D. Rugescu in the series on Solar Power and consists of 7 chapters that begin with the proof of the high thermal efficiency of the gravitational draught through concentrated solar heating. It continues with novel technologies of producing organic fuels through solar heating, new types of photovoltaic cells, long term use of thermal solar power plants, the efficiency of thermal storage and applications in Niger of the Solar power.
Aluminium alloys have undergone a dramatic transformation in areas of extrusion, machining, welding, heat treatment, structural changes, created by ultra fine particles and enhanced corrosion resistance. Hence, these alloys have made rapid gains in European automotive and space industry. These developments have been described by experts in the book with new data and attractive graphics. The effect of processing parameters, including welding and deep rolling on their performance have been highlighted to alleviate the concerns of manufacturers and designers for new applications.