Design and modeling of solar energy systems

Muhammad Asim, Abdul Wasy Zia, Farooq Riaz Siddiqui, Syed Asad Hussain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The effects of climate change due to fossil fuel usage and primary drivers behind fossil fuel-based technologies have promoted the global campaign of clean and economical fuels with increasing energy demand. With this motivation, researchers have made a remarkable development in solar energy-based technologies, making it possible to use them as an economical fuel for the coming era. The use of solar power is significant in adopting it as a renewable fuel as it will replace the conventional fossil fuel-based power plants with serious environmental and economic issues. Solar energy is expected to generate more than 10% of the global power supply by 2040 due to its continuous decline in levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Therefore their modeling and design should be accurate enough to prove their economic viability and performance. The fundamental ideas are covered in this chapter, mathematical modeling and thermal analysis of solar energy systems such as concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar photovoltaics (PV). Different configurations of the solar energy systems and their mathematical modeling will be discussed, and critical performance enhancing parameters will be analyzed. In addition, the economics of the solar PV and CSP systems will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolar Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Technologies, and Applications
EditorsMohammad Khalid, Rashmi Walvekar, Hitesh Panchal, Mahesh Vaka
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9780323906012
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2023


  • Solar energy systems
  • modeling
  • thermal analysis
  • nanofluids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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