Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems

Editat de Shiva Gorjian, Pietro Elia Campana
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 23 Jun 2022

Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems provides a comprehensive overview of recent advancements in solar energy conversion technologies and their use in agriculture and the agri-food sectors. This book covers uses of solar energy in precision agriculture and concepts of agrophotovoltaic, aquavoltaic, solar bioreactors and solar pasteurization. Providing a technological and scientific look at assisting society, with scales to improve their productivity and sustainability, this book also addresses innovative, effective and more sustainable solutions for agriculture using sustainable, renewable energy sources and modern energy-efficient for cost-improved technologies.
This reference is useful and practical for professionals, engineers, researchers, and anyone planning to develop solar powered projects in the agriculture and food production sectors.




  • Includes principles and advances of solar energy conversion technologies
  • Considers challenges and prospects of solar energy precision, solar-powered wireless sensor networks and IoT
  • Evaluates the potential use of emerging solar technologies in agriculture, including solar pasteurization and solar algae production systems




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ISBN-13: 9780323898669
ISBN-10: 0323898661
Pagini: 496
Ilustrații: Approx. 120 illustrations (40 in full color)
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 mm
Greutate: 0.66 kg


1. Solar energy technology in agriculture: Developments, policies, and barriers 2. Solar energy conversion technologies: Principles and advancements 3. Advances in Solar Greenhouse Systems for Cultivation of Agricultural Products 4. Photovoltaic water pumping systems for irrigation: Principles and advances 5. Agrivoltaics: Solar power generation and food production 6. Aquavoltaics: Dual use of water bodies for solar power generation and aquaculture 7. Solar heating and cooling applications in agriculture and food processing systems 8. Solar Desalination Technology to Supply Water for Agricultural Applications 9. Solar applications for drying of agricultural and marine products 10. Applications of solar energy in precision agriculture and smart Farming 11. Economics and Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy Technologies 12. Emerging Applications of Solar Energy in Agriculture and Aquaculture Systems