About the Book
This book is an attempt to put all information regarding “the Sun, our solar system, solar energy flow and its useful applications on Earth after it gets interacted with Earth’s environment at one place.
It also talks about indirect Sun and related energies including discussions on all aspects of renewable energy resources like the wind energy, hydro biomass and photovoltaics etc. These have all been put collectively under one roof.
Presentation is made through textual matter in the form of what I have called as LECTOTES – a combination of (Lectures-cum-Notes) interspersed with graphics, which makes text easy to digest.
The script has been kept in a running mode with broken sentences at times, joined through heavy usage of punctuations, symbols and abbreviations.
About the Author
Having graduated with an Honours in Physics and Masters in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Delhi University, Dr. Raj Srivastava had left for USA in 1967 where he earned Masters degree in Physics from Georgia University and Ph.D. in Geophysics from Geophysical Institute, Alaska. Dr. Srivastava has
had a very broad and distinguished academic career covering a wide range of disciplines in physical sciences, engineering and technology. Acknowledged for his works in Science and Technology, he had won the ‘Distinguished Leadership Award’ from the American Biographical Institute in 1999.
A true multi-disciplinarian, Dr. Srivastava began his researches in Radio Asronomy followed by Solar and Stellar Physics going on to lonospheric Physics during the sixties. He undertook Magnetospheric, Upper Atmospheric and Auroral studies during the seventies. Later, his researches moved on to Solar Energy Applications, Renewable Energy for Rural Development, Sustainability, Energy Services etc from early eighties to-date.