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Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV): The Path Ahead

Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV): The Path Ahead

Author: Harry Apostoleris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319629803

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 68

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This book is a concise review of the current status and future prospects of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology. Starting with a summary of the current technical and economic status of CPV technology, it identifies the factors that hold CPV back in the commercial market. The main technical areas considered are solar cells, tracking and optics. The solar cells section focuses on spectrum splitting systems, which offer potentially higher efficiency than multi-junction cells with reductions in the manufacturing constraints that lead to high costs. It also offers a brief survey of the latest developments in spectral splitting alongside a discussion of the advances in solar cell manufacturing that aid the development of such systems. Further, it examines electrical design principles for spectral splitting systems that can improve the spectral stability of these systems’ performance. The section on tracking includes a description of tracking integration with an update of the review published in Nature, presenting the latest advances in the field and focusing on surveying conceptual approaches rather than providing an exhaustive description of the literature. The optics section explores 3D printing and other emerging methods of fabricating optics for both prototype and large-scale production, as well as new classes of concentrators, particularly those based on novel photonic materials such as angular filters. Lastly, the authors consider the impact that environmental factors have on the performance of CPV in non-standard environments before concluding with a discussion of the combinations of technologies that they anticipate will most effectively boost CPV in the commercial market.

The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead

The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead

Author: Bernd Reiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786603661

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Offers insights into the Global Justice Movement – an influential transnational movement and predecessor of the recent struggles for economic and social justice and against austerity.

China-Africa agricultural modernization cooperation: Situation, challenges and the path ahead

China-Africa agricultural modernization cooperation: Situation, challenges and the path ahead

Author: Chen, Kevin

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 76

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在新时期,为了更好应对这些挑战,实现中非农业合作的潜力,建议把中非农业合作制度化,并制定一个综合战略规划指导未来的中非农业现代化合作。该综合战略规划将有助于指导和协调中国对非的投资和援助,并在合作过程中与非盟成员国推动农业发展的关键努力相对接。 To address the challenges and fulfill the potential of China-Africa modernization agricultural cooperation in the new era, it is critical to formulate an integrated strategic plan to guide the future development of China-Africa agricultural modernization cooperation. Such a plan is expected to guide and align Chinese investments and collaborative activities with key development efforts of the African Union member states.

The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead

Author: Lynne Ann DeSpelder

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015042084221

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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This anthology directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today’s multicultural environment. Authoritative voices of pioneers and pathfinders in the field of death studies are joined by insightful commentators from intersecting disciplines, bringing depth and range of coverage to current knowledge about death, dying, and bereavement. This approach encourages critical thinking and allows students to examine their own feelings and beliefs about the path ahead.

Danger Lies Ahead!

Danger Lies Ahead!

Author: Paul McCusker

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781624053801

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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One Step Ahead

One Step Ahead

Author: Alfred Philip Feldman

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809390212

Category: History

Page: 360

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Through compelling personal accounts and family correspondence, One Step Ahead documents Alfred Feldman’s harrowing flight into exile as he and his family fled the pogroms that flooded across Nazi-occupied Europe. It is a memoir of horror and hope recounted by a man who survived the organized terror of Hitler’s "Final Solution" as it destroyed entire generations of European Jewish life within ten catastrophic years in the mid-twentieth century. Feldman’s memoir conveys the searing pain that has never left him, while demonstrating the triumphant humanity of a survivor. Feldman vividly describes the impact of the escalating anti-Semitic hatred and violence in Germany during the 1930s, the impact of the notorious Nuremberg Laws in 1935, and the terrifying Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. By age sixteen, Feldman was living with his parents and three younger sisters in Antwerp, Belgium, during the 1939 German invasions of Poland, marking the start of World War II. In the face of increasing persecution, Feldman’s extended family scattered over the globe in a desperate attempt to remain one step ahead of their Nazi pursuers. Recalling his life on the run, Feldman describes what few survivors have chosen to write about: the Vichy raids of August 26, 1942; the French labor brigades; the Comité Dubouchage; and life in super-vised residence in France under the Italians. While in the south of France, Feldman endured food shortages and Nazi anti-Semitic measures, beginning with work camps and culminating in the deportation and ultimate death of his mother and sisters at Auschwitz. To evade the Germans, Feldman and his father fled into the Italian Alps in September of 1943, hiding between the Allies and the Germans. Aided by local villagers, the Feldmans survived precariously for over a year and a half, along with other Jewish refugees, until that region was liberated. Only then, and only gradually, did Feldman manage to piece together the fate of his surviving family and learn at last of the death of his mother and sisters. Now, as an adult, Alfred Feldman has retraced his escape and exile, taking his wife and children to his hometown in Germany, the mountains in Italy, and Montagnac, where a plaque commemorates his mother and sisters.

Living the Reiki Precepts: Embracing the Reiki Principles In Everyday Life

Living the Reiki Precepts: Embracing the Reiki Principles In Everyday Life

Author: Keziah Gibbons

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781910148105

Category: Self-Help

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The Reiki precepts are one of the fundamental elements of Reiki healing, and a good Reiki practitioner should be practicing the precepts throughout their daily lives, and not just in the treatment room. Living the Reiki Precepts is a collection of meditations, visualisations, suggestions and exercises created to inspire you to find the right way to relate the Reiki precepts to your life. Keziah Gibbons is a Reiki Master and Teacher, a Reiki Drum Master Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner of NLP. Her speciality is in weaving the different elements of being holistically. In this volume she brings her skills and experience to the practical integration of the Reiki precepts.

The Gutbucket Quest

The Gutbucket Quest

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497657502

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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A blues musician is blasted into a parallel world in a novel that’s “a houserockin’ good time” cowritten by the New York Times–bestselling author (Booklist). Slim’s a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck and just about broke—but hey, that’s what the blues are all about. He loves his music: “Not the popular blues, homogenized, synthesized, and zombilized; but the real down-home gut-bucket blues.” Then one day the music loves him back. In a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. It’s a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same. And the blues—manifest here in the form of a maple-necked, pearl-gray Fender Stratocaster with blue-chrome pickups, aka the Gutbucket—need him and need him bad. The Strat’s fallen into the hands of T-Bone Pickens and his Vipers, who want to suck up all its power and turn it to evil. Slim’s off and running on the Gutbucket Quest, with the help of his new mentor, rhythm guitarist Progress T. Hornsby, and a purely unstoppable blues singer named Nadine.

LitRPG: 5 Books

LitRPG: 5 Books

Author: Adam Drake

Publisher: Adam Drake

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 920

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This bundle contains five exciting LitRPG/Gamelit titles from genre author, Adam Drake. Kingdom Level One (Kingdom Series Book 1) A broken kingdom for a reluctant king. Robert was content with his life as a night-shift janitor. No stress, no worries, and no responsibilities. But this idyllic existence is turned upside down when he suddenly finds himself trapped inside a fantasy Role Playing Game. Confused and alone he must find a way to escape back to his own world and, more importantly, to his daughter. But to do that he must take up the biggest responsibility of all: To rule a kingdom. Kingdom Level Two (Kingdom Series Book 2) A baptism of fire for a neophyte king. Resigned to his fate, Robert must adapt to his new role as King of Anika. Expected to cleanse the kingdom of its many festering problems, he starts by trying to gain levels and useful skills. But the daunting task quickly becomes a lesson in humility as he finds himself underpowered and overwhelmed. Desperate for gear and experience points, he stumbles upon a secret place so terrifying he questions whether he can be an adventurer king at all. For here he must learn the one true skill that matters above all others: Survival. Bitch Berserker (Bitch Berserker Series Book 1) Trapped in a savage new reality! I'm a kind and gentle person. Or should I say, I was... As an interstellar surveyor, my job is to find and explore new star systems at the very fringes of humankind's reach. There are no conflicts, or even stress – it's simply a career which allows me to quietly drift through the cosmos, enjoying its endless beauty. Then I found myself trapped on a world like no other. Dark, bloody and brutal, I had to adapt quickly to this new reality, or me and my crew would never get a chance to escape. My life quickly morphed from one of peace, to one of pure savagery. And as I carved a blood-soaked path across this realm of carnage, there was one horrifying fact about myself I needed to confront: Learning to kill was easy, but learning not to love it so much... now that's hard. Shadow Gambit (Shadow For Hire Book 1) An impossible quest for a legendary item. I love questing for loot. And the more difficult the quest, the greater the reward. So when I'm offered a chance to retrieve the ultimate treasure of all, I signed up. Yet no one warned me the task would be impossible. Against overwhelming odds I'm also expected to defeat an ancient evil - one with the power of a god. But you know what? Some loot is worth risking it all. Shadow Hunting (Shadow For Hire Book 2) The most powerful player in the gaming universe wants me dead. Now I have a price on my head with tens of thousands of bounty hunters out to kill me. But I can only run for so long. I need to put an end to this madness once and for all. If I'm going to die, it will be on my own terms. The tables must be turned. Time to go hunting. litrpg, fantasy, gamelit, rpg, cyberpunk, series, action, adventure, video games, mmo, role playing games, vr, virtual reality, thriller, wuxia, cultivation, science fiction, bundle, collection, omnibus, sword and sorcery, progression

Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae

Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae

Author: Ashley Clements

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107040823

Category: History

Page: 244

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Examines the engagement of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae with Parmenidean philosophy to issue a political critique of tragic deception and its effects.