Optical design of a flat-facet solar concentrator. Solar Energy, 86, 1962–1966.
Hallas, J. M., Karp, J. H., Tremblay, E. J., ... Grede, A. J., Price, J. S., & Giebink,
N. C. (2016). Fundamental and practical limits of planar tracking solar
Author: Harry Apostoleris
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.
Surging water threatened to pull her from his grasp. Her hand tightened in his. He
shoved the tabletop under their arms and they held it like an oversized flutter
board. They spun in the current. A flat rock loomed ahead of them by the
Author: Lenora Worth
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES Rookie K-9 Unit by Lenora Worth Army medic David Evans has one goal: track down his late comrade's sister and fulfill his promise to look out for her. But he?s shocked to find Whitney Godwin's a single mother and a K-9 rookie cop…with a drug ring's target on her back. SEASIDE SECRETS Pacific Coast Private Eyes by Dana Mentink Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher and army doctor Dan Blackwater are tied together by the tragedy that took the life of Angela's bodyguard. So when their fallen comrade's twin brother is in trouble, they rush to help him—and thrust themselves into danger. TACTICAL RESCUE by Maggie K. Black When Rebecca Miles is kidnapped by criminals seeking the computer decryption program her stepbrother stole, she's rescued by her former sweetheart, special ops sergeant Zack Keats. But as they investigate her brother's treason, they realize that nothing is quite as it seems.
14th European Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 11-14, 2016,
Proceedings, Part V Bastian Leibe, Jiri Matas, Nicu Sebe, Max Welling ... As
proprioceptive knowledge, we feed the current position of the robotic hand into
actor and lookahead. ... The term Eflat models contours forming in flat regions
Author: Bastian Leibe
The eight-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 9905-9912 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in October 2016. The 415 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1480 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition such as 3D computer vision; computational photography, sensing and display; face and gesture; low-level vision and image processing; motion and tracking; optimization methods; physics-based vision, photometry and shape-from-X; recognition: detection, categorization, indexing, matching; segmentation, grouping and shape representation; statistical methods and learning; video: events, activities and surveillance; applications. They are organized in topical sections on detection, recognition and retrieval; scene understanding; optimization; image and video processing; learning; action, activity and tracking; 3D; and 9 poster sessions.
Down Januarys are harbingers of trouble ahead, in the economic, political, or
military arenas. Eisenhower's heart attack in 1955 cast doubt on whether he
could run in 1956—a flat year. Two other election years with down Januarys were
Author: Jeffrey A. Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The most trusted name in historical data, updated for 2016 Stock Trader's Almanac 2016 is the latest update to the indispensible trader's and investor's resource. Trusted by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other well-regarded media outlets, this compendium of historical stock market data provides critical information you can't get anywhere else. New information includes the latest patterns, seasonalities, trends, and cycles, based on some of the most trusted data in the industry. You get access to the Hirsch Organization's Best Six Months Switching Strategy, the renowned January Barometer, and Presidential Election Year Cycles and Perspectives, for a wealth of historical patterns widely followed by savvy investors. Organized in a calendar format, this guide provides monthly and daily reminders, plus invaluable alerts to risks and opportunities throughout the year to help you reach your full investment potential. For fifty years, thousands of market professionals have turned to the Stock Trader's Almanac for the data they need to get an edge on the market. Whether you rely on fundamental analysis, technical analysis, or a mix of the two, historical data is vital—and it doesn't get any better than the sterling data found in this guide. Get the latest trends, patterns, cycles, and more Forecast trends with accuracy and confidence Work from the cleanest data in the business Discover seasonal opportunities and dangers Historical patterns have a tendency to repeat, as proven over and over again. Having a cache of historical data at your fingertips is like having a window to the future of the market—you would be crazy not to use it to your advantage. Stock Trader's Almanac 2016 is your data cache, with expert strategy and insight for better trading decisions.
The café—and the bookshop—closed at four o'clock most days, and Abby wasn't
usually eager to return to her flat upstairs where Harley was waiting for ... Luke's
appearance had been a damning confirmation that his plans were going ahead.
Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Morelli’s Mistress by Anne Mather Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered a safety and sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another man...
In addition to casseroles and stews, Krieger includes prebaked flat bread and pre-simmered bouillabaisse broth. This well-crafted book provides solid inspiration for better eating.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Ellie Krieger
James Beard Award Winner: Make-ahead recipes from the Food Network star and New York Times–bestselling author. For those who are always short on time when it comes to cooking, Ellie Krieger is here to help. Her recipes—which include breakfast bakes, soups, salads, casseroles, and more—can all be prepared ahead of time, making putting food on the table that much easier. Each recipe includes instructions for refrigerating and/or freezing as well as storing and reheating directions. With exciting dishes like the Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats in Jars and the Herbed Salmon Salad, you’ll be able to have meals ready days in advance. As with her other books, all of Ellie’s recipes are healthy and come complete with nutrition information. But that doesn’t mean they taste like diet food! Just look at the Creamy Tomato Soup, Chicken Enchilada Pie, and Smoky Smothered Pork Chops, to name a few. You Have It Made helps you turn your fridge and freezer into a treasure chest of satisfying, good-for-you, make-ahead meals. “Makes truly nourishing food more accessible to the average household . . . Trendy superfoods such as chia seeds and farro make appearances, but the majority of recipes hew to more mainstream flavors and ingredients: herbed ham and cheese bread pudding; grilled steak and broccoli salad; and almond-crusted chicken tenders with apricot-mustard dipping sauce. In addition to casseroles and stews, Krieger includes prebaked flat bread and pre-simmered bouillabaisse broth. This well-crafted book provides solid inspiration for better eating.” —Publishers Weekly
“Go ahead and forward it. My parents will want that ... They went to her modest
flat, where she had already been packing to give it up, planning to live with her
mother through the birth and her maternity leave. When he saw the boxes, Cesar
Author: Dani Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Want a taste of Mills and Boon®? This exciting collection brings together M&B’s Modern, Desire, Medical, Cherish and Romantic Suspense in six thrillingly romantic stories. So here’s to having your cake and eating it too!
unload the slate from those horses and reload it into small, flatbottomed
riverboats. These then had to be sailed downstream with the tide along the
somewhat energetic but shallow river Dwryrd, only to need unloading again
before the slate ...
Author: Peter Ginn
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life – from trade and transportation to health and recreation.
Zahir stared ahead but he was gripping the steering-wheel rather tightly. He
knew that Adele was referring to last night. Of course he ... Zahir knew he hadn't
dropped her at her flat. This was a nursing home. He knew that Adele's mother
Author: Carol Marinelli
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Seduced by the Sheikh Surgeon by Carol Marinelli Challenging the Doctor Sheikh by Amalie Berlin The Doctor She Always Dreamed Of by Wendy S. Marcus The Nurse's Newborn Gift by Wendy S. Marcus Tempting Nashville's Celebrity Doc by Amy Ruttan Dr White's Baby Wish by Sue MacKay
BIBLICAL FLAT EARTH WAS WRITTEN "FREE STYLE AND RAW" for the IN-YOUR-FACE PURPOSE.
Author: Brett Salisbury
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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, the rate of progression of hearing loss, and the audiometric pattern (
highfrequency, low-frequency, or flat) can often be predicted by studying family
Author: Maxine A. Papadakis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Includes 6 online-only chapters at no additional cost! Visit AccessMedicine.com/CMDT The #1 annual internal medicine guide that clinicians turn to first—extensively revised and updated New to the 2016 edition of CMDT New sections on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; drug-induced lupus; and treatment of hepatitis C virus infection Expanded section on treatment for chronic noncancer pain, and rewritten sections on allergic diseases, renal amyloidosis, and staphylococcal bacteremia Updated treatment recommendations for diabetes mellitus; for weight loss in obesity; and for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and hairy cell leukemia New tables outlining the 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for defining severe aortic stenosis and when to operate in chronic severe aortic regurgitation Revised recommendations for managing anticoagulation and for dual antiplatelet therapy, plus a new treatment algorithm for pulmonary hypertension The latest pharmacologic approaches, including new biologics and anti-integrins for Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis; new medications for metastatic prostate cancer; and a new discussion on the role of antidepressants in managing generalized anxiety disorder Learn more at CMDT2016.com! Why CMDT is the ultimate clinical companion Detailed overview of other primary care topics, from gynecology, orthopedics and dermatology to ophthalmology, psychiatry, and neurology Only text with annual update on HIV and AIDS Specific disease prevention information Many decision-speeding diagnostic and treatment algorithms and tables Easy access to medication dosages, with trade names indexed and costs updated in each edition Current references, with unique identifiers (PubMed, PMID numbers) for rapid downloading of article abstracts and full articles CMDT Online (www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT) provides access to CMDT 2016 plus expanded pathophysiology information and six additional online-only chapters at no additional cost: Chapter e1: Anti-Infective Chemotherapeutic & Antibiotic Agents Chapter e2: Fundamentals of Human Genetics & Genomics Chapter e3: Diagnostic Testing & Medical Decision Making Chapter e4: Information Technology in Patient Care Chapter e5: Integrative Medicine Chapter e6: Podiatric Disorders In the primary care setting, only one text delivers the ideal balance of clinical practice and research evidence to optimize patient care CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. Written by top clinicians, this trusted resource spans the fields of internal medicine, reviewing symptoms, signs, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. Turn to any page, and you'll find concise, evidence-based answers to key questions concerning both in-hospital and ambulatory patient problems. In addition, sections feature a streamlined format that puts the latest diagnostic protocols, prevention strategies, and treatment options right at your fingertips. For more information, visit CMDT2016.com.
Public debate on the future of work and of education and training has been raging across Europe. Globalisation, digitisation, migration, demographics and the greening economy are the challenges fuelling discussions.
Public debate on the future of work and of education and training has been raging across Europe. Globalisation, digitisation, migration, demographics and the greening economy are the challenges fuelling discussions. Unemployment, underemployment, mismatches between people's skills and available jobs, and flat or falling incomes have been undermining the cohesion and the social model of European societies. It is against this backdrop that EU Member States have been working ever more closely together in vocational education and training (VET). In June 2016, the European Commission published a New skills agenda for Europe, which spelled out a list of immediate actions, with a view to enabling Europe to improve the quality and relevance of skills formation, to make skills and qualifications more visible and comparable, and to advance skills intelligence, documentation and informed career choices. As the current framework for cooperation in VET approaches its 2020 horizon, Cedefop is now looking further ahead to stimulate the debate on European VET cooperation until 2030. The first step has been to take stock of the current features of European VET systems, to identify similarities and differences.