Solar Energy in Buildings

Solar Energy in Buildings : Thermal Balance for Efficient Heating and Cooling

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Solar Energy in Buildings presents solar radiation fundamentals and their applications in buildings, supported by theoretical analysis and results of original simulation studies in solar energy availability, collection, and conversion for both active and passive use. In-depth coverage of energy balance and heat transfer in building envelopes is supported by the inclusion of calculations and case studies, while contextualizing within an integrated design approach.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 500g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 125 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124105149
  • 9780124105140

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Solar Radiation - Fundamentals

Chapter 2 - Availability of Solar Radiation on the Earth

Chapter 3 - Shaping Building Envelope with Regard to Incident Solar Radiation

Chapter 4 - Photothermal Conversion in A Building

Chapter 5 - Passive Utilization of Solar Energy In A Building

Chapter 6 - Energy Balance of A Building With Regard To Solar Radiation Exposure

Chapter 7 - Active Solar Systems in Buildings

Chapter 8 - Buildings "Aware" of Solar Energy Impact
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About Dorota Chwieduk

Prof Dr Dorota Chwieduk DSc. PhD., M.Sc, Mech. Eng, Energy and Buildings is Senior Researcher and Deputy Director of the Institute of Heat Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology and President of the Polish Solar Energy Society. She is Past President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) - Europe, has held scientific fellowships at Munich Technical University, Germany, and is a Fellow of both the Thermodynamic and Combustion and the Physics of Building Construction Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chwieduk is Editor in Chief of "Polish Solar Energy" magazine and Vice President of the Society of Energy and Environment. She was a nominated member of the AGE - Advisory Group on Energy for the FP7 of the European Commission. Dr. Chwieduk is co-author of over 200 papers and 8 books. A member of the World Renewable Energy Network she was recipient of WREN's 2008 Pioneer in Renewable Energy Award.
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