Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081003015, 9780081003022

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling

1st Edition

Editors: Ruzhu Wang Tianshu Ge
eBook ISBN: 9780081003022
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081003015
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 8th June 2016
Page Count: 596
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Description

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling presents new information on the growing concerns about climate change, the security of energy supplies, and the ongoing interest in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.

The amount of energy used for heating and cooling is very significant, estimated, for example, as half of final energy consumption in Europe. Solar thermal installations have the potential to meet a large proportion of the heating and cooling needs of both buildings and industry and the number of solar thermal installations is increasing rapidly. This book provides an authoritative review of the latest research in solar heating and cooling technologies and applications.

Key Features

  • Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of heating and cooling for buildings and industry in one convenient volume
  • Part III, ‘Solar cooling technologies’ is contributed by authors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which is a world-leader in this area
  • Covers advanced applications from zero-energy buildings, through industrial process heat to district heating and cooling

Readership

Research and development professionals and engineers in the solar heating and cooling industries as well as postgraduate researchers in academia working on solar heating and cooling.

Table of Contents

  • Related titles
  • List of contributors
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
  • Part One. Introduction
    • 1. Introduction to solar heating and cooling systems
      • 1.1. Background
      • 1.2. Overview of solar heating and cooling systems
      • 1.3. Technology roadmap
    • 2. Resource assessment and site selection for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Definition of solar resources
      • 2.3. Relationship between solar resources and solar collectors
      • 2.4. Measuring and modeling the solar resource
      • 2.5. Solar resource data sets important to siting and sizing solar heating and cooling (SHC) technologies
      • 2.6. Sources of solar resource information
      • 2.7. Summary
    • 3. Energy efficiency and environmental impact of solar heating and cooling systems
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Energy use in the built environment
      • 3.3. Worldwide market penetration of solar heating and cooling systems
      • 3.4. Overview of technologies used for solar heating and cooling systems and their efficiency
      • 3.5. Environmental impact of solar heating and cooling systems
      • 3.6. Conclusions
  • Part Two. Solar heating systems
    • 4. Nontracking solar collection technologies for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Flat plate collectors
      • 4.3. Flat plate collectors with diffuse reflectors
      • 4.4. Compound parabolic collectors
      • 4.5. Reverse flat plate collectors
      • 4.6. Evacuated tube collectors
      • 4.7. Conclusions
      • Glossary
    • 5. Tracking solar collection technologies for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 5.1. Definition of solar tracking technology
      • 5.2. Classification and features
      • 5.3. Control system
      • 5.4. Practical examples
    • 6. Passive solar space heating
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. Sun and built forms
      • 6.3. Passive solar heating systems materials and components
      • 6.4. Passive solar heating systems technologies
      • 6.5. Economics and energy efficiency of passive solar heating systems
      • 6.6. Passive solar heating systems at high latitudes: a case study
      • 6.7. Conclusions and future trends
    • 7. Innovations in passive solar water heating systems
      • 7.1. Introduction
      • 7.2. Flat plate collector–thermosiphon
      • 7.3. Evacuated tube collector
      • 7.4. Integrated collector storage systems and compound parabolic collectors
      • 7.5. Hybrid photovoltaic/thermal collector
      • 7.6. Conclusion and future trends
      • Nomenclature
      • Subscripts
      • Greek letters
    • 8. Active solar space heating
      • 8.1. Background on active space heating
      • 8.2. Operation of active solar space heating systems
      • 8.3. Solar hybrid systems
      • 8.4. Energy efficiency of active solar space heating
    • 9. Active solar water heating systems
      • 9.1. History
      • 9.2. Overview of technologies for active solar water heating systems
      • 9.3. Economics and energy efficiency of active solar water heating systems
      • 9.4. Applications of active solar water heating systems: case study
      • 9.5. Conclusions and future trends
  • Part Three. Solar cooling technologies
    • 10. Photovoltaic-powered solar cooling systems
      • 10.1. Introduction
      • 10.2. Performance index
      • 10.3. Photovoltaic-powered refrigeration system
      • 10.4. Photovoltaic-powered air-conditioning system
      • 10.5. Conclusions
    • 11. Solar-powered absorption cooling systems
      • 11.1. Overview
      • 11.2. Low-temperature solar power-driven systems
      • 11.3. Medium-temperature solar power-driven systems
      • 11.4. Drawbacks of solar absorption cooling systems and improvement
      • 11.5. Economic performance and adaptability analysis
      • 11.6. Summary
    • 12. Solar-powered adsorption cooling systems
      • 12.1. Introduction
      • 12.2. Low-temperature solar-powered adsorption systems
      • 12.3. Medium-temperature solar-powered adsorption systems
      • 12.4. Summary
    • 13. Review of solar-powered desiccant cooling systems
      • 13.1. Solar-powered rotary desiccant wheel cooling system
      • 13.2. Solar-powered liquid desiccant systems
      • 13.3. Summary
    • 14. Other types of solar-powered cooling systems
      • 14.1. Introduction
      • 14.2. Other types of solar-powered cooling systems
      • 14.3. Conclusion
  • Part Four. Heat storage for solar heating and coolingapplications
    • 15. Sensible heat storage for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 15.1. Introduction
      • 15.2. Storage materials
      • 15.3. Classification of sensible thermal energy storage systems
      • 15.4. Working principle
      • 15.5. Sensible thermal storage technologies
      • 15.6. Thermal performance evaluations
      • Nomenclature and symbols
    • 16. Latent heat storage for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 16.1. Introduction
      • 16.2. Temperature level for latent heat storage design
      • 16.3. Storage media
      • 16.4. Main materials for storage (Pumpable slurries and PCM)
      • 16.5. Examples
      • 16.6. Conclusion
      • List of symbols
      • Greek symbols
      • Subscripts
      • Abbreviations
    • 17. Chemisorption heat storage for solar low-energy buildings
      • 17.1. Introduction
      • 17.2. Basics of chemisorption
      • 17.3. Important considerations concerning application to buildings
      • 17.4. Chemical heat storage materials
      • 17.5. Storage reactor developments
      • 17.6. Conclusions
      • List of symbols
      • Greek letters
      • Subscripts
      • Superscript
    • 18. Thermochemical heat storage for solar heating and cooling systems
      • 18.1. Introduction
      • 18.2. Thermochemical heat storage
      • 18.3. Summary and perspective
  • Part Five. Advanced applications of solar heatingand cooling systems
    • 19. Combined photovoltaic/thermal technology for building applications
      • 19.1. Introduction
      • 19.2. Flat plate photovoltaic/thermal systems and equipment for building applications
      • 19.3. Advanced system design and performance analysis
      • 19.4. Final remarks
    • 20. Future trends for solar energy use in nearly zero energy buildings
      • 20.1. Renewables in the built environment
      • 20.2. Solar energy potential for thermal energy production in the built environment
      • 20.3. New trends in increasing the use of solar energy conversion systems integrated in nearly zero energy buildings
      • 20.4. Instead of conclusions
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
596
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780081003022
Hardcover ISBN:
9780081003015

About the Editor

Ruzhu Wang

Professor Ruzhu Wang has been Director of the Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 1993 and is a leading scientist in the area of adsorption refrigeration research and solar cooling. In recent years he has also had a deep involvement in green building energy systems. Prof. Wang has published more than 300 journal papers, about 200 of which are in international journals, and has written 5 books on refrigeration technologies. He was elected as one of the top one hundred outstanding professors in China Universities by MOE China in 2007. Prof. Wang was appointed deputy Editor-in-Chief for the international journal Energy and Associate editor of Solar Energy. In the last ten years, he has been invited to give plenary lectures in international conferences more than 10 times.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Tianshu Ge

Tianshu Ge is a Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Awards

Research and development professionals and engineers in the solar heating and cooling industries as well as postgraduate researchers in academia working on solar heating and cooling.