Solar Houses in Europe

Solar Houses in Europe

How They Have Worked

1st Edition - October 22, 2013

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  • Editors: W. Palz, T. C. Steemers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147345

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Solar Houses in Europe: How they have Worked? is a seven-chapter text that presents monitored data from houses in various C.E.C. countries and climates, highlighting the performance of typical solar heating systems. The opening chapter introduces solar heating systems, solar collectors, heat storage, and the concept of circulation and control in solar heating systems. The succeeding chapters deal with the factors that influence the heating system's daily, monthly, and annual performance. A chapter focuses on the design requirements for solar collectors, primary circuit, heat storage, and system controls. These topics are followed by statistical summaries and a discussion of the importance of system monitoring. The concluding chapter discusses various solar heating project results. This book is of value to building engineers, architects, solar energy experts, and solar house owners.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction:


    Solar Heating Systems



    Circulation and Control

    Chapter 2 How the Buildings have Performed:

    Annual Performance

    Monthly Performance

    Daily Performance

    Chapter 3 Lessons from the Survey:





    Component and System Design


    Heat Storage

    Chapter 4 Recommendations for Design:


    Primary Circuit

    Heat Storage

    System Controls

    Chapter 5 Statistical Summaries:


    Building Parameters

    System Parameters

    Auxiliary Heat

    Annual Performance

    Annual Solar Contribution

    Chapter 6 Monitoring:



    Data Acquisition Systems

    Proposal for a low-cost Acquisition System


    Chapter 7 Reports on 31 Projects

    List of Projects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: October 22, 2013
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147345

About the Editors

W. Palz

T. C. Steemers

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