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:

    Climate

    Solar Heating Systems

    Demand

    Collectors

    Circulation and Control

    Chapter 2 How the Buildings have Performed:

    Annual Performance

    Monthly Performance

    Daily Performance

    Chapter 3 Lessons from the Survey:

    Climate

    Building

    Occupants

    Controls

    Component and System Design

    Collectors

    Heat Storage

    Chapter 4 Recommendations for Design:

    Collectors

    Primary Circuit

    Heat Storage

    System Controls

    Chapter 5 Statistical Summaries:

    Climate

    Building Parameters

    System Parameters

    Auxiliary Heat

    Annual Performance

    Annual Solar Contribution

    Chapter 6 Monitoring:

    Design

    Instrumentation

    Data Acquisition Systems

    Proposal for a low-cost Acquisition System

    Glossary

    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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