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.
Chapter 1 Introduction:
Solar Heating Systems
Circulation and Control
Chapter 2 How the Buildings have Performed:
Chapter 3 Lessons from the Survey:
Component and System Design
Chapter 4 Recommendations for Design:
Chapter 5 Statistical Summaries:
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
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- © Pergamon 1981
- 1st January 1981
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