The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation
Solar Domestic Water
Heating is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of solar
domestic water heating systems. As fossil fuel prices continue to rise
and awareness of climate change grows, interest in domestic solar water
heating is expanding.
Solar water heating technology is the most
environmentally-friendly way to heat water. This fully-illustrated and
easy-to-follow guide shows how domestic solar water heating systems
work, the different types of systems, types of collectors, both flat
plate and evacuated tube, types of storage tanks and other accessories.
It also shows how systems are installed and explains how solar water
heating can be integrated into existing water heating systems. Numerous
examples from around the world have been included. The ideal guide for
plumbers, heating engineers, builders and architects, housing and
property developers, home owners and DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who
needs a clear introduction to solar water heating technology.
Handbook by Chris Laughton is really worthy of its name. High quality
components, design and installation are at the core of the book, which
gives a great overview of good and bad practice with solar heating
Berthold Breid, CEO, Renewables Academy (RENAC), Berlin
1. What is Solar Heating?
2. Solar Radiation and Resources
3. How Solar DWH Works
4. Solar Collectors
5. Solar Heating Systems
6. Additional Components
7. System Layouts
8. Designing a System
9. Sizing System Components
11. The Economics of Solar Heating
12. Other Types of Solar Heating
13. Case Studies
Laughton is Managing Director of The Solar Design Company. He is an
experienced heating engineer, author and lecturer, and a regular
columnist in magazines, journals and on-line media.
May 2010 •
192 pages •
246 x 189mm
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