Practical Applications for the Built Environment
By Lars Andren
Solar energy will play
an important role in our future energy supply, to the advantage of both
the environment and the economy. This book focuses on water-based solar
heating technology, presenting basic principles on solar radiation and
the solar heating system, including details on orientation and output,
sizing, the solar collector, the solar circuit, heat exchangers, heat
stores and overall system technology. A range of practical applications
are described, such as multi- and single-family dwellings, pools, camp
sites, sports facilities, schools and industry. The potential and
diversity of solar energy is made clear with additional sections on
solar electricity, passive solar and solar air heating.
'A practical primer on how to design solar heating systems.'
book] is intended to be used by designers, installers, end-users,
academics and students both as a reference text and as an introduction
to this important subject.'
to designers, installers, end-users, academics and students both as a
reference text and as an introduction to this important subject.'
the Solar Heating System
Solar Heating Applications
Solar Heating for Multi-Family Dwellings
Solar Heating for Single-Family Dwellings
Solar Heating for Outdoor Pools
Large-Scale Solar Heating Technology
Economy and Profitability Analysis
Other Solar Technologies
Summary and Look to the Future
References and Further Reading
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Andren has been Chairman of the Solar Energy Association of Sweden
(SEAS) since 1995. He has over 20 years' experience working in the
field, from the birth of solar technology, through its introduction and
breakthrough into the heating market.
October 2003 •
136 pages •
250 x 210mm •
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