Item description for Solar Installations: 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 detailed description of practical applications is provided, including multi-family dwellings, single-family dwellings, outdoor pools and large-scale solar heating technology.
The book offers different participants in the building and building services sectors an opportunity to understand and use solar heating. The potential and diversity of solar energy is made clear with additional sections on solar electricity, passive solar and solar air heating. The author closes with a summary on the current position and likely future of solar energy.
"Solar Installations" will be invaluable to designers, installers, end-users, academics and students as a reference text and springboard into this important subject.
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