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Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems.


Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

Robert E. Parkin

CRC Press


548 pages




This volume explains building-integrated solar energy systems, emphasizing how to harness solar energy in a single-family residence. It addresses the energy problem; what is needed for human comfort; heat losses from a structure; materials used in residential construction and construction techniques; the seasons and solar angles; the transmission of light through the atmosphere; solar gain and attenuation; the transmission of solar energy through glazing; climate and the siting of a solar structure; the history of solar structures; passive solar collection; non-concentrating, active solar collectors; photovoltaic panels; smart grids, FiTs (feed in tariffs), and net metering; architectural considerations for capturing solar energy; and methods of energy storage. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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