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.' Technology Ireland '[This 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.' New Review 'Invaluable to designers, installers, end-users, academics and students both as a reference text and as an introduction to this important subject.' CADDET InfoPoint
IPreface * Acknowledgements * Introduction * 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 * Procurement * Other Solar Technologies * Summary and Look to the Future * References and Further Reading * Glossary * Index