• The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future book cover

    The Solar Economy

    Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future, 1st Edition

    By Hermann Scheer

    The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but, at present rates of consumption, will run out within decades, causing huge industrial dislocation and economic…

    Paperback – 2004-05-01
    Routledge

  • Solar Radiation and Daylight Models book cover

    Solar Radiation and Daylight Models

    2nd Edition

    By Tariq Muneer

    The cost of operating a building far exceeds the cost of constructing it, and yet until recently little attention was paid to the impact of solar radiation on the costs of heating, cooling and ventilation. And now that there has been a surge in interest in energy efficiency and solar design,…

    Paperback – 2004-03-11
    Routledge

  • Energy from the Desert: Practical Proposals for Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems book cover

    Energy from the Desert

    Practical Proposals for Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kosuke Kurokawa, Keiichi Komoto, Peter van der Vleuten, David Faiman

    The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. The third book in the Energy from the Desert series examines the socio-economic, environmental and financial issues…

    Hardback – 2003-10-01
    Routledge

  • Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples book cover

    Solar Energy Houses

    Strategies, Technologies, Examples, 1st Edition

    By Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings, Bjarne Saxhof

    Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating…

    Paperback – 2003-05-01
    Routledge

  • Photovoltaics in Buildings: A Design Handbook for Architects and Engineers book cover

    Photovoltaics in Buildings

    A Design Handbook for Architects and Engineers, 1st Edition

    By Friedrich Sick

    Edited by Thomas Erge

    The integration of photovoltaics (PV) into buildings goes beyond energy saving by providing a clean and elegant way of actually generating electricity. There are already numerous successful examples and rapid technological improvements promise expansion of PV's present niche market to that of a…

    Paperback – 1996-01-01
    Routledge

  • Solar Low Energy Houses of IEA Task 13 book cover

    Solar Low Energy Houses of IEA Task 13

    1st Edition

    By Robert Hastings

    The International Energy Agency's Task 13 is to advance solar building technologies. As part of that programme, 15 houses in 12 countries have been built to test new technologies and strategies for achieving low energy demand while maintaining a good indoor climate.;The principal strategies used…

    Paperback – 1994-11-01
    Routledge

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