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Solar energy : utilization in building operations

Guan, Li-Shan & Chen, Guangnan (2010) Solar energy : utilization in building operations. In Capehart, Barney L. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

In the face of increasing concern over global warming and climate change, interest in the utilizzation of solar energy for building operations is rapidly growing. In this entry, the importance of using renewable energy in building operations is first introduced. This is followed by a general overview on the energy from the sun and the methods to utilize solar energy. Possible applications of solar energy in building operations are then discussed, which include the use of solar energy in the forms of daylighting, hot water heating, space heating and cooling, and building-integrated photovoltaics.

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ID Code: 40973
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Solar Energy, Daylighting, Solar Heating and Cooling, Solar Power, Building Operation
ISBN: 9780849336539
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Systems Design (120404)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:32

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