Introduction to solar heating and cooling systems

R.Z. Wang, Z.Y. Xu,  and T.S. Ge     Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China


The solar heating and cooling systems are among the best solutions for the current energy and environment issues. In this chapter, the background and overview of the solar heating and cooling systems are given. In these systems, the energy sources are the solar power, and the consuming components include the heating and cooling devices. In order to ensure the steady operation of solar driven systems, the heat storage systems are also necessary. In this case, the different choices of solar energy, solar heating, solar cooling and heat storage are briefly introduced ...

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