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Solar Heating and Cooling Systems

Book Description

Solar Heating and Cooling Systems: Fundamentals, Experiments and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of this modern energy issue from both a scientific and technical level that is based on original research and the synthesis of consistent bibliographic material that meets the increasing need for modernization and greater energy efficiency to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Ioan Sarbu and Calin Sebarchievici present a comprehensive overview of all major solar energy technologies, along with  the fundamentals, experiments, and applications of solar heating and cooling systems. Technical, economic, and energy saving aspects related to design, modeling, and operation of these systems are also explored.

This reference includes physical and mathematical concepts developed to make this publication a self-contained and up-to-date source of information for engineers, researchers, and professionals who are interested in the use of solar energy as an alternative energy source.

  • Includes learning aims, chapter summaries, problems and solutions to support the theories presented
  • Puts a specific emphasis on the practical application of the technologies in heating and cooling systems
  • Contains calculating equations for the energy and economic index of solar systems

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Author Biographies
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. Generalities
    2. 1.2. Renewable Energy
  8. Chapter 2. Solar Radiation
    1. 2.1. Generalities
    2. 2.2. Calculation of Solar Radiation
    3. 2.3. Prediction of Solar Radiation Using Improved Bristow–Campbell Model
  9. Chapter 3. Solar Collectors
    1. 3.1. Generalities
    2. 3.2. Solar Thermal Collectors
    3. 3.3. Solar PV Collectors
    4. 3.4. Solar PV/Thermal Hybrid Collectors
    5. 3.5. Performances of a PV/T Collector With Water Heating in Buildings
    6. 3.6. Performances of a Hybrid PV/T-Solar System for Residential Applications
  10. Chapter 4. Thermal Energy Storage
    1. 4.1. Generalities
    2. 4.2. Classification and Characteristics of Storage Systems
    3. 4.3. Sensible Heat Storage
    4. 4.4. Latent-Heat Storage
    5. 4.5. Chemical Energy Storage
    6. 4.6. Cool Thermal Energy Storage
    7. 4.7. Performance and Cost of Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  11. Chapter 5. Solar Water and Space-Heating Systems
    1. 5.1. Generalities
    2. 5.2. Solar Water Heating Systems
    3. 5.3. Solar Space-Heating Systems
    4. 5.4. Solar Combisystems
    5. 5.5. Solar District Heating
    6. 5.6. Solar Heating for Industrial Processes
  12. Chapter 6. Heat Distribution Systems in Buildings
    1. 6.1. Generalities
    2. 6.2. Radiator Heating System
    3. 6.3. Radiant Heating Systems
    4. 6.4. Room Air Heaters
    5. 6.5. Control of Heating Systems
    6. 6.6. Efficiency of Heating Systems
    7. 6.7. Energy Analysis of Solar Heating Systems
    8. 6.8. Economic Analysis Indicators
  13. Chapter 7. Solar Thermal-Driven Cooling Systems
    1. 7.1. Generalities
    2. 7.2. Solar-Powered Sorption Cooling Systems
    3. 7.3. Solar Thermomechanical Cooling Systems
    4. 7.4. Hybrid Cooling and Heating Systems
    5. 7.5. Comparison of Various Solar Thermal Cooling Systems
    6. 7.6. Conclusions
  14. Chapter 8. Solar Electric Cooling Systems
    1. 8.1. Generalities
    2. 8.2. Solar Photovoltaic Cooling Systems
    3. 8.3. Solar Thermoelectric Cooling Systems
  15. Chapter 9. Solar-Assisted Heat Pumps
    1. 9.1. Generalities
    2. 9.2. Operation Principle of a Heat Pump
    3. 9.3. Vapor Compression-Based Heat Pump Systems
    4. 9.4. Energy Performances of a DX-SAHP Water Heating System
    5. 9.5. Solar-Assisted Absorption Heat Pumps
    6. 9.6. Performances of an Experimental Solar-Assisted Absorption Ground-Coupled Heat Pump in Cooling Operation
  16. Index