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Solar Energy Engineering, 2nd Edition by Soteris A. Kalogirou

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Chapter 6

Solar Space Heating and Cooling

Abstract

Chapter 6 deals with solar space heating and cooling systems. Initially, methods to estimate the thermal load of buildings are given, including the heat balance method, the transfer function method, heat extraction rate and room temperature, the simple degree-day method, and the building heat transfer. Then some general features of passive space design are presented followed by the active systems design. Passive systems include building construction-thermal mass effects, incidental thermal mass effects, intentional thermal mass effects, characteristics and performance of thermal storage walls, building shape and orientation, insulation, windows, sunspaces, overhangs, and natural ventilation. ...

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