Solar energy: utilization in building operations

Guan, Lisa and Chen, Guangnan (2010) Solar energy: utilization in building operations. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology. Taylor & Francis Books, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-0-8493-3653-9

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In the face of increasing concern over global warming and climate change, interest in the utilization 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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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 03:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy; building; climate change
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120202 Building Science and Techniques
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE-120046002

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