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Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment

  • Ion Visa
  • Anca Duta
  • Macedon Moldovan
  • Bogdan Burduhos
  • Mircea Neagoe
Book

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 1-57
  3. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 59-158
  4. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 159-239
  5. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 241-326
  6. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 327-339
  7. Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe
    Pages 341-384

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on solar energy conversion systems that can be implemented in the built environment, at building or at community level. The quest for developing a sustainable built environment asks for specific solutions to provide clean energy based on renewable sources, and solar energy is considered one of the cleanest available energy on Earth. The specific issues raised by the implementation location are discussed, including the climatic profile distorted by the buildings, the available surface on the buildings for implementation, etc. This book also discusses the seasonal and diurnal variability of the solar energy resource in parallel with the variability of the electrical and thermal energy demand in the built environment (particularly focusing on the residential buildings). Solutions are proposed to match these variabilities, including the development of energy mixes with other renewables (e.g. geothermal or biomass, for thermal energy production). Specific solutions, including case studies of systems implemented on buildings all over the world, are presented and analyzed for electrical and for thermal energy production and the main differences in the systems design are outlined. The conversion efficiency (thus the output) and the main causes of energy losses are considered in both cases. The architectural constraints are additionally considered and novel solar energy convertors with different shapes and colors are presented and discussed.

The durability of the solar energy conversion systems is analyzed considering the specific issues that occur when these systems are implemented in the built environment; based on practical examples, general conclusions are formulated and specific aspects are discussed in relation to experimental results and literature data.

With renewables implemented in the built environment likely to expand in the near future, this book represents welcome and timely material for all professionals and researchers that are aiming to provide efficient and feasible solutions for the sustainable built environment.

Keywords

Renewable energy systems in the built environment Sustainable energy in the built environment Solar-thermal systems Building integrated photovoltaics Sustainable community

Authors and affiliations

  • Ion Visa
    • 1
  • Anca Duta
    • 2
  • Macedon Moldovan
    • 3
  • Bogdan Burduhos
    • 4
  • Mircea Neagoe
    • 5
  1. 1.R&D Centre: Renewable Energy Systems and RecyclingTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania
  2. 2.R&D Centre: Renewable Energy Systems and RecyclingTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania
  3. 3.R&D Centre: Renewable Energy Systems and RecyclingTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania
  4. 4.R&D Centre: Renewable Energy Systems and RecyclingTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania
  5. 5.R&D Centre: Renewable Energy Systems and RecyclingTransilvania University of BrașovBrașovRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34829-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34828-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34829-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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