Energy Management in Buildings Using Photovoltaics

  • Elena Papadopoulou

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Although fossil fuels remain the primary global energy source, developing and expanding economies are creating an ever-widening gap between supply and demand. Efficient energy management offers a cost-effective opportunity for both industrialized and developing nations to limit the enormous financial and environmental costs associated with burning fossil fuels. The implication of photovoltaic systems in particular presents the potential for clean and sustainable electrical energy to be generated from an unrestricted source.

Energy Management in Buildings Using Photovoltaics demonstrates how adopting ‘best practices’ for energy management and harvesting can reduce the

need to construct new generating facilities.

 

Illustrated with figures, tables and photos, Energy Management in Buildings Using Photovoltaics provides an introduction and step by step instructions on designing and planning photovoltaic systems and energy policies for both residential and industrial buildings. With particular focus on the example of

provided by European industry, the creation of energy efficient systems is explored including chapters on:

· Zero Energy Buildings,

· Photovoltaics Technology, and

· Connection of the Network.

 

By presenting this topic from basic introduction to highly technical analysis, Energy Management in Buildings Using Photovoltaics acts a study guide for postgraduate students as well as a key point of reference for researchers and technical consultants in the field of photovoltaic systems.

 

Keywords

Energy Benefit Energy Consumption Energy Management Greenhouse Gases Photovoltaic System

Authors and affiliations

  • Elena Papadopoulou
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  1. 1., Dept. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaPtolemaidaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2383-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2382-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2383-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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