Household Energy from the Sun

  • Linda Baine McGown
  • John O’M. Bockris


The part played by energy in the household (heating of water, home airconditioning, cooking, lighting, and refrigeration) comprises about 25% of the energy load in industrialized countries like the U.S. It would therefore be very worthwhile to get this energy directly from the sun by collecting it on rooftops, at least in the sunnier parts of the world. A pioneer in this field is seen in Figure 11.1.


Solar Energy Solar Collector Liquid Ammonia Space Heating Solar Water Heater 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Baine McGown
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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