Solar heating and cooling systems : fundamentals, experiments and applications
Solar heating and cooling systems : fundamentals experiments and applications
Solar heating and cooling systems : fundamentals, experiments and applications can also meet the cooling needs, with the advantage that the supply (sunny summer days) and the demand (desire for a cool indoor environment) are well matched. To generate synergy effects in climates with heating and cooling demand, combined systems should be used.Energy is vital for progress and development of a nation’s economy. The economic growth and technological advancement of every country depends on energy and the amount of available energy reflects that country’s quality of life.
Economy, population, and per capita energy consumption have increased the demand for energy during the last several decades. Fossil fuels continue to supply much of the energy used worldwide, and oil remains the primary energy source. However, fossil fuels are a major contributor to global warming. The awareness of global warming has been intensified in recent times and has reinvigorated the search for energy sources that are independent of fossil fuels and contribute less to global warming. Among the energy sources alternative to fossil fuels, renewable energy sources (RESs) such as solar and wind garner the public’s attention, as they are available and have fewer adverse effects on the environment than do fossil fuels.
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Solar heating and cooling systems : fundamentals, experiments and applications Content
- Author Biographies
- Solar Radiation
- Solar Collectors
- Thermal Energy Storage
- Solar Water and Space-Heating Systems
- Heat Distribution Systems in Buildings
- Solar Thermal-Driven Cooling Systems
- Solar-Assisted Heat Pumps
Renewable energy refers to the form of energy that neither becomes depleted nor has the natural ability to renew itself. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from the heat generated deep within the earth. RES include wind, wave, solar, biomass, hydro, tidal, and geothermal energies, or even thermal waste from various processes. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services