Energy Efficient Buildings with Solar and Geothermal Resources
A modern and unique perspective on solar and geothermal technologies for heating and cooling buildings
This book will have a broad appeal reaching practising engineers in the industry as well as students. With introductory sections for each technology described, material includes chapters on: geothermal energy use for the heating and cooling of buildings; a chapter on electrically driven heat pumps/chillers; material on night radiative cooling, photovoltaic thermal collectors, temperature modelling and thin film photovoltaic modelling.
Includes general introductory sections for each technology with market potential and applicationsCovers an increasingly important component of energy coursesConsiders a broad range of alternative renewable energy supplies relevant to the building sector, such as geothermal energy with heat pumpWith a special focus on solar cooling, provides detailed physical models of all technologies and example calculationsUnique in covering the fundamentals of meteorological modelling