About this book
This book, based on the research experience and outcomes of a group of international contributors, addresses a range of advanced energy efficiency technologies and their applications in solar heating, cooling and power generation, while also providing solutions for tackling recurring low efficiency problems in today’s systems. It highlights the latest technologies and methods, which can significantly improve the performance of solar systems, enabling readers to design, construct and apply high-performance solar systems in or for their own projects.
The contributors provide a systematic introduction to state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies that demonstrates how to implement innovative solar systems. These technologies include:
• heat pipes and loop heat pipes;
• phase change materials (PCMs) and PCM slurries;
• micro-channel panels;
• desiccant/adsorption cycling;
• ejector cooling and heat pumps; and
• solar concentration and thermoelectric units.
The book shows how innovative solar systems applicable to rural and urban buildings can be analysed and demonstrates the successful implementation of these advanced technologies. It delivers the design principles and associated energy performance assessment methods for a range of selected solar heating, cooling and power generation projects.
This book offers a valuable source of information for final-year undergraduate students, as well as graduate students and academic lecturers, as it promotes the widespread deployment of advanced solar heating, cooling and power generation technologies applicable for buildings across the globe. The book is also a good point of reference for design engineers and energy consultants who wish to extend their knowledge of advanced technologies used to achieve energy efficiency.
Table of Contents
- Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies for Solar Heating, Cooling and Power Generation
- Springer International Publishing
- Print ISBN
- Electronic ISBN
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Prof. Xudong Zhao
Dr. Xiaoli Ma