Solar House - A Guide for the Solar Designer
Dr Terry Galloway
Paperback 240pp, 70 illus ISBN 9780750658317
- Provides essential information for the solar designer and contractor
- Gives an insight into the authors experience of living in a solar house to advise on best practice
- Informs about the latest technology and methods for maintenance of the solar home
Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features
to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing,
planning and building a solar house.
The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the reader of the technology
and practices needed for the design, operation and maintenance of the solar home.
Each of the technologies of the house, such as space heating and cooling, domestic hot
water and electric power technologies, are critiqued from the point of view of the
owner/resident, with the author using his thirty years experience of living in a solar home.
This provides home owners who are thinking of going solar with first hand evidence of
best practice, and provides the architect and designer with the knowledge of how to best
satisfy their clients needs.
Contents back to top
Goal of this Guide; Site Location; Direct Solar Heating of Tiled Floors; Attached
Greenhouse Passive Heating; Domestic Hot Water; Photovoltaic Electric Power;
Combined DHW and Swimming Pool Heating; Space Heating; Space Cooling; Maintenance
Saves Money; Payback Economics; Thermal Performance Monitoring; Solar Energy Future
Options; References; Bibliography, Symbols and Notations; Appendices; Index.
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