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Solar Air Systems - Built Examples

Edited by S. Robert Hastings 
James and James  1999  


Paperback  224 pages  ISBN 9781873936856      £80.00

Active solar systems for air heating are a straightforward yet effective way of using solar energy for space heating and tempering ventilation air. They offer some unique advantages over solar water systems, can offer improved comfort and fuller use of solar gains than passive solar systems and are a natural fit with mechanically ventilated buildings. They can be economical, with short pay-back periods and can act not only as space heating or ventilation air heating but also for water pre-heating, sunshading, electricity generation (with hybrid photovoltaic systems) and can help induce cooling.

Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed solar air systems are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial commercial buildings with six different configurations of solar air systems used. Each example building is described over several pages, with plans, performance details and illustrations provided. This is supplemented by a summary of the types of system used.

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