Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems - A Guide for installers, architects and engineers

German Solar Energy Society and Ecofys 
Earthscan  January 2005  

Spiral bound  280 pp  ISBN 9781844071258      £100.00
Solar thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied in different conditions to meet space- and water-heating requirements in the residential, commercial and industrial building sectors. The potential for this technology and the associated environmental benefits are significant. This book offers clear guidance on planning and installing a solar thermal system, crucial to the successful uptake of this technology.

Every subject necessary for successful project implementation is included. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of core components, this guide details solar thermal system design, installation, operation and maintenance for single households, large systems, swimming pool heaters, solar air and solar cooling applications.


  • Irradiance and Solar Energy
  • Solar Thermal System Components
  • Systems for Single Households
  • Installation, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance
  • Large-scale Systems
  • Solar Concentrating Systems
  • Solar Swimming Pool Heaters
  • Solar Air Systems
  • Solar Cooling
  • Simulation Programs
  • The Fundamentals of Solar Marketing

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