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Solar Heating in Cold Regions

Handbook / Manual

By: Jean-Francois Rozis

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1996 | #56456 | ISBN: 1853393290
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For technicians and designers working in the cold regions of the South.


Part 1 The issues for solar heating in cold regions of developing countries: what can solar energy offer?, the cold regions of developing countries why passive heating is suitable for cold regions of developing countries, experimentation and applications; an intervention methodology, methodology for a programme of dissemination of solar techniques. Part 2 Nine solar installations for housing and agriculture: housing types tested in cold regions, the solar wall, the Trombe wall, the attached greenhouse - verand type; mixed hammam/solar wall system; examples of agricultural applications, the open field solar greenhouse; polythene greenhouse, the attached growers' greenhouse, solar hen house for latitudes over 25 degrees, low-latitude solar hen house using latent heat. Part 3 The physics of solar heating: the solar resource, the origin of the sun and solar radiation, the impact of solar radiation on a given area, forecasting energy received at a given surface; materials and their thermal properties, three fundamental modes of heat transfer, the steady state, the thermal behaviour of materials; details of collection, storage and distribution, absorption, heat distribution, collector-storage interaction; role of thermal insulation, thermal insulation of glazing, controlling air re-circulation, insulation of opaque surfaces; building design and choice of system; predicting thermal performance of solar buildings, simplified manual methods, computer methods.

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