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Solar Energy Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings,9781118139240
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Solar Energy Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings

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1118139240
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9/23/2013
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Summary

Solar Energy is an authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems in building projects, with applications, operating principles, and simple tools for the construction, engineering, and design professional. The book simplifies the solar design and engineering process, providing sample documentation and special tools that provide all the information needed for the complete design of a solar energy system for buildings to enable mainstream MEP and design firms, and not just solar energy specialists, to meet the growing demand for solar energy systems in building projects.

Author Biography

ANDY WALKER, PhD, is Principal Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Dr. Walker conducts engineering and economic analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in government facilities, such as national parks and military bases, and corporate facilities, such as Frito-Lay North America and Anheuser-Busch. He has also taught energy-related classes in the mechanical and architectural engineering departments at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines, and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Delivering Solar Energy Projects

1. History and current use of solar energy

2. Advantages of solar energy

3. Solar Energy Project Delivery Process

4.Integration of Solar Energy into the Existing Infrastructure Solar Storage Example

Chapter 2: The Solar Energy Resource

Structure of the Sun

Nuclear Fusion: The Source of the Sun’s Power

The Spectral Nature of Solar Radiation

Position of the Sun in the Sky

Direct Beam, Diffuse, and Global Solar Insolation

Solar Radiation in the Plane of a Solar Collector Surface

Incident Angle of Direct Beam Sun on a Surface

Example Calculation of Solar Insolation Incident on a Surface The Effect of Shade

Solar Resource Measurement

Solar Resource Maps and Data

Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) Weather Data

Forecasting Solar Resource Hours or Days in the Future

Diagnosis of Solar Energy System Performance using Solar Resource Data

Computer Tools for Analysis of Solar Position and Solar Resources

Standards related to Solar Resource Assessment

Chapter 3: Photovoltaics (PV, Solar Electricity)

Photovoltaic Cells and Modules

Use of Published Temperature Coefficients, α, β and δ

Different Types of Photovoltaic Devices

Nameplate Rating and DataSheets for PV Modules

Energy Balance for a PV Module, Nominal Operating Temperature (NOCT)

Power Output of a PV Module

Photovoltaic System Schematic Design

Photovoltaic System Components

Calculating Energy and Cost Savings Associated with a Photovoltaic System

Estimating Electric Use and Solar Fraction

Recommended Applications

Simple Hand Calculation of Photovoltaic System Size and Energy Delivery

Estimating the Energy Cost Savings of a Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) System

Numerical Example of Simple Hand Calculations for Size, Cost and Electricity Delivery of Photovoltaics (Solar Electric) System

Computer Tools for Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems

Codes and Standards for Photovoltaic Modules and Systems

Example Procurement Specifications for Grid-tied Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) System

Operation and Maintenance of Photovoltaic Systems Case Studies

Chapter 4: Solar Water Heating

Different Types of Solar Water Heating Collectors

Solar Water Heating System Schematic Design

Solar Water Heating System Components

Numerical Example of Pump Power Calculation

Calculating Energy and Cost Savings Associated with a Solar Water Heating System

Recommended Applications

Simple Hand Calculation of Solar Water Heating System Size and Energy Delivery

Numerical Example of Simple Hand Calculations for Size, Cost and Heat Delivery of Solar Water Heating System

System Thermodynamics and Computer Tools for Analysis of Solar Water Heating Systems

Codes and Standards for Solar Water Heaters

Example Procurement Specifications for Solar Water Heating System

Operation and Maintenance of Solar Water Heating Systems Case Studies

Chapter 5: Solar Ventilation Air Preheating

Operating Principle of the Transpired Air-Heating Solar Collector

Solar Ventilation Air Preheat System Components

Recommended Applications

Codes and Standards

Calculating Energy and Cost Savings Associated with a Solar Ventilation Air Preheat Installation

Simple Hand Calculation

Numerical Example of Simple Hand Calculations for Size, Cost and Heat Delivery of Solar Ventilation
Preheat Systems

Computer Tools for Analysis of Solar Ventilation Preheat Systems

Example Procurement Specifications for Solar Ventilation Preheat System

Case Studies

Chapter 6: Solar Space Heating and Cooling

Site Issues

Solar Heat Gain through Windows and Opaque Surfaces

Materials and Building Systems for Solar Space Heating

Window Overhangs

Thermal Storage

Heat Distribution Systems

Solar Space Heating (Passive or Active) System Schematic Design

Calculating Energy and Cost Savings Associated with a Solar Space Heating System

Estimating Energy Use and Solar Fraction

Simple Hand Calculation of Solar Space Heating System Sizing and Energy Delivery

Computer tools for analysis of passive solar systems

Codes and Standards related to Passive Solar Heating

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Example procurement specifications for passive solar thermal storage wall

Operation and Maintenance of Passive Solar Heating Systems Case Studies

Chapter 7: Case Studies of Solar Buildings

Case Study: Residence in Golden Colorado

Case Study: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, Las Vegas Nevada

Case Study: Research Support Facility (RSF) Office Building, Golden Colorado



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