Solar Energy in Buildings presents solar radiation fundamentals and their applications in buildings, supported by theoretical analysis and results of original simulation studies in solar energy availability, collection, and conversion for both active and passive use. In-depth coverage of energy balance and heat transfer in building envelopes is supported by the inclusion of calculations and case studies, while contextualizing within an integrated design approach.
- Explains the best uses of cutting-edge advances such as concentrated solar thermal, thermoelectric and polymetric materials
- Covers active and passive solar collection and conversion systems
- Provides energy balance calculations and case studies deriving from real installations connect theory and practice
Learn how new materials, technologies and design options make solar energy more crucial than ever for optimizing energy savings and thermal comfort in buildings.
About the Author
Prof Dr Dorota Chwieduk DSc. PhD., M.Sc, Mech. Eng, Energy and Buildings is Senior Researcher and Deputy Director of the Institute of Heat Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology and President of the Polish Solar Energy Society. She is Past President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) – Europe, has held scientific fellowships at Munich Technical University, Germany, and is a Fellow of both the Thermodynamic and Combustion and the Physics of Building Construction Committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Chwieduk is Editor in Chief of “Polish Solar Energy magazine and Vice President of the Society of Energy and Environment. She was a nominated member of the AGE – Advisory Group on Energy for the FP7 of the European Commission. Dr. Chwieduk is co-author of over 200 papers and 8 books. A member of the World Renewable Energy Network she was recipient of WREN’s 2008 Pioneer in Renewable Energy Award.