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Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers Architects and Engineers


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Weight 9.00 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 x 0.75 in

Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A guide for installers architects and engineers. Solar Thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied in different conditions to meet space- and water – heating requirements in 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. All major topics for successful project implementation are included. Beginning with resources assessment and an outline of core components this guide covers solar thermal system design installation operation and maintenance for single households large systems swimming pool heaters solar air and solar cooling applications. Details on how to market solar thermal technologies a review of relevant simulation tools and data on selected regional national and international renewable energy support programmes are also provided.

In short the book offers a comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install solar thermal technology and will be a cherished resource for architects and engineers alike who are working on new projects electricians roofers and other installers craftsmen undertaking vocational training and anyone with a specialized and practical interest in this field.


  • Topics covered include the following:
  • Solar Radiation and arguments for its use
  • Components of solar thermal systems
  • Systems for single-family houses
  • Installation commissioning maintenance and servicing
  • Large-scale systems
  • Solar concentrating systems
  • Solar heating of open-air swimming pools
  • Solar air systems
  • Solar cooling
  • Simulation programs for solar thermal systems
  • Marketing and promotion


  • Pages: 298
  • Authors: The DGS and the DLR English translation and adaptation by Ecofys

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