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Abstract

This report presents data for 33 occupied houses and buildings with solar assisted space heating systems, all The report describes the projects, presents the measurements and discusses the performance, as well as the technical problems which have been experienced. The measurements show that the majority have performed less well than expected and were expensive in relation to their performance. However the study also indicates that significantly higher energy yields can be obtained, and shows possible ways of achieving them. It is clear that more attention should be paid to maximizing the solar heat contribution per unit collector area or per unit of investment, and this report is intended to contribute to the development of an improved 2nd generation of optimized solar heating systems, which promise higher energy yields and reliability with improved cost effectiveness. The main conclusions and recommendations on Reporting are presented.

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Authors: GODOY R, ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK);TURRENT D, ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK);FERRARO R ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK), ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8004 EN (1983) MF, 285 P., 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1425, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1907
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989122013100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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