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Abstract

The Performance Monitoring Group has been undertaking Performance Optimisation Studies to achieve higher energy savings per unit capital cost of the solar heating system. The Performance Optimisation Studies have been carried out by making local extensions for the existing PMG structure, whilst at the same time other more traditional PMG work has continued to be undertaken by the original Group. The studies have resulted in designs, produced under realistic practical constraints, which show improvements in cost effectiveness by a factor of 1.5 to 2.5 with respect to most projects studied previously by the PMG in its project data collection exercises. In addition, the PMG has continued to collect and analyse system performance data from monitored solar buildings in Europe, concentrating on innovative systems and systems with improved performance. Pilot test projects are recommended to establish if the energy savings predicted in the design studies can be achieved in practice.

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Authors: FERRARO R, ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK);GODOY R ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK), ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8949 EN (1984) MF, 100 P., BFR 240, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 500, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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