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Abstract

This paper presents and illustrates a P.C.-based aid for siting solar components using three dimensional modelling of the site and appropriate surroundings. Once the decision has been made to incorporate solar components into a building design, or to add them to an existing building, the question of their siting is of crucial importance. A general three dimensional modelling approach allows the question of siting to be addressed, both qualitatively via computer graphics, and quantitatively via numerical simulations. Good passive solar design also requires the incorporation of shading devices to prevent overheating at times of strong sunshine. Again the three dimensional modelling approach provides the opportunity to explore different types of shading devices, for both their effectiveness and their aesthetic impact.

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Authors: PECKHAM R J JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: ENERGY AND BUILDINGS FOR TEMPERATE CLIMATES. A MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL APPROACH, PORTO (PORTUGAL), JULY, 27-31, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 33988 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126102800 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en