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Design concepts for solar heating in a Mediterranean climate

Abstract

Solar heating is often designed in a similar way to classical central heating. The consequence is a very high cost which can only be reduced by using a calorific fluid at a lower temperature than is customary, improved architectural design and a further research into new passive heating methods. The collection area and storage volume necessary to obtain good solar efficiency were computed in a Mediterranean climate. Emphasis is put on large thermal inertia which is best achieved by using the latent heat of materials. The result of an experiment performed with salt hydrates is most promising but many problems of time instability have still to be solved.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1977
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-7709179-1
Reference Number:
ERA-04-038461; EDB-79-077693
Resource Relation:
Conference: International study workshop on solar heating in residences, Liege, Belgium, 12 Sep 1977
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; LATENT HEAT STORAGE; REVIEWS; SOLAR SPACE HEATING; AUXILIARY HEATING; CLIMATES; COASTAL REGIONS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; HYDRATES; INSOLATION; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; SALTS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY STORAGE; HEAT STORAGE; HEATING; SEAS; SOLAR HEATING; SPACE HEATING; STORAGE; SURFACE WATERS; 140901* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling; 142000 - Solar Energy- Heat Storage- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
8305492
Research Organizations:
Observatoire de Nice, 06 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Availability:
Dep. NTIS (US Sales Only), PC A03/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
FR
Size:
Pages: 27
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Citation Formats

Schneider, M, Berger, X, Bourdeau, L, Jaffrin, A, and Sylvain, J D. Design concepts for solar heating in a Mediterranean climate. France: N. p., 1977. Web.
Schneider, M, Berger, X, Bourdeau, L, Jaffrin, A, & Sylvain, J D. Design concepts for solar heating in a Mediterranean climate. France.
Schneider, M, Berger, X, Bourdeau, L, Jaffrin, A, and Sylvain, J D. 1977. "Design concepts for solar heating in a Mediterranean climate." France.
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title = {Design concepts for solar heating in a Mediterranean climate}
author = {Schneider, M, Berger, X, Bourdeau, L, Jaffrin, A, and Sylvain, J D}
abstractNote = {Solar heating is often designed in a similar way to classical central heating. The consequence is a very high cost which can only be reduced by using a calorific fluid at a lower temperature than is customary, improved architectural design and a further research into new passive heating methods. The collection area and storage volume necessary to obtain good solar efficiency were computed in a Mediterranean climate. Emphasis is put on large thermal inertia which is best achieved by using the latent heat of materials. The result of an experiment performed with salt hydrates is most promising but many problems of time instability have still to be solved.}
place = {France}
year = {1977}
month = {Jan}
}