Architectural Press An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP 225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-2041 A division of Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd A member of Reed Elsevier plc group First published 2001 Sue Roaf 2001
Source: HANDBOOK OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS
Analysis of Solar Electric Generating System Loads and Costs 17.1 Economics of Investment in an Industrial Solar-Energy System 17.4 Designing a Flat-Plate Solar-Energy Heating and Cooling System 17.6 Determination of Solar Insolation on Solar Collectors Under Differing Conditions 17.13 Sizing Collectors for Solar-Energy Heating Systems 17.15
F Chart Method for Determining Useful Energy Delivery in Solar Heating 17.17 Domestic Hot-Water Heater Collector Selection 17.24 Passive Solar-Heating System Design 17.
Solar energy refers primarily to the use of solar radiation for practical ends.
However, all renewable energies, other than geothermal and tidal, derive their
energy from the sun.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive or active
depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar
techniques use photovoltaic panels, pumps, and fans to convert sunlight into