A case for facade integrated solar thermal systems.

Richard O'Hegarty, Oliver Kinnane, Sarah McCormack

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    5 Citations (Scopus)
    440 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    This paper explores the potential for façade located solar thermal collectors. Building typologies with limited roof space area are highlighted. A relationship exists between hot water consumption and the solar collector area; hence, a literature review of the hot water consumption of different building typologies is conducted. The review showed that there is a paucity of information on the hot water consumption of buildings, primarily attributed to the difficulty in quantifying it. The hot water consumption is typically describedusing liters per capita per day (Lcd) units, with a broad range of values existing, dependent, primarily on the building's function and location. Asimulation-based study is conducted to size solar thermal systems for different buildings and their associated hot water loads. High solar fractions,for buildings with high levels of hot water consumption, could only be achievedby using significantly largercollector surface areas. As a result, façade located solar thermal collectors are required for certain high-rise buildings that aim to provide for their hot water needs using a considerable portion of solar energy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Procedia: International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2014
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages103-110
    Number of pages9
    Volume70
    ISBN (Print)1876-6102
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2014 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 13 Oct 201415 Oct 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2014
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period13/10/201415/10/2014

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A case for facade integrated solar thermal systems.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    O'Hegarty, R., Kinnane, O., & McCormack, S. (2014). A case for facade integrated solar thermal systems. In Energy Procedia: International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2014 (Vol. 70, pp. 103-110). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.104