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Solar Thermal Systems – Towards a systematic characterization of building integration

Aelenei, Laura, Smyth, Mervyn, Platzer, Werner, Norton, Brian, Kennedy, David, Kalogirou, Soteris and Maurer, Christoph (2016) Solar Thermal Systems – Towards a systematic characterization of building integration. Energy Procedia, 91 . pp. 897-906. [Journal article]

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URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.256

DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.256


Characterization is defined as the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features. In most solar thermal collecting systems the energy performance characterization is commonly used as the most important criteria by which the system (or component) is represented. Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems (BISTS) however are typically classified across a range of operating parameters, system features and mounting configurations, and other criteria are similarly important to be considered. Therefore BISTS characterization should also account for the architectural and building physics integration based on structural, functional and aesthetical features. A comprehensive characterization of BISTS is necessary to give designers, installers and end users confidence that the final solution selected is appropriate to the comprehensive building requirements.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:solar systems; integration; characterization methods
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:35603
Deposited By: Dr Mervyn Smyth
Deposited On:09 Aug 2016 10:48
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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