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BISTS Classification and Characterisation

Smyth, Mervyn and Aelenei, Laura (2017) BISTS Classification and Characterisation. In: Building Integrated Solar thermal Systems - Design and Applications Handbook. (Eds: Kalogirou, Soteris), COST Action TU1205, pp. 7-20. ISBN 978 9963 697 22 9 [Book section]

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Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems (BISTS) have been classified across a range of operating characteristics and system features and mounting configurations. The main classification criteria of all solar thermal systems (STS) are based on the method of transferring collected solar energy to the application (active or passive), the energy carrier (air, water, water-glycol, oil, electricity etc.) and the final application for the energy collected (hot water and/or space heating, cooling, process heat or mixed applications). Additionally, for BISTS the architectural integration quality based on structural, functional and aesthetical variations have to be classified. The collector as a central element of integration has to fulfil in some cases many more specifications than ordinary, add-on collectors.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Building Integrated Solar Thermal
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:37533
Deposited By: Dr Mervyn Smyth
Deposited On:17 Apr 2017 11:39
Last Modified:17 Apr 2017 11:39

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