Climate Specific Design and Effectiveness of Solar DEC-systems: A Methodological Zoning Approach: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2013)

Tobias Bader, Sebastian Brandmayr, Christoph Trinkl, Wilfried Zörner, Vic Hanby

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The climate specific effectiveness of solar DEC-systems and relevant preferable adaptions of the system design have been so far predominantly analysed based on individual simulation for selected sites. In order to systematically deduce design-specific outline data for the application of the solar DEC-technology at climatically different sites a methodological zoning approach was further developed. A subsequent meteorological analysis for 17 sites mapping the world climate creates a transparent understanding on the activity of the specific system components. This results in a comprehension on the site-specific effectiveness of solar DEC-systems and provides insights on principally relevant and efficient system configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-789
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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