Heat Storage Systems for Buildings

Heat Storage Systems for Buildings
Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Dogan Erdemir
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN 10: 0128236264
ISBN 13: 9780128236260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Storage Systems for Buildings Book Review:

Heat Storage Systems for Buildings provides a unique resource for researchers, scientists, engineers, students, sectoral professional and people who work in the area of heat storage systems and applications for buildings. This book will further provide theoretical and practical materials, systems, applications, case studies and examples about various potential options for buildings. The primary focus is on thermodynamic analyses, performance evaluation, lifecycle assessment, environmental impact assessment and sustainability development criteria. Includes case studies and examples explain various potential options for buildings Examines, in detail, the design of heat storage methods Presents environmental impact assessment and sustainability development criteria Contains a section on artificial intelligence techniques and estimation methods in heat storage

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Author: Luisa F. Cabeza
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 0128198885
ISBN 13: 9780128198889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems Book Review:

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems, 2nd edition, presents a fully updated comprehensive analysis of thermal energy storage systems (TES) including all major advances and developments since the first edition published. This very successful publication provides readers with all the information related to TES in one resource, along with a variety of applications across the energy/power and construction sectors, as well as, new to this edition, the transport industry. After an introduction to TES systems, editor Dr. Prof. Luisa Cabeza and her team of expert authors consider the source, design and operation of the use of water, molten salts, concrete, aquifers, boreholes and a variety of phase-change materials for TES systems, before analyzing and simulating underground TES systems. This edition benefits from 5 new chapters covering the most advanced technologies including sorption systems, thermodynamic and dynamic modelling as well as applications to the transport industry and the environmental and economic aspects of TES. It will benefit researchers and academics of energy systems and thermal energy storage, construction engineering academics, engineers and practitioners in the energy and power industry, as well as architects of plants and storage systems and R&D managers. Includes 5 brand new chapters covering Sorption systems, Thermodynamic and dynamic models, applications to the transport sector, environmental aspects of TES and economic aspects of TES All existing chapters are updated and revised to reflect the most recent advances in the research and technologies of the field Reviews heat storage technologies, including the use of water, molten salts, concrete and boreholes in one comprehensive resource Describes latent heat storage systems and thermochemical heat storage Includes information on the monitoring and control of thermal energy storage systems, and considers their applications in residential buildings, power plants and industry

Thermal Energy Storage Analyses and Designs

Thermal Energy Storage Analyses and Designs
Author: Pei-Wen Li,Cho Lik Chan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0128092335
ISBN 13: 9780128092330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage Analyses and Designs Book Review:

Thermal Energy Storage Analyses and Designs considers the significance of thermal energy storage systems over other systems designed to handle large quantities of energy, comparing storage technologies and emphasizing the importance, advantages, practicalities, and operation of thermal energy storage for large quantities of energy production. Including chapters on thermal storage system configuration, operation, and delivery processes, in particular the flow distribution, flow arrangement, and control for the thermal charge and discharge processes for single or multiple thermal storage containers, the book is a useful reference for engineers who design, install, or maintain storage systems. Includes computer code for thermal storage analysis, including code flow charts Contains a database of material properties relevant to storage Provides example cases of input and output data for the code

Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Marc Rosen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2002-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780471495734
ISBN 13: 0471495735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage Book Review:

During the last two decades many research and development activities related to energy have concentrated on efficient energy use and energy savings and conservation. In this regard, Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems can play an important role, as they provide great potential for facilitating energy savings and reducing environmental impact. Thermal storage has received increasing interest in recent years in terms of its applications, and the enormous potential it offers both for more effective use of thermal equipment and for economic, large-scale energy substitutions. Indeed, TES appears to provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy. Despite this increase in attention, no book is currently available which comprehensively covers TES. Presenting contributions from prominent researchers and scientists, this book is primarily concerned with TES systems and their applications. It begins with a brief summary of general aspects of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, and then goes on to discuss energy storage technologies, environmental aspects of TES, energy and exergy analyses, and practical applications. Furthermore, this book provides coverage of the theoretical, experimental and numerical techniques employed in the field of thermal storage. Numerous case studies and illustrative examples are included throughout. Some of the unique features of this book include: * State-of-the art descriptions of many facets of TES systems and applications * In-depth coverage of exergy analysis and thermodynamic optimization of TES systems * Extensive new material on TES technologies, including advances due to innovations in sensible- and latent-energy storage * Key chapters on environmental issues, sustainable development and energy savings * Extensive coverage of practical aspects of the design, evaluation, selection and implementation of TES systems * Wide coverage of TES-system modelling, ranging in level from elementary to advanced * Abundant design examples, case studies and references In short, this book forms a valuable reference resource for practicing engineers and researchers, and a research-oriented text book for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of various engineering disciplines. Instructors will find that its breadth and structure make it an ideal core text for TES and related courses.

Advancements in Energy Storage Technologies

Advancements in Energy Storage Technologies
Author: Xiangping Chen,Wenping Cao
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230543
ISBN 13: 9781789230543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancements in Energy Storage Technologies Book Review:

Energy storage technologies play an important role in terms of high-efficient energy utilisation and stable energy flow in the system. This book provides a glimpse of some latest advancements in energy storage technologies, management and control, innovative energy conversion, energy efficiency and system integration. It is aimed at providing a guideline for developing similar storage systems and for the readers who are interested in energy storage-related technologies, wind energy, solar energy, smart grid and smart buildings.

Latent Heat Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Latent Heat Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Author: Amritanshu Shukla,Atul Sharma,Pascal Henry Biwolé
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-09-27
ISBN 10: 1000586936
ISBN 13: 9781000586930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latent Heat Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems Book Review:

In light of increasing human-induced global climate change, there is a greater need for clean energy resources and zero carbon projects. This new volume offers up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals as well as recent advancements in energy efficient thermal energy storage materials, their characterization, and technological applications. Thermal energy storage (TES) systems offer very high-energy savings for many of our day-to-day applications and could be a strong component for enhancing the usage of renewable/clean energy-based devices. Because of its beneficial environmental impact, this technology has received wide attention in the recent past, and dedicated research efforts have led to the development of novel materials, as well to innovative applications in very many fields, ranging from buildings to textile, healthcare to agriculture, space to automobiles. This book offers a valuable and informed systematic treatment of latent heat-based thermal energy storage systems, covering current energy research and important developmental work.

A Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Households

A Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Households
Author: Armand Fopah Lele
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-07-09
ISBN 10: 3319412280
ISBN 13: 9783319412283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thermochemical Heat Storage System for Households Book Review:

The book offers a comprehensive report on the design and optimization of a thermochemical heat storage system for use in buildings. It combines theoretical and experimental work, with a special emphasis on model-based methods. It describes the numerical modeling of the heat exchanger, which allows recovery of about two thirds of the waste heat from both solar and thermal energy. The book also provides readers with a snapshot of current research on thermochemical storage systems, and an in-depth review of the most important concepts and methods in thermal management modeling. It represents a valuable resource for students, engineers and researchers interested in thermal energy storage processes, as well as for those dealing with modeling and 3D simulations in the field of energy and process engineering.

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability
Author: S. Kalaiselvam,R. Parameshwaran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN 10: 0124173055
ISBN 13: 9780124173057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability Book Review:

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use. Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems

Heat Storage A Unique Solution For Energy Systems

Heat Storage  A Unique Solution For Energy Systems
Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Mehmet Akif Ezan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 3319918931
ISBN 13: 9783319918938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Storage A Unique Solution For Energy Systems Book Review:

This book covers emerging energy storage technologies and material characterization methods along with various systems and applications in building, power generation systems and thermal management. The authors present options available for reducing the net energy consumption for heating/cooling, improving the thermal properties of the phase change materials and optimization methods for heat storage embedded multi-generation systems. An in-depth discussion on the natural convection-driven phase change is included. The book also discusses main energy storage options for thermal management practices in photovoltaics and phase change material applications that aim passive thermal control. This book will appeal to researchers and professionals in the fields of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, renewable energy, and thermodynamics. It can also be used as an ancillary text in upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in these fields.

Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption

Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption
Author: Halime Ö. Paksoy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2007-03-16
ISBN 10: 1402052901
ISBN 13: 9781402052903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption Book Review:

Çukurova University, Turkey in collaboration with Ljubljana University, Slovenia and the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on Energy Conservation Through Energy Storage (IEA ECES IA) organized a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption – Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design (NATO ASI TESSEC), in Cesme, Izmir, Turkey in June, 2005. This book contains manuscripts based on the lectures included in the scientific programme of the NATO ASI TESSEC.

Solar Thermal Energy Storage

Solar Thermal Energy Storage
Author: H.P. Garg,S.C. Mullick,Vijay K. Bhargava
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400953011
ISBN 13: 9789400953017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Thermal Energy Storage Book Review:

Energy Storage not only plays an important role in conservinq the energy but also improves the performance and reliability of a wide range of energy systems. Energy storagp. leads to saving of premium fuels and makes the system morA cost effective by reducing the wastage of energy. In most systems there is a mismatch between the energy supply and energy demand. The energy storage can even out this imbalance and thereby help in savings of capital costs. Enerqy storage is all the more important where the enerqy source is intermittent such as Solar Energy. The use of jntermittent energy sources is likely to grow. If more and more solar energy is to be used for domestic and industrial applications then energy storage is very crucial. If no storage is used in solar energy systems then the major part of the energy demand will be met by the back-up or auxiliary energy and therefore the so called annual solar load fract]on will be very low. In case of solar energy, both short term and long term energy storage systems can be used whjch can adjust the phase difference between solar energy supply and energy demand and can match seasonal demands to the solar availability respectively. Thermal energy storage can lead to capital cost savings, fuel savjngs, and fuel substitution in many application areas. Developing an optimum thermal storaqe system is as important an area of research as developinq an alternative source of energy.

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency
Author: González-Lezcano, Roberto A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN 10: 1799870251
ISBN 13: 9781799870258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency Book Review:

Thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues have gained significant interest in the scientific and technical community involved in building performance analysis and other related subjects. In terms of thermal comfort, the achievement and maintenance of a thermally acceptable indoor environment is affected by energy costs, and energy poverty is a widespread problem globally. There is a call for energy-efficient architecture for a developed and sustainable world. However, with the use of renewable energy that increased considerably in recent years, new technical challenges arose for the energy sector. Consumers are key players in this context, as flexibility in demand is crucial to cope with the intermittent nature of most renewable energy sources. Active demand-side participation is particularly important to ensure the efficient use of locally and globally available energy. Sustainability, human comfort, and healthy living environments have become top priorities. Advancements in Sustainable Architecture and Energy Efficiency explores how housing is a key health factor for individuals and looks at factors such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, building efficiency, and other areas as important pieces in healthy architecture. It discusses how the poor application of these parameters can directly affect human health and how sustainable architecture provides a solution. Beyond just labeling the important facets of architecture for healthy living, this book will look at different perspectives of energy consumption and demand to ensure sustainable energy, increased energy efficiency, improved energy policies, and reasonable energy costs for homes. This book is ideal for architects, designers, engineers, energy engineers, environmental scientists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in architecture that is both conducive to healthy living and energy efficiency.

Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal Energy Storage
Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Marc A. Rosen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2011-06-24
ISBN 10: 1119956625
ISBN 13: 9781119956624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage Book Review:

The ability of thermal energy storage (TES) systems to facilitate energy savings, renewable energy use and reduce environmental impact has led to a recent resurgence in their interest. The second edition of this book offers up-to-date coverage of recent energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions, covering analysis, design and performance improvement as well as life-cycle costing and assessment. As well as having significantly revised the book for use as a graduate text, the authors address real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of thermal energy storage technology. Beginning with a general summary of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, this book goes on to discuss practical applications with chapters that include TES systems, environmental impact, energy savings, energy and exergy analyses, numerical modeling and simulation, case studies and new techniques and performance assessment methods.

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings
Author: Jean-Christophe Hadorn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 3433030405
ISBN 13: 9783433030400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings Book Review:

The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. This work compares different systems, analyses their performance and illustrates monitoring techniques. It helps the reader to design, simulate and assess solar and heat pump systems. Good examples of built systems are discussed in detail and advice is given on how to design the most efficient system. This book is the first one about this combination of components and presents the state of the art of this technology. It is based on a joint research project of two programmes of the International Energy Agency: the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and the Heat Pump Programme. More than 50 experts from 13 countries have participated in this research.

Heat and cold storage with PCM

Heat and cold storage with PCM
Author: Harald Mehling,Luisa F. Cabeza
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-08-15
ISBN 10: 354068557X
ISBN 13: 9783540685579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat and cold storage with PCM Book Review:

The years 2006 and 2007 mark a dramatic change of peoples view regarding c- mate change and energy consumption. The new IPCC report makes clear that - mankind plays a dominant role on climate change due to CO emissions from en- 2 ergy consumption, and that a significant reduction in CO emissions is necessary 2 within decades. At the same time, the supply of fossil energy sources like coal, oil, and natural gas becomes less reliable. In spring 2008, the oil price rose beyond 100 $/barrel for the first time in history. It is commonly accepted today that we have to reduce the use of fossil fuels to cut down the dependency on the supply countries and to reduce CO emissions. The use of renewable energy sources and 2 increased energy efficiency are the main strategies to achieve this goal. In both strategies, heat and cold storage will play an important role. People use energy in different forms, as heat, as mechanical energy, and as light. With the discovery of fire, humankind was the first time able to supply heat and light when needed. About 2000 years ago, the Romans started to use ceramic tiles to store heat in under floor heating systems. Even when the fire was out, the room stayed warm. Since ancient times, people also know how to cool food with ice as cold storage.

Paraffin

Paraffin
Author: Fathi Samir Soliman
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN 10: 183880594X
ISBN 13: 9781838805944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paraffin Book Review:

Paraffin waxes make up the majority of commercial waxes. Waxes are characterized by the carbon number, hardness, crystal shape, composition, and molecular weight. These characteristics determine the condition of separating the wax. Paraffin wax is widely used in different industries such as ink, paper, cosmetics, ceramics using powder injection molding and energy storage as phase change materials. Consumption of wax products has increased in the world; especially for food, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, as well as specialty products. The increase of profitability of wax production will lie in the improvement of blending and modification techniques for macro and micro-crystalline waxes used as the base materials.

Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials

Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials
Author: Mohammed Farid,Amar Auckaili,Gohar Gholamibozanjani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN 10: 1000406628
ISBN 13: 9781000406627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials Book Review:

This book focuses on latent heat storage, which is one of the most efficient ways of storing thermal energy. Unlike the sensible heat storage method, the latent heat storage method provides much higher storage density with a smaller difference between storing and releasing temperatures. Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials is structured into four chapters that cover many aspects of thermal energy storage and their practical applications. Chapter 1 reviews selection, performance, and applications of phase change materials. Chapter 2 investigates mathematical analyses of phase change processes. Chapters 3 and 4 present passive and active applications for energy saving, peak load shifting, and price-based control heating using phase change materials. These chapters explore the hot topic of energy saving in an overarching way, and so they are relevant to all courses. This book is an ideal research reference for students at the postgraduate level. It also serves as a useful reference for electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers and students throughout their work. FEATURES Explains the technical principles of thermal energy storage, including materials and applications in different classifications Provides fundamental calculations of heat transfer with phase change Discusses the benefits and limitations of different types of phase change materials (PCM) in both micro- and macroencapsulations Reviews the mechanisms and applications of available thermal energy storage systems Introduces innovative solutions in hot and cold storage applications

Centralized Thermal Storage Systems Model for Buildings of the Future

Centralized Thermal Storage Systems Model for Buildings of the Future
Author: Azeldin El-Sawi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1099551134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Centralized Thermal Storage Systems Model for Buildings of the Future Book Review:

Thermal energy storage system (TES) is a promising technology for buildings heating and cooling applications. Energy storage systems have been widely used for reducing energy use from peak-demand to off-peak times. Among the various thermal storage technologies, phase change materials (PCMs) are the most commonly used approaches for storing thermal energy for buildings heating and cooling application. These materials enable buildings to store and retrieve a considerable amount of energy, typically by being integrated into structural components through a wide variety of TES techniques. A centralized energy storage system can provide a part of the heating and cooling requirements of a low-energy building. Relatively little general information pertaining to the thermal characteristics of latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) systems are available; further investigation is required to analyze the thermal performance of centralized LHTES systems in buildings. In this dissertation, a 3-dimensional mathematical model of a centralized LHTES system is conducted and validated for both a quasi-steady state and a transient conjugate heat transfer problem. The model is then used to carry out a parametric study to investigate the effect of geometrical parameters, charging and discharging times and mass flow rates on the long-term system performance. Based on the parameters that could affect the long-term system performance, artificial neural networks (ANN) are developed not only to reduce the computational time but also to relate the outlet air-temperature to the inlet air-temperature of LHTES. The database obtained from the numerical solution is first used to train the ANN and then utilized to evaluate the accuracy of the trained ANN. The developed model is then integrated with a building’s mechanical ventilation system to investigate the potential improvement in occupants’ thermal comfort level and energy efficiency arising from the integration of the LHTES. It was found that the temperature difference between the air as a heat transfer fluid (HTF) and the PCM melting point has a significant effect on the performances of a LHTES system. The thermal energy retrieved from the centralized LHTES system is the highest when the inlet air temperature is about 10K higher than the PCM mean melting temperature.

Future Energy

Future Energy
Author: Trevor M. Letcher
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-07-30
ISBN 10: 0080564879
ISBN 13: 9780080564876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Energy Book Review:

Future Energy will allow us to make reasonable, logical and correct decisions on our future energy as a result of two of the most serious problems that the civilized world has to face; the looming shortage of oil (which supplies most of our transport fuel) and the alarming rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 50 years (resulting from the burning of oil, gas and coal and the loss of forests) that threatens to change the world’s climate through global warming. Future Energy focuses on all the types of energy available to us, taking into account a future involving a reduction in oil and gas production and the rapidly increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. It is unique in the genre of books of similar title in that each chapter has been written by a scientist or engineer who is an expert in his or her field. The book is divided into four sections: • Traditional Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy • Renewable Energy • Potentially Important New Types of Energy • New Aspects to Future Energy Usage Each chapter highlights the basic theory and implementation, scope, problems and costs associated with a particular type of energy. The traditional fuels are included because they will be with us for decades to come - but, we hope, in a cleaner form. The renewable energy types includes wind power, wave power, tidal energy, two forms of solar energy, bio-mass, hydroelectricity, geothermal and the hydrogen economy. Potentially important new types of energy include: pebble bed nuclear reactors, nuclear fusion, methane hydrates and recent developments in fuel cells and batteries. - Written by experts in the key future energy disciplines from around the globe - Details of all possible forms of energy that are and will be available globally in the next two decades - Puts each type of available energy into perspective with realistic, future options

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling
Author: Ruzhu Wang,Tianshu Ge
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2016-05-25
ISBN 10: 0081003021
ISBN 13: 9780081003022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling Book Review:

Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling presents new information on the growing concerns about climate change, the security of energy supplies, and the ongoing interest in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. The amount of energy used for heating and cooling is very significant, estimated, for example, as half of final energy consumption in Europe. Solar thermal installations have the potential to meet a large proportion of the heating and cooling needs of both buildings and industry and the number of solar thermal installations is increasing rapidly. This book provides an authoritative review of the latest research in solar heating and cooling technologies and applications. Provides researchers in academia and industry with an authoritative overview of heating and cooling for buildings and industry in one convenient volume Part III, ‘Solar cooling technologies’ is contributed by authors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which is a world-leader in this area Covers advanced applications from zero-energy buildings, through industrial process heat to district heating and cooling