Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems: For Sustainable Developments

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Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011 - Science - 434 pages
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Solar photovoltaics is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, producing electricity on site directly from the solar radiation without harming the environment and depletion of materials. The Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) system is a technology which merges PV and thermal systems, simultaneously providing both electric and thermal energy. Through this combination more energy is generated per unit surface area in comparison to the standalone photovoltaics system. Benefits of the BIPVT system include significantly increased electrical performance, faster payback than traditional systems, negligible impact on the environment and the product is easier and less expensive to install with low maintenance required. This book describes the recent developments in PV technologies, solar radiation available on the earth, various BIPVT systems and their applications, energy and exergy analysis, carbondioxide migration and credit earned, life cycle cost analysis and life cycle conversion efficiency. Presently there is no single book which covers all the basic and the advanced concepts related to the implementation of solar energy for the passive heating and cooling of the building. In addition to the basic concepts, the book includes the technology advances, modelling and analysis and ongoing research in the area of BIPVT. Key features of book include: -Solar heating and cooling concepts -Thermal comfort -Performance analysis of BIPVT system -Worldwide case studies -Energy payback period -Techno-economics and sustainability of the system The book, written by experts in the field with years of research and teaching, is intended for the specialists, scientists and people involved in research in the disciplines of renewable energy, energy studies, building energy or carbon credit. For the practicing professional, advanced senior or graduate student with work experience, the book should be used as part of an integrative program enabling them to make deep linkages and thus better decisions in the professional world.

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Subject Index
Solar Radiation and its Availability on Earth
RSC Energy Series No 4
Thermal Comfort
Solar Heating and Cooling Concepts for Buildings
Implementation of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal
Long Island
Life Cycle Energy Analysis

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Professor Gopal Nath Tiwari, born on July 01, 1951 at Adarsh Nagar, Sagerpali, Ballia (UP), India. He had received postgraduate and doctoral degrees in 1972 and 1976, respectively, from Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.). Over several years since 1977, He has been actively involved in the teaching programme at Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi. His research interest in the field of Solar Thermal Applications are solar distillation, water/air heating system, greenhouse technology for agriculture as well as for aquaculture, Earth to air heat exchanger, passive building design and hybrid photovoltaic thermal (HPVT) systems. He has guided about 50 Ph.D. students and published over 400 research papers in journals of repute. He has authored eleven books associated with reputed publishers namely Pergaman Press UK, CRC Press USA, Narosa Publishing House etc. He is a co-recipient of 'Hariom Ashram Prerit S.S. Bhatnagar' Award in 1982. Professor Tiwari has been recognized both at national and international levels. His contribution for successful implementation of hot water system in the IIT campus has been highly appreciated. He had been to the University of Papua, New Guinea in 1987-1989 as Energy and Environment Expert. He was also a recipient of European Fellow in 1997 and been to the University of Ulster (U.K.) in 1993. Besides, he had been nominated for IDEA award in the past. He is responsible for development of Solar Energy Park at IIT Delhi and Energy Laboratory at University of Papua, New Guinea, Port Moresby. Dr. Tiwari had visited many countries namely Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Greece, Thailand, Singapore, PNG and Taiwan etc. for invited talks, chairing international conferences, expert in renewable energy, presenting research papers etc. He has successfully co-coordinated various research projects on Solar distillation, water heating system, Greenhouse technology, hybrid photovoltaic thermal (HPVT) etc. funded by Govt. of India in recent past. Recentl

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