Review of passive solar heating and cooling technologies

Hoy Yen Chan, Saffa B. Riffat, Jie Zhu

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Abstract

Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) are parts of the major energy consumption in a building. Conventional heating and cooling systems are having an impact on carbon dioxide emissions, as well as on security of energy supply. In this regard, one of the attempts taken by researchers is the development of solar heating and cooling technologies. The objective of this paper is to review the passive solar technologies for space heating and cooling. The reviews were discussed according to the working mechanisms, i.e. buoyancy and evaporative effects. The advantages, limitations and challenges of the technologies have been highlighted and the future research needs in these areas have also been suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-789
Number of pages9
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Solar heating
Cooling
Heating
Space heating
Buoyancy
Cooling systems
Air conditioning
Carbon dioxide
Energy utilization

Keywords

  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Passive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Review of passive solar heating and cooling technologies. / Chan, Hoy Yen; Riffat, Saffa B.; Zhu, Jie.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 14, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 781-789.

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Chan, Hoy Yen ; Riffat, Saffa B. ; Zhu, Jie. / Review of passive solar heating and cooling technologies. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2010 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 781-789.
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