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Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems
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Solar thermal collectors and applications
In this paper a survey of the various types of solar thermal collectors and applications is presented. Initially, an analysis of the environmental problems related to the use of conventional sourcesExpand
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Seawater desalination using renewable energy sources
Abstract The origin and continuation of mankind is based on water. Water is one of the most abundant resources on earth, covering three-fourths of the planet's surface. However, about 97% of theExpand
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Artificial intelligence techniques for photovoltaic applications: A review
Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are becoming useful as alternate approaches to conventional techniques or as components of integrated systems. They have been used to solve complicatedExpand
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Ground heat exchangers—A review of systems, models and applications
The temperature at a certain depth in the ground remains nearly constant throughout the year and the ground capacitance is regarded as a passive means of heating and cooling of buildings. To exploitExpand
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Hybrid PV/T solar systems for domestic hot water and electricity production
Hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) solar systems can simultaneously provide electricity and heat, achieving a higher conversion rate of the absorbed solar radiation than standard PV modules. WhenExpand
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Application of infrared thermography for the determination of the overall heat transfer coefficient (U-Value) in building envelopes
Infrared (IR) thermography constitutes a reliable measurement method for the determination of spatially resolved surface temperature distributions. IR thermography may be used for several researchExpand
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Photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) collectors: A review
Abstract This paper presents a review of the available literature on PV/T collectors. The review is presented in a thematic way, in order to enable an easier comparison of the findings obtained byExpand
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Environmental benefits of domestic solar energy systems
Abstract All nations of the world depend on fossil fuels for their energy needs. However the obligation to reduce CO 2 and other gaseous emissions in order to be in conformity with the KyotoExpand
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Infrared thermography (IRT) applications for building diagnostics: A review
Infrared thermography (IRT) has met an extensive popularity among the non-destructive technologies for building diagnostics, especially with the increasing concerns of energy minimisation and lowExpand
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