Comparative greenhouse emissions analysis of domestic solar hot water systems

  title={Comparative greenhouse emissions analysis of domestic solar hot water systems},
  author={Robert H. Crawford and G. Treloar and Benedict Dozie Ilozor and Peter E. D. Love},
  journal={Building Research \& Information},
  pages={34 - 47}
It is commonly assumed that solar hot water systems save energy and reduce greenhouse emissions relative to conventional fossil fuel-powered systems. Very rarely has the life-cycle greenhouse emissions (including the embodied greenhouse emissions of manufacture) of solar hot water systems been analysed. The extent to which solar hot water systems can reduce emissions compared with conventional systems can be shown through a comparative life-cycle greenhouse emissions analysis. This method… 

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