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Title: Solar Thermal Systems - Towards a Systematic Characterization of Building Integration
Authors: Aelenei, Laura 
Smyth, Mervyn 
Platzer, Werner 
Norton, Brian 
Kennedy, David 
Kalogirou, Soteris A. 
Maurer, Christoph 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Environmental Engineering
Keywords: Solar systems;Integration;Characterization methods
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Source: Energy Procedia, 2016, vol. 91, pp. 897-906
Volume: 91
Start page: 897
End page: 906
Journal: Energy Procedia 
Abstract: Characterization is defined as the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features. In most solar thermal collecting systems the energy performance characterization is commonly used as the most important criteria by which the system (or component) is represented. Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems (BISTS) however are typically classified across a range of operating parameters, system features and mounting configurations, and other criteria are similarly important to be considered. Therefore BISTS characterization should also account for the architectural and building physics integration based on structural, functional and aesthetical features. A comprehensive characterization of BISTS is necessary to give designers, installers and end users confidence that the final solution selected is appropriate to the comprehensive building requirements.
ISSN: 1876-6102
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.256
Rights: © 2016 The Authors.
Type: Article
Affiliation : LNEG 
Ulster University 
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme 
Dublin Institute of Technology 
Cyprus University of Technology 
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