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Solar coolfacades: Framework for the integration of solar cooling technologies in the building envelope

Hoces, Alejandro Prieto and Knaack, Ulrich and Auer, Thomas and Klein, Tillmann (2017):
Solar coolfacades: Framework for the integration of solar cooling technologies in the building envelope.
In: Energy, pp. 353-368, 137, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.141,
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Abstract

Solar cooling systems have gained increased attention these last years, for its potential to lower indoor temperatures using renewable energy. However, architectural integration of these systems in buildings has not been fully explored. Current developments such as small scale solar driven heat pumps and solar cooling kits commercially available for application raise questions about how to successfully integrate these systems into buildings, while present interesting opportunities for the development of new performance based façade components or even self-sustaining cooling façade modules for high-performing commercial buildings.

The present paper seeks to discuss current possibilities for façade integration of solar cooling systems, generating a framework for the understanding and further development of solar cooling façade systems. The proposed framework was made by means of a review of solar cooling technologies and solar cooling façade concepts found in the literature. The outcomes of this study are a matrix outlining the possibilities for the integration of several components and subsystems from the entire cooling process (cooling generation, distribution and delivery), and an assessment of the development level of state-of-the-art experiences within the field considering examples from current research projects and working prototypes, for the development of solar cooling integrated façade concepts.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2017
Creators: Hoces, Alejandro Prieto and Knaack, Ulrich and Auer, Thomas and Klein, Tillmann
Title: Solar coolfacades: Framework for the integration of solar cooling technologies in the building envelope
Language: English
Abstract:

Solar cooling systems have gained increased attention these last years, for its potential to lower indoor temperatures using renewable energy. However, architectural integration of these systems in buildings has not been fully explored. Current developments such as small scale solar driven heat pumps and solar cooling kits commercially available for application raise questions about how to successfully integrate these systems into buildings, while present interesting opportunities for the development of new performance based façade components or even self-sustaining cooling façade modules for high-performing commercial buildings.

The present paper seeks to discuss current possibilities for façade integration of solar cooling systems, generating a framework for the understanding and further development of solar cooling façade systems. The proposed framework was made by means of a review of solar cooling technologies and solar cooling façade concepts found in the literature. The outcomes of this study are a matrix outlining the possibilities for the integration of several components and subsystems from the entire cooling process (cooling generation, distribution and delivery), and an assessment of the development level of state-of-the-art experiences within the field considering examples from current research projects and working prototypes, for the development of solar cooling integrated façade concepts.

Journal or Publication Title: Energy
Volume: 137
Uncontrolled Keywords: Façade integration, Solar cooling, Review, Integrated design
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Facade Structures
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Structural Engineering and Dynamics of Structures
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Structural Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 09:21
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.141
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