A review on sustainable design of renewable energy systems

Shi, L and Chew, M 2012, 'A review on sustainable design of renewable energy systems', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 192-207.


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Title A review on sustainable design of renewable energy systems
Author(s) Shi, L
Chew, M
Year 2012
Journal name Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 192
End page 207
Total pages 16
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract This paper reviewed the state of the art in designing renewable energy systems specifically solar-based energy system, ground source-based system and day-lighting system, to gain optimum performances in sustainable buildings. Efficiency of each of these systems in reducing resource consumption was evaluated. Geometric conditions have a determining effect on the performances of solar-based energy system and day-lighting system. In solar-based energy system, designing factors, such as system selection, building's orientation, installation location, area of installation, tilt angle and surface temperature, are needed to be considered. Factors of day-lighting system, such as fenestration option, material, area or size, shape, orientation, position, ceiling and shading devices, are needed to be designed carefully to optimize the quality of the luminous environment for occupants. For ground source-based energy system, season condition, operating condition, mode of system, selection of compressor, ground heat exchanger, pump, are important to improve system's performance and reduce cost.
Subject Construction Engineering
Keyword(s) Day-lighting
Ground source heat pump
Photovoltaic
Renewable energy
Solar chimney
Sustainable building
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.147
Copyright notice © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1364-0321
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