Solar Shading Systems: Design, Performance, and Integrated Photovoltaics

  • Maria Mandalaki
  • Theocharis Tsoutsos

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 7-21
  4. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 23-66
  5. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 67-95
  6. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 97-114
  7. Maria Mandalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 115-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-128

About this book


This is the first book to describe the development of and state of the art in solar shading devices in buildings, detailing all methods of evaluating shading systems according to thermal and visual comfort. 

The issue of energy balance in buildings is gaining importance as conventional energy sources dwindle and become more expensive. As such, environmental concerns should be considered in overall design decisions. 

The book discusses the role sun control “machines” play in controlling solar and thermal radiation. It examines their geometry, their position in relation to glazing and their operation (in the cases of movable systems) to control the heat and light entering a building, as well as how their material and color influence their performance.

This book appeals to architects and designers who are interested in efficient energy facade design.


Shading Devices BIPV Daylight Quality and Comfort Thermal Comfort Energy Efficient Facade Protective Building Envelope Solar Radiation Inhibition Solar Heat Gain Reduction Sun Control

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Mandalaki
    • 1
  • Theocharis Tsoutsos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  2. 2.School of Environmental EngineeringTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11616-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11617-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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