Advanced Energy Efficiency Technologies for Solar Heating, Cooling and Power Generation

  • Xudong Zhao
  • Xiaoli Ma

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Zhongzhu Qiu, Peng Li
    Pages 1-30
  3. Zhangyuan Wang, Haopeng Zhang, Fucheng Chen, Siming Zheng, Zicong Huang, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 79-100
  4. Zhongzhu Qiu, Peng Li, Zhangyuan Wang, Han Zhao, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 101-141
  5. Gang Ren, Zishang Zhu, Yanyi Sun, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 143-163
  6. Thierno Diallo, Min Yu, Jinzhi Zhou, Yi Fan, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 165-209
  7. Wansheng Yang, Shuli Liu, Xiaoqiang Zhai, Yin Bi, Zhangyuan Wang, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 211-286
  8. Xiaoli Ma, Wei Zhang, Fenglei Li, S. B. Riffat
    Pages 287-309
  9. Xingxing Zhang, Manxuan Xiao, Wei He, Zhongzhu Qiu, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 311-339
  10. Guiqiang Li, Xiaoli Ma, Samson Shittu, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 341-371
  11. Bin Li, Xuemei Chen, Xiwen Cheng, Xiaoqiang Zhai, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 373-416
  12. Xingxing Zhang, Xinru Wang, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 417-451
  13. Xingxing Zhang, Yixuan Wei, Wei He, Zhongzhu Qiu, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 453-486
  14. Yi Fan, Jinzhi Zhou, Xiaoqiang Zhai, Han Zhao, Xudong Zhao
    Pages 487-539

About this book


This book, based on the research experience and outcomes of a group of international contributors, addresses a range of advanced energy efficiency technologies and their applications in solar heating, cooling and power generation, while also providing solutions for tackling recurring low efficiency problems in today’s systems. It highlights the latest technologies and methods, which can significantly improve the performance of solar systems, enabling readers to design, construct and apply high-performance solar systems in or for their own projects. 

The contributors provide a systematic introduction to state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies that demonstrates how to implement innovative solar systems. These technologies include: 

• heat pipes and loop heat pipes; 

• phase change materials (PCMs) and PCM slurries; 

• micro-channel panels; 

• desiccant/adsorption cycling; 

• ejector cooling and heat pumps; and 

• solar concentration and thermoelectric units. 

The book shows how innovative solar systems applicable to rural and urban buildings can be analysed and demonstrates the successful implementation of these advanced technologies. It delivers the design principles and associated energy performance assessment methods for a range of selected solar heating, cooling and power generation projects. 

This book offers a valuable source of information for final-year undergraduate students, as well as graduate students and academic lecturers, as it promotes the widespread deployment of advanced solar heating, cooling and power generation technologies applicable for buildings across the globe. The book is also a good point of reference for design engineers and energy consultants who wish to extend their knowledge of advanced technologies used to achieve energy efficiency. 


Energy Efficiency Micro-channel Solar Systems Energy Efficiency Technology Solar Heating Solar Cooling Solar system performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Xudong Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiaoli Ma
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of HullHullUK
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of HullHullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17282-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17283-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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